At this stage of the course you should have your website created! Congratulations, this is a big accomplishment!

Looking back to 2002 when I started my career in Online Business it took me 30 days just to figure out how to build a website. There definitely weren't any platforms like the Website platform you have access to here. What takes 30 seconds now, took 30 days back then.

How things have changed!

In this lesson we are going to be walking you through the process of the initial website set-up. This includes the removal of "default" content that is installed with every website as well as a look around of the back office of your website.

Additionally, I am also going to be walking you through the activation of your "Plugins" and be walking you through the benefits of the plugins (feature extensions) that have been installed automatically with your website.

Below is a video walk-through showing you the process of setting up your website. Click play to watch the "Setting Up Your Niche Website - The Initial Steps" video below.

 

Task 1: Login Into Your Website Back Office

In order to do this, you need to log into your website. This is very easy to do and can be done using the "Log In!" button (as shown below).

This will automatically show you all your users you have associated with your website and from there you can log into your website.

No more need for manual logins and the passwords within your account are encrypted and secured using SiteRubix technology!

You can also find your website login details, username, and password within the Details link on your SiteManager dashboard.

Task 2: Activate and Update Your Plugins

After you login, you will see your Wordpress administration dashboard for your website (see below).

This may look completely foreign to you if you have never logged into a WordPress website before, but don't worry, you will get the hang of this and there is a ton of help here within the community to work you through any questions/issues you may run into.

Wordpress is the most powerful and widely used website platform in the world. It is used by over 30% of ALL websites (millions) and it also has a wide range of "add ons" known as plugins that you can use extend the functionality of your website.

When you install website here at WA we pre-install three of the most useful plugins with your website automatically and your first step is going to be activating these plugins.

You will see the All in One SEO plugin, which we will be setting up in the next lesson. This is a plugin that is going to help you get found and ranked by search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.

You will also see the Classic Editor plugin, which is already activated. This gives you access to the classic editor when you upgrade and create posts within your back office, which is preferrable (in particular when getting started) to the new and more modular editor. It is going to make your life a lot easier and it is already set up for you so you have to do nothing from you end.

Lastly, the Kraken Image Optimization plugin is going to compress and optimize all of the images on your website automatically. This is really sophisticated and advanced platform that is going to lead to better website speeds, a better user experience, and better search engine rankings. This is already set-up optimally for you.

Task 3: Delete Default Posts, Pages and Comments

Every new Wordpress website that you install will come with "default" or dummy content that is added with every website install. You want to get rid of this content before you can start creating content that is relevant to your niche.

The first thing you want to do is delete the default post that is added with each website.

Click on the Posts button, within the side menu.

This will take you to the posts page where you will go to see a list of all the posts on your website. A post is simply a content page on your site (we will be explaining them in more detail later).



Simply "mouse over" the post area and it will reveal the post management buttons. You will want to then click the "Trash" button. This will delete the default "Hello World!" post.

Do the same with the "Pages" link as well. There may be a few different Pages, including the Privacy Policy page. You can delete all of these pages as we are going to be starting fresh with our own content and starting the build out process of this in upcoming lessons.

**Do note that there may not be both default Pages and Posts. If that is the case, just move on.

That is it for this lesson, nice work! You now have a live website that is set-up and ready to go. This is your own Internet "real estate". You will use this website to connect with your niche and ultimately earn revenue through. This website is your foundation for building a successful online business!

The next lesson we are going to be showing you how to get your website ready to rank in Google and other search engines!

If you have any questions about the set up of your website, please scroll down and leave them within the comments below.
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2. Log into your website WordPress ADMIN area
3. Activate your All in One SEO (simply click Activate)
4. Delete the default Post, Pages and Comment (if they exist)


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JudyOnline Premium
This is a difficult point for me, choosing the niche. I am Italian but I live in Belgium. I have a passion in life and this is all about esthetical personal change, total make over, look, style. Maybe you know the program in TV "body fixers". I worked a few years ago also with a plastic surgeon specialized in femminisation (a man who wants to change gender). I found that really interesting. I would like to stay in this sector and find a niche in there but first of all: do I dedicate to the Italian market (Italian site) To the Belgian market (site in Dutch)? To EU? And second, would this be a too small market area maybe?I mean... Not sure this could be something easy to develope online. Any suggestions to help me? Shoot☺️
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jghwebbrand Premium
I am not familiar with either countries market volume. Do you hear much talk about it in either country? Are there a lot of shops? You might check google and see what websites come up.
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Cyndes Premium
Look for affiliate programs related to your niche. It will help you decide where you want to target your audience.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, if you need a hand with choosing your niche, I suggest this blog post and it'll be all clear: If you want to target audience in Italy or Belgium, you'll have to write in their languages.
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paulash177 Premium
If what you are passionate about, is what you can go on with in a long while, why not?
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JudyOnline Premium
How can I be sure about the "in a long while"?
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jesteves4589 Premium
As a new mom I want to take advantage of my recent experiences and knowledge to be able to share my stories on my website for my niche. I was thinking of doing "first time mom gifts" as my niche but I'm wondering if that is too broad? How could I narrow it down further? Thanks in advance!
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OCH3943 Premium
I thought it may be narrow if you are only talking about gifts for first time moms if I understand it correctly.

I thought it would be interesting if you blog about your experiences as a first time mom which allows you to really scale across various topics that other first time mom will also be interested in at each phase. Which also mean that at each phase of your child's life, there will always be something new to cover, you will never get bored and you could promote things that you use.

I'm thinking this would be really interesting. The only thing is whether you are ready to also showcase photos of yourself and child's life in public but which can provide a very powerful emotional draw.

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers,
Richard
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jesteves4589 Premium
That was my original thought but I wasn't sure if "first time mom" was too broad. I would love to share my experiences and there have been so many helpful products and services along the way that I could talk about. Eventually my hope would even be able to promote WA as how I quit my day job to be able to stay home with my child! Hehe...see what I did there 😏 Thanks for your input!
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OCH3943 Premium
Promoting WA could sit nicely under a first time mom as a post to share how you as a first time mom can also earn a side income while taking care of your baby. 😆
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, your niche is narrow enough, even too narrow, in my opinion, but well enough to get you started on the right foot.

If you want, I suggest reading this post from Kyle's blog where he explains how narrowing down and scaling your niche back up works in real life. I feel you can relate to it as well. I hope this helps,

Ivan :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
I think it would be neat to use gifts for a first time mom and then with your experiences as a mom you could expand to keep us with what you learn. It would be nice to get first time moms to follow you.

We wish you much success.
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Cyndes Premium
First time moms could be a tab on your website. You niche could be gifts for soon to be moms or future moms and start from there. Good luck!
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Sarikachang Premium
I had a website before but it was not really successful. I think the main reason is that I chose the wrong niche.
So now I re-pick a niche which is about damaged hair treatment. I don't know if it's good enough or I need to narrow it down even more?
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lapr007 Premium
Excellent theme. Instead of narrowing, it can be expanded. You can open a "Beauty Salon"and post many things, not just damaged hair treatment.
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GREATHEIGHT Premium
It is a good niche Sarikachang. You can make your content rich and get the audience you need
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
hair loss for women is a great niche. But here is how to select yours: Let me know if you have any questions!
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Alice,

I'm sorry that your first website didn't work. I always say to people to go when their passion is, normally if you have a passion for something you have knowledge.

As other members have suggested you can probably broaden your niche into much more. Providing you have a sound knowledge on the subject, I would go for it.

Have a great day.

Roy
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jghwebbrand Premium
I think damaged hair treatment is okay. After doiong some research you will discover all of the things it can cover.

We wish you much success..
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paulorob Premium
I have a question about choosing a niche. I am interested in the self-improvement niche where I am planning to promote exercise and meditation courses. I also own a fitness e-commerce store where I would like to take some of the traffic from my posts by promoting the products. Would this be ok or too broad?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, that would be an awesome project. A blog directing traffic to your ecom store.

Niche is great too. You may want to consider drilling down more the exercise and meditation courses as that would include large crowds, thus targeting perhaps a specific group.

You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

That's Research top menu.

Couple more resources that may perhaps be of interest include Kindly let us know how you are getting along and anything you need help with.
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Cyndes Premium
Hi. self-improvement is too broad to start with. Try to narrow it down using gender, age, demographics, etc.
You have a good plan.
Good luck.
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paulorob Premium
Thank you for your reply, I see you joined back in August. Were you able to generate any commission already?
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KeyToSuccess Premium
I agree with @Cyndes. You need to narrow it down. It's too broad. Ask yourself a question For Who? Men, or students, or work, or beginners, or introverts, etc. It will be easier to rank, especially when your website is new. Then you can diversify in the future.
Wish you all the best with your new niche.
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paulorob Premium
Thank you for your thorough response. This is very helpful.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Exciting!
Looks like you have a lot of things ready to go. You can use your posts and pages to promote your products in your fitness e-commerce store.

Health and fitness are always HOT niches.

We wish you the very best.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You are so very welcome.
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Well said @keytosuccess. I also suggest narrowing the niche down. It's to broad.

Good luck wkth your new niche
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Cyndes Premium
Not yet. I'm working on it. My website is up since Sept 7th.
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Samanwaya Premium
Make Money - Lesson 2 :
Question: I have a Print on Domain store with TEEPUBLIC, if I build a website with WA and send traffic there, will it help? Or should I try to build something else and add an affiliate link to Amazon or some bigger site? What do you suggest?
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jghwebbrand Premium
If I were in your situation,, I would buy a ,com website and build in in WA and then link to TEEpublic. Owning your website gives you more ranking opportunities and more freedom. A .com is your personal property. It looks like if you create a website withTEEpublic is it a website under their rules and control. Its probably a subdomain.

I did check on TEEpublic and found the following information:
On that note, we’re very excited to share these buttons we’ve made for you in a variety of sizes and colors to post on your personal website so that you can link your audience directly back to your shop (the hustle never stops).

This means you can own a .com in WA and link to TEEpublic.

Hope that helps.
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Samanwaya Premium
Thanks for the reply. It was really helpful Just wanted to add that I've already a domain bought from GoDaddy for this, can I use that domain for hosting through WA?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes you can have WA host it. the servers will need to be set in GoDaddy to point to WA hosting.
The following training should help you. We wish you much success.
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Samanwaya Premium
Thanks a ton.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.

Remember, WA is a helpful community so if you have any training questions, please ask at the end of each training lesson.

Here's to your continued success.
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Looking forward to success at wealthy affiliate
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