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 "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.siterubix.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 & 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. :)


==> Go Premium or Premium+ & Get Instant Access to Over 4,100+ Themes, and Over 60,000 Plugins!

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Gwenyth Premium
Hi Kyle,
Unfortunately, at the moment, I am at a total standstill as I can't find this window on the WA site to enable to move on.
I have sent 2 other requests but haven't received a reply, also posted to the wider community and no reply. Perhaps the question is too silly, or just with Christmas everybody is too busy.
HELP
Thanks
Gwenyth
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi,
WA has gone thru a face change. So no everything you saw on the left side of the screen which was the menu is now on the top in a horizontal menu. The exact page you show in your image does not exist in that format anymore. what it looks like the the new "home" tab in the horizontal menu.

I attached a screen shot showing what some of the horizontal menus items display.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you had 2 replies earlier on. Look further down this page. The platform has been upgraded, it doesn't look like that any more. Everything that was on the left hand side, is now across the top of the screen.
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Gwenyth Premium
Thank you SO much, when I went into Research Jaazy didn't seem to give the options for Premium that was on the training session. Now I know am on the right page I will keep playing around with it.
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Gwenyth Premium
Thank you, I think I have worked it out.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great!
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Kennskonsept Premium
Hi guys, I feel stuck on this content creation. I'm confused as it requires me to narrow my Niche to a product that I have an EXPERIENCE in and write on it.
As a nurse, I can talk about disease condition and their management, how then can a niche be carved out from this and how can this yield money by affiliating with say Amazon since it's about health education and healthful living?
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JoeRebisz Premium
It doesn't need to be narrowed down to a product you like. Your niche is something you have an interest in or passion about. Or maybe even a hobby of yours. Amazon definitely isn't the only affiliate program out there. There could be products you can promote for certain diseases or management thereof.
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wdeal11 Premium
You can just start writing about your passion and monetize it later you can find many ways to make money after you get your site indexed
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jghwebbrand Premium
Amazon may carry related books or videos. Since you are so familiar with the subject you could write your own ebook and charge for it. It could be posted on your website or Amazon or another Affiliate program that manages book affiliate programs. You could type a related phrase in Amazon and see what comes up. I saw healthy living gifts, cookbooks and cookware.

Hope that gives you some ideas.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Good call guys :)
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wdeal11 Premium
Thank You
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JoeRebisz Premium
You're quite welcome :)
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Cmuller83 Premium
Hi, what about reviews on medical books available on the likes of Amazon and using affiliate links?
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JillianGV924 Premium
there's books/vitamins/natural herbs and supplements that maybe you can promote through amazon regarding disease condition management .
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Kennskonsept Premium
Hello
I'm finding it difficult to get a niche.
I'm a registered Nurse and I've lived and worked as a nurse, I'm feeling a niche in Health would be good but I don't know how to go about it.
Asides my profession I enjoy music but I don't know much about music so getting a niche is difficult for me.
Finally, I was into women fashion (clothes, handbags and shoes) years back in a traditional method.
I really need a suggestion of which aspect of these that can make a good niche.
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Cyndes Premium
They all could be great niches. Health is an industry, you could focus on one thing, something you saw often as a nurse and that you want to educate people about.

As a premium member, you can build up to 10 websites. So you can start with one and earn money from it and then build another one in the next year if you want to diversify and stay motivated.
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jghwebbrand Premium
There would be lot of niches for sure related to nursing. I have even seen websites dedicated to comfortable shoes.

Some of the questions you can ask yourself to identify what you are really passionate about are:
As a nurse, I wish I could have done more to help or teach people about ________________.
If people would only do __________ it would make so much difference in their lives. Here's how I can help now.
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Kennskonsept Premium
Thanks so much
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Kennskonsept Premium
Thanks, I learnt something
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, if you're having trouble finding your niche, you could read this short post from Kyle's blog to understand how to find your niche (target audience) I hope this helps,

Ivan
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paulash177 Premium
Something you are passionate about, that can go on for a long time is what is advisable for a niche. So think of one
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JudyOnline Premium
This is a difficult point for me, choosing the niche. I am Italian but I live in Belgium. I have a passion in life and this is all about esthetical personal change, total make over, look, style. Maybe you know the program in TV "body fixers". I worked a few years ago also with a plastic surgeon specialized in femminisation (a man who wants to change gender). I found that really interesting. I would like to stay in this sector and find a niche in there but first of all: do I dedicate to the Italian market (Italian site) To the Belgian market (site in Dutch)? To EU? And second, would this be a too small market area maybe?I mean... Not sure this could be something easy to develope online. Any suggestions to help me? Shoot☺️
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jghwebbrand Premium
I am not familiar with either countries market volume. Do you hear much talk about it in either country? Are there a lot of shops? You might check google and see what websites come up.
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Cyndes Premium
Look for affiliate programs related to your niche. It will help you decide where you want to target your audience.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, if you need a hand with choosing your niche, I suggest this blog post and it'll be all clear: If you want to target audience in Italy or Belgium, you'll have to write in their languages.
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paulash177 Premium
If what you are passionate about, is what you can go on with in a long while, why not?
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JudyOnline Premium
How can I be sure about the "in a long while"?
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jesteves4589 Premium
As a new mom I want to take advantage of my recent experiences and knowledge to be able to share my stories on my website for my niche. I was thinking of doing "first time mom gifts" as my niche but I'm wondering if that is too broad? How could I narrow it down further? Thanks in advance!
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OCH3943 Premium
I thought it may be narrow if you are only talking about gifts for first time moms if I understand it correctly.

I thought it would be interesting if you blog about your experiences as a first time mom which allows you to really scale across various topics that other first time mom will also be interested in at each phase. Which also mean that at each phase of your child's life, there will always be something new to cover, you will never get bored and you could promote things that you use.

I'm thinking this would be really interesting. The only thing is whether you are ready to also showcase photos of yourself and child's life in public but which can provide a very powerful emotional draw.

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers,
Richard
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jesteves4589 Premium
That was my original thought but I wasn't sure if "first time mom" was too broad. I would love to share my experiences and there have been so many helpful products and services along the way that I could talk about. Eventually my hope would even be able to promote WA as how I quit my day job to be able to stay home with my child! Hehe...see what I did there 😏 Thanks for your input!
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OCH3943 Premium
Promoting WA could sit nicely under a first time mom as a post to share how you as a first time mom can also earn a side income while taking care of your baby. 😆
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, your niche is narrow enough, even too narrow, in my opinion, but well enough to get you started on the right foot.

If you want, I suggest reading this post from Kyle's blog where he explains how narrowing down and scaling your niche back up works in real life. I feel you can relate to it as well. I hope this helps,

Ivan :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
I think it would be neat to use gifts for a first time mom and then with your experiences as a mom you could expand to keep us with what you learn. It would be nice to get first time moms to follow you.

We wish you much success.
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Cyndes Premium
First time moms could be a tab on your website. You niche could be gifts for soon to be moms or future moms and start from there. Good luck!
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