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 SIMPLE 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 TWO options here, "On a free domain" or "On a domain I own".

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 and you can use that to get rolling with your niche website.

When you are ready to take things to the next level, you will want to consider getting your own domain name. Having your own .com domain will lead to quicker rankings in search engines (like Google) and will also be the start of your successful, high value brand. You can get your very own domain for FREE within the Premium memberships, so, so something to consider when you are ready.

For the sake of this training, we are going to be choosing "On a free domain".

Do know that within the Premium memberships, 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. Easy peasy.

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. I am building a website to help people with calorie counting (and ultimately losing weight).

The first step is choosing the domain name, which is your niche name.

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".

***As I mentioned in the last section, ideally I want to OWN my own .com domain asset, and I will be getting my own domain in the next level. ;)

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.

When you do upgrade, you will have access to over 4,134 designs (as shown below). There are always new designs being added to this daily. These are referred to as "Themes".

The theme will be selected for you if you are Starter (GeneratePress), but if you have already upgraded you will be able to choose any theme that you want.

After your choose your theme, head to the "Ready to build" section and simply click "Build My Website".

And presto, you are doing and you are now up and running with your website!

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+)
  • SiteBuilder (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.

As a Premium Plus+ member, you can build and host up to 50 websites (including websites on your own domains). That is what our top members here at Wealthy Affiliate are using to drive many 6-figure and 7-figure businesses. Our hosting platform is industry leading in terms of speed, security, reliability and support...all critical factors to running a successful online business. You get TWO FREE domains when you upgrade to Premium Plus+!

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 10 websites (including websites on your own domains). Also, when you upgrade to become a Premium member you ONE FREE domain!

Just food for thought!

Anyways, you are up and running with your niche website (and business) now, and it is online for the world to see... which is freaking awesome! Give yourself a big pat on the back!

As we move forward within the training in the next level we are going to be building out your website content, and working to get quickly indexed and ranked in Google, Bing & Yahoo. This will lead to traffic, and significant revenue opportuinty!

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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Rtungol Premium
This video and instructions are very helpful, but in building my first website, I want to promote WA as a niche, but I want to start with Home & Office Electronics. I have an existing account on my FB page that promotes products from electronics companies in the Philippines. Can I hear some advice before I start to build my website? Thank you
TheAbie Premium Plus
If you are new to affiliate marketing, we always recommend starting out with your own niche vs the Affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) can be harder and more competitive. Plus if you are looking to earn sooner, your own interest niche is also better.

You may review below resource However, if you want to head to the Affiliate Bootcamp, the make money online niche you'd want to choose a target audience, folks who resonate best with you and you can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content. Examples

Senior folks who are looking to make an extra income.
Students who want to fund their education.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche. And the recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.
Rtungol Premium
Appreciate your advice. Thank you very much.
EricCantu Premium Plus
What you have there are two separate niche ideas. One niche promoting WA to people looking to make money online, and the other niche aimed at people interested in home office products and electronics.

You can absolutely go in either direction, but they both wouldn’t go together in a single niche website.

If you choose to go with home electronics, continue with the OEC training. If you choose to promote WA in the make money online niche, go with the Affiliate Bootcamp training. :)
Rtungol Premium
I decided to go with home electronics, and you're right that I need to continue with the OEC training because I don't know exactly what's the next move after I built my website. Thank you for your assistance.
EricCantu Premium Plus
No prob:)
jghwebbrand Premium
Looks like you have chosen to go with home electronics. Looks like you have a FB account too. Great! When you first start you website focus on helping people with content - information. answers to questions they have about home electronics, problems that exist and solutions. Help before focusing you selling products.. Grow traffic to your website first. The training will teach you all of that and more so follow it step by step for best results.
Hi there,

I'm proudly South African and here we love so many different things that makes us unique in certain ways.

On of these is "Biltong and Droë wors".
Is this a good Niche to get started with?

I'm unsure, as I haven't really come across anyone googling that before.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards
JJ Potgieter
Aka Xenon5165
TheAbie Premium Plus
Any subject can be a niche, most important is to be passionate and genuinely interested in your niche,

You ought to discuss an aspect of Biltong and Droë wors to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience (that could be beginners or another group you have in mind), you would help people by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

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.

Have a look at Kyle's below resources to try grasp more
Great to hear
TheAbie Premium Plus
Most welcome!
jghwebbrand Premium
If you are passionate about it by all means pursue your passion.

