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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Jeffreybs Premium
Even though Amazon is a big name for beginners you really need a huge amount of traffic to earn a substantial income from them, they pay only 4-6% which is very low commissions.

I recommend everyone do a search with your niche high paying affiliate programs to find the programs in your niche that is going to be worth promoting if you are interested in earning more than some extra money now and then

Jeff
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bigbrains Premium
Thanks Jeff I agree with you! Amazon has a very low commission rate. Thanks for the great tips!
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megawinner Premium
Thank you for the heads up!
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Jeffreybs Premium
Thank You
I appreciate you commenting, I just dislike people wasting their time with Amazon. They are always changing their associate commissions and rules almost daily, and when you are the new website online getting their required sales is a real challenge

Jeff
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bigbrains Premium
Ah. Something I didn't know about Amazon. Changing there rules almost daily. Gotta try new things sometimes right.
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Jeffreybs Premium
I just am trying to help members here from making the mistakes I did when I was in your shoes
Jeff
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megawinner Premium
True! Thanks again. Great job!
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Jeffreybs Premium
Thank You,
I have faith in all of you
Jeff
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Jeffreybs Premium
What Amazon will do is send their associates changes as they change the rules, I was exaggerating about it being every day but it is very often and that is why many people can't keep straight Amazon Associates policies

Jeff
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Hey Kyle, I am in a tizzie, I can't get back to my level 3 training. Somewhere I made a boo, boo, and I am being asked to upgrade yet once again before I can share with you what happened with a ticket on the help page. i am trapped in on another trial page. CAN YOU HELP ME?
I should be at...
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Jeffreybs Premium
Choosing your niche

Avoid over-thinking too much by starting a list of what you love to do and what you know about right now, you more likely have hobbies and interests you have been pursuing for years that other people also will have an interest in and this would be an awesome niche to choose

Jeff
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Hi everyone,
I have a quick question. I picked up a wP plugin a few months ago. It is for a travel site. Will it work on this platform? And can we add other plugins? For example, I have a texting plugin, that I can use to text my clients and let them know about special deals coming up. Can I use this plugin on this platform?
Thank you, anyone that is able to answer this question.
Lisa
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merlynmac Premium
You should be able to use virtually any WP-based plugin but I think you need to be a premium member. Otherwise you're limited to a select few like with the themes.
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Good luck madam
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Thank you Thirudevil14! Best wishes!!!
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michaelw777 Premium
Well; first things first; it would be nice to know what the Plug In is? But, on the safe side. I would contact Site Support; in Websites near the bottom and ask them. You can do that or not? As you want? But, I suggest you ask Site Support.
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mday849 Premium
Yes the WP plug in will work just upload the zip file.
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Sweet! Thanks Mike!
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Hi michaelw777,
Thank you ever so much. I believe I have gotten an answer, but you pointed to me a new resource for help! Much appreciated!
Lisa
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Jeffreybs Premium
Wall decor can be a very good niche but have you used Jaaxy to research the demand of this niche, and is this going to be a topic you love enough to be motivated to pursue day after day.

I am not trying to discourage you, I am only trying to help you find out if this really is the best niche for you

Jeff
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