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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Rafaelgng Premium
Money goal really starts for me is building this new skill and being able to implement it over and over. Building website, blogs, SEO is all new to me but ready to GO HARD and make this work. I have made money promoting offers on social media but I'm looking for that true passive income. So me and my famz can live the life we deserve
TheAbie Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

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

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you and so glad you are here.
Super practical goal here. Like it. Building and helping with content comes before earning. Its great to see you have some experience with social media. You will find building a website is the way to build a lasting "brand online" that continues to earn. A website is great because you control it.. And learning SEO and writing original helpful content will definitely build q lasting passive income.
fenram Premium
"Notice: Your ability to Ask Questions ends in 6 days."

So that means if we not upgrade to Premium we can not ask questions anymore ? That's not how you promoted WA in my opinion. maybe time to look out to another product... the more i am still waiting since 1.5 day for a solution for my problem that i described several times here...
TheAbie Premium Plus
You could remain a Wealthy Affiliate starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the Wealthy Affiliate platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

However occasionally you may get an extension at the discretion of the co-founders Kyle and Carson.
TheAbie Premium Plus
If you were unable to resolve your meta title and description

You can delete and start again, however I'd save my work in site content.


To delete a siterubix subdomain, click details on subdomain in question in site manager, onward next page scroll all the way to the bottom and click delete.


Then you may go to Site Builder


Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

I also ran it across and it worked like a charm.
feigner Premium
i take it your have searched with the spy glass at the top Patrick for a solution...
what is the problem - most members try to help...
but if you are unsatisfied and don't feel we support you enough as members then....
if you describe it once more then maybe we can resolve it...
fenram Premium
Thank you - i followed your advice.... meaning i deleted and started again with everything. My problem is solved so far, now i've seen what i did wrong in the past.

Sorry for my behaviour...............
fenram Premium
Thanks -- see the answer i just wrote to TheAbie....

feigner Premium
it can be frustrating - especially as you may be learning a new skill - and on a time limit to ask questions...
but most of the questions asked have already been asked and a search with hte spy glass will help sort out your problem...
i'm glad you have been able to move forward Patrick
fenram Premium
i will remember that of the Spy Glass !

jghwebbrand Premium
The purpose oft he free 7 day look is to give you a test drive or the WA platform to see if it fits into your business needs and objectives. You have access to Level One of the OEC
On a free account you are able to go through Level 1 of each of the core training courses, you have access to 2 classrooms full of training, and also have access to some member created training. You are able to build on a free siterubix subdomain for up to six months.

WA allows this time and free training so each person is completely sure this program is for them before they upgrade to premium to take their business to the next level with access to more advanced training and more tools/services.

You are free to make your own decision. Not sure what your unanswered problem is.

We wish you well.
One of the goals questions is, How much time am I willing to invest? I know the time I have after my regular job and side business, but I'm curious... for those who have been at this for awhile, How much time did you invest initially? Especially asking those who had full-time jobs, kids, or other obligations.
TheAbie Premium Plus
If you are serious about pursuing an online business the initial investments are premium subscription to the platform and a dot com domain name at $15 yearly privacy included.

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

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

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

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Sorry, Abie, I should have been more clear. I meant how much TIME invested.
TheAbie Premium Plus
No worries.

There's no definitive answer to your question, as there are many elements to the equation; no two people or two niches are the same; it depends on the focused niche you choose, the content you write, the choice of keywords, and how well you understand the process. However, I have known folks to earn their first sale in two weeks, others in three months, and more so in a few more months.

You may read Kyle’s response on below thread
Thanks for your honest answer. Great article, too! I've really committed to working on my mindset around business and I am committed to my success.

I have an advantage in that I've built up an Etsy store and have some idea of what it takes to earn regular income online, albeit on a different platform. While it took me a few years (actually about 3 months of consistent, dedicated work of about 20 hours per week, once I got some coaching), I loved it because I was passionate about it. Still do!

I can definitely see how choosing a niche I'm passionate about -- in my case, spirituality (broadly, which has a ton of different subcategories and items I could potentially niche) -- can make a huge difference in taking affiliate marketing from unenthusiastic work to dedicated effort on something that I love to do!

Excited for the journey
TheAbie Premium Plus
Sounds like you have a plan, that's really awesome and glad to hear it, please feel free to reach out when you need help or have questions.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
Rafaelgng Premium
Personally it's what time can you put in. If your working on a blog ask yourself what days and what time will work for me to complete a blog on a weekly basis. Plan it all out and then commit to it.
Great answer! I appreciate your perspective. Makes sense.
jghwebbrand Premium
Each individual situation is different and there is no average. The key is to decide with your schedule what works for you. Only an hour a day will take a long time to accomplish much.

We started with a full time job too, but our circumstances were different from yours...We just knew that unless we put at least 3 hours a day in, we wouldn't get far. But everyone is different. So it is important to decide what is possible for you.
Hi. I think I've got it wrong but I searched for companies running affiliate programs and found about 20 good ones here in South Africa where I live.
1) When my program is up and running should I link up to their program or just add them to my website?
2) Can I find a niche market by clicking on "Pharmacies" as the health care facilities/hospitals here are not always accessible?
jghwebbrand Premium
When your site has content posts on it and is getting traffic, then you can think about affiliate links. To get affiliate links,, one must sign up to an aff9liate program. Sign up is free, but they program will want to look at your website so make sure it has content on it. No set number of 15 - 20 is good.)

As for your question regarding pharmacies, do you have medical credentials? To grow a website in such a niche without medical credentials, it will not rank well. .

You niche website will be global so anyone in the world can view it.
Rena251 Premium Plus
Hallo everyone,

I saw lessen two and loved how it was explained but what I really want to learn as well is how to rank up your website at any search engine like google for example.

Does any one know what should be done ??

Thank you in advance to all who is reading and who would answer.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that is precisely what this platform teaches you!

Essentially, you will be writing helpful, informative articles that focus on keywords that people are searching for.

Each individual article you write has a chance of ranking on page 1 of Google. They are ranked individually, not your website as a whole.
mariablanch Premium Plus
Hi Rana,

First of all, welcome to the WA community! :)

As Diane mentions in her comment, you will be learning all of this and more with Wealthy Affiliate.

It's all a step by step process and you just need to follow the lessons/tasks without trying to jump ahead too quickly. It's like baking a cake in the oven, you need to buy the ingredients and follow the recipe step by step; you can't jump ahead and want to eat the cake right after you've mixed the ingredients... they need to be blended together and then baked in the oven for the right amount of time before it is ready to eat.

I know that you can do this, Rana. I look forward to your progress.

Wishing you great success with your online business,

Maria :)
jghwebbrand Premium
This is the exact purpose of the training. It teaches you step by step how to set up your website and add content and get your content indexed and ranked.

Each training lesson builds on the prior one so it is important to do each one in order.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task.

It does take time and effort. But it is worth it. We wish you well.
TheAbie Premium Plus
It is a process, it first starts with choosing a focused niche site, onward building relevant content addressing issues in relation to your niche site, getting ready for affiliate programs.

I would write quality succinct content addressing issues in relation to my niche with a good choice of targeted searchable keywords worthy of your visitors attention, onward sharing onto social media platforms for organic outreach.