You could do a google search and see what comes up. That way you will see if people are interested in it. One thing to keep in mind is that your website can be global but if you choose something unique to South Africa only those people will know what it is and be searching for it. To grow your traffic you will be writing a lot of informational posts. Would that be easy to do.

.Ideas to find a niche.
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? It is important you choose something you are passionate about. Something you enjoy researching and learning about. That way it will always be interested and enjoy it, and you'll have fun building it.

What ever you choose as a niche it is important that you are passionate about it and want to help people with it.
Thank u for the introduction
jghwebbrand Premium
You are welcome.
Dennis2022 Premium
What seems strange to me is why anyone would go to a unique, stand-alone website. It seems like a waste of time. When I am buying something online I go straight to the Amazon or Walmart website, etc., and would not even bother with any other website. Help me understand what are the reasons why someone would go to a website that is basically info only.
TheAbie Premium Plus
A lot of folks would, however some others are searching for reviews and would want to make an informed decision and that's where you come in. When providing your visitors a detailed top-notch analysis review, as a thank you token, they click your link go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Also programs would want to hire affiliates to do the marketing for them and bring them customers, it is much cheaper for them vs having their own marketing team on site.

The geolocations are varied and broad. It makes sense to have an affiliate program in place for a business.
jghwebbrand Premium
Many times people have questions about something and don't know which product to buy.so rather than do research themselves they rely on product reviews.

Many times even going to ecommerce websites is not easy to find exactly what one is looking for but a niche website will have niche related products very well categorized. Once people get used to finding good help on a website. they will go there instead because they know the price is the same as the ecommerce and they get the extra help before buying.
garyrolka Premium Plus
Yes & No...
In some cases, you may be CORRECT......However in others, you may need to PROCESS more.....Different strokes for different folks.

It is like saying in baseball, a starting pitcher or a major RBI hitter may be more important....But during the playoffs, a closing pitcher or a key pinch hitter might end up making the difference.
hi my lovers <3

and the legal pages of the blog? what is the best law firm that takes care of the legal pages of the affiliate blogs?

I don't see any affiliate entrepreneurs recommending law firms. they only recommend privacy policy websites generators.

in the disclamer page of this privacy policy sites generators, that affiliate entrepreneurs recommend, it says that "they don't represent a law firm, that legal information is not legal advice."

so where can I hired a law firm to take care of the legal pages of my affiliate blog.

I want to work professionally.

TheAbie Premium Plus
You may reach out to templates section of site content for your privacy policy, a disclaimer if need be and an affiliate disclosure which would be included later in the core training.

You are not obligated a firm unless you want to, you may want to include few clauses that's needed for your business requirements.


Please note a disclaimer is not included in the template section.
Kyle Premium Plus
You don't need a law firm, you can use the privacy policy generators and we have a template available to you in level 2 of the training. These are standard documents, and all GDPR compliant.

So don't waste your time or money, you definitely DO NOT need a law firm to go over these documents or create them for you. They are very much standard.
jghwebbrand Premium
Like Kyle says there is no need for a law firm to create papers for you. If you plan on becoming an affiliate marketer you are not responsible for the legal. You do not inventory, handle, ship bill or handle customer service. if you do affiliate marketing you will be providing helpful information related to your website topic and providing product reviews for niche related products. Affiliate marketing has been around a long time and what WA is presenting is all that is needed for Affiliate Marketing.

Initially we thought like you too, but have been doing this over 13 years and there is no need for all of the "legal papers". We use what WA provides.
Hello Kyle

Today I wanted to start building a website
Unfortunately, it did not happen
I did not understand the reason.
According to the tutorial, I chose the free part, then the domain name was allowed, I also wrote the title, the next step, I clicked on the green button - Build my site.
A few seconds back and forth to the first page.
In fact, it did not work. I don't know what the reason is?
TheAbie Premium Plus
You can go to Site Builder


Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

Tutorial I hope this helps.
jghwebbrand Premium
So your website does not exist here?

As a starter member you get one free siterubix.com subdomain website. If none show up in the link above, Try again.

If you are prompted to pick a design (theme) make sure to do so.
Watch for any messages while the building process is occuring.
I will try again
Wow, that was great, I did it, I feel good, a little excited
Thank you, the good news is that with your tips, I did it.
I have a website now and tomorrow I will start designing the logo and header.
jghwebbrand Premium
That's wonderful.

Whenever you have more questions, just ask.