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 The SEO Framework, 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.

Also, the Kraken Image Optimization plugin is preinstalled with all websites here. This helps 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 speed, a better user experience, and better rankings in Google (and other search engines). 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 The SEO Framework (simply click Activate)
4. Delete the default Post, Pages and Comment (if they exist)


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Canadiens99 Premium
I am just wondering, it is good to have a low QSR but if the traffic is only 2 hits per month if ranked number one, then is that still a good keyword topic? Ideally are we not looking for high traffic numbers that have lower QSR numbers, but still need traffic right? A low QSR without much traffic, is that still good?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better. Starter sites SEO greater than 95.


https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

For your choice of keywords, always do an incognito search on Google before settling on a keyword, to see who appears in the top 3 positions.

Or you may do in Jaaxy tool search analysis

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/serp-analysis

Tutorials


. https://my.jaaxy.com/training Your found target keywords go in the title of your post and again in first or second paragraph then write freely. Some include them towards a conclusion if it conveys a message. I'd also make sure they are grammatically correct.

Sometimes keywords may not currently have potential however this may change in the future dependent context, you may want to keep it in a list and see its progress if you believe it may become a keyword goldmine.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - most people will tell you to aim for a keyword that has traffic over 30, but that's not necessarily the case. The results in Jaaxy are based on historical data and can change at any time.

And remember, eventually you will have hundreds of posts on your website, some will bring lots of traffic, some won't, there is no specific formula that will definitely guarantee results.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It all depends upon what other keyword options you have.
But the ideal is avg greater than 30 seaarches; QSR less than 50 for a new site and SEO greater than 94 for a new site. Can you rephrase your title for something better? Are you starting with information posts about your niche?
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Canadiens99 Premium
Hi everyone, I have narrowed my Niche down to 2 categories and some sub categories to go with them, I would appreciate a lot if anyone could help with what ideas may be more lucrative, easier to maintain and design, and maybe just a good start for a beginner? Here they are:

1. Investing : Day trading : tools and techniques, basically probably referring them to someones e-course on trading strategies.
2. Self Help : Becoming authentic self : This would be referring books, audio books, and of course e-courses on self help.

I would appreciate any and all help and suggestions or just advice, I am so new and a little bit of a fish out of water here.

Thanks
Eric
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I would go with passionate and genuinely interested in vs profitable or demanding.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

You ought to discuss an aspect of a niche subject to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience. You are essentially in the business of helping your audience address their issues in your posts.

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Both are great however, which one would you know the most in terms of knowledge and the know how.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer. Thank you for your notes.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as regards your first option, this falls under what Google calls a "your money or your life" niche.

In other words, your financial advice could affect somebody's life for better or worse.

And, as such, you need to show you have professional career experience or qualifications in the subject.

So, if this is not the case, then it is not a good idea to pursue this niche, you won't see any success.
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Canadiens99 Premium
Thank you, I feel strongly now that self help will be my niche.
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Canadiens99 Premium
Thank you, you make a good point, and feel strongly that self help will be my niche, it is my passion, and I already know a lot of good books and programs to recommend.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome and so happy for you.

Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
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jghwebbrand Premium
They both would work well. And basically the one you are most passionate will be the one to go with because you will be inspirited on with different ways to help people. You will be writing original content and content will flow easiest for the one you are most passionate about. The more you know and have experience with it also helps because you know how to solve related problems and present ideas.
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I am very much interested in helping women especially stay at home mums get access to information about parenting, how to deal with abuse, how to earn, etc. I would love to like create a community where mums can be themselves . Stuck on how to narrow this down to a niche
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Parenting is a great niche however broad you may want to start with an aspect of parenting to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.

Abuse sounds like a great subject niche.

Example
Abuse prevention for teens.

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.
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Thanks for this
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I was thinking more of writing content for stay at home mums on how to just live a better life as opposed to just being stuck at home without dreams. Topics like hownto deal with an abusive partner , what to do of your child rebels instructons , ? I want them to read the content and not feel alone but most importantly I want to give them a place to sshre their thought and feelings via comments
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
It sounds more like relationships vs parenting which is two separate niches. The more focused your blog is starting out the better chance it has to make a success. Also knowing your target audience well is super plus, then you can address the questions they are asking adequately.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
And you're very welcome!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA.
We see you want to help women and you have listed a few ways. How about choosing one of those topics to start with. For example. Helping moms deal with abuse because even that is a broad topic. This will be challenging. Maybe you can also take advantage of many community resources available to help.
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DMoneyOG Premium
Great goals, lord knows we could use more people really helping
people, Evan as a business prospective.
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Great job
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Matt44000 Premium Plus
Start with a basic idea, like the sort of thing you've said above, and the niche should evolve itself. I would think there's lots of people on here who start out with one sort of niche and it moulds into something a bit different. Sites take on a life of their own
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Thanks alot for these
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I really appreciate the feedback. I would go back to the drawing board to niche down
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My target audience are mums (90% state at home mums, 10% working class mums). My major goal for them is help them access information that would grant them a good mental health.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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mtydingco92 Premium
I have a question about the make money process:

If a customer clicks on your affiliate link on a certain product, it takes them to, for example, Amazon. They put that item in their cart, but they buy more things on Amazon. My question is, do you get commission on the whole cart? Or just that one specific item?
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jghwebbrand Premium
You get the commission for the whole cart.
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mtydingco92 Premium
Tysm for confirming that for me! I really appreciate it.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
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Tony56pt Premium
As long as they are using your link to buy. It does not matter how many things they buy at once.
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jghwebbrand Premium
That is absolutely correct.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You do if they click your link within a 24 hour cookie time period.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, you're very welcome!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Cookie time length varies by affiliate program.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Normally it would be wise to follow up on programs terms and conditions and to always abide by them.
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RiazB Premium
I am premium member of wealthy affiliate. I have been promoting Clickbank and Digistore24 products on wp content pilot pro automatic plugin, so the question is “ whether the
WA blog brings content articles itself or I have to write my
blog post myself?
Secondly, who pays the commission for the sales?

I must concede that Wealthy Affiliate is theeeee best place
for learning.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Riaz B
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The programs you are associated with and in relevance to their payouts terms and conditions. Each programs is different you need follow up individually.

You can indeed add content to your website addressing issues in relation to a focused niche subject.

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

WA blog posts are more related to publishing to the WA community vs your visitors.
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RiazB Premium
Thank you Abie for your response. Kindly reply me on
1. Is WA is only a trading centre?
2. Is WA a market place
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RiazB Premium
I meant to ask “ is WA only a training centre and not a market place”.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Neither.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the plugin you are using will simply import other people's content onto your website and this will not be successful unless you are prepared to pay for traffic.

If you wish to attract free, organic traffic to your website, you have to write your own original articles, nothing copied and pasted.

The commission is paid by the affiliate programs you are promoting.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We are excited to read that you really like WA. We do too.
When it comes to content on your website, creating content is something you must do. So if you haven't already pic a targeted group of people you wish to help and then write your content to help them. If you need help with content writing keep following the training. You can also do a menu bar search using the spyglass "how to write content" . They are some menu bar classes tab look for the diamond. Ad there are some templates you can use at this link.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content/templates

When it comes to getting paid your commission will come from the affiliate program whos product links you are using. Your product links have a unique code in them and when people click and buy the affiliate program tracks your sales and pays according to the terms and agreement you read and agreed to when signing up with them.

We wish you well.
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