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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I understand for beginners we get one website to focus on a single niche. Realistically, how much can one expect to earn?

Best tips to picking out a niche that would be easy to work with?
Any niches to steer clear of?

Example of specific niche vs niche that’s too broad?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
There's no definitive answer to your question, as there are many elements to the equation; no two people or two niches are the same; it depends on the focused niche you choose, the content you write, the choice of keywords, and how well you understand the process. However, I have known folks to earn their first sale in two weeks, others in three months, and more so in a few more months.

I would go with passionate and genuinely interested in vs, profitable, trendy or in demand.

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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jghwebbrand Premium
It is possible to make 5 and 6 figures from one website n after it has aged. For that reason the best niche is one that you are very passionate about because if you are not you can burn out or get bored. You truly need something that excites you and you would like to help people with

Ideas to find a niche.
Do you have any hobbies? Sports? Problems you've solved? Problems you are looking to find solutions for? Products that are amazingly helpful? Something you talk a lot about? Something you wished you had learned earlier in life? Job skill? We see you are interested in a good niche. Since you will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.

How to narrow a niche down
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imbella Premium
You get 10 premium sites as a Premium member but ideally, you should focus on 1 until you get value out of it. The amount you can earn is hard to gauge since this is dependent on your work.

A vague niche is something broad such as cooking, fashion, and automobiles. A specific niche goes deeper such as baking for cooking, women's clothing for fashion, or RVs for automobiles. You can still go deeper and be more specific such as vegan baking for cooking, maternity clothing for women for fashion, or Class C motorhomes for RVs.

They say to narrow in on a niche to start off and then you can expand later. I also would prefer to do that, but this will totally be up to you.
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Darrenteed Premium
After watching the video for lesson 3, I am tinkering with an idea for a niche. Health and fitness is my passion but obviously quite broad. I’m trying to narrow it down to something like the single dad fitness life. As a single dad who works full time, it’s difficult to fit in all in sometimes so its a topic I’m definitely passionate about and can already think of like 20 topics to write about.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Workout or yoga exercises for single dads.

Sounds like this resonates with you.

That's awesome and solid, you may want to dive in doing the classes and start building content for your website.

For Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get
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jghwebbrand Premium
the single dad fitness life is a great idea. You will definitely get a following for that.
What you can do is brainstorm on all things that come to your mind and then start with one focus and then to the next. You can also see questions people ask at answersocrates.com
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NnurseBecca Premium
I like this idea:) health is very broad; you are right on the money there. The specific pocket you're aiming for also sounds even more evergreen. Kyle was talking about research slow and build fast. If you haven't nailed it down, I'd spend a few days researching and then just go for the gusto following our mentors here. Keep in mind it can always be edited after publication, but you can also reorganize everything before you go live with your ideas. You're going to get good feedback, so don't be shy. It's ok to even scrap and start from scratch at anytime, but do so early if you're still on the fence- I think it may save you time later. I'm not a guru, but these are educated guesses. Remember there is a learning curve with everything in life. Getting dad's fit seems very fitting. If I think of any good ideas, or if you'd like a guest blog ah lah Nurse Becca once you get a draft online, I'd be glad to and honored, really. Have faith in yourself, you got this.
Sincerely,
Nurse Becca
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Darrenteed Premium
For the Supplements Review site shown in the video, I think its a great idea but has the person running the site actually tested every single product listed on the site? Or does this person do research online for products and then sort of put it all together in one place on his/her site?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I would not know if they've done or not. However you may follow on below resource. While it is ideal to try everything beforehand, it is not feasible. So you You may research other peoples work however all content must be originally written in your own words.
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Darrenteed Premium
Thank you! That makes sense to me
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, and super welcome to WA.
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J-KWest Premium Plus
I'm not certain about that specific site either, but reviewing products is a lot easier as you become familiar with your niche. I certainly buy a lot of the products I review. If I can get a refund, even better, but that's not always the case, so I try to buy things I can also use.

But when you're familiar with your niche, say you're reviewing guitars and guitar equipment, for example, you don't need to own every guitar. You become familiar with particular brands, construction materials, design elements, etc.

You'll also find that you've run into certain things more times than you can count, and you'll learn what a majority of people have difficulty with and what they like and don't like. For example, all guitars under a certain price point might have something in common that people should be aware of, but maybe there's one brand or model that excels in that area for its price point.

