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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Makoe Premium
When is my child up for premium I'm going on a spiritual retreat and won't be using computers for about three months so it wouldn't be worth it to keep the premium at this point when I return I'd like to open it up again please respond and thank you very much I love this site
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JoeRebisz Premium
Your starter site will be active for six months, so you can upgrade when you return.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you will need to cancel your subscription. Click on your profile photo, go to account settings and membership. Click cancel billing. You can't go back to being a free starter again, so you will be locked out of this platform until you are able to pay again.
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JoeRebisz Premium
My apologies, site support will hold a backup for 60 days of your site if your next premium payment isn't made. Your best bet is to do a backup of your own and re-install when you return.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Thanks Diane, didn't notice he was premium when I sent my first response lol oops
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Inniebaai Premium
Good morning WA community.

I've just finished watching the "Building Your OWN Niche Website" video. Can I move on to the next training until I upgrade to Premium within the next few days? I just feel I will be able to build a 'better' site then.

Thanks for your help.
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AbieAJ Premium
Absolutely, Level one of the OEC is included within your starter package. So is Level one of the Affiliate Bootcamp.
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Inniebaai Premium
Thank you, @AbieAJ. Pardon my ignorance, but what does OEC stand for?
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AbieAJ Premium
No problem at all, it is the Online Entrepreneur Certification.
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robcritten Premium
You can start the boot camp training as a starter member. It would be advantageous to upgrade as you access to so much more within the group and your progress will be just that bit quicker. However you cancremain a starter for as long as you like.
Hope that helps
Cheers Rob
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FyrFytr3471 Premium
Hello WA community, I am having "writer's block" when it comes to choosing a niche. I am a firefighter by trade, but my loves are sports (college football/major league baseball), traveling, bowling, texas hold em, my pets (2 dogs 1 cat),and of course family

Any and all suggestions are welcomed
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seanbennick Premium
You could do disaster survival guides and rely on your expertise in the area. It would give you instant credibility with readers. Or a site built around bowling gear or pets.
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kbiel4 Premium
Make sure your niche is very passionate to you. One of your
"loves" that you listed could be possibilities.

Kent
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davebux Premium
interesting reading your interests and the helpful replies. Me too, I have several passionate interests but wondered how to turn these into productive niches.
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racerpoet Premium
Alright, I'm one of those over-anayltical people who has a problem deciding, because once I decide, I usually overcommit. 😂 I'm trying to think of a niche. I have a background in the Automotive field, and although I don't want to work in the field for a living, cars are still my favorite hobby. (I own three, and that's nowhere near enough.) 😅 Any suggestions on a niche?

I'm leaning towards doing something with brakes for a few reasons. 1) I've done thousands of brake jobs, and am very comfortable and knowledgeable in this area. 2) I feel like basic brake jobs are one of those jobs that people do themselves to try to save money. (But I've seen plenty of hilarious mistakes.) 😖😅 3) From personal experience, there are certain brands that are superior to others, and plenty that should just be avoided.

I'm open to ideas. Shoot away! 🙂
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magistudios Premium
Hey Konstantin,

I think brakes are a great niche to get into!
It's not too broad and there is enough to write about within the niche.


Regards,
Jay (magistudios)
WA Live Training Coach

P.S. Have an awesome weekend!
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Aparna155 Premium
Fabulous niche idea Racerpoet
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U answered your own question in regards to recommending good quality brakes. You are the go to man guru for brakes.
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davebux Premium
I did some work for Ferodo brakes many years ago. If I was into brakes or stopping cars generally I would love to read more about what they are made of, how they make them and test them. What makes a brake better for town use and another for racing cars. Just a thought, haven't decided on my niche yet.
Dave
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Giulio08 Premium
i have followed your training so far... but I am not satisfied with my website. I am not satisfied how it looks. how can I change template/header? it is terriblle and not the least bit captivating. I must have clicked on a template by mistake because it does not reflect my topic. but i do not know how to change it . i also would like to how my title looks and have it all on one line i BOLD
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there, if you mean your theme, you can change it by login to your wordpress back office, then click on "Appearance", "theme", here you can change your theme and choose the one that suits your niche
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