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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PalleCee Premium Plus
Greetings. Sorry if I'm overlooking something, I will be searching for previous lessons to be certain. Researching keywