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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JeLLaw Premium
Hello, I realized in lesson 2 there are no affiliate programs through Jaxxy for my Niche's. I found affiliate programs on my own however. Would I be able to use the affiliate programs I found on the websites I am building on WA, or do they all have to be through Jaxxy?
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JeLLaw Premium
I apologize, I am still learning how to use this website I put this question in the wrong place here!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the affiliate programs are just a suggestion. There is no problem with finding your own.
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jghwebbrand Premium
you can use the menu bar "promote" to find affiliate programs as well as a google search

your niche name + affiliate program + location
or your niche name + affiliate program

You are free to choose whatever affiliate program you want.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

No not applicable, you can choose what's relevant to your niche site from whatever sources your require.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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Its a great pleasure to be part of this great community of great minds, I look forward to learning from and working with great minds within the WA Community. I have issues watching the WA walkthrough video. Could not play it full from my end, I thought it was my internet problem but other youtube videos does play. please is there an alternative environment I can use to watch this video?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi ... Which browser are you using?

Kyle has some suggestions here on videos that do not play: Also, all the information that is in the videos is written in the text of the lessons so if all else fails, you can still read the information.

Good luck, Shannon
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Hi

You may have ad blocker on your current browser you're wanting permit WA, or try a different browser.

You may also like to see below resource. You can try to empty browsers cache if may work.

Kindly let us know how you get on.
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@Jaz333 Thanks for your prompt response and support
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See if it plays on your smartphone. Both Abie and Shannon got you covered. Hope you figure it out? Please reach out when needing help or a hand.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hope you got your video to work.
Some members have also reported that the Safari browser works well if others don't.
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Such a great pleasure to have you with us. We're happy you chose to join our community, there're so many tool and exciting people wacting to help you


Enjoy.
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AngryRabbit Premium Plus
I want to do a niche about business. Starting my MBA soon and I own a brick and mortar business that pretty much runs itself. I want a niche on the lessons learnt studying an MBA or about how to get a business to run on autopilot, but I just don't know what exactly the niche would be.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

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 can use Lifter LMS plugin on WordPress or view below resource https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/best-wordpress-lms-plugins-compared/

Further info

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.

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.

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

See example blog post below Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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Angell70 Premium
Hi David & ntmu & warm welcome my dear.
My honest advice is to go with your passions.
Think ab like this:

A niche you chose from your passions and decide to write and write and write and never stop writing
If for instance you like/love cooking and gardening then these are your passions, go for it.
Some of the eldest/expert people here told me that in order to succeed and in order for Google to see you as an authority you must have been writing at least 20 articles for just 1 passion, eg. cooking.
you may want to see this hope this will help you decide
many blessing to you
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jghwebbrand Premium
So delighted to meet you. We are excited you found WA.
I'm just curious would your existing Brick and Mortar store benefit from a website to reach more people?

As for your business idea: how about something like small online business entrepreneur.

Since you have unlimited usage of Jaaxy, the keyword tool (find at menubar Research, why not enter some ideas and see if they give you an idea of who to choose a narrow niche that resonates with you.

Have more questions, please ask.
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BFidalgo Premium
Hey guys. So my initial idea for a niche would be surfboards as it is my biggest interest and one of the things I understand more about. My biggest problem with it is that I know most surfboards are bought by talking directly and in person with the manufactures or through their websites as they are very specific and individual products. Also none of big platforms sell them.
Should I pursue this idea or maybe consider other routs?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out/ however more related to the products you are wanting to promote on your site.
For example basic surfboards for beginners is a niche subject.

I try run a search on google see who does surfboards affiliate programs, you can look up corporate businesses and see if they run such a program, you'd find them bottom of their main sites.

You may want to look at below resource
https://3hundrd.com/surfing-affiliate-programs

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

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.

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.

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

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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it seems like a pretty good micro niche. i think ,it worth a try .
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great to meet you. I really like your niche.

Because a niche works best when you focus on a group of people you want to help, how about something like surfing essentials for beginners to start with. Then as you gain a following you can expend th4e scope The website Abie referenced below has some affiliate ideas 3hundered dot com


A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

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.



Have more questions, just ask,

We wish you much success.
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BFidalgo Premium
Great to meet you!
I already found a narrower niche within my initial idea that I am happy with and have extensive experience and passion about it.
Thank you for reaching out to me!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Terrific
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That sounds like a great idea!
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Laurestack Premium
I am confused about setting up my website, and which platforms it will show up on. Facebook? Google? Also today I purchased Connect Explore to maximize my target audience which was expensive. Do I keep it? Can I use it with what I’m doing with my website with Wealthy Affiliate?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi ... When your website is first created, you will have to wait for google to find it. This is called indexing.

Later on you can maximize your exposure by adding the site to social media. This can be done in the Social tab within your AIO SEO plugin or you can use a separate social media plugin such as Sassy Social. This process will come later in Level 3 of the training.

I do not have any experience with Connect Explore so I can't offer any insight into that aspect of your question. I think you might be getting a little ahead of yourself with this however, since it all starts with creating the site and building it out with lots of helpful, unique content to start the process of ranking and drawing in traffic to the site.

Just continue to follow the training and take it one step at a time. This is a long term commitment and as such it takes a lot of time and work to get a new site off the ground. Baby steps and you'll get there :)

Best of luck to you moving forward!
Shannon
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Laurestack Premium
Thank you!
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Jaz333 Premium
You're very welcome, happy to help anytime!

By the way, I really commend you on what you do (or did) for a living. I have an autistic son who works with several special education teachers and paraprofessionals. They have really made a huge difference in both mine, and my son's life, and I couldn't be more grateful :)
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what; I highly suggest you ask Kyle and Carson; they are The Top Pros; and for sure can advise.

Just click the magnifying glass in the top right menu; and in the search bar; put in Kyle.

After that; do the same for Carson too.

For sure they can help.

I have been told they can be busy; so it is best to ask both.

Hope this help and encourages?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Your website is very important because it is something you own and can control. Yes, you can use other social media but the rules and usage can change. So that's why it is important to focus on you website and make it the greatest source of information there in on the internet for your niche.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

In respect to your Connect Explore, you'd have to decide whether you are wanting it or not, however it is not a requirement having glanced a bit of a review

https://socialleadfreak.com/connect-explore-review/

These features are found within Facebook Advertising platform and your campaigns need be testing, so you run a campaign, check it twice a day and study stats, then you make out a subset of the campaign whereby you choose a different search criteria based on your findings in your first campaign and run it again, process repeats itself, till you find a sweet spot you can leverage and scale.

Connect Explore believe connects to Facebook through an API. You can instead open a Facebook Business account and run an ad account.

https://business.facebook.com/

You might want to look at below resource
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Please see below resource how to Your site once build goes online and global. You would have figured out a niche before you set it up, it is very important to start out with a siterubix subdomain till you are completely figured out you niche, as once you register a dot com domain, and the odd occasion you changed your mind, you will not be able change the URL.

Some info how to go about a niche

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

See example blog post below --------------------
Soon it will get indexed by Google, it means it was found and time now to start adding content to your site.

Onward

You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 10 - 15 posts.

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

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.

Once they do, and in accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.

Once you publish a post you can share it onward to social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram etc. Now not all social media platforms would suffice, you are wanting know your audience well and their hangouts so that you target them appropriately

You may use Sassy Social plugin for this purpose In the first instance,

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle WA is a learning platform teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists bottom of lessons, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly.

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

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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How much minimum time requires to build a website??
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jghwebbrand Premium
The technical website build is done by software and takes 30 seconds. Its adding the content posts that takes time. It is suggested that 2 -3 posts be written and published per week. The minimum length should be 1000 words. So that will give you some idea how long it may take if you have an authority site with 100 posts.
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