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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Rich0731 Premium Plus
One of the things that I am finding is that I seem to learn more easily through the text portion of the lessons rather than the videos. I have the lessons opened in one window and my site opened in another and can swith back and forth to complete the tasks.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's really awesome as long as practical and works for you.

Let us know when needing help or having further questions.
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right sir
i agreed
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Maulla Premium
Hello WA family, I just upgraded to a premium membership. I really have a problem with selecting a niche that meets my passion and that can earn me money as well. I love talking about agriculture production and also mentoring persons with disabilities. However, it seems there are not many affiliate programs in these two fields. Kindly help me with ideas, please.
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Angell70 Premium
Hi my dear&ntmu;. From my personal experience I've done my websites from my passion. Is ab what u love most in this 2orld, what s make your heart tremble and feel like you'll write over and over and never can stop.
Something to thjnk ab, this is a niche. My lapi this horrible Windows still update otherwise I'll send some niche inspiration many blessings xoxoxo
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Maulla Premium
Thanks very much. waiting then.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you try google search
agriculture products (may have to be more specific) + affiliate program
or agriculture products (may have to be more specific) + affiliate program + location.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI I would go with something that resonates with me most , however a niche a site, so either agriculture or mentoring so that you do not confuse Google or your visitors. As they are broad you're wanting narrow them down to a subcategory for starters. You can go with https://answersocrates.com/ try find a suitable niche subcategory. Once site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale 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. You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Or click the Promote tab top menu.
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Hi I have a brick and mortar established business but wanting expand my exposure to online marketing by means of a blog and/or online store. My business sells real foods, herbs, organic herbs. I also have my own farm and make my own herbs. My brick and mortar had suffered the pandemic and now seeking expansion online. Can you help with how to approach such a proposal? I am planning to do at least $50k in the first year. Realistically speaking in your honest opinion is that possible? I am seeking sound advice from PRO mentors on the platform? Thank you.
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feigner Premium
you can get access to local marketing seo as well as global training on this site...
you learn how to aim for organic traffic from the search engines
ther are also modules on ppc for paid traffic...
as for the money ...no one can tell ...
what were you doing before the pandemic... if it was that much or more then those are the customers you should be targeting...are they local or global...
can you guarantee that amount...nope ..no one can...
have a look around and use the search at the top to see what articles you can view on local marketing....
i wish you success
phil
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philmedia Premium Plus
Learning to blog for a local business is an untapped market with some good opportunity to make it a global business if you choose- exciting good luck
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jghwebbrand Premium
As a business, it seems very important that you have an online presence. This training will teach you how to do that. Level 1 training will get you started, but a Paid Premium membership will provide the resources you really need for success. Because you will need a com website, hosting, a keyword research tool to help you choose the best titles for your blogs and then you will need support (this would include technical and community support).

A website should increase your sales because more people will learn about your business.

Here's some membership info.

You are a Free Starter member. You can remain that way forever; If you remain as a Starter Member, after 7 days your access to the Paid Premium program will become very limited. You will still have access to the free training You also get a free subdomain website which expires in 6 months. But access to this community and site support goes away.

For 7 days you have access to the Paid Premium program so you get a feel as to what WA has to offer. Please take a good look around. If you want an additional 30 day access to Paid Premium it costs $19 if you sign up for ii in the first 7 days. Once you sign up for Paid Premium you cannot go back to being a Free Member. Once you are a Paid Premium member it costs $49 per month or $495 a year.

The benefits you get with the Paid Premium are those needed to succeed. The resources include Level 2 - 5 Online Entrepreneur Training (weekly live webinars, guides and tips from the community members and so much more, hosting of 10 websites, unlimited usage of Jaaxy the keyword research tool needed to choose good ranking keywords for post titles, 24 x 7 support (community and Site Support) plus other things.