Or, someone might want to know if a certain guitar is good for a particular style of music. Maybe they have large hands or small hands. Some guitars or amps are good in some situations and not for others, and so on...

These are all things you become familiar with as you learn your niche. Your experience and the information you have online will help you review products honestly and provide real value to your readers.
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jghwebbrand Premium
As an affiliate marketer with an online website it is impossible to buy and test every product you review and recommend. So you can do research and watch videos and read reviews (amazon has a lot of product reviews) Also the manufacturers site gives you a lot of insight.
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Crojas0823 Premium Plus
Hello Community,

I want to create a second website niche as my first one I felt was a little bit broad. I love and enjoy bodybuilding and I was thinking of creating a website about pre workout supplements.

Id like to help people (mostly beginners) make informed decisions based on what types of pre workout supplements there are, what they should know about them, how to choose, etc.

What do you guys think? Could this be viable or is it kinda broad? Thanks
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You can address bodybuilding pre-workout exercises for beginners and then promote products in relation to your focused niche website. Sounds great.

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.

And if so, I am ready to dive in. All the best to you going forward.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Your may want to start with a workout for a specific purpose - for example building muscle. Later you can expand that to include other purposes.

Make sure you start with informational posts. Answersocrates may give you some ideas of things people want to know if you need more ideas. Also doing a google search and check "people also ask" section.
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DennisM4 Premium
Niche a select bunch of people looking for things you got. I would try to think of how much content this would leave you writing about . How many categories you'll have to talk about just one supplement. From my prospective if you know a ton of things about just one supplement how much space are you gonna leave for all the rest that are out there.
For instance or example.my site is dennisautosupply.com this can be very broad but I re thought about what I wanted my specific group of people to know that this is where we begin with paint detail then goes into interior detail.then finishes to engine detail. Even though my website states supply it's not parts it's not accessories. Its all the stuff in between.( niche is not a product ). I'm still learning my self. You just have to ask yourself how passionate are you about body building. By using original content nothing copied or pasted. Coming souly from you and your heart. Remember your trying to gain trust with your group of people.once you can establish this, they will trust you to have other content to focus on.just like you have trusted me to give you a answer you didnt know you would be so happy to get. And I know that I'm not the only one that's gonna give you the advice your seeking to get. In fact you get so much help here. You'll want to complete your tasks and accomplish your goals. I hope this help you. Learning never stops EVER! Have a fantastic day
Dennis
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Crojas0823 Premium Plus
Thank you for your feedback! These are great questions to consider.
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Crojas0823 Premium Plus
Thank you for taking the time to give this amazing response! You made a really interesting point - "niche is not a product". I never looked at it that way!
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Crojas0823 Premium Plus
Good point! I need to see what people are asking. Thank you for your feedback! These responses were faster than I anticipated. Such an awesome community that I am a part of.
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DennisM4 Premium
Yes I made this same diagnosis. Right after I was told by Kyle that a niche is not a product it's a group of people interested in what you have ..
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DennisM4 Premium
Yes we all here want to see you succeed.just as you will when you know the answers to these and many more questions. That the newbies ask lol. Not kidding I'm a green horn still lol.
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J2PH Premium
Hello! I have 2 questions actually:

1. As I mentioned a few days ago, I have changed my niche from belly fat loss to clinical depression + treatments, but I already made a domain for belly fat loss. Would I need to create a new website? Because I do not know how to change that domain to something related to clinical depression.

2. I have been making a list of content to write for my niche, whilst also going through the WA training. But I wanted to know, should I just post informative, value-adding content (of course all the content will be value-adding) for my first few posts before promoting clinical depression products? I'm not sure how to go about it. Thank you!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, you should have a new website for Clinical depression. Each niche must have its own website.

2. Yes, most definitely create informational posts first. Even 15 - 20 can be a great idea. Let your audience know you are here to help not sell. Also the search engines like informational posts as well. It will help your site rank better.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You need to be a premium before you can apply the move feature found within your site manager as hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

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.

Resource
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EJMAC64 Premium Plus
I am a Newbie, I believe if you have Premium Plus, you can just create another one. I also changed mine and it allows you to create up to 50.
Does that help???
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