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 SIMPLE 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 TWO options here, "On a free domain" or "On a domain I own".

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 and you can use that to get rolling with your niche website.

When you are ready to take things to the next level, you will want to consider getting your own domain name. Having your own .com domain will lead to quicker rankings in search engines (like Google) and will also be the start of your successful, high value brand. You can get your very own domain for FREE within the Premium memberships, so, so something to consider when you are ready.

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

Do know that within the Premium memberships, 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. Easy peasy.

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. I am building a website to help people with calorie counting (and ultimately losing weight).

The first step is choosing the domain name, which is your niche name.



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".

***As I mentioned in the last section, ideally I want to OWN my own .com domain asset, and I will be getting my own domain in the next level. ;)

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.

When you do upgrade, you will have access to over 4,134 designs (as shown below). There are always new designs being added to this daily. These are referred to as "Themes".

The theme will be selected for you if you are Starter (GeneratePress), but if you have already upgraded you will be able to choose any theme that you want.



After your choose your theme, head to the "Ready to build" section and simply click "Build My Website".


And presto, you are doing and you are now up and running with your website!

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+)
  • SiteBuilder (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.

As a Premium Plus+ member, you can build and host up to 50 websites (including websites on your own domains). That is what our top members here at Wealthy Affiliate are using to drive many 6-figure and 7-figure businesses. Our hosting platform is industry leading in terms of speed, security, reliability and support...all critical factors to running a successful online business. You get TWO FREE domains when you upgrade to Premium Plus+!

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 10 websites (including websites on your own domains). Also, when you upgrade to become a Premium member you ONE FREE domain!

Just food for thought!

Anyways, you are up and running with your niche website (and business) now, and it is online for the world to see... which is freaking awesome! Give yourself a big pat on the back!

As we move forward within the training in the next level we are going to be building out your website content, and working to get quickly indexed and ranked in Google, Bing & Yahoo. This will lead to traffic, and significant revenue opportuinty!

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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I love Christianity niche its a great audience i would love to work with... i feel i can come up with creating digital content for social media accounts easily and i would love to do it every day..my only problem is what to sell..?? I'm thinking something digital downloadable products or mobile applications downloads which can help them strengthen their faith on daily basis..or a christian store with physical and digital products..bible is still the best selling book today, but i also would create a store around Christianity niche where they can find more types of products eBooks, online educations, christian online dating, physical bible or downloadable bible.. and here I will need help to find great affiliate products to connect my audience.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You may search Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

plus there's folks here doing the same niche more or less.

Examples
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-christian-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/christian-affiliate-niche-research/
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Facile Premium Plus
I have been promoting products form Click bank and Created websites, funnels, and such, Even spend thousand of Dollars in Facebook advertising, Unfortunately never able to make a penny, My biggest issue is that finding a niche, I'm passionate about many things, but when it comes to Promoting products it's all way's been a flop.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
I think of something I am passionate and genuinely interested in, I know lots about and can create succinct original content addressing issue in relation.

For example workout exercises for beginners.

The more focused a niche website is starting out, the better chance it has to start having traction and traffic.

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Go through the training before you go down the road of paid advertising.Dont think about this as promoting products, but what problems can you help people solve. Think about offering a service to people first and later the profit will come from that
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Hi just wanted to say hi.. I have not had much time lately to do anything. I am going to try my best to make an hour a day to work on this. If that works out then I will try for two. Thank Have A Good Night and May God Bless You All!
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Kyle Premium Plus
Sure, no problem at all Crystal. Life gets busy, but as you jump back into the training just make sure you check off the tasks at the end of every lesson.

As you start to see progress, naturally you will dedicate more time to your business. I started out while full time in school...and I have two young girls (with 100 activities lol) so I can appreciate the busy nature of life. You will do great though!

If you need a hand with anything at all as you do move forward, let us know. You have a community of help!
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Thank you for your notes here.

First super welcome to WA, it is so awesome to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

Kindly let us know when you need help or have questions.

All the best to you going forward.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We are so very glad to meet you. And so excited you are here.
The training is self managed so you are free to go at your pace. You have 5 free training lessons and a free sitrubix.com website to work with.

Whenever you have questions, feel free to ask in the comments section here.

We wish you well.
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Hkaren Premium
i don't understand the "grades" here. I finished my profile some time ago and completed 3 tasks since then, but all I see is credit for having completed 8% of lesson 1. then I put check marks into the marginal area of each task, but as of today, the check marks were gone. Does anyone have a clue as to what's happening?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

Otherwise you may tick the ones you already finished.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you see your prior check marks after clearing your browser
There are a total of 5 lessons for Level; 1. We see that you are paid premium member so levels 2 - 5 are also available to you.
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