OK, awesome. You now have your target audience, in other words, the direction for your brand chosen. That is great and don't worry about this not being "perfect" at this point, as you move forward the pieces of the puzzle are going to come together.

Starting with a big PIECE today, your website. We are going to be taking our brand/audience idea and building out a website.

Building a Website Ain't Scary, It's FUN!

Building a website sounds like a "scary" process, but fortunately you have access to the most advanced, yet simplistic website platform in the world here at Wealthy Affiliate.

We pride ourselves as a technology company here at Wealthy Affiliate and we are the industry leaders in the website development space.

I am not going to toot our horn any longer, I would rather you experience the website builder and platform for itself. The first step today is going to be building your website, which will literally take you less than 30 seconds.

Click the SiteBuilder link within the menu, and you are going to be ready to build your website (and complete the next task).

Below I have included a video walking you through the SiteRubix platform here at WA and showing you how quickly and efficiently you can build a website here at Wealthy Affiliate.

 

DISCUSS VIDEO: Building Your Website in 30 Seconds, Literally

Task 1: Building Your Website

Your website is your foundation of your business. It is where all of your traffic is ultimately going to come to, where you are going to build brand and trust within the industry, and where you can promote products/services and generate revenue!

The SiteBuilder platform here at WA is the most simplistic, yet advanced in the industry. It is going to less than 30 seconds to get a full operational, profit ready Wordpress website up and running online.

There are 4 steps in the website build process, that I am going to walk you through here. To access the SiteBuilder and EVERYTHING related to your website, you will simply click the light blue "SiteRubix" button in the main menu.

Step 1: Choose the Kind of Website

There are really TWO options here, on a FREE website or on your OWN domain. Ideally, you will have your own domain, but that can come with time.

You can "register" your very own domains right within Wealthy Affiliate using our state of the art SiteDomains platform, which will allow you to instantly set-up your own domain for your own use.

If you are just starting out as a Starter member, you will be building a website on the .siterubix.com domain, which is a completely free website. You can build ONE FREE websites as a Starter.

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 10 websites (including websites on your own domain). That is more than adequate to drive many multi-million dollar businesses over time and our hosting platform is industry leading in terms of speed, security, and reliability...all critical factors to running a successful online business.

For the sake of this training, we are going to be choosing "On a free domain".

Do know that within the Premium membership, you can easily MOVE a free .siterubix.com button to a registered domain (one you may own) using the "Premium Only" MOVE feature. So by all means start off with a free website.

Step 2: Choose a Domain

Remember last lesson when I chose my "brand". In this step, I am going to be placing my brand name into the "domain name" field. This is because this will be my website URL and my brand moving forward.

As you can see below, I have added my brand "real deal affiliate" into the domain field.


When you type in your domain, it will let you know if it is available or not. In my case it was, but if your first choice is not available simply do another search until you find a domain name that works for you.

You cannot put spaces in your domain name, hence why my domain is "realdealaffiliate".

Step 3: Choose a Website Name

The name of your website should match your domain, but it just needs to be grammatically correct (with proper spacing). You can see below my example of this:

Domain: realdealaffiliate.siterubix.com
Title: Real Deal Affiliate

It is as simple as that. Don't overthink this step, your title will be the same as your domain.

Step 4: Choose a Design

The last step is choosing a "look" for your theme. As a Starter member you will have access to ONE theme that has been hand picked for quality, speed, security, and overall theme design.

As a Premium Member though you will have access to over 4,134 designs (as shown below) or your website and there are always new designs being added to this daily. These are referred to as "Themes".

Choose a design that you like.

Click on the design you like, and then you will be able to build your site.

SiteRubix, a Next Level Website and Hosting Platform.

You are going to notice that there are many other website features allocated within the SiteRubix menu. I don't want to eat up too much of your time here, but it is important that you understand the incredible benefits of the SiteRubix platform.

The powerful hosting you have access to here is unparalleled in the Managed Wordpress hosting industry. We truly specialize here in providing a secure, robust and FAST platform for you to run your website.

We know that your website IS your business, and it is important that you have the most advanced technology to keep your business operating at 100% at all times of the day.

The following are just some of the powerful features included within the SiteRubix platform here at WA.

  • SiteManager (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteContent (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteBuilder (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteDomains (Starter & Premium)

To make your sites secure and fast, we have some SiteRubix EXCLUSIVE technologies to make sure your websites are operating at lightening speeds, but also in a very secure way that protects you from hackers, spammers, and all forms of erroneous attacks.

There you have it, the low down of the SiteRubix platform and you have your website officially up and running online. Exciting stuff!

As we move forward within the training we are going to be building out your website content, and working to get indexed and ranked in Google (and do so for free).

Tasks 1/3 completed
2. Choose a Domain (either free or buy your own)
3. Build Your Website Using the SiteRubix SiteBuilder


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I’m just thinking that since I am differently able who are seeking a job online, I want to target people who are in the same position as me, probably work from home niche is my target. But I know this kind of niche is very broad and required lots of experience and knowledge. So since I am new to this field; Maybe just follow along with the affiliate boot camp for the meantime. I can change it later, right?
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JamesDuck Premium
I believe your right! I'm doing that. I figure follow the Boot Camp and learn all you can from that ans then go to the Certification. That's my plan. Good luck
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thanks
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TyreeceCox Premium
Hey zkeyz, yes you can absolutely change it later. Going through the training should also help you niche it down a little but there's nothing wrong with going broad when you're starting out that's how I got started.
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thanks
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AudreyAO Premium
I really want to help Empty Nesting Momma's who are watching their kids fly out of the nest on their own and wondering what their purpose in life is now that the kids are gone. I want to help them rediscover their purpose and teach them that they can build a thriving, successful online business based on their passions, interests and the knowledge they've learned over the years.

I've been here since 2012 and after many times of chasing more shiny objects than I care to mention, I'm coming back around this mountain of promoting WA but this time...the passion is stronger, the vision is crystal clear and there is no stopping me. There are momma's out there that need to know they still have worth and that they can make a decent retirement plan from building a successful business online.

See you in Vegas next year Kyle.

Audrey
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MarleneRamos Premium
Hi! I am a full time mom/wife, full time employee and full time graduate student. I am torn between the target audience of the 'work from home mom' type of audience and 'college student earn extra income' audience. I feel like I would love to target both type of audiences. Is that possible? The idea is to tell my story of my struggle in trying to find online money making business as a full time employee/mom who headed to grad school in hopes of eventually earning more income but without coming out in crazy debt....? #helpwithmydirection
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Kyle Premium
Well I would go with the work from home mom direction, as you are going to be able to relate, share stories, and help your audience with much more efficiency.

So that is the direction that I recommend you head.
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MarleneRamos Premium
Awesome! Thank you so much!
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JamesDuck Premium
Now that's what I call a sweet lesson. Just read it and get motivated and go on! SWEET I tell you! All I could think about as I read it was my bright future at WA! I also think I'll be back to read this lesson whenever I need to. I plan on being the turtle in this race, and slowly past be the tired rabbits on the road!
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed it. The are only going to get sweeter as they continue to advance your knowledge and skill set. Turtles are most resilient. You got a bright future ahead of you if you give your business time.
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JamesDuck Premium
Thanks Kyle - it's always good to have your input! I appreciate it. Slowly but surely is going to be my method.
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hanamana Premium
The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is:

"Helping aspiring Affiliate Marketers"

I want to help aspiring affiliate marketers around the world who are expats and world travelers looking to earn residual incomes in US dollars.

And as I build out my website and my brand, that is going to be the core theme of the topics I am discussing.

The name of my brand:

Earning Dollars Affiliate
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, this could definitely be the direction that you head. ;)
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hanamana Premium
Thanks for encouragement.
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