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 domains). As a Premium Plus+ member, you can build and host up to 50 websites (including websites on your own domains). 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 "Calorie Method" 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 "caloriemethod".

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: caloriemethod.siterubix.com

Title: Calorie Method

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 & Premium Plus+)
  • SiteContent (Starter, Premium & Premium Plus+)
  • SiteBuilder (Starter, Premium & Premium Plus+)
  • SiteDomains (Starter, Premium & Premium Plus+)

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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Ok so I have done the next lesson and made my site SEO ready plus done the homepage titles part. I have aimed towards getting new people into the poker world and also encouraging people to leave the computer and go play live! Am I headed in the right direction? feels good upto now.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
I would write quality succinct content addressing issues in relation to my niche with a good choice of targeted searchable keywords worthy of your visitors attention, onward sharing onto social media platforms for organic outreach.

Otherwise how else your target audience is going to find your site.

Ticking checklists bottom of lessons, tasks and activities asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

However, great effort on your part.
jghwebbrand Premium
Have you addressed questions people ask about poker? Answersocrates.com. Have you checked other autosuggest ideas when you type your niche keyword into google.
Hey Everyone! Just joining WA and wanted to take time to say HELLO to all of the WA Community! Just completed Lesson 1 and began following the TOP HELPERS on this lesson to begin to make friends with all the help I can get to become successful in this new business venture for me! Grateful and already impressed with the arm welcome I've already received! Best Wishes to you all!
jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome. We are delighted to meet you and its exciting that you found the WA platform Enjoy the free training and the free siterubix.com subdomain name which you can create in lesson 4.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

We wish you well.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesomeness and super welcome to WA.
Elsie19 Premium
I created my website today. I followed the steps of activating the SEO plug-in and deleting the default settings. On the website, there was a message stating that the theme had recommended plug-ins that I need to install. Should I go ahead and install these plug-ins, should I dismiss this message, or should I wait?

Thanks in advance.
jghwebbrand Premium
I would wait with installing them.
Use the theme alone first and see if you like it.
Then do a search later and find out what these additional plugins recommended do.. You amy find you do not intend to use that functionality.
Elsie19 Premium
Thank you very much for your reply. I will wait and see later on as I learn the different aspects of the website.
jghwebbrand Premium
You are welcome.
Cheers as you continue your journey
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may, however I would note them down in case you need delete as a later time you know what they are.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Let us know how that worked for you and thanks.
wow, well my website is up and running and I am ready to rock and roll. I have a very good feeling about this. If anyone at this point is having doubts try and think positive I mean I chose poker for my chosen niche and have found quite a few affiliate programs within that niche so try do a google search like I did I simply typed "poker affiliate programs" It has given me a boost to know that this is actually going to happen.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's so awesome to know.

However please be aware for affiliate program you need content and TRAFFIC.

They would check those elements prior approval.

Also you need follow up and adhere to the individual programs terms and conditions. Each program is different.

However, good effort starting out.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome!
jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for sharing your excitement and confidence in the training. We are so excited for you.

Do continue to enjoy the training and its application to your website.

We wish you well.
I'm aware that it's important to niche down, so I wanted to ask, is belly fat loss a good niche? I wanted to make a few posts on best exercises for belly fat loss, then a few posts on keto diet and how it helps with belly fat loss (also how to do the diet correctly, why someone might not see a change in their belly fat on this diet etc), a few posts on carnivore diet and how it could help for belly fat, and a few on yoga and how it could with belly fat and so on and so forth. Would that be a good idea or no?
AbieAJ Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

For example belly fat loss or Keto dieting or yoga exercises for beginners.

I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.
Thank you for the response, I greatly appreciate it! Belly fat loss is definitely something I want to make content on, but I am struggling to think of content I can come up with regarding belly fat loss besides "5 exercises to help reduce belly fat".
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ - You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

Other sources include https://Quora.com, https://Answers.com, https://AnswerThePublic.com, YouTube search engine etc.

You may research other peoples work however all content must be originally written in your own words.
Hiya would you mind having a look at my question I have put it on live chat I am still getting used to navigate this site yet :)
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Done, also responded to you in live chat.
jghwebbrand Premium
Okay so your objective is to help who loose belly fat by exercise and diet. Is it the same for both sexes and all ages? if not choose your audience.

You can find questions people ask about it using answersocrates.com

You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.

Choose a distinct purpose to start your niche for a specific group of people.

How to narrow a niche down