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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CCaria02 Premium
I'm trying to set up my site up for search engines and when I access search appearance, after my site title and separator appears " Just another wordpress site" , I have deleted all the default posts, pages and comments on my page, and it appears none found on my page, but when I try to add to my site title, it adds to the just another wordpress site, how do I get rid of that?
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you can go to settings > general settings, edit title and tagline and save changes. I would not delete the privacy policy page.

You can also to Appearance > Customize, tweak the look and feel of your site. That's WordPress sites back office.
CCaria02 Premium
Hi, I deleted the privacy policy page already, I will try the settings and let you know, Thank you
AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's goes in the trash can, unless you deleted it permanently however not to worry there's another one as a template in site content


If in trash can, you can restore it.
CCaria02 Premium
Thank you, I was able to fix the problem with the header in general settings like you told me, I'll go back and see if I can restore the privacy policy settings
I tried affiliate marketing about 10 years ago and tried a couple sites in "making money online" and "fitness" both because they were hot topics, but the competition was a bit much like AbieAJ says. So now I will be trying something a bit more along the lines of what I enjoy and actually know something about.

This last year has been tough for many, myself included. With no income coming in and bills past due, I am now more determined than ever to make Affiliate Marketing work.

Have a blessed day all.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Welcome to WA.

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle Hi, you would be expected to write lots of content and so it is imperative that you choose something you are passionate about.

I want to help people with ____________________ ? Let us know if you are choosing a different niche or same and how we can help you further.

Best wishes.
mcgrathann Premium
Hi! If at this point I know that I love Digital Marketing and the topic making money online makes me excited, then I have reached the decision to become an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate!!! My question is, at this point I have not completed the Online Entrepreneur lessons, but it seemed to me that the direction I am being pointed to is now to Affiliate Bootcamp.

Should I finish my Online Entrepreneur lessons first? And then get into the Affiliate bootcamp?

Thanks for your help!

AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, yes we always recommend you doing you own niche first, as the Affiliate Bootcamp, ( make money online niche) is a lot harder and more competitive, you'd need write 300 to 400 articles just to be able scratch the surface.
mcgrathann Premium
Thank you so much for the recommendation Abie, and for the article you shared. It was very helpful.

Welcome to WA
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You are so very welcome.
Angell70 Premium
Hi Sellot
@Apt1. such amazing words and truly an inspiration.
follow your heart, listen to your inside voice Sellot and everything it will be gonna reveal soon!
I am not saying to not take the training bcs the training is the core. BUT in the end, you have to LISTEN TO YOUR INSIDE HIGHER POWER.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
This is awesome, so beautiful thank you for your thoughts. Totally real.
The best niche ever is the one you discover from inside of you. I mean that latent, hidden treasure the God almighty has kept in there even before you were born, but not the one generated for you online or anywhere. But this niche is inside of you, being there waiting for a day you will find it or come for it. This is your natural ability, your talent. As you know, every talent hidden or undiscovered is called latent. This is what you have to find in this business to thrive higher and successfully. Work hard for this and success coming to you like the sea that never knows dryness. Good luck.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Beautiful thanks for sharing your thoughts and it is true, it all comes from within. You have truly inspired us and we can't wait to see what else on your mind and in store for us. Hope you are having a great day. Thanks.
sinap73 Premium
thanks for the great idea
Mabrouk68dz Premium
Totally agree with you, bat it is not always the case for everyone.
someone need time to find out their hidden potential.