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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hello .just to bring clarity. all you need to succeed here is your internet connection, watching the videos/ lessons and starting. this is for the starter account. no money needed and no country restrictions? and what does WA benefit from a starter. this community is so kind and there's a lot to learn that I find it too hard to believe that WA wants nothing in return. so whats the catch?
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There's no catch!! That's what they do. We're all here to help you in any way we can getting started and continuing forward.
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wow. so there are good people out there in the world. lol
thank you @JosephRebisz
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Investment of $49,per month for all tools is fair price,with all priceless support and encouragement from team.
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My niche is college admissions. Helping students and stressed-out parents of college-bound teens navigate the college admissions maze and financial aid puzzle. I also help other IECs improve their business processes and develop personalized automated systems to efficiently deploy marketing campaigns and the onboarding of new clients and the retention of current clients. What are your thoughts or ideas for my niche?
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DValentine Premium
Robert - I'm a little confused.
Is your niche helping college admissions or helping IECs?
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rweinert81 Premium
I help families with college admissions and I also help other IECs develop their business.
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jjharrison Premium
Still trying to come up with my niche. I've been in education for all my life (music in particular) so I am passionate about that but I also love RC Vehicles or drones, video games, & fitness. So I feel like I'm all over the place.

Recommendations on how to narrow down products or services within education?? Thanks for the help!
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Nice
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tracydawn Premium
These are all really great niches'. I was looking at your profile and it seems to me that you are very passionate about music. You are a teacher. Do what you love... Remember you will be writing a lot, so be sure it's something that will motivate you to work every day.
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jjharrison Premium
Definitely think I am going to do music instruments for band programs rather it's through rental programs or purchasing online! Living in Alabama there are so many rural areas where it is difficult to find instruments for band programs. There are only a select few music companies in the state and while some of them are great, they can drive the market up on the instruments. Just want to help people find other options!
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tracydawn Premium
Sounds great! I know you will do very well. Wishing you the best!
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jjharrison Premium
Thank you!
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tracydawn Premium
You bet. : )
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TDenise Premium
I think once you get one niche site working, you can move onto others. In the beginning, it’s best to focus on one, but later, you can branch out. I’d recommend you start with the one that you’re most passionate about because both, drones and instruments have lots of monetization options.
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jjharrison Premium
That is my plan! I am going to focus on instruments first because I am immersed in it now and see it as a need for band directors in rural areas like myself. If I continue to have trouble finding affordable instruments for my band students I am not the only one!

I am just excited to know I have others in mind when I was lost when I was trying to come up with a niche in the first place.
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TDenise Premium
That sounds like a great plan.
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LouiseT1 Premium
When i visit my site its only showing my home page which is my About Me but not showing my Privacy Policy. It's there when i click on Page through the Dashboard menu bar but not on my site. It's showing that's it published. Im about to start Lesson 8 which is creating menus. Please help
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
For your privacy policy to be seen you just need to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on "menu", you need to create a menu where you want your privacy policy to be shown.

Since it's a page, click on page, you'll see it, and just add it to the menu you just created.

Hope this helps
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cbmercado Premium
You have to go to Appearance> Menus and add any additional pages and posts there.
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LouiseT1 Premium
Thank you that definitely helps
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LouiseT1 Premium
Awesome and thank you
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Gimitrix Premium
My first question.
If I decide to use Amazon as the Affiliate program. How do they pay their affiliates. I am based in South Africa and just wondering will the send me a cheque or pay me via PayPal or Bank Wire?
Might be a stupid question, but just a thought.
Probably most affiliate programs work similar?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

First of all, there is no such thing as a stupid question here at WA. Your question is valid.

In terms of payment from Amazon if you are becoming an Amazon Associate, you could do Payoneer or Check.

Here is the link to the training: Also, this is a blog from a South African member that might be helpful for you: You can also contact successful South African here so you can get a better answer to your question.

All the best,
Ferra
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megawinner Premium
No worries. Profits earned from Amazon's affiliate program are paid approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month. Payments can be made by direct deposit, by check or via Amazon gift card.
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