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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LawrenceHill Premium
Apologies for the long post .. but think my thoughts need explaining

My family an I are both massive Harry Potter fans ... and Only Fools and Horses fans (uk comedy).

A while ago .. we came up with the name Potters Independent Traders... a take off of the Trotters Independent Traders from the comedy show.

We have decided to use this as the umbrella for all of websites that we will create.

i.e. my wife's part-time balloon business .. (Dream Balloons) will be re-branded to be Potters Party Balloons.. and then expanded (with additional sites) to include Potters Party Gifts etc.

To promote WA ... I am thinking of Potters Magical Money... The individual blog pages within this website would aim at the specific niches and demographics...

i.e. (
work at home mums - earn part-time income - WA based
recently retired - earn part-time income - WA Based
etc
and also include blogs on other money making/saving ideas - linking to other affiliate programs (i.e. insurance compare sites)

Am I being too broad?

Opinions please
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lucbizz Premium
Although I like your ideas, I am not sure if it is against trademark rules , as I am sure Harry Potter is a trademark. I am not an expert on trademarks but is something you need to look into before going that road.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, when you choose your domain you just have to be careful about using trademarked words in your actual domain.

I would recommend that you avoid using trademarks or franchises within your domain names. While many allow this sort of thing (ex. Apple), many are much more controlling with their trademarks (ebay, amazon, etc).

You could test a search in Google to see if other domains out there run by affiliates are allowed as this will be a good sign. Ultimately though, you cannot truly brand yourself if you are using someone else's trademark in a domain so I do recommend avoiding it.

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.
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gsonline Premium
I have chosen my direction and brand for my business. I have to build my website next.

I have the option of choosing a free domain or a paid domain.

What will be the difference in terms of ranking my website in google. Will a purchased domain have some advantage. If so I would like to go with a purchased domain.

Regards
Srinivasan
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Kyle Premium
Ideally at some point you will want a paid domain, but you can certainly start off with a free website. Down the road you can use the MOVE feature to move you .siterubix.com domain.

I typically recommend that someone use their own domain when they have decided on their niche and their brand. :)
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gsonline Premium
The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is

"Helping People Retire Early"

I want to help people who want to retire early for the following reasons.
- To be able to spend more time with the family
- To be able to have more vacations with family in their prime time
- To be able to provide for the best for the family including the best education for their children
- To create wealth which can take care of their life after retirement

The name of my Brand would be

Creating Online Assets

Looking forward to suggestions and comments if my direction for my business to promote Wealthy Affiliate is in line.

Regards
Govindasamy Srinivasan
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that could most definitely work. ;)
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AdrianKiter Premium
Awesome range of possibilities.
I did the basic WA training and have created a website based on my passion - kite boarding. I know for a fact that every kitesurfer in the world dreams of being free to go where they want (sunny, windy beaches), when they want (always - when the wind blows). And the same has to be true for climbers, surfers.....the list is endless!

So can I link my original niche website to my Bootcamp Brand?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can head in that direction but you are in the wrong spot here within Bootcamp. If you want to build a business around the "kitesurfing" niche, head through the Online Entrepreneur Certification direction.

You will find this within the "training" menu. If you want to build a business in the make money space, bootcamp is for that. ;)
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AdrianKiter Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for getting back to me.
I've already completed the online entrepreneur course and built my first website. I'm looking to make my second one in the make money space.

It was more whether to have a link from my kitesurfing site to the make money site. Something like, if you want to be free to kitesurf anywhere in the world...make money on-line.
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Sijibomi Premium
The direction I'm going to be choosing for my business is helping unemployed individual earn a living online and be really happy about it. And also help individuals that are entrepreneurs to gain traffic and sale they're good and services they may offer.
"Massive Growth Affiliate" That might be the name of the brand.
Any ideas??
Wish everyone success.
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Engagesmedia Premium
Great , I really like the direction much potential. As for your Brand name it really is a great name, the most important is that the name resonates with you and you like it and something you will be proud of. I have given a few ppl idea lately on here to use jaxxy keyword planner on wealthy affiliate or any keyword planner to help you choosing your name or give you other options, just put in your chosen name in planner or the words you want to use and then the keyword planner will give you a good idea of names you could use and how often that phrase being searched for...then of course you have to go check that the domains are available which can do right on the jaxxy keyword planner, at the least you will find alternate names in case your top choice name isn't an available domain. One I do like came off top my head was
Growth Warrior ,Affiliate.... or Growth Beast ...But again I really do like the name you choose and you have to love be proud of the name...best of luck
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Sijibomi Premium
Thanks so much. I really appreciate this.
Wish you great success.
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