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. :)

==> Go Premium or Premium+ & Get Instant Access to Over 4,100+ Themes, and Over 60,000 Plugins!

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EMuno Premium
I really feel very happy for the success is showed here of my partners, if I can call you that, and for the collaboration to the other rookies like me. I have a problem though: When I finished lesson 4 and try add "Home" and "Private Policy" I thought I did that, it doesn't show in the provisional website I am creating following Kyle's instructions, even though Kyle said if those two features are not showing in the website we shouldn't worry about. Problem is I am at the beginning of second phase and all ready purchased my domain name and one of the next steps is move or register the website I don't know if I did something wrong and I am frantically concerned about. Any answer to this is very appreciated,
JohnDenekar Premium
this may help you.
Rachaelsan Premium
Go into your Wordpress site. Select Appearance --> Menus (from the left side menu). On the menus page, you will select 'Top Menu' within the Menu Structure. You will see an option (on the left) that reads 'Add Menu Items'. Select the pages you would like to add (Home and Privacy Policy) by checking the boxes. Click 'Add to Menu'. You will see them show up in the Menu Structure. You can click and drag the menus on the page to reorder them if you would like to do so.

I hope this helps.
EMuno Premium
Thank you JohnDenekar for your response. And yes, I think I have to go back to that lesson you underlined. Have one more question if you don't mind: if I want to show those features I was talking about in my previous post, when I go back to the lesson can I add it like it were never there? Like editing and it will solve the problem? One more thing: Do I have to get the website filled with themes and all those features before moving from .siterubix to .com? Thanks again.
EMuno Premium
Thank you very much Rachel. I'm going to do that you guys generously shared today with me. I'll do that in the course of the day and I will you guys know of any advance.
Marilyn65 Premium
Done and thank you!
JohnDenekar Premium
You're welcome.
btbameric Premium
There is so much to learn here. I know a little about making a website but I only am familiar with some of the tech part of this. I am really excited to learn how to make money online. I am all about getting as much knowledge as I can and I am open to all suggestions and feedback.
Kyle Premium
That is completely fine, just do know that you need to know very little to be very successful within the online world. There are many business models, many ways you can get traffic, many ways you can monetize your traffic, an many different niches.

You just need to have focus on ONE niche, work to become an expert within that following the training here and once you get the formula for success down it is just going to be a matter of scaling (doing more of what you are already doing) to grow your business.
Marilyn65 Premium
Thank you! I have one niche, and am studying the lessons, taking notes, and doing my best to do this. Your help is the BESTpart.
Like everything you will become more and more proficient with tech as you keep using it. At first it may seem like a lot, but focus on one part at a time and it's not so massive of an undertaking. Trial and error means you're learning something new.
BKackyrmol Premium
I don't understand the difference between a domain and a website. For example, if I am setting up my own domain, but I'm naming it based off of that niche, how would I go about creating a second website on a totally unrelated niche but still using the domain. There is something I feel like is not clicking for me. Can someone please help me to understand how that works?
AbieAJ Premium
A niche a site on a domain. Otherwise you'd confuse Google and your readership.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can only have one website on a domain. If you want another website, you need another domain.

So, if your website was about dogs, you would build it on dogs.com. If you then wanted a website about cats, you would build it on cats.com.

You couldn't add your cat website to dogs.com, because it already has a website built on it.
keishalina Premium
hey hi Bryson & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

It's all ok to ask questions to clarify for better understanding and to confirm learning -- and all questions are considered good ones here.

I can see from your WA Profile that you're a learned person with a first degree in Sciences, same here! ... (last century grad! ... lol )

You've got a helpful reply from Diane and hopefully, it's become clearer for you?

Basically, you need to build one niche onto one website as you will be writing quality content for a specific audience with that particular interest.

All the very best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
cmallinson Premium
Hi All - Please direct me on something, and confirm what I'm thinking if I'm right.

There is a video in the SiteContent Editor called "How SiteContent Works." One available feature on the Toolbar is a "Lists" option. (The video is 31:27. At 11:31 there is a mention of a few thing about this Lists option, but very little about how to set up main or sub lists, and operate them). Now, some operating questions about the Lists feature.

The owner of the WA website SmellingSunflowers.com has what looks like an operating use of this Lists feature.

The owner has a Table of Contents including 21 main "Budget" headings. Then, there are 100+ sub headings divided between/among the 21.

If you click on any one of the 21 on the main list, the screen quickly scrolls down to the list of specific sub headings that goes with it.

Now here's three questions. Am I right in thinking that the 21/100+ lists are what Kyle is referring to in the 45 or so seconds he's talking about the Lists Feature on the video?

A second question is are there instructions elsewhere in WA training explaining the details of using the Lists feature, and how a website owner would use them?

Third, where would I look within the WA training to get the details on the Lists feature?

Hopefully, this lengthy detail stuff will make it easier for any one who might be able to help. (Maybe this should all go to Kyle).

Thanks very much to all.
Cyndes Premium
Following. I was wondering the same thing tiday as to create clickable menu in our posts.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the lists feature in Site Content is for adding bullet points.

If you want a table of contents, where you can jump to a specific subheading, you can use a plugin. Try Table of Contents Plus or Easy Table of Contents.
cmallinson Premium
Thanks much for the help Diane.
DavorCelar Premium
So once you've chosen your keywords, how are they applied? Am I supposed to write content using these keywords in the same way they appeared in the search? Or are they applied elsewhere? Not really sure where to go from here. Do I just start writing posts? Also, if you are just starting out would you stay away from any review-type articles since you have no affiliate set up to earn from?
Rex10 Premium
hey Davor,

Try to use the keywords just like they appear in search. You want to naturally place them within your post as you write it.

Don't worry about article type, you can always go back and edit a post later and add affiliate links. So, if you want to write a review, go for it.

It will all become more clear as you go through the training, You're doing great, keep moving ahead.

To your success,

EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Davor,

You use the keywords in your post (title, first paragraph, somewhere in the body or in the last paragraph). Write naturally and avoid keywords stuffing (adding too many), Google doesn't like that.

Assuming you find keywords in Jaaxy (under Research on left menu) with BOTH of this combination:
AVG > 100
QSR < 50

For example "how to train a dog to sit"
Then you will incorporate that phrase in your title, first paragraph, and then once again near the end of your post.

Title: "3 Easy Steps: How To Train A Dog To Sit" - Always add to the title to make it enticing and reason why people should click on YOUR post on their results page.

First paragraph (within first 160 characters, this is called Meta Description):
"When first getting a new puppy, you will want to learn how to train a dog to sit when he or she is 2 - 4 months old.

I have 3 easy steps below that I'm going to go through with you so you can teach your new puppy...."
In the body of your post: anything you want.

Last section of post somewhere:
"If you have learned how to train your dog to sit, then please comment below and let me know of your results!" - or something else, anything that will bring that keyword back into your article.

Check out this training as well: Hope this helps,
PhoenixFlame Premium
5 Important Aspects To Look Out For:
In order to choose the appropriate Keywords you want for your niche, be sure to generate results of Keywords that make grammatical sense. This means that it flows well enough to be a sentence. For example from my Saved List of Keyword Results: home remedies for kidney disease in dogs, natural treatment in bloating, natural remedy for arthritis would apply. The Avg which is Average Clicks per month should be roughly over 100 Clicks. In terms of Traffic, you want to aim for more than 20.
QSR should be closer to 0, since it is less competitive given the number of websites that were created using that particular set of Keywords.
KQI Color Indicator should be Green.
SEO should be within the range of 90-100.
Domain Category Column should give details on whether a .com, .org, and .net are available for purchase at a Domain SuperMarket like NameCheap.com.
DavorCelar Premium
Thank you all for your wonderfully thoughtful responses. It's much appreciated and I hope I can one day return the favor by helping others the way you have helped me. 🙏❤️