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 knwn 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 up to 2 FREE websites as a Starter.

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 25 free websites and the ability to create 25 sites on your own domains (total 50 websites). That is more than adequate to drive many multi-million dollar businesses over time.

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 may own) using the "Premium Only" MOVE feature. So by all means start off with a free website and then down the road you can 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 12, hand picked quality designs.

As a Premium Member though you will have access to over 2,464 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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2. Build your first website in your respective niche (chosen from last lesson)


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kgesch Premium
I had a question regarding the first video for understanding how to make money online regarding the process for affiliate marketing. I am aware of the Amazon Affiliate Program but I thought with these affiliate programs you have to have a certain amount of traffic going to your website, a certain number of subscribers, and a track record?
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webcash2us Premium
Some programs require certain stats, but not all of them. There's many that you could still join and promote products from that can earn income from your site. I created a training on affiliate marketing program types that might be of interest to check out. Hope it helps.
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kgesch Premium
thank you!
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JoanneSantos Premium
Hi Kyle,

I have a few questions.

1- I Can't seem to add my favorite post to the bottom footer

2- The About Me Page, and Privacy Policy Is on the right side of my page, how can I move it over to the right under my site name?

3- How do I get rid of the word sample page from my site?

4- On Word press the bottom shows main menu, (under appearance- menus) but my box shows primary menu, does that matter?

Thanks Joanne
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Kyle Premium
Happy to help you out here:

1- I Can't seem to add my favorite post to the bottom footer

Not every theme will support this. So depending on the theme that you choose, you will want to do so accordingly.

2- The About Me Page, and Privacy Policy Is on the right side of my page, how can I move it over to the right under my site name?

You can manage this through custom menus. This is covered in the first level of the training.

3- How do I get rid of the word sample page from my site?

You can delete it, by going through the Pages. This is covered within the first lessons of the training as well so you will get there.

4- On Word press the bottom shows main menu, (under appearance- menus) but my box shows primary menu, does that matter?

Primary Menu is your top menu, that is the one that you will be able to adjust with your own custom menu that you will create.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Thank you so much Kyle for answering my questions.

I completed all the OEC training about a month ago, now I am going back to the videos one by one while I create my website.
Although, I'm eager to get my website up and running quickly, I know I need to take my time :)

I'm at Level 2, so I may have to go back to address the questions that I asked.

Be Well,


Joanne
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Woodsie1 Premium
Underneath the blue box where it says "Customise Your Site" there is an option to "change your theme completely".

I clicked on it and it says, "Bad Request" !

I thought it was a good request.

Anyway, I could stick with the theme I'm on but I have no idea how to get rid of the writing and put my own writing there. I managed the title okay, but then the main post says:

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

How do I edit it or delete it? There is no pen symbol for this section that I can find!

Woodsie
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Woodsie1 Premium
Ooh thank you - looks like what I need! Much appreciated.
Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Woodsie1 Premium
Thank you for these webinar suggestions - have done the first one and it was awesome!

Woodsie
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Goldie70 Premium
Hi Everyone .. I'm stuck right now, on choosing a niche. I'm trying desperately to get UNstuck. Does any of you have tips on how/what to use, since I'm very interested dogs and cats, wild animals like elephants and so on .. actually Anything kind and loving . Thanks for anything you choose.

Karin
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feigner Premium
have a play in google with its autosuggestion - no holds barred - just type in cats and a space and see what it comes up with - anything look interesting then write it down
carry on like that using the alphabet soup ( add a letter from the alphabet after the space and see what it comes back with)
look at what you have written down - is anything interesting.
nope then try another seed word - animals and go through it again.
click on any interesting searches and look at the questions and the related at the bottom.
this is a personal journey - only you know what interests you and flicks your swtch - you may change it in the future for something completely different, but it is ideally something you know about or really want to learn about.
have fun
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well just thinking about dogs, you could choose dog toys, dog training, dog clothing, dog beds, dog nutrition etc. The same ideas would work for cats.
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Goldie70 Premium
Thanks so much Diane .. it's strange that I didn't Think of that myself.
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ByeByeMan Premium
Hello to everybody!

I was thinking that as my niche I want to choose travelling. Do you guys think that a good ideal or should I go with something more simple? I choose this one because I really like travelling and to meet new cultures and people and I'm alwasy getting excited when I'm talking about where I'm going next.

Best regards.
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi, If travel is a passion it's worth exploring as a niche. Within travel and many other niches there are sub sections. This is worth narrowing down. Adventure travel, city travel, beach travel, . . . . hope this helps, Steve C
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ByeByeMan Premium
Thank you @exgrosteve yes it is going to help me a lot. Thanks a lot one more time.
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TheCatherine Premium
Great niche but start with a narrow focus such as travelling on a budget or American national parks and then expand out
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ByeByeMan Premium
Thank you. This is what I'm thinking about right now. :)
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That’s a great idea!!!
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ByeByeMan Premium
Thank you. It is on my mind for for a long time, because I just love travelling and I thought I should have a site to share this with other people who are getting as excited about travelling as me.
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ManojV1 Premium
The travel niche is an excellent niche because most people love traveling but may not be able to travel to all the places that they wish to. That is where your blog will come in.

It is an evergreen niche and such a niche will always have potential even though some may feel that they are saturated. Here's what Kyle wrote in his recent blog post:

"An evergreen niche is one that is always going to remain popular on a day in, day out basis throughout the year. With 4 BILLION people online now, pretty much every niche is going to fall into this category.

An evergreen niche is going to allow you to create an authority website, which will lead to a long term, and very much sustainable business online."

(Source: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/which-niches-will-be-the-most-profitable-in-2020)

In fact, there is little or no information about several destinations and creating a blog on them is going to get a lot of traffic. More people would like to travel to newer, unexplored destinations and search for information online.

So why not combine your passion with an online business i.e. your travel blog, and make money while you travel the world! :-)
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely Tamas, I look forward to seeing your website take shape. :)
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