Membership comparison is found here.
wealthyaffiliate.com/join

We do wish you success.
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Thank you @feigner
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I'M SURE THIS IS A GOOD MONEY MAKING BUSINESS FOR YOU GUYS. TAKES TOO LONG TO GET INTO THE MEAT AND POTATO OF THIS BUSINESS. I'M OLDER AND BEEN IN BUSINESS 40 YEARS. I WOULD BE LOOKING FOR THE EXACT BULLET POINT PRESENTAION WITH FUTURE COSTS THAT GET ME THIS, ETC. JUST TO VAGUE AT THIS POINT. BUT, THANKS FOR THE INFO.
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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
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ChrisJayyy Premium
You will need to write a good website with at least 72 posts.
This might take you 3 to 9 months of effort.
It's no get-rich-quick scheme here.
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I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME. WHEN I GET PRESENTED WITH A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, I NEED THE BASICS UP FRONT. WHAT YOU WILL DO, WHAT I WILL DO AND HOW MUCH WILL I PAY. FAST, EASY SIMPLE. BUSINESS OWNERS DON'T HAVE TIME FOR ALL THE FLUFF AND TRYING TO SLIDE INTO WHAT THOSE DETAILS ARE GOING TO BE.
I DON'T THINK YOU GUYS GET THIS. YOUR LESSONS ARE YOUR WAY OF SLOWING LEADING PEOPLE INTO AN EVENTUAL MONTHLY SERVICE, WHICH IS FINE AND SMART, BUT NOT FOR AN EXPERIENCED PERSON.
GOOD LUCK ITS A GOOD BUSINESS FOR YOU GUYS.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
It's not s walk in the park. If you have been in business you should understand that.
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HEY WHO SAID IT WAS A WALK IN THE PARK? SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE A LITTLE DEFENSIVE FOR SOME REASON.
NO REASON TO BE RUDE.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you are looking for options and want to become a Paid member more meaningful training with your experience level, here is the link.

wealthyaffiliate.com/join

We have businesses that become Paid premium members because of the hosting, great site support, and training from the experts at a much higher level. Having been in business for so long I am sure you understand the approach here..
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banestep Premium
Hey guys! Enjoying the content... So far it's been really fun to follow along.

One question about "Setting Your Website Up for Search Engines" video.

In video, you suggest "post content" as meta description and it seems to be the default for you.

However, for me the default seems to be "post excerpt" and it also makes more sense to me. Page content always exceeds the recommended length for meta description and also excerpt is the one that is made to be short and motivate visitor to click on the post, so it seems like a better choice to me.

Is there an SEO reason I'm missing that would make "post content" a better choice here?
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countrylife Premium
Hey Branco
This may help Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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banestep Premium
A great tool. Thanks for sharing!
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countrylife Premium
You're welcome.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Using "post content" exceeds the recommended length, but the alternative is that you'd need to create a custom excerpt for every single post. Google will naturally create it's own meta description based on your content this way. This setup is just easy for newbies.

That being said, if you want to make the effort to create a custom meta description for each post, I would do that.

With the All in One SEO plugin, you'll see three spots with "Meta" options.

You can leave the "meta keywords" section alone. It's not necessary.

The "title" and "description" is also not necessary, which is why Kyle usually doesn't have you fill this out. HOWEVER, it does have some benefits if you want to take the time to do it. Jay recommend you fill it out for every page on the site.

Here's a great training on how to fill it out properly: Also Jay has two, more details resources on how to fill out those two spots if you want to learn how to create excellent meta data (definitely worth your time IMO, but not necessary to learn right away). How To Fill Out The Meta Title And Description:

The Title should be the same as you post title, but you can change this slightly in some cases if your original title is too long/short. Usually you just make the meta title and the post title the same.

The Description is the little snippet that appears in Google search results when people find your site. This is also automatically generated by the All in One SEO plugin, but you can override what the AIO SEO plugin does by typing your own description in there.

A good meta description can increase your click through rate in the search engines, and good CTR means you'll get higher placement next time around.

It does NOT affect SEO directly, but those indirect benefits of more clicks can definitely help your website increase rankings and grow traffic over time. I like to experiment with different SEO titles and see which ones get the most clicks!
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banestep Premium
Hey Nathaniell,

Thanks for the in-depth answer and additional resources.
What you said really makes a lot of sense to me.

I actually enjoy writing excerpt for each and every post.

The way I think about it is, since I'm already writing an entire article, how hard is it to write one more (short) paragraph. Especially if it can help get people to actually click on your links.

Also, it kinda helps me practice writing short and to the point, compressing the entire idea into just a sentence or two, which I think is important copywriting skill to have.

Thanks once more,
Branko
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