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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Piedpiper76 Premium
ok I hate that I'm one of those ppl that can't seem to figure out what niche they should choose but here I am. I originally had a niche picked out but once I got further into the training I realized that the niche I chose wasn't gonna be a feasible choice. I've already wrote my about me post on my website as it relates to my original niche so Im gonna have to go erase that and I've basically stopped going forward in my training until I can figure out what my niche is gonna be. Feeling very stuck. Need help
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi there,

A Niche should be specific, evergreen, profitable, a solution to a problem, and most importantly a passion you can live for.

What is it you are so passionate about? Something that you can turn into a lot of content that will fill your website with and attract visitors to your site.

Specific: Who is your targeted segment? Who will benefit from your site? Gender, age, occupation, etc.

Evergreen: it has an everlasting appeal to your audience/target market.

Profitable: this one is pretty self-explanatory.

A solution to a problem: You'd like to make sure your site can help your audience to address their problems.

Lastly, yes passion. Why? Because we will write a lot of content. It should be much easier when it starts with passion.

Probably these blog posts writen by Kyle and other WA members would spark an idea for you to choose your niche: To see if you can promote products or service in your chosen niche, try Kyle's trick by Googling: Your niche + affiliate programs.

All the best,
Ferra
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Don't worry, you can delete your website and start again.
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I’m not really stuck on a niches. I just found more interest in the boot camp. Any advice on if this a good direction to go in Without expertise also is there any one else who took this route and how are you finding it so far.
For me tho I hope to learn and tech to other like me as that Is what I have been searching for until now any advice welcomed thank you.
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EmakAmelia Premium
If you are following the Bootcamp Training (Make Money Online/MMO Niche), then realistically, it will take about 400 posts to really make a serious amount of income from it. If you are publishing 2-3 posts per week, then you can expect to start appearing on Page 1 of Google around months 3-6. This can vary of course based on your keyword research and your content quality etc.
The MMO niche is very competitive so you may want to choose the OEC training, your choice. It will generally take 3-6 months before you see any real ranking/income though. It takes a lot of continuous hard work to get there either way.
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MruGwilliam Premium
Must you sell stuffs(like from Amazon ect) before you can make money online?

It's possible for you to make money online by just creating a website that people can get informations(solutions) about their problems. Problems like" how do I make money online then" then you are been paid as a result of them visiting your site.

Pls, I really need an explanation on this.
Thanks for the help.
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JosephRebisz Premium
There are many companies out there to promote products for. That would be the OEC side of it. If you want to promote affiliate marketing, that would be the MMO niche, which is much more competitive. You may want to start with the OEC side and choose your own niche to promote products from other companies.
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Matambo Premium
I don’t think you can be paid for people just visiting your site
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JosephRebisz Premium
You can, but not until you get farther in training where you can add affiliate links to you website to sell other company's products. That's in level 3 of training.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - its possible to make money by using programs such as Google AdSense, where you get paid if people click on the ads on your site, but you would need a huge amount of visitors to make a decent income, and brand new sites are not accepted anyway.
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zeta3 Premium
yes it is called Biz op go to the training that says bootcamp.
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Hi All. I've just joined your community and just want to say hi. I am starting with the ffree account because I was not sure what this is all about but from my initial impression, it looks like something I would want to get into. Hope to talk to you more in the future.
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MisterWailor Premium
You will find out when you go through the lessons.
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Casimir77 Premium
Hi Cecile,
Congratulations and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
It does not matter where you start , the fact that you started is important, looking forward to your success.

Much Success
Marilyn
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thanks
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EmakAmelia Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂👋

WA is a platform that offers training for building a website for affiliate marketing.

The community here is very helpful. The support system is pretty awesome. We are happy to have you here with us.

I hope you enjoy the training. Watch the videos and do the tasks given. Give a check mark when you're done and click Next to get to the next lesson.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can address it in the discussion forum under each lesson or ask it in the Live chat.

Also, if you want to know how to navigate the platform, you can do so by clicking your profile picture and then click System Tour.

Wish you all the best.

Ferra
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Sure have a good start
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Hi there, I have an urgent question. I have a premium account with you since end of June. I registered with my email
My pc shut down, and now it is totally impossible to log in again;
Your system does not even allow to reset the pasword
I have 5 domain names, was working on the lasted one, buenosairesgourmet, and now I am stuck. Can you help
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