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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I'm absolutely loving the content so far. Not making things over complex or oversimplified it's simply brilliant. I now know how real affiliates operate their businesses online. And it all makes complete sense. Build a website, offer value on that website, and have affiliate offers on the website to which traffic will go through and make a purchase, when they do, you earn commissions, So simple.

Do wealthy Affiliates do something called a squeeze page, get the traffic to opt-in then retarget other offers to that email address. Because that is what most other people are teaching.

So most of these marketers are saying that their email list becomes their asset. But the way you guys are teaching seems way better, You are actually teaching us how to build a real asset (a website) and traffic will be going to that website via organic search methods or paid ads.
jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for your blog of impressions on the training so far. You do have a great knowledge of how affiliate marketing works. There are some great details yet to come.

Yes those who do the make money marketing niche do use "squeeze pages" . Each website owner decides how they want to handle this.

Yes, original quality helpful content is so valuable for growing organic traffic for a website.

We are excited for you and your online business.

We wish you much success.
Question, what is good strategy in choosing a niche? A product or a hobby one?
For example for product, watches. Content ideas could be,
Best watch for kids, best watch for jogging etc.
For hobby, jogging,
Best jogging watches, best shoes for jogging etc.
Who has a lot more potential? A product focused? Or a hobby?
Thank you.
MAstuto Premium
Hi Nicole, do not make this complicated. Chose something you are excited about, and you have some knowledge in. It can be anything. You will need to write many blogs about your niche. Read my blog about how to chose a niche. I make it very simple.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/mastuto/blog/finding-my-niche.This should help you pick a niche. Let me know if you need anything else.
VirginiaRod1 Premium Plus
Hello, pick whatever you're passionate about, interest you, but most importantly you want to pick something you know a lot about. Something you know you'll be able to create content about. Hope this helps. Good luck.
jghwebbrand Premium
Find your passion first. (a niche that you will get excited about for years to come)
Define the audience you want to promote your interest too.
Kyles always asks us to complete the following

'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster.
Niche examples
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40. I help women over 50 lose weight with yoga, help new Moms find the most important baby gear to cope with their first year as a parent

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.

trands.google.com my be helpful to understand int4erest.

Once your narrow focused niche is established and traffic grows you can expand it.

How To Expand Your niche later
Think of something you love doing? Something you have a passion for. Do you like swimming? or playing tennis? Or playing video games?

You could then build a website around these hobbies and interests.

Another tip would be to go to the google keyword planner, which is free to use and check to see if your "keywords" or "interests" have a lot of searches per month and how the competition is. If the competition is high it will be harder to for your website to get ranked by Google.

So ideally you want to go for a niche that has a high number of searches per month and has relatively low competition.

Hope this helps
michaelw777 Premium
Your Niche should be something you Love and Feel Passionate about; you will be making about 3 posts per week on it. So, it should be something you want to make posts about.

Not only that; but your Niche should be something you think you can market and sell; and it should be something that helps People.

Hope this helps and encourages?
Jckpttsn Premium
You mentioned Amazon. Yes it is massive but only pays 6% which means I have to sell over $800 every month just to pay my WA membership fees. What about Clickbank? Do you recommend them? I am a member. They pay a lot more. I am sure there are a lot more venues I am not aware of.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - actually, the majority of Amazons products are only 4%, so yes, it is difficult to make a lot of money unless you are getting a lot of daily visitors.

Clickbank is an option but most of their products are digital, downloadable courses and books, which may not fit with some niche subjects.

Try searching in Google - type

Niche + affiliate program

You will probably find independent affiliate programs with better commission.
AbieAJ Premium Plus

I would go to the various programs and networks and check for myself what's relevant to my niche, you can also search google for high ticket programs if any that's also relevant to your niche.

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get
jghwebbrand Premium
There are also some affiliate programs listed in menu bar "Promote" that have higher commissions than Amazon.
OK thanks
michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; sorry if this doesn't help enough? But, try this; in Google; put Affiliate Program + Then do it again; and this time try Affiliate Program + and your subject.

You should go up to at least page 5 for both of these.

Hope this helps and encourages?
LucyMurrell Premium Plus
Not true to the lessons I know- I'm hopeless to keep to instructions ( like my students hehee - arrggg). But I feel I must to keep to what I want to do. Yes probably at my peril, but I need fun in my life and this is what I want to do. ( You are not failures teachers/mentors etc). I am in control of my learning process. I am interested in warm feedback (not cold or hot feedback) to my website: https://beautifulbooksartandthings.com/hello-and-welcome/
AbieAJ Premium Plus

You may ask on below thread

Site Feedback
LucyMurrell Premium Plus
I've just done that, thank you for your help. :)
jghwebbrand Premium
Just in quick response. I checked your site. I really enjoy your writing style. Its very original and free flowing. It looks like blogging comes very easy for you. Nice going!
michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; just click the magnifying glass in the top left menu; look up Websites in the search bar. Go to the bottom of the page. You will find three threads that you can ask for advice on.

Also; they ask for comments before you can get comments; so please put the necessary amount of comments asked for; before you ask for Comments.

So, please comment first; and then ask for Comments.

Hope this helps and encourages?
Hi! Can I include many products in a website ? Yea of course products that related to my niche. For example , my niche is Fitness. Then can I include martial art equipment, work out equipment, protein shake, and many more products? Or is it better just a few products for one website.
AbieAJ Premium Plus

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

Fitness is too broad and you need drill it down, what type of fitness and who would it suit. Who would benefit most from what you have to offer. Who's my target audience? Once you are able identify, you are closer to finding a focused niche site starting out.

You say Martial arts
Sanda (Wushu)
Kung Fu
or Muay Thai techniques for beginners etc.
And as an example.
jghwebbrand Premium
Yes you can include many products for a niche if they relate to your niche.

Your niche Fitness is a great one, BUT it is too broad to start your websites with. Fitness can be your long term niche for your brand, but it is important to start with a narrower focus.

Why should you narrow your niche?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster.
Niche examples
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40. I help women over 50 lose weight with yoga, help new Moms find the most important baby gear to cope with their first year as a parent

So start with a narrower focus to establish your website and get traffic. Then you can expand.

Here's an example Kyle provides of expanding later.
How To Expand Your niche later How to narrow a niche down
is it a good idea if I start with work out equipment and supplements
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Yes anything can be a niche subject however just needs narrowing down

Strengthening, stretching, balance, and aerobic exercises
Strength training
Balance exercises or techniques for beginners.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below 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. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

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 posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post 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.

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
jghwebbrand Premium
Have you identified your audience yet.
What audience do you want to help and with what?
Loosing weight or building muscles?

It is best to start with only one of these ideas to establish your website and gain traffic Narrowing your niche will eliminate some competition. Once you are getting some traffic you can expand your niche focus. .