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. :)


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FMWilliams Premium
Hello, everyone. I am interested in targeting homeowners and other businesses that provide the same services as Adyir Cleaning Solutions. During my 6 years with Adyir, I have learned that the right products are one of many factors of providing great service.

Adyir has a website which I put together. I hope to link the WA website to Adyir to increase more traffic.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You ought to discuss an aspect of cleaning 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.

Most important is to be passionate and genuinely interested in your niche
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jghwebbrand Premium
Nice you found WA.
Looks like you have experience with your product and website building. That is a great way to help people.

Now you can see from the training how it is best for you to proceed based on all of your experience and your passion for the products. The training emphasis helping people.

Do enjoy.
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FMWilliams Premium
I have some experience. I am always open to learning more, and helping when I can. Thanks.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
let us know when you have further quetsions.
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Maghdalena Premium
I'm in a real quandry. I'm between 2 niches I'm super interested in; Keto for senior citizens, which admittedly has lots of opportunity for affiliate marketing programs(I keep going back to my Keto for over 50 books in my Kindle) and overcoming self-sabotage for women who are either on the verge of getting assessed and diagnosed for ADHD or those who are newly diagnosed for ADHD. Both niches have an equal interest with me, but not as sure of affiliate marketing program opportunities as with the Keto one. I can write about both(one at a time), but those two are really see"duking it out"! It's driving me nuts. Karin advised the Keto, and I absolutely love that, but does that have to be on that diet to write about it, (though I plan to when money starts coming in), or will research do until I can start it?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

There's also a Niche Research template in site content, you may use to dissect your niche prior.

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.

You may also search Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
What can you earn with Keto, you don't want a niche where you rely on the commissions for books, that is peanuts. I would research the products in both niches, Maghdalena. You can either type in "keto"+affiliate program in Google / Another way of doing it is to go to Jaaxy snd look up the keywords and find the top ten blogs and then see what those blogs are promoting, or go to research above. put a question on my profile, if you have more questions https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/thecatherine
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Maghdalena Premium
Yeah, I noticed that especially Amazon Kindle books on keto are pretty low, with Amazon only paying out 5-6%. I know that some people into keto promote not just things like ingredients(read almond flour, coconut flour, but also cookware, cooking utensils, nutrients and supplements for the "keto flu" I want the broadest opportunity for affiliate commissions, and not just Amazon. I'll take your recommendation, and if I need more help after this, I'll write on your profile or PM you. :) Thanks again for the advice. It *does* help.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You don't necessarily have to buy the product but it will be important to have testimony that keto works. As long as you understand the product it is okay. It will be important to write unique posts so you get ranking and traffic. How can your approach be different so you get ranking?
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Maghdalena Premium
I agree with you, Abie. I really want to focus on just one. I don't think I divide my time well, and multi-tasking doesn't work too well with me, lol.

I'll check those out. I didn't know about the Niche Research template, though. That's awesome! Thanks a million. Also, Ask Socrates is one I think I forgot as well,

Well, I'm certainly finding questions at Ask Socrates about Seniors and Keto, but nothing on Adult women with ADHD. That's interesting.

I'll check out the niche research template, definitely. Thanks. At least I'm moving ahead. :)

Thanks, again, Abie! A whole basket of strawberries for the Strawberry Princess for your help. :)
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Maghdalena Premium
Thanks! That's good to know. I believe wholeheartedly that Keto does work, and I like the part about my approach. Things to think about going forward. :)
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Most welcome, also let me know how you get on.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, we are excited for you and your opportunity.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi,
Can someone help me, I'm working on keywords and all of mine come up with <10 for Avg and <10 for traffic and I'm using complete grammatically correct phrases that. make sense. My niche is 'Foods of Rome' so something like History of Roman Food', or 'History of the Globe Artichoke' and it seems that other any version of the keyword has the same low results. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you might think that the result means less than 10, but it doesn't! It simply means that Jaaxy does not have enough data to produce an accurate result.

So, the keyword may be acceptable but always do your own research; go to Google itself and put in your keyword to see what results come up on page 1.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Ahh, thanks so much Diane, that makes total sense.
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jghwebbrand Premium
I would start with Google and type in your keywords. Watch wat auto populates. That will give you an idea of what people are searching for. You can do the what, why, now in front of your keyword google search as well for you more ideas and then you can check Jaaxy.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey thanks for the great information.
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FashionDr Premium
I agree with DianaScorpio, you have to keep on trying. Explore other avenues on keywords. Play with it and have fun. Don't overthink it too much. I believe that is where we all make our mistakes but over thinking the keywords.

My advice is step away for a little while clear your head and then come back refreshed and you will come up with some awesome keywords. I promise you.

Best wishes
Mary
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey thank you Mary, I will take your advise, I do want to have fun with this and I'm all caught up on the keywords. Have a great day.
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FashionDr Premium
You have a wonderful day yourself. Most of us do get caught up on the keywords so no worries like I said have fun and play around with the keywords. You will be amazed at what you can come up with in the keywords.

I am here no worries
Mary
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
avg <10 means that Jaaxy doesn't have enough data at this current in time.

Sometimes keywords may not currently have potential however this may change in the future dependent context, you may want to keep it in a list and see its progress if you believe it may become a keyword goldmine.
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alissss Premium
One small contribution for grammatically incorrect keywords: You can divide them with punctuation. Google doesn't report that as a broken keyword. It is still a full keyword.

For example:

Keyword: how does calorie counting work weight loss

Text: How does calorie counting work? Weight loss can be one of the reasons you're looking for the answer to this question.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi, thanks for this but I don't understand, I tried using punctuation and I still came up with <10 for Avg and <10 for traffic

Thanks!
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alissss Premium
I meant while you're writing an article.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Oh, ok thanks!
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Punctuation has no effect on Jaaxy looking up keywords.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
hey thanks for this. I didn't think so but suddenly was questioning that.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
No worries and most welcome!
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alissss Premium
I wasn't talking about looking up keywords but about how you can implement grammatically incorrect keywords to the article using punctuation so that the keyword can be recognized by Google but the flow of the article stays normal and grammatically correct.
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I would suggest to readers that you first study your prospects' behaviours and preferences in the content writer's chosen niche market.
Otherwise you'll be wasting your time.
You've got to figure out what other people want, like or need because:

Most of them DO NOT CARE about what YOU WANT to give them!

They care about WHAT THEY WANT and whether YOU CAN GIVE IT TO THEM.

Do you understand?

Good.

So, in the words of Tolkien's Treebeard, "Don't be hasty!"

PS.
Don't faff around wasting time, either. You should be researching...
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.
Yes, it is important to understand a niche audience.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Thank you for posting.
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