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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WPalapan Premium
I have interest in many areas. But first off, I want to head for what motivates me the most "travel with family (and little kids)". This is going to be my first trial of everything in the process and hope to learn a lot. My later project after I feel comfortable set things up and running may be something about "affiliate marketing for Thai people (my audience) in the US", "Mommy and baby", and something related to nursing because I've been in this field for a while.
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lucbizz Premium
That is just fine! Start with a niche you feel comfortable with:-)
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Tony4705 Premium
I will be building my brand around helping seniors, retirees and would-be retirees make income online from home. As a former remodeling contractor, I already have a separate affiliate site that in major part shows seniors how to make their homes "retirement ready" for aging in place. I will be adding a WA banner and link on that site.
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VHallett Premium
I want to build my brand around helping people boost their income, allow them to leave their day job and live the life of freedom they have always dreamed of. Because I am turning 50 this year and looking toward retirement, I want to target people around my age group that are looking to boost their retirement nest egg and maybe retire earlier than they would have.
I am looking for help with a name for my brand. Something catchy, not too specific, but clear in what I am offering.

Thanks for any thoughts you may have!
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Nona7 Premium
Im doing the same thing I am 58 and no retirement, nothing saved and know so many others are worse off than me. I have named mine the silver affiliate.
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coachjess Premium
I like the way you two think!
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SDiges Premium
Ok I'm going to ask this question and I don't know if its dumb or not but here goes. I have another website that I bought when I joined & it's sharondiges.com. Should I use this for my first website for Bootcamp training or not? Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks
Sharon
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earlofpearl Premium
You can bring any site at WA, you can choose to change the domain name or you can keep it, you can transfer your domain to WA servers as well.
Hope that help
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nasch2013 Premium
Hello,
need your help please. I try to choose a good Domain Name.
I want to create a website where people can find answers around affiliate marketing.

Here are some of my ideas for a Domain Name:

AffiliateAbc.com

AffiliateHelpGuide.com

AffiliateAbcGuide.com

AffiliateCareer.com

AffiliateCareerGuide.com

What do you think?
Or should I include the word Marketiing?

Example: AffiliateMarketingAbc.com or AffiliateMarketingCareer.com

I am grateful for any suggestion and helping hand!

Happy Valentines Day 🥰

Nadja
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Scottie1 Premium
I'm not trying to tell you what to do but I would put what your going to be in front of affiliate.. like ABC Affliate Marketing..
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nasch2013 Premium
Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it!

Nadja
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GNolen1 Premium
Remember you don't want to go to broad with your niche.
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nasch2013 Premium
Thanks for the reply! Yes I have to remember 😉
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