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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kimc365 Premium
Question on this lesson 9 - Understanding Keywords, The Star of Your Content

Hello Kyle, thanks for the lesson.
On your Jaaxy dashboard, once you type the 'key word' and search, you get results on AVG, Traffic, QSR, SEO - all the data are listed.
But on my Jaaxy dashboard, once entered the key word, the results are not opened, unless I open manually one by one (QSR,SEO, etc) - see the attached figure.
What can I do to have all the data opened ?
Thank you
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michaelw777 Premium
I don't think you can open all the data. But, I am not sure? But, if you want to try with this? I hope this helps? Try Alphabet Soup; if you want to? If that doesn't work. You may have to open each Keyword separately. I am not sure? But, hope this helps?
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mikebeatty Premium
Click "get QSR" under the KQI column
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michaelw777 Premium
Everything looks Great here. But, if anyone has any further questions? Don't be afraid to ask.
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kimc365 Premium
Thanks Michael,
I have tried with alphabet soup, I got the same result.
I have to open each keyword separately.
Regards
Charles
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kimc365 Premium
Thank you, this is manual. I have to do it for every keyword
Charles
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michaelw777 Premium
Well, if everyone is happy? Cool. If anyone has a question? Don't be afraid to ask.
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GarryJam Premium
Click on all of them. I'm certain your finger can manage and each click is free. Get QSR, get QSR.

Sorry, I'm being stupid as usual. It gets me into trouble sometimes.
I'm sure you have sorted it all out by now.
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I dont understand this site
How can I be making money on it?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - we are given the Lite version of Jaaxy, which means you have to click to see the results. You would have to pay extra for an upgraded version which does this automatically.
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GarryJam Premium
There is a lot of preparation to be done first...

Then you write about something and recommend a product with a link.

If a visitor clicks your link and then buys something, you get a commission.

The estimated time it takes to get to that point is 3 months minimum if you work hard. There is a lot to learn. You need passion commitment and some money to survive on till you get there.

If God put it on your heart to do this, ask Him for help, you'll be surprised.
All the best,
Garry.
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kimc365 Premium
Ok, I see now. Thanks a lot
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vaporwix Premium
I am having a very difficult time with Wealthy Affiliate training. I am at step 7-About me page. and I am experiencing major writer's block because my niche is Pet Care but I don't know to write. I cannot write about a product that I don't yet know what it is. Pet Care is a very broad subject and I can't write about pet health and then sell a pet toy. I can't write about dog food and then try to sell a dog house. If I were trying to sell a complete site with all of the pet products or at least a few, I could generalize my about page. I had the same problem with the title and description of my site. I just left the description blank because I don't have a product yet. How is this possible without knowing what you are going to be selling?

I am about done! I cannot handle the frustration!
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chender684 Premium
Your about me page is about you. Write about you.
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suzieq Premium
Hi Wendy,
OK, take a breath. It's ok. This is what the training is for.
Why did you pick pet care? Is it because you love pets and want to share advice and products that would benefit the owners?
What I recommend is giving yourself a narrower focus to start. Concentrate on a smaller sub-niche, like senior dog health. Start writing about what senior dogs struggle with, and then you'll find products that can relieve those symptoms. Like supportive beds, senior dog food, etc. You'll find that you will attract more traffic with a narrower niche to start.
You can begin to expand with other pets and such later on when your site is more established. You have lots of space to expand with "pet care".
As for your "about me" page, talk a little about yourself and what led you to pick this topic. Do you have any pet stories you can share?
It doesn't have to be long. Just an introduction so your visitors know you're a real person.
I hope this helps. Message me if you need more help.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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psalisbury1 Premium
Hi Wendy, take it easy. You can do this. Important to remember that . If you are passionate about Pet Care writing will fall into place naturally. You are to provide helpful information on your website about Pet Care. Do not worry about the products right now. We want to get your website ranked with Google, and you will do that by writing naturally about your passion, taking care of pets. YOU CAN DO THIS...

Phil
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vaporwix Premium
I am not that intersting
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vaporwix Premium
Thank you Suzanne. Your insight does help.
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vaporwix Premium
Thank you Phil.
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AnisChity Premium
Is the niche you choose something that interests you? If not you should rethink it.
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Hi All. A new Member sent me her link, I immediately was very impressed.. but my question is.
Can one stay as a free member and have any success?
I can’t become premium for several reason, Although I think the training material alone could be worth it.

Wish I could but can’t, not right now. I also I would need to see revenue of some sort even if it’s a few dollars or credits. Anyone made revenue as a free account?
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TheCatherine Premium
Yes people have done it but is a great deal harder and you have to work harder and be a better researcher because you don't have access to most of the site
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psalisbury1 Premium
Yes, you can pay for your membership by posting comments, check this out
https://myresidualincomefromhome.com/wealthy-affiliate-free-membership-cost-0-00/

Phil
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Ayo fam, kudos to kyle and the entire WA team for making Affiliate marketing look easy, could never get a broad picture at varsity. Could be of great help though, to the less priviledge who cant access the internet, if WA could allow its users to download some tutoriel vids in hopes to spread it further. Would be a step further for WA, or am i wrong? 🤔

Zincerely ya Frenchboi with a bit of crème brûlée on Zzzz side 😁
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Hi everyone I have a niche, I also think I have a name for website. I am just going through the training to brush up on my skills. Would you continue to brushing up on your skills or get stuck in and build the website. I am an author at heart. and would i still be able to join in the discussions as my ability to ask questions ends in a days time.thanks
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makmrkt Premium
Welcome to WA. If you have a short time, that does not matter. You will still have some access to WA. I would recommend that you upgrade to Premium and take advantage of the wealth of information here. Peace,Mark.
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nicktheory Premium
If I understand correctly, you want to know if you should do this training or just make the website.

You can train and make a website at the same time. You should be able to find lots of people able to answer your questions here.
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psalisbury1 Premium
Hello Mrs Gibb, and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You can do both, that is what I did. I would train, then pause and add it to my website.


I suggest you go Premium though, then you have access to ALL the trainings!

Phil
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Jeffreybs Premium
Would the free tools on WA be worth you being a paid member, and if not there really isn't a reason for you to upgrade unless you want to stay in the community for networking if you don't really need the training here

Jeff
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Hi ☝
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