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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Kendra14 Premium
Hey, so I have a candle business with a website up and running. Am I supposed to have my niche based around candles? I feel if I do that, I will be promoting the candles of another company. And if I picked a different niche to promote on my website like lets say nail polish... would that look weird to the customers shopping on my website. I feel like the niche and my business website have to go hand-and- hand, but there isn't a real way to do that without promoting some other companies candles.
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siamjerry Premium
You are right, your business website is your niche. I truly hope this is what you wanted. You will be promoting candles from another company, but you should do so as an affiliate to that company. That is the basics of affiliate marketing.
Once you have chosen candles, stay away from promoting other products like nail polish, so as to not confuse your audience. The principle here is one website, one niche only.
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Kendra14 Premium
Thanks so much that helps me. In my candle business, I make and sell my candles on my website to customers. So this niche thing for me would pretty much have to be a whole new business and new website.
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TheBobbyD Premium
Yes, if you have another niche different from you candle business, then it is best to start a new website for that niche.

However, on your candle website you can look for items to promote that go along with candles, like candle holders, or table runners that you set candles on, just think accessories, and promote those on your candle site, if you don't already.

Good luck.

BobbyD
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seanbennick Premium
Kendra, you can also add a store and sell your own candles through the Affiliate website if it's separate. If it's the same site, then keep the Affiliate links to your blog portion and make sure to sprinkle your own products in there as well. Think of the Affiliate Revenue as bonus money or drop shipping.
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megawinner Premium
You may promote yours. However the challenge is how do you send the candles around the world. Whereas if it i another candles through Affliate program, you only have to write content on these candles and if your redersbuy from your site, you will get commissions. You do not to worry about shipping, and all that.
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seanbennick Premium
Megawinner has a point. There are plugins that can show different content based on your location. I would use one of these and push your own products to the markets where you are able to ship.

I've used this one previously for a client. I recommend the pro version.

https://geotargetingwp.com/
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I want a mentor to give me samples of niche
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megawinner Premium
A sample of a niche is Fitness Training. Now you may want to norrow it you may want to go to the exercise training. In the gym there are types of exercises using equipment, They are aerobic activity and training, strength training, balance training and flexibility training. So if you choose. Fitness training Exercises you would have many options to go to equipmentor accessories. Those are your niche.

Niche is a specific topic of your choice. You should think of a niche that would earn you money through commission not only about what you are most passionate about and most interested in.
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Hi all. I would like my niche to be The young teaching the old))
Would love to have the most simple website in good ol plain English to guide our elders through , if possible have volunteers of youngsters helping over the phone , possibly making some pennies whilst helping , is this totally impossible.am I way off key . I know trust ,data protection & all that would have to be super secure .
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Sounds good
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acrinym Premium
This is really a good niche! I like the idea. :)
Once you get your website going, you could add several wordpress plugins to set this up pretty fast.
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Ty however I can’t even log in , so feel like giving up as help only seems available if yr premium so disappointing
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Dwayne20 Premium
On the task that instructs you to join a discussion, what do you do if no one is around at that time to move forward. With people on different time zones how can I move on to my next lesson. Also about a comment for at lease two people, how do I approach this?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Greet new members or give your comment on members blog posts on WA dashboard.
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AbieAJ Premium
There's always someone to respond to your questions 24/7. Can you please elaborate on your last sentence, thanks.
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megawinner Premium
Do not worry about time differences. Just join live chat, comment on blogs here at WA community or websites.
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Robertstarli Premium
hi my question is this. i am still in the training process. i have had alot go on in the past month (family stuff) but i am back and ready to go . Question is can i log out while in training and not loose my website i just got up and kind of going?
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MedeciaA Premium
yes your training is always there for you to continue
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TheBobbyD Premium
If you have built and published a website it will still be there.

BobbyD
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MedeciaA Premium
thats true
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megawinner Premium
Yes, and I do that sometimes.
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msabundance Premium
Hello all,

My niche is FI (Financial Independence) or FIRE (Financial Independent Retire Early). I want my content to be about the various side hustles to help you get additional income to achieve FI.

I do feel that promoting WA is one of the side hustles.

So my question is, should I focus on completing the Online Entrepreneur Cert or should I just do the BootCamp?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Based on the niche you choose, that means you're going to do an MMO (make money online) site, so the Bootcamp training is for you.
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msabundance Premium
Thanks for the quick response. will do.
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