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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Zorica13 Premium
Hello,
I want my main niche to be safety, security first and foremost. This is where I meant safety of capital, money by buying investment gold or. . .I want the safety of people, children, property, health. I don't know who my target audience is. I want comment and help.
Greetings,
Zorica13
PS. Great lessons, no video!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is pretty broad. What type of safety? You will want to narrow this down quite a bit here if you are going to head in that direction.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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DanielJoshi Premium
Hello Kyle!

I was thinking of giving access to my tech savvy friend so that he could help me in setting up my website! And suddenly I realised there is no login/ password setting here.

Isn't this not normal?

Only access to the community, dashboard and website is through one's own e-mail?

Or am I missing something?

Kind regards!
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DanielJoshi Premium
Challenge would be to make a website good enough to be able to hold the attention of the people! As of now, thats what I am unable to understand.........entering text in basic templates won't give a superbly slick and attractive website Kyle. These are initial thoughts......hope, I can figure out the way forward!
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We can do this
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DanielJoshi Premium
What's your website?

Regards!
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Vlosion Premium
I have been here only for a few hours, and I think that my idea of promoting WA, is as an Affiliate Online Community and my target audience will be people like me, young-adults with a low salary and tired of their job. Selling it as an opportunity to grow, even if you have no idea what to do or where to start an online business.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that absolutely can be the direction that you head here. :)
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Julius007 Premium
I have a question. I purchased domain here on WA what came with three sub domains. Now I would like to build website related to WA affiliate, but the name of my domain is not really corresponding with WA. Do I have other option rather then buying again new domain? Thank you for your help in advance folks
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PaulaSchmitz Premium
Julius, please see what I have responded here below: Having the keyword on your domain name helps marketing, but you can call it another name and still promote WA as your digital marketing business. All you need to do is implement the training here! :)
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Julius007 Premium
Thank you for your help Paula, I am just still not sure if we understood each other. I purchased domain already called trywithoutlimits.com and with that domain I have 3, I believe, subdomains...Let's say I'd like to promote WA an use the subdomain form I would have to choose form affiliatemarketing.trywithoutlimits.com (for example) .My concerns are about: isn't the too long, confusing not matching? Isn't better to use different form? Obviously I can purchase different domain..but i thought maybe someone has tips how to do it smart without purchasing new one. Anyway thanks already for getting back to me ;-)
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PaulaSchmitz Premium
Sorry I missed your point about sub-domains. I do believe that is too long for a website. You could shorten it to affiliate.trywithout... but your domain is a beautiful name and you can promote WA there! Just follow the training... step by step! All the best, Paula :)
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