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. :)


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As an architect-interior designer, were looking at Home accessories and finishes, indoor recreation, home automation & security, AV solutions, Home gym, Techie Gadgets.

As a musician, im looking at musical instruments, music accessories and apps and audio equipment.

We have several interest that we want to pursue, Is it okay to have so many niches to start with or is it better to focus on one or two?
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lucbizz Premium
It is best to start just with one, you can keep the other one for later.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should only have one niche on a website, otherwise, Google won't see you as an authority on your subject. And your visitors won't understand what your website is about.

If I visit your site to read about home security, I don't want to see articles about musical instruments.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are wanting a niche a website so that you do not confuse your readers or google . And my be focusing on one niche at a time, as it take a lot of time and effort setting it up correctly.
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Start with 1 Edd, the one you find most interesting. Here's how: Let me know if you have any questions!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Just focus on one at a time
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olpett Premium
Sorry, I have more questions to ask:
- I choose a headscarves niche, can I change it to scarfes or it will be too broad?
- if the answer yes for question N1 then can I change the website name/domain name?

Thank you so much for your opinion/advice.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, in the beginning you would want concentrate on a sub category niche. Once site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale. However yes you can call then scarfs

See example below

. If siterubix subdomain, and URL needing change, you can delete and start again, however I'd save any work I created in site content. If a dot com URL and I made a mistake I would then need purchase a new domain.

It editing title, then settings > general edit and save changes.
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Elijah88 Premium Plus
I think the more specific the niche the better. This is especially helpful when you are first starting out. As time goes along and you see more success, then you can venture out and expand your site's horizons.

You could change the name, I think. Also, you could consider doing headscarves that are of esteemed brand and serve immense value to your customers.

I hope this helps. I am happy to help anytime.
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countrylife Premium
Hey Olga I am Lula
I always follow my passion what drives me out every day if that is what you chose and write plenty posts then from me wishing you well success and a terrific day.
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olpett Premium
AbieAJ - thank you so much for your explanation and advice. I really appreciate this.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Headscarves isn't to general.. although it might not bring in much per sale.

And your web domain can't change if you bought a domain.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Sorry but you can't change a domain name.
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olpett Premium
Domain did not buy yet. Maybe I should re-think about my niche considering above comment as it might not bring in much per sale.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Here's a post I wrote about good affiliate niches if you need some ideas:
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olpett Premium
OMG!!! Now I have far too many niches I would like to do. At least 4 of them. I will think today while we are going out for dinner and make final decision tonight. Thank you so much its very helpful.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
No problem!
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olpett Premium
Hello, everyone. I need your help. When I did Footer Bar Section 1 its not showing. Compare to Kyle's video he had Subfooter there is none in my menu only Footer Bar Section 1 and Footer Bar Section 2. Therefore I used Footer Bar Section 1 but I can not see it at the lower part of the website. Any help ? Thanks.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you may want empty browsers cache refresh and try gain, try URL in a different browser or a mobile device, see if there's a difference.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Which theme are you using?
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olpett Premium
will try, I am usually using Firefox
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olpett Premium
headscarfs but now thinking to change to scarfs. Above I asked questions in re: of this
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GlennRivera Premium
I am leaning heavily towards the niche of fitness treadmills and I wanted to know what the others thought. The reason I ask is because good quality treadmills are heavy, take up around a third of the bedroom (although you can lift it up) and cost at least 1 - 4 thousand dollars. Not to mention that more people are returning to the gyms. The only reason I can see bypassing the gym is the fear of covid with everyone breathing out heavy.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Are there any fold up machines that would work for your audience you want to reach? You can use Jaaxy, the keyword too to see what the search levels are. But the Jaaxy training doesn't come until lesson 9 You will need to define your audience. You is it that you want to share fitness treadmills because that is a product. How do you want to help a group of people that would use a treadmill. What is the objective?

Here's an idea of how to narrow a niche down and come up with a group you want to help.
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GlennRivera Premium
I've thought of that and already come up with those objectives even before I joined. My only concern is most treadmills are big and heavy. but many of the manufacturers have made them to fold up.

I just want to know what people think of it as a niche and if it will work
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rickmooney Premium
i think treadmills could be an excellent niche . If that's something you're passionate about. you say "good " treadmills but if your niche is treadmills you will be writing about all treadmills. some big some small some cheap some expensive. i think if you do some research you'll find a lot to write about. it sounds like you're looking ahead to the money making aspect of this. If you follow the training and write about your niche i believe the money making aspect will work itself out when you get there. Best of luck to you
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes it will work . So your niche is your objectives and who you want to help. And your product is tread mills. So do you have a specific audience in mind you want to help? When you get lesson eight see what Jaaxy gives you for keywords. That will give you an insight as to your opportunity..
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GlennRivera Premium
Thank you Rickmooney.

You know how I know so much about treadmills? Because I tried them all out at whatever public gyms I go to. That way, I can compare one with another and of course, I own my own so believe it or not, I have a lot to say about treadmills on my blogs/ads, rather than just putting out a bunch of boring specs

Right now, I am at the beginner level trying to figure a name for my website. I dont want to rush this because then, I'll have to live with it. Although setting up the website is quick process, finding a suitable name for it could take some time. Hopefully, something will come to me.

The other problem for me is trying to choose the right theme for it.

Thanks for your input!
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GlennRivera Premium
Thank you. Yes, I am looking for people like myself who are not interested in the glory of running marathons. That is unhealthy but, TRAINING for marathons is good for you so I am looking for those who are looking for those people who are generally looking to get into proper condition, whether it be to prevent weight related diseases or just to improve their appearance. Believe me, running, combined with some toning exercises, works
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jghwebbrand Premium
So happy you have your audience defined.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks. I am watching the video on setting the website. There are some features I see that have been added in so I might have to slow down a bit in order to better understand what they are there for.

I was wondering; since we are all part of a forum, do we get to check out one another's website progress or is that not allowed?
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jghwebbrand Premium
You might want to check for names using namemesh.com Especially look in the SEO column for some ideas.

Things to consider when choosing a niche.
All are pretty much responsive. but not all have the same easy feature modification capability. Having a footer with multiple columns is very handy. So some themes offer a very at the top menu and a header menu. We like the free theme Astra because it is rated highly with GeneratePress in speed. You a reprobably aware that you can go to the theme developers website and see a demo of most themes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can only check out someone else's website if they provide you with their URL There is no central place to find everyone's website and check them out.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks, I'll do just that.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks. I cam up with a name. It seems a little crude but it seems to apply and I got a unique name
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jghwebbrand Premium
Terrific!
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hectorbenito Premium
Hi Mates:
I am looking for the 5 kW that meet the defined criteria of 30 searches and less than 100 competing sites.
I don't find so easily phrases that meet the criteria in my niche. So I have selected phrases with similar criteria, i.e. with less visitors and somewhat more competing sites. What is your opinion?
Thanks
Hector
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JoeRebisz Premium
What is your niche?
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hectorbenito Premium
Hi.
Gym
Male sexual health
Female sexual health
Anti aging
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JoeRebisz Premium
Ok, those are four separate niches. Let me see what I can find on just one of them.
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