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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2. Build your first website in your respective niche (chosen from last lesson)


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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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Holidayfun Premium
Hi
So I started my website with the free one and have now upgraded to premium. Apparently I get a free domain which I own in the premium package and can transfer the other details from free website to an actual domain. I tried to do this and it is telling me I have to pay for it can someone help me on what I need to do please? Thank you.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
At checkout, you may click third option (credits) you should have enough to pay for it using those and congratulations on your upgrade.
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Holidayfun Premium
Okay I’ll give that a try thank you 😊
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TheAbie Premium Plus
No worries I added an image to top comment.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you get your issue resolved.
Yes, as a premium member you do get a free domain.
Enjoy.
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Holidayfun Premium
No it seems I have no credit… 🤔
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Oh really if that please let Kyle know you may leave them a message on their profile space

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/profile
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jghwebbrand Premium
No sure when you went premium. Getting a free domain name because effective Nov. 2
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mbouteiller Premium Plus
Hi Danielle,

I'm sorry to keep you waiting.. I have to go out for a bit today..

Yes, congratulations on going Premium! 🎉

About the free domain, can you please copy and paste this and forward it to Site Support? So to get access to Site Support (our technical support), please click on 'Help' at the top, click on 'Site Support', and answer the questions. They are 24/7 support. Their response will show up at the top right in the envelope icon.

Can you please let me know the result?

Monica
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whyjay Premium
Hi again,

My problem was i think i jumped the gun a bit and tried to use the free domain which was part of my registration. I named the domain. It got a green tick and then the whole process went smoothly. However, I could not log in to the admin area. Is this because they need to register the domain first?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
No one you build your website you should be able to login to it.

You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You may also reset your password or synchronize if an option is available. However if issue persists please reach out to site support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you website show up now after you refreshed your browser..
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Yes, starting with the free siterubix.com website is a great way to go because it can be MOVED to a dot com later. With the free siterubixccom domain name you can delete it and start over if you change you mind on your chosen niche.

Level 2 lesson 7 shows you now to BOVE a free siterubix.com to a dot com website.
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whyjay Premium
I launched the website using a new domain. Should i delete the site and recreate it on the same domain, as it is still not appearing or allowing me access to the back end admin panel.
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sethlap Premium
I have some ideas for niches related to things I am interested in. Shouldn't I choose a niche based on what people are searching for? It seems randomly choosing something I like vs existing high traffic niches, isn't the best strategy. I am new at this, but these are my thoughts on this. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you will be expected to write a lot of content on your chosen niche, everything original, nothing copied and pasted.

Therefore, it makes sense that it should be a subject you are genuinely interested in and have some knowledge of, or at the very least, would enjoy researching.

There would be no point in choosing a niche based on it having high traffic if you have no interest in it and would get bored writing about it after the first few months.
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sethlap Premium
Thank you for that perspective. That is helpful. You are right, I would have a hard time writing about something I have no interest in.
That helps me narrow my choices down.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is natural to think that choosing high trafficked niched is a good for an affiliate marketer, but it can become boring or you may get burned out if you are choosing something only because of what you think it will do. It becomes hard to help people for a long period of time if passion is not there.

The more you know about your niche and the more passionate you have the better because you will understand the issues and problems people experience and you can provide in depth help.

You can get an idea of interest people may have in your niche by doing a google search and seeing the auto suggest keywords, people also ask section and ads placed for it. But that is not necessary to check now if you have a passion for your niche.

It is possible to make your niche a long term online business for many years and continue to earn income from it..
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sethlap Premium
Thank you for giving me more insights on how to think about this part of the process.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
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That seems like the right direction. Good advise.
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"After you website is created then you will add content to it about your niche and later add affiliate links so you can make some money."
Gods2 had written that within his post to Jghwebbrand. I am curious as to what he means. he is talking about one's niche.
have you any thoughts?
this is the post so you don't go crazy trying to find it:
@Gods2 You will choose a niche first. What you are passionate about to share and help others with. After you choose one niche (its one niche for a website) then you think about a name for your website. Your domain name can be included in your niche idea if you choose.. After you website is created then you will add content to it about your niche and later add affiliate.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

You may follow up the training step by step at own pace, I tend to do a bit of learning, a bit of implementing. 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.

You may click the training tab top menu and head to where it says Online Entrepreneur Certification. A direct link Anytime you feel stuck you may reach out to the live chat here, or ask your questions in the core training.

See also this resource from Kyle
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is important to follow the training lesson by lesson so things make sense for you.

Here is your link for the training in case you ever need it. The following also ;explains the above.
How to Make Money Online. The Process explained
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thank you kyle! i have to get caught up, and by that, i mean finishing my bio. i think i left off before i put in some goals. i will look at the film "how to make money online - the process explained" when i get done with at least that much.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Okay
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thank you!
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