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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Dana57 Premium
When trying to create a website using the "Free" Domain but receive the following error: Please create a support ticket to register a domain. Why would that happen? I do own the actual .com domain but was going to create the free side first before I transferred the domain over. Thank you
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it happens occasionally, it's not a big problem. Just click on the Help tab at the top of the screen to reach Site Support.
Newme202 Premium
I'm not sure why you get that error
Can you please contact site support?
Dana57 Premium
Thank you DianeScorpio and Newme202. I contacted SiteSupport and working with them now. :)
Newme202 Premium
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi I submit a ticket to site support


However if you recently did, it can take up to 72 hours before you're able use.

Hope you get it resolved sooner.
Dana57 Premium
Thank you AbieAJ :) SiteSupport resolved my issue really quick and I am on my way.
Hi, I'm Ash and i'm new to this obviously because i didn't even know this was a thing .
Until i watched a guy on facebook so say make £600,000 in his first year.
Now i'm not saying he's a liar or it was a scam page BUT i did think there may have been a little bit of truth in his video somewhere.
There was no way i had the £1500 he was asking to join his "FREE" training but i thought that's probably why i should. Just not his.
I know when i finish this training it's very unlikely i'll wake up the next day with enough in my account to ditch my 12 hours a day 6 days a week job and it'll probably take ages before i'd be able to
but i am keen and willing to learn and it is the thought of being able to subsidise mine and my wifes income from a few hours on a laptop that has caught my attention and that is why i'm here.
so as i've said i'm new and any advice would be greatly appreciated
Angell70 Premium
Hi &ntmu;& welcome. My honest advice is that this WA is not overnight make money platform and to be more sincere, I really don't believe there s out there anyone who's doing this. Although the internet is shouting loud ohhhh yeah here's your money maker platform, honestly, who scream out loud this, are not a reliable one!
They must full some other people but not me.
Anyway, all I can wish u is many blessings, take the training if you really want to learn so wthing new and with times, as in today times technology is e everything and everywhere.
Here you will learn how to help others throughout honesty.
To be recognised by the big search engines as an authority you ll need a website with few more, lots, articles.
I'm sure you can do as I wasn't sure I couldn't do it and here imwith over 20 article in just 1 website. Still is not enough.
Much love to u&family;
Newme202 Premium
I'm so happy that you have joined us. It is an excellent decision to do so.
You are correct in saying that everything does take time
This training at Wealthy Affiliate does work. It is NOT a scam but it does take time.

At the minute you have 7 days free where you complete your 10 lessons.
There is no rush to upgrade although after 7 days, if no upgrade, you do lose the option to ask a question or any clarification if things are not clear

However, you are still encouraged to take your own pace to continue the training until you feel it is best to upgrade

Here is the link to start your training if you haven't yet done so This other link is for you to understand the process of how to make money online I hope this helps. Let us know if you need any more clarification or anymore help :)
AbieAJ Premium Plus

WA is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a successful website for affiliate marketing. You need to read all the information, watch all the videos and complete each task as you are requested to do so.

It is not a get-rich-quick scheme and requires months of consistent work. You are building a genuine online business for your future.

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work.

For the first seven days you can test drive platform full premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers.

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Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.
ASmothers2 Premium
I would like to build my page on babyclon . Its a website that sells robotic reborns and also regular silicone reborns. They are priced starting at 800 to 5,800. It depends on the doll model and the feauters you are looking for in your dream. Baby. Im planning on getting one with the money I make from here actually. I cant have any more children so this is special to me. Also i was going to download some models of theres. They have 35 models to chose from. And i was wondering do I have to ask permission to advertise there website and how do I get paid from that?
jghwebbrand Premium
You would need to see if they have an affiliate program.
You can check in google search.

bablycon + affiliate program

To learn all of these details it is important to follow the training lesson by lesson.

Here's the basic concept.
After your website is up, then you will add posts of helpful content to you website about a specific niche so when people search for that niche and your website posts are indexed and ranked they will find your posts in the search results and click to come tp your website. After you have some traffic and content you will apply to an Affiliate program at which time you will receive a tracking id and can use it in the products you choose to display in your niche. When visitors click on your product links and buy you make a profit.
ASmothers2 Premium
Perfect that u for answering. I wasnt sure if I coukd just ask them since im planning on getting a baby from there. Shes 11,000 so im planning on using any money i get towards making her. Shes a robotic baby. Breath taking.
jghwebbrand Premium
How wonderful!
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi a niche is a subject vs a product. You may be wanting think what those items can do and benefit a certain group of individuals, how best it would suit them etc.

You may reach out to https://answersocrates.com/ to find a subcategory of you chosen niche for starters.

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

Welcome to WA and our community.
ASmothers2 Premium
Thank u goinf to do it right now
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You are so very welcome.
LaurelB2 Premium
I am thinking of a niche:

1. Reiki>natural gemstones for making jewelry. Amazon ACC Beads

2. Tibetan Singing Bowl set >Amazon Ohm Store

3. Amazon Basics multipurpose copy printer paper.

4. Space Pen Amazon > Fisher space pen.

Just questioning if I should look at best seller like # 3 & 4.
or i just be more specific like #1 and 2.

Also wrestling over what a good name is for website, suggestions are appreciated. Thank you
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi I would go with something that best resonates with me, which you can think can writes 10 articles on he fly.

Starting out with one subcategory niche and once site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can scale.

For example for your first choice. Relaxation techniques for beginners as in Reiki related niche.

You may want to consult with https://answersocrates.com/ 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.

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.
jghwebbrand Premium
I am a little confused. Are you choosing one of the 5 for a niche?

It looks like all five are products. A niche could be something like gem stone jewelry making.

A niche is a topic not a product. When you have a topic then you talk about the definitions, how-tos, recommended & Product reviews, guldes.
Angell70 Premium
Hi LaurelB2 & ntmu. As AbieAJ said and my honest opinion is to go with what is your deep passion. where you can write write and never can stop writing because it is your profound passion.
I know what i am going to do now. Affiliate marketing is far too broad for me and i have spent a lot of time researching and i found something that i am passionate about and i need to change my title to how to be eco friendly at home on a budget. Thete are loads of affiliate products for this niche and lots of other sub niches i can write about too
Newme202 Premium
That's awesome that you now know the direction that you want your website to take

We are still here if you need anymore information or assistance
AaronKirk Premium
Awesome you have found what you want your niche to be! That's a huge part of getting started on the right food. Good luck to you and best wishes! :)
jghwebbrand Premium
Nice choice. You have a broad niche that you can use as your site grows in traffic.

When you first start your site it is best to start with one of your sub niches so you get a following. This way the search engines and your followers know what they can more specifically expect to find on your site..

How to narrow a niche down How To Scale Your niche
Angell70 Premium
Hi&ntmu; &go; for it my dear.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI affiliate marketing is broad, you would need narrow it down into what type you are going to talk about and who it would suit. i.e. Email marketing for beginners.

You can use nswersocrates.com to find a subcategory and once site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale. 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.
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. Essentially you are writing informational and review posts for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 15 - 20 posts.

Once accepted, they've give you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

Once they do, and in accordance to your affiliation terms and conditions how commission payouts are tracked and paid.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.

Welcome to WA and our community.