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 "Calorie Method" 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 "caloriemethod".

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: caloriemethod.siterubix.com

Title: Calorie Method

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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Deborahj13 Premium
Hey, I just finished setting up my website with SEO. I followed instructions and clicked on the pipe bar to separate my title from the little catch phrase. But after pushing save settings there still was no pipe bar separating the two. Just wanted to know if I was suppose to actually see the pipe bar after clicking on save settings?

TheAbie Premium Plus
Can you give us a screenshot please and thank you.
jghwebbrand Premium
It depends upon the theme you are using and .what header layout you choose.
Blamonica11 Premium
I am building a website on the free domain, and I am using one of the premium access website themes. If I decide to change themes, do I have to start over or is there a way to migrate all the information and settings from the first theme to a new one?
jghwebbrand Premium
When changing a theme you do not have to start over. Your pages, posts, images all remain in tact You may have to make some website header modifications and maybe footer changes but those are minor.

When you wish to change a theme, why not do a google search
your theme name + demo to see what it does first before installing and activating it.

Actually using the free siterubix.com domain website is a smart way to go because you do not have to redo any work when you decide to buy a dot com. You can MOVE your siterubix.com website to your dot com with the push of a button. The advantage of using the free domain name is that if you change your mind you can simply delete it and start over. But when purchasing a dot com domain name it cannot be deleted. There are industry standards in place. Since the free domain siterubix.com is a subdomain of the domain name siterubix.com the subdomain can be deleted.

When you are ready to MOVE your free sitrubix.com website here is the link. Yu will find it in level 2 training lesson 2.
TheAbie Premium Plus
No you do not.

To change your theme, here is what to do.

You may go to Appearance > Themes and add new.

Input what you are looking for, install and activate.

Your content will be left intact, you may lose out on CSS styles and social media icons if that, however with a bit of tweaking and you are done.

We always recommend you leaving a back up theme, you may od with the Twenty TwentyTwo.

I hope this helps
Help!!!!Is there anybody help me?

I can't sign up the account of ClickBank, if I submit my profile, everything was finished automatically at that moment, it told me "account disabled"...
I really want to join in ClickBank, I finished establish my own website just now, I really want to promote products of ClickBank....
Is there any way to connect somebody who could agree with my application?
What should I do? Please help me.....🙏🙏🙏🙏
TheAbie Premium Plus
You can contact ClickBank by emailing payments@clickbankdotcom if you have any questions about your account's status.

Submit a ClickBank request
Thank you~~
EdwinBernard Premium Plus
Hi Lynn,

Can I ask you a question? How many people click on your website each day? Is it at least 100?

If you are getting traffic like that great. You should become a Clickbank member and promote products in your niche.

However, if you are not getting traffic, the chances are you will fail in promoting any product using Clickbank affiliate links because nobody will see them.

Does that make sense? Work your hardest to build traffic first. Then join affiliate programs in your niche to write reviews about them using affiliate links.

Does that make sense?


TheAbie Premium Plus
You're very welcome! I hope you get figured out sooner.
jghwebbrand Premium
You are just beginning. Do the training first and get content in your website related to your niche idea. Then sign up to clickbank. Acceptance is not a guaranteed thing. Read their terms and policies.

But first create your website so you are getting traffic to it. Then you can get acceptance. Owning a website is not just about selling products. It is about helping people.
Thank you for your opion
Thank you for your opinion
Gomich1021 Premium
Hi, I am new to this and I am not completely sure about my niche. I want to do something about computer parts. (Like just about gpus or cpus) But I don't know if that is too broad. I want it to help people who don't really understand the information that most websites give. And give them a way to know which one would be the best pick.
TheAbie Premium Plus
Great and as a niche is not a product vs a subject you would help people by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

You ought to discuss an aspect of computers to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.

Graphic cards for beginners or gamers as an example.

The more focused a niche website is starting out, the better chance it has to start having traction and traffic.

Please be aware you also need to create lots of content addressing issues related to your focused niche website.

Most important is to be passionate and genuinely interested in your niche
Gomich1021 Premium
That is a great idea, about graphics cards for beginners/gamers. And I would teach them about what it does in a computer. And what it affect in games/daily activities on their computer, then show them graphics cards. And maybe talk about price vs efficiently?
TheAbie Premium Plus
Awesomeness, I would dive in coursework. You can always adjust and adapt down the line! Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
jghwebbrand Premium
I am not sure I understand your niche idea. It looks like you want to help people understand and find the best website, but in actuality. it is best to find a niche about a topic you can help others with.

Here may be some ideas to expand your thinking.
Do you have any hobbies? Sports? Problems you've solved? Problems you are looking to find solutions for? Products that are amazingly helpful? Something you talk a lot about? Something you wished you had learned earlier in life? Job skill?

You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic. Resource for questions: answersocrates.com.
Gomich1021 Premium
I wish to explain how graphics cards work and affect a person's computer. Like I want to explain, the information most people don't understand, as well as the price and efficiency of graphics card products. Which would let me write articles on information of graphics cards, let me do product reviews, and let people ask questions about the information I have provided
jghwebbrand Premium
Okay that will work. Then you can expand your scope later if necessary.

We wish you well.
Hello Kyle or anyone else willing to help. I am a recent new member of this program, and I plan on purchasing the premium program in a little while, after I explore some more around here and ensure that this is for me.
Before that, I just want to ask you for some insight into the niche I have chosen. Since I am training as a deck cadet on board a ship to become an officer, I was thinking of making marine equipment/accessories for pleasure boating my niche. Is this niche acceptable? Is it too broad, or should I narrow it down to things like marine radars, parts, GPS, etc.
Thank you in advance for your help, I hope to learn a lot from this program and further my progress with the help of you as well as the other members.
jghwebbrand Premium
Nice niche idea here. So the way to get a better handle on how to proceed, pic a targeted audience you wish to help and determine how you wish to help them. A great way to get traffic is to think of niche related problems and questions people have. And then write content to help them. Answersocrates.com is a site you can get questions from. This will help you to see the types of inte4rets people And how you could narrow and focus your niche. A niche is much more that products. It is helping people solve their problems and recommending solutions which are many times products.

You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.

A niche should be for a targeted group of people How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later We wish you well.
wrineberg Premium
My personal opinion would be marine equipment would be a good niche. All of the other narrowed down niches you mentioned could be good posts for your website. You can as direct as you want. You will learn this through training. Don't ever be afraid to ask questions. The Wealthy Affiliate family is here to help.
Julia39 Premium
Welcome Kober to WA ye I believe you are on the right track, you do what your expertise is. It's your knowledge, your talent, your experience that will help you with building up your content.
In otherwords, you will need to provide your public with eye catching interesting, information on you choice of niche.
You can have your own take on this, like a personal account on 'how to' and 'what to do' to become an officer. Explore this by taking relevant photos your own images, videos etc.
Easy, hey you can ride the waves so to speak!
By following training if you decide to go premium it will be come more clearer.
You can have sections, within sections. As an affiliate you can promote anything to do with your subject, when you choose the appropriate programs that tie in with your niche.
That's my take on this, plan how and what you want your website to be. Checkout similar websites and see what the competition is like, then you can do your spin on it.
Hope that helps a bit.
Sounds great though, good luck with it all and enjoy the process! 👍 😀
TheAbie Premium Plus
Firstly as a niche is not a product vs a subject you would help people by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

You ought to discuss an aspect of marine to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.

Marine technology and for beginners as an example.

The more focused a niche website is starting out, the better chance it has to start having traction and traffic.

Please be aware you also need to create lots of content addressing issues related to your focused niche website.

Most important is to be passionate and genuinely interested in your niche