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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iyamed Premium
i am a new member here and completing my first 7 free days trying to learn wat this is all about and not yet sure whether this journey suits me or not. but i want to know if in case i upgrade to premium and paid for the first month do i get 30 more days to train or else my 7 free days are deducted out of it and i get only 3 weeks time only to learn more and get convinced about this path
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi you get a whole month .

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

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. (source: Diane)

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

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,

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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say in your case; to know for sure. Ask Kyle and Carson; they are The Pros to ask.

Just click the magnifying glass up above; in the search bar; put in Kyle; and go from there.

You should do the same thing for Carson too.

I have been told they can be busy.

To Other Members; please don't take Offense; this is the best way I can see to help this new Member.

Hope this helps?
Elijah88 Premium Plus
Yeah, I'd have to agree with AbieAJ on this one! However, if interested, you can get 140 free days if you upgrade to Premium Plus. Thanks!
countrylife Premium
Hey Lyaad
When I paid the $19 I got a whole month, my 7 days full premium access was not deducted from my first payment month.
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
iyamed Premium
okay. thank u so much for replying.
iyamed Premium
ok.thanks a lot
Arabianaroma Premium
A very warm late evening from Scotland to all, Well as in the old day's people used to ask the Elders for advice for every minor problem they face, So since I'm also in the same boat as you friend are but I have my own way of thinking even if I'm 61 years old and that is that there's no harm in Dreaming Big so Frankly my goal is to make at least 200 Million out of this Gold Mine. But the only thing that everyone should understand is First you have to sacrifice and I don't mean that you JUMP of the Cliff what I mean is Seriously just PAY AND KEEP YOURSELVES FOCUSED ON lISTENING TO THE VIDEOS AND READING THROUGH EVERYTHING SINGLE WORD AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT we ALLarehere for a reason, And I'm sure there's nothing Impossible so just be patience and enjoy
with Blessing and lick from Scotland to all brothers
AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.
jghwebbrand Premium
It is so great to meet you. Thanks for introducing yourself and motivating us all to keep focused. My guess is you like to encourage others and blog.

We are delighted that you are here.

We wish you much success as you learn how this works and work toward achieving your goals.
Thank you so much sir.
I appreciate your effort.
Elijah88 Premium Plus
Pleased to meet you and very well said.
Justmebrenda Premium
ok I download the free seo but guess what it went to my computer not the program
AS I said Iam not tecty Ive got to step away for a few when I come Back I would like 1 Of the Tec to help its been long enough
I thank everyone for there help

But one of you guys that put this together might need to call me and walk me through this mess
I spent 4 hours getting no where today
Please and Thank you
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi the standard version suffices so no key required. You also do not need to install MonsterInsights as stats can be found by logging onto GSC, GA etc.
Maha92 Premium
Hello, I have two questions:

1) what if the user clicks on my affiliate link and land on amazon per example then he surfs other products before purchasing the item would I claim my commission as well?

2) What about the payment gateway? how does it work? and is it legal in the UAE?

jghwebbrand Premium
I am assuming your affiliate links are to Amazon.
If the customer buys the product with your affiliate link within 24 hours you get credit and receive a commission for it.
If the customer also does other shopping on Amazon and puts a product in their list and buys before the end of 28 days you also get commission from those even though they may not be in your niche.

You will need to read your agreement with Amazon regarding your country.

If Amazon has a program from UAE then they have a section in your profile where you indicate how you want to receive payment.
Maha92 Premium
Thank you so much!

I am still new over here so I am taking baby steps to learn and explore the platform!
jghwebbrand Premium
You are welcome.
Baby steps are just fine. Take you time and become familiar because then it will feel more like home to you and you will be able to speed up later.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi wrt Amazon, if wanting work with UAE you have to apply to each country separately and still have to achieve their sales quota per each. 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.

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.

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.
The niche I chose is diet and fitness. I am wondering if there is too much competition in this area. Also, I am trying to come up with a domain name that has not already been used. A couple of my ideas were: Fit2Fab4Women or Fat2Fit2Fab. What do you all think?
feigner Premium
not always a good idea to use numbers or dashes in a domain name ....
if you have to say it to some one else then it gets complicated to describe hte numbers....
just thoughts...
i would also think about narrowing down the niche...as you say it is competitive so you need to be laser focused....
good luck
GeoffreyC1 Premium
I like the second one.
jghwebbrand Premium
Yes diet and fitness are TOO broad.

What would be the goal of diet? What is it that you want to say to a targeted group of people. My questions are also the same for fitness? what is your objective? Why are you choosing these?

How to narrow a niche down You can always expand a narrow niche later. What are you really passionate about.
A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help people with or what problem do you want to help them solve as it relates to one of your interests.

How To Find Your Passion You can also try namemesh.com for some domain names. The SEO section is our favorite. We prefer to use words instead of numbers. If you use numbers make sure the exact name with the number written out does not exist.
VitaliyG Premium Plus
Picking niches is tough, but this tutorial will make it easy for you Cynthia: Let me know if you have any questions!
AbieAJ Premium Plus

That's a great niche to be in however you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out.

You may consult with http://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. Essentially you are writing more 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.

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.