OK, awesome. You now have your niche, in other words, the direction for your brand & business. That is great and don't worry about this not being "perfectly clear" at this point, as you move forward the pieces of the puzzle are going to come together.

Starting with a big piece today, your website. We are going to be taking our niche idea and turning it into a tangible business starting with your website.

Building a Website Ain't Scary, It's FUN!

Building a website sounds like a "scary" process, but fortunately you have access to the most advanced, yet simplistic website platform in the world here at Wealthy Affiliate. We pride ourselves as a technology company here at Wealthy Affiliate and we are the industry leaders in the website development space.

I am not going to toot our horn any longer, I would rather you experience the website builder and platform for itself. The first step today is going to be building your website, which will literally take you less than 30 seconds.

Click the SiteBuilder link

within the menu, and you are going to be ready to rock here (and complete the next task).

Below I have included a "Building Your Website in Under 30 Seconds" video walking you through the Website Platform (also known as SiteRubix) here at WA and showing you how quickly and efficiently you can build a website here at Wealthy Affiliate.


Task 1: Build Your Website

Your website is your foundation of your business. It is where all of your traffic is ultimately going to come to, where you are going to build brand and trust within the industry, and where you can promote products/services and generate $$$!

The SiteBuilder platform here at WA is the most simplistic, yet advanced in the industry. It is going to take less than 30 seconds to get a fully operational, profit ready Wordpress website up and running online.

There are 4 steps in the website build process, that I am going to walk you through here. To access the SiteBuilder and EVERYTHING related to your website, you will simply click the light blue "SiteRubix" button in the main menu.

Step 1: Choose the Kind of Website

There are really TWO options here, on a FREE website or on your OWN domain. Ideally, you will have your own domain, but that can come with time.

You can "register" your very own domains right within Wealthy Affiliate using our state of the art SiteDomains platform, which will allow you to instantly set-up your own domain for your own use.

If you are just starting out as a Starter member, you will be building a website on the .siterubix.com domain, which is a completely free website. You can build and host your own FREE website as a Starter.

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 10 websites (including websites on your own domain). That is more than adequate to drive many multi-million dollar businesses over time and our hosting platform is industry leading in terms of speed, security, and reliability...all critical factors to running a successful online business.

For the sake of this training, we are going to be choosing "On a free domain".

Do know that within the Premium membership, you can easily MOVE a free .siterubix.com button to a registered domain (one you own) using the "Premium Only" MOVE feature. So by all means start off with a free website and then down the road you can easily move it to your own domain.

Step 2: Choose a Domain

Remember last lesson when I chose my "niche". In this step, I am going to be choosing a name for my website and placing it in the "domain name" field. This is because this will be my website URL and my brand moving forward.

As you can see below, I have added my brand "how to lose belly fat today" into the domain field.

When you type in your domain, it will let you know if it is available or not. In my case it was, but if your first choice is not available simply do another search until you find a domain name that works for you.

You cannot put spaces in your domain name, hence why my domain is "howtolosebellyfattoday".

Step 3: Choose a Website Name

The name of your website should match your domain, but it just needs to be grammatically correct (with proper spacing). You can see below my example of this:

Domain: basketballskillsanddrills.stierubix.com

Title: Basketball Skills and Drills

It is as simple as that. Don't overthink this step, your title will be the same as your domain.

Step 4: Choose a Design

The last step is choosing a "look" for your theme. As a Starter member you will have access to ONE theme that has been hand picked for quality, speed, security, and overall theme design.

As a Premium Member though you will have access to over 4,134 designs (as shown below) or your website and there are always new designs being added to this daily. These are referred to as "Themes".

Choose a design that you like.

Click on the design you like, and then you will be able to build your site.

SiteRubix, a Next Level Website and Hosting Platform.

You are going to notice that there are many other website features allocated within the SiteRubix menu. I don't want to eat up too much of your time here, but it is important that you understand the incredible benefits of the SiteRubix platform.

The powerful hosting you have access you here is unparalleled in the Managed Wordpress hosting industry. We truly specialize here in providing a secure, robust and FAST platform for you to run your website.

We know that your website IS your business, and it is important that you have the most advanced technology to keep your business operating at 100% at all times of the day.

The following are just some of the powerful features included within the SiteRubix platform here at WA.

  • SiteManager (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteContent (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteBuilder (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteDomains (Starter & Premium)

To make your sites secure and fast, we have some SiteRubix EXCLUSIVE technologies to make sure your websites are operating at lightening speeds, but also in a very secure way that protects you from hackers, spammers, and all forms of erroneous attacks.

There you have it, the low down of the SiteRubix platform and you have your website officially up and running online. Exciting stuff!

As we move forward within the training we are going to be building out your website content, and working to get indexed and ranked in Google, Bing & Yahoo (and do so for free).

