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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StarLight323 Premium
Hello, this is amazing and really easy to understand, thank you!
As I went through these steps, I noticed it asked me to install the additional plugins (Blossom themes), so it was a bit confusing. I don't know if this is explained in further lessons, but if you're like me, to click first and think later, I found a blog on this you can refer to, just to have a peace of mind that you did't do anything wrong :))
Hope it helps!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

First I note them down.

They are additions to your theme for it to function better however you do not have to install them. if you do and have noted them down you'd know what they are in case you don't like current theme and wanting to change it.
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That one ita okay
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for including the required plugins blog.
Yes many themes suggest additional plugins for activation based on the purpose of the theme. WooCommerce plugins are really not needed for Affiliate marketers because we do not handle the product or do any billing.

Glad you are enjoying the training and finding it easy to understand.
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JeLLaw Premium
Hello, I realized in lesson 2 there are no affiliate programs through Jaxxy for my Niche's. I found affiliate programs on my own however. Would I be able to use the affiliate programs I found on the websites I am building on WA, or do they all have to be through Jaxxy?
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JeLLaw Premium
I apologize, I am still learning how to use this website I put this question in the wrong place here!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the affiliate programs are just a suggestion. There is no problem with finding your own.
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jghwebbrand Premium
you can use the menu bar "promote" to find affiliate programs as well as a google search

your niche name + affiliate program + location
or your niche name + affiliate program

You are free to choose whatever affiliate program you want.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

No not applicable, you can choose what's relevant to your niche site from whatever sources your require.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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Its a great pleasure to be part of this great community of great minds, I look forward to learning from and working with great minds within the WA Community. I have issues watching the WA walkthrough video. Could not play it full from my end, I thought it was my internet problem but other youtube videos does play. please is there an alternative environment I can use to watch this video?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi ... Which browser are you using?

Kyle has some suggestions here on videos that do not play: Also, all the information that is in the videos is written in the text of the lessons so if all else fails, you can still read the information.

Good luck, Shannon
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may have ad blocker on your current browser you're wanting permit WA, or try a different browser.

You may also like to see below resource. You can try to empty browsers cache if may work.

Kindly let us know how you get on.
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@Jaz333 Thanks for your prompt response and support
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countrylife Premium
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See if it plays on your smartphone. Both Abie and Shannon got you covered. Hope you figure it out? Please reach out when needing help or a hand.
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not Sure
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hope you got your video to work.
Some members have also reported that the Safari browser works well if others don't.
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Such a great pleasure to have you with us. We're happy you chose to join our community, there're so many tool and exciting people wacting to help you


Enjoy.
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AngryRabbit Premium Plus
I want to do a niche about business. Starting my MBA soon and I own a brick and mortar business that pretty much runs itself. I want a niche on the lessons learnt studying an MBA or about how to get a business to run on autopilot, but I just don't know what exactly the niche would be.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

You can use Lifter LMS plugin on WordPress or view below resource https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/best-wordpress-lms-plugins-compared/

Further info

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

For example if you are in yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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Angell70 Premium
Hi David & ntmu & warm welcome my dear.
My honest advice is to go with your passions.
Think ab like this:

A niche you chose from your passions and decide to write and write and write and never stop writing
If for instance you like/love cooking and gardening then these are your passions, go for it.
Some of the eldest/expert people here told me that in order to succeed and in order for Google to see you as an authority you must have been writing at least 20 articles for just 1 passion, eg. cooking.
you may want to see this hope this will help you decide
many blessing to you
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jghwebbrand Premium
So delighted to meet you. We are excited you found WA.
I'm just curious would your existing Brick and Mortar store benefit from a website to reach more people?

As for your business idea: how about something like small online business entrepreneur.

Since you have unlimited usage of Jaaxy, the keyword tool (find at menubar Research, why not enter some ideas and see if they give you an idea of who to choose a narrow niche that resonates with you.

Have more questions, please ask.
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BFidalgo Premium
Hey guys. So my initial idea for a niche would be surfboards as it is my biggest interest and one of the things I understand more about. My biggest problem with it is that I know most surfboards are bought by talking directly and in person with the manufactures or through their websites as they are very specific and individual products. Also none of big platforms sell them.
Should I pursue this idea or maybe consider other routs?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out/ however more related to the products you are wanting to promote on your site.
For example basic surfboards for beginners is a niche subject.

I try run a search on google see who does surfboards affiliate programs, you can look up corporate businesses and see if they run such a program, you'd find them bottom of their main sites.

You may want to look at below resource
https://3hundrd.com/surfing-affiliate-programs

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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it seems like a pretty good micro niche. i think ,it worth a try .
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great to meet you. I really like your niche.

Because a niche works best when you focus on a group of people you want to help, how about something like surfing essentials for beginners to start with. Then as you gain a following you can expend th4e scope The website Abie referenced below has some affiliate ideas 3hundered dot com


A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

Why should you narrow your niche?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster.



Have more questions, just ask,

We wish you much success.
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BFidalgo Premium
Great to meet you!
I already found a narrower niche within my initial idea that I am happy with and have extensive experience and passion about it.
Thank you for reaching out to me!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Terrific
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That sounds like a great idea!
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