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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I’ve now completed all my lectures and course training for level 1 which was ten courses . In order to get to level 2 WealthyAffiliate wants people to join their service as in a paid service that has benefits like putting more in your website , thousands of classes of training and research keywords which makes the highest result everyone is searching to the lowest results people are searching . A starter is non pay and you already get a minimum of thirty searches , premium gets unlimited or until you cancel for searches . The premium starts out as 19 dollars and after the month is over if you decide you want to continue its $49 and doesn’t raise after that even after your done with all the other training levels. Their are seventy total but only 10 for a starter as in courses that have videos in them explaining instructions .

I need to ask the question though before I join what can I do on the website can I make a video of me playing piano as a demo for work on the website of my own domain ? Can I teach piano on the website as give live classes? Or just video? Is their a option where I can get people to pay from watching my video of a teaching? These questions need to be asked before I think about joining
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Scott & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good questions and all questions are good ones here!

Sounds like you want to build your own website & on-line biz and need further information about WA Premium -- here's a post by Kyle, WA, Co-Owner on all the benefits and advantages for your consideration ...

All the best to you, cheerio ... :)
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allancurtis Premium
Once you go Premium you can have up to 25 websites (domains) for your specific niches.
On each site you can post links to your video content stored on YouTube, and Audio files on Soundcloud, or other sites.
Due to the size of these files they can not be uploaded to the WA Server.
You can use plugins to control access to certain pages and videos ...
The first month is only $19 ... in that time you will have a chance to work on configuring your site!
Allan
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valbord Premium
Hi, I have some ideas concerning the niche. But to get started, I'd like to do one of these 2 options:
1- health and weight loss for moms and women over 40
2- Parenting: practical tips for busy moms to help them organize their family life
What do you think? is it too general?

Thank you all for your advice and suggestions.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - health is one of the top three niches, and therefore very competitive. You would really need to have a very narrow niche to be seen as an authority in this subject, and preferably a related professional qualification.

Organizing for busy families is a great idea, particularly if you have experience in this, and the readers can relate to you.
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allancurtis Premium
These are both good niches, although very competitive ... are there specific topics within these you could focus on?

Rather than Health and Weight Loss you might consider ... 'Weight Loss for Mom's over 40' or 'Weight Loss for Diabetics over 40' ... something like that.

Parenting is a huge topic ... narrow it down ... Parenting of ADHD, Parenting Preschoolers, Teenagers, etc.

The most important thing to think of ... what would people type into Google search to access what I am offering ...

If they type parenting ... Google will return 388 Million sites (try it ... the number of sites appears at the top of the browser under the search bar) If you search Parenting ADHD Kids it returns 37 million (1//10 the number) ... this is your competition!
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Palatia Premium
Those are both good. I'm not sure which would be better honestly. You could do some searches in Google and play around with Jaaxy for keywords and see what the competition looks like. But more than that, which one is something you could write about for months or years? Which are you passionate about?
Paula
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valbord Premium
Thank you Paula, I could write about both honestly because this has been my life for the past years.
I gained between 50 and 60 pounds for each of my 4 pregnancies and managed to lose them all after each so yes I can write about it.
with 4 kids, different ages, I had to improve my personal organization, so this one could help other Moms as well.
maybe I could combine both?
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valbord Premium
wow... I get it Allan Curtis.... research, research, research this is the key.
Thank you, I'll proceed as you said and try to refine better.
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valbord Premium
DianeScorpio, you're totally right. health& weight loss is really huge. I'll do more research. thank you
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nahlinder Premium
Hi,
I'm trying to choose my niche but I get about a thousand ideas and can't decide what to go for.
Is there any way I can search for a few different ideas and get a bit of insight on what might be more popular than the other?

I was thinking about choosing camera bags, do you think this would be a good choice?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the most popular niches are health, love/romance and money. However, that makes them more competitive. Any niche can be successful if you apply enough time and effort to it. Remember, you will be writing a lot of content on your chosen niche, so it should be something you are genuinely interested in.
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ManojV1 Premium
Camera bags may be a bit narrow for a niche. But first, let me explain the main criteria that I look for in a niche:

1. It must not be too narrow but should be broad enough to enable the creation of enough content, at least a hundred posts before scaling up further.
2. The niche should be such that there are enough products to promote, preferably with prices above $50. Commissions are usually in percentages, as an example a %5 commission will give you $2.50 as commission per item sold. So it makes sense for product prices to be high but not so high that there are only a few sales.
3. Must not be extremely competitive. A general niche like finance will put your site up for stiff competition from the big authoritative sites.

Instead of only writing about camera bags, you could create a site about camera accessories. This will give you enough leverage to write about other topics when you have written enough about camera bags.

Not saying that you have to write only about camera bags, you can also write about lenses, filters, tripod stands...there will be so many interesting things to write about then and your readers will also enjoy visiting your site.

Hope that makes sense. If you have any more doubts please feel free to ask. :-)
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johnheath727 Premium
I have no wisdom to give ,because I am in the same boat, Good Luck with your search and God help me with mine lol
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AnnaKu Premium
Hi, I have a question regarding free domain- I was told that using .com domains is the best in terms of SEO. I always thought that any free domains with unusual suffixes (like siterubix.com, .coach, .zoom etc.) would automatically loose with .com, .net and .org domains in Google searches.
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feigner Premium
there is a little advantage using a com but it is more about relevancy nowadays for google and getting the most relevant search results in front of the searcher.
so if your content is very relevant then you will still beat a com.
start your journey here with a siterubix ( you can move all of your cotent to a domain you host here at any time with the move button) and upgrade whenever you are ready.
FYI a siterubix is a subdomain rather than a domain.
and i have subdomains ranking on page 1 of google so again there are no problems with that - it is down to the content.
have fun Anna
phil
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AnnaKu Premium
Thank you! That's very useful.
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DCW2000S Premium
Anna, if you have the option to get your own domain then do it.
If you want to build a siterubix.com blog for simply practicing your writing or working on your website creation skills then fine, but why build a website and have to move it.

I have been doing this for a number of years and one thing I know for certain. Problems can arise at a moments notice. Why even give trouble an invitation? If you don't have to do it then don't

Great content or not, a real domain name is most likely going to do better in the long run, maybe you can get traffic to a siterubix domain? I won't say that's not possible, but what site would you rather go to yourself?

mywebsite.com or siterubix.com Your website is your brand and the first thing that customers will see and make a mental impression of. Like the old saying, "First Impressions are lastiing"

Make a good first impression!
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AnnaKu Premium
Hi, so I have ideas for two niches but not sure which one to start with as I'm equally passionate about both. The first one is about creating a passive income stream for working mums e.g. through affiliate marketing. The second is about healing your autoimmune condition with food. In both cases I was thinking of including a blog recording my journey to health/wealth (it rhymes!). I would also include affiliate links to programmes, courses, websites etc which I've used and which helped andd people I found inspirational. What do you think?
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JKulk1 Premium
Both sound great, but the second one sounds like it might be your passion. Jim
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Anna & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Super question and all questions are good ones here!

Any niche can be a successful, it just depends upon you as the on-line biz owner of how you work with it to scale ... both topics sound fine and it's truly up to you as you're the one who would need to write in-depth about it extensively to get to success.

A suggestion might be to consider your intended audience and look at it from their points of view in terms of what they would find the most helpful ....

All the very best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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