Have questions about this lesson? Leave them below in the comments area and we will be more than happy to help you out. :)

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HollyGFenn Premium
I'm at the point in my training where I need to decide on a niche and it is a little overwhelming. There are so many different categories and I'm afraid I won't be able to write adequate content for one particular niche. I was leaning toward something to do with sitcom apparel (because I love "The Office) or raising kids. I need help! Anyone have an idea of the direction I should go?
michaelw777 Premium
Okay; first I am going to say; you don't have to do one Niche. If you want? You can do a Combination Niche.

As for the rest; this is sort of the advice I got; your Niche should be something you love, like, have passion about; and think you would be able to type about.

Not only that; but your Niche should be something you think will sell. It should be something that you think should sell.

And I'll give you a little advice for ahead; you should be able to do posts that both help others and you can advertise your product.

If you are still not sure; you can look for what your Niche is about on Amazon Associates. If you have trouble getting on; ask Site Support first; then Kyle and Carson; but if you have problems? Site Support should be able to help.

I hope this did help? And if it didn't? Please ask again?
33Kris Premium
Hi Holly. When I was at that point in the training, I took a few days to and could not come up with something. I had something in mind and went with it but then realized I can only write so much about it so I kinda of changed my niche but stayed in a filed where I could still write about my original niche but still have room to write about a lot more too.
You can always change your niche as you get further along in the trainings as I did. Don't worry to much as you keep moving forward something will click and you will know where you want to go with your niche.
hello .just to bring clarity. all you need to succeed here is your internet connection, watching the videos/ lessons and starting. this is for the starter account. no money needed and no country restrictions? and what does WA benefit from a starter. this community is so kind and there's a lot to learn that I find it too hard to believe that WA wants nothing in return. so whats the catch?
JosephRebisz Premium
There's no catch!! That's what they do. We're all here to help you in any way we can getting started and continuing forward.
wow. so there are good people out there in the world. lol
thank you @JosephRebisz
Investment of $49,per month for all tools is fair price,with all priceless support and encouragement from team.
rweinert81 Premium
My niche is college admissions. Helping students and stressed-out parents of college-bound teens navigate the college admissions maze and financial aid puzzle. I also help other IECs improve their business processes and develop personalized automated systems to efficiently deploy marketing campaigns and the onboarding of new clients and the retention of current clients. What are your thoughts or ideas for my niche?
DValentine Premium
Robert - I'm a little confused.
Is your niche helping college admissions or helping IECs?
rweinert81 Premium
I help families with college admissions and I also help other IECs develop their business.
jjharrison Premium
Still trying to come up with my niche. I've been in education for all my life (music in particular) so I am passionate about that but I also love RC Vehicles or drones, video games, & fitness. So I feel like I'm all over the place.

Recommendations on how to narrow down products or services within education?? Thanks for the help!
tracydawn Premium
These are all really great niches'. I was looking at your profile and it seems to me that you are very passionate about music. You are a teacher. Do what you love... Remember you will be writing a lot, so be sure it's something that will motivate you to work every day.
jjharrison Premium
Definitely think I am going to do music instruments for band programs rather it's through rental programs or purchasing online! Living in Alabama there are so many rural areas where it is difficult to find instruments for band programs. There are only a select few music companies in the state and while some of them are great, they can drive the market up on the instruments. Just want to help people find other options!
tracydawn Premium
Sounds great! I know you will do very well. Wishing you the best!
jjharrison Premium
Thank you!
tracydawn Premium
You bet. : )
TDenise Premium
I think once you get one niche site working, you can move onto others. In the beginning, it’s best to focus on one, but later, you can branch out. I’d recommend you start with the one that you’re most passionate about because both, drones and instruments have lots of monetization options.
jjharrison Premium
That is my plan! I am going to focus on instruments first because I am immersed in it now and see it as a need for band directors in rural areas like myself. If I continue to have trouble finding affordable instruments for my band students I am not the only one!

I am just excited to know I have others in mind when I was lost when I was trying to come up with a niche in the first place.
TDenise Premium
That sounds like a great plan.
LouiseT1 Premium
When i visit my site its only showing my home page which is my About Me but not showing my Privacy Policy. It's there when i click on Page through the Dashboard menu bar but not on my site. It's showing that's it published. Im about to start Lesson 8 which is creating menus. Please help
Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
For your privacy policy to be seen you just need to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on "menu", you need to create a menu where you want your privacy policy to be shown.

Since it's a page, click on page, you'll see it, and just add it to the menu you just created.

Hope this helps
cbmercado Premium
You have to go to Appearance> Menus and add any additional pages and posts there.
LouiseT1 Premium
Thank you that definitely helps
LouiseT1 Premium
Awesome and thank you