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 The SEO Framework, 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.

Also, the Kraken Image Optimization plugin is preinstalled with all websites here. This helps 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 speed, a better user experience, and better rankings in Google (and other search engines). 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 The SEO Framework (simply click Activate)
4. Delete the default Post, Pages and Comment (if they exist)


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First time I've ever heard the word "niche" enunciated correctly on the World Wide Web.

Everybody insists that it is "Nitch" when actually it is "Neesh".

It is used technically to express an organism's place within the ecosystem and a business'/industry's positioning within the economy. It is now used in marketing a great deal too, as the word fits rather nicely.
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jghwebbrand Premium
That is the Canadian pronunciation.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Thank you for posting.
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It was nice to hear the correct pronunciation. I’ve always said it as “Nish” not realizing it was a long E sound 😊
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jghwebbrand Premium
The pronunciation depends where you are from.
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lhyler Premium
Ooookay, so this is the part that I always struggle with. I started making my "landing page," which for whatever reason, WordPress does not call it that.

I am still not sure if the "Hello World," is finally gone. And, the theme that was suggested for my niche, has a band in the middle of the page that tells the name of the theme when I view the page. I can't tell if that is visible to only me, or to the public, but it looks like it is public.

I have never found WordPress especially easy to use. This is like my fifth try over the years.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Laura
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You can check trash in your posts tab for Hello World.

When you add content, this may go down as footer, You can try the URL in another browser to see, however most likely yes.
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Hi there.

So I'm very passionate about golf and want my niche to be golf clubs, helping my audience hit the ball more pure, straighter, more distance, etc.

I was curious if "golf clubs" is too broad or if it would be better to narrow that down to specifically drivers, or irons, or putters?

Any and all feedback/input is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Solid niche.

You ought to discuss an aspect of golf 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.

Starting out with a subcategory and once completely exhausted you can scale out.

See example blog post below 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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Thank you so much!! This is very helpful and greatly appreciated!
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Most welcome!
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Covers Premium
I personally don't believe that golf clubs is too broad because you can write articles to be even more specific. I'm not an expert like most of the community so lets what others think. I think its a great niche, I believe it was one of Kyle's examples in one of the beginning videos.
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Hair121 Premium
A great niche that can go off in so many directions so definitely if you have a passion for this subject.

You can cover so many areas and it’s very much a popular sport so it will help others.

All the best with your journey
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lhyler Premium
This sounds like a very interesting niche to get involved in! Good luck, and keep us posted!
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jghwebbrand Premium
I would not narrow it down. It is good as it is.

You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic. Resource for questions: answersocrates.com and google search "people also ask" section in search results page. Looks like you have some ideas already "helping my audience hit the ball more pure, straighter, more distance, etc."

Very nice niche,.
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JoshGodfrey1 Premium
Okay, I have been thinking about niches...

First idea is DJ controllers... Something I am interested in and quite popular.

Second idea... Home workout equipment, can have quite a few products on one website. Could also be divided by activity.

Third idea... Camping, specifically tents with option to grow in to accessories etc.

Any thoughts and feedback most welcome :)
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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.

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

Also as a niche is not a product vs a subject you would help people by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

You ought to discuss an aspect of workouts or camping to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience (that could be beginners or another group you have in mind).

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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FashionDr Premium
I would do the website on either the DJ equipment or the camping equipment because they are fresh and new ideas.

And if later on you still want to do one on home workout equipment I would do it on the supplements and the work it takes to keep up the muscle mass that you achieve working out.

That is my suggest, I really don't see anything on DJ equipment and since that is your primary interest and passion if you will I would start with that one.

I would learn a lot of information on the subject because that will help you out with writing the content for the site then. You don't need to be an expert but you do have to be willing to learn about it so you can become an expert.

That is the fun of doing this business you learn as you go. Spreading your wings and broadening your horizons all at the same time.

I hope this helps you out and if you do need any help let me know and I will do my best in helping you out.

Best wishes
Mary
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jghwebbrand Premium
All 3 of those would work as an individual niche website.

Which of the 3 do you know the most information about and its related problems so you could help people. You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic. Resource for questions: answersocrates.com and google search "people also ask" section in search results page.

Choose the one you are most passionate about and having experience can be a real plus. Also thinking of its future and how it changes would give a long term growing website.
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JoshGodfrey1 Premium
Thanks so much for taking the time come back to me with such a thorough answer. Glad to hear I have grabbed the idea of a niche and will consider what you've said to progress my thinking!
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JoshGodfrey1 Premium
HI Mary, thanks so much for your response. The feedback is so helpful in growing confidence with ideas. I will consider what I enjoy the most and make a final choice!

I hope your endeavours are going well :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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FashionDr Premium
I would like some input about my niche. I was thinking about working with clothes for men, women, and children also including babies too.

I understand that this is such a broad niche but my nickname is the Fashion Police because I have work with my dad and my husband. I help pick out their clothes and match them accordingly all the way down to the socks and shoes.

This is my passion is to help people with their clothes and they can make several outfits out of one because I have done it already.

I would like thoughts on this. Thank you in advance for your help on this.

Mary
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TheAbie Premium Plus
It needs be niched down to one subcategory starting out to a specific audience. and once totally exhausted you can scale out. All the best to you going forward.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Sounds like you like to mix and match and get the most use out of an outfit.

So could you write several posts (100 and more) that would not be product specific but how to choose and match etc. Your website would have to stand out as different than going to a online store. If you can come up with a way to do this it can work.
You can do a google search and see what questions people have about fashion and your ideas. Your informational posts can answer those questions. Not sure how it will rank. Your purpose and help will need to stand out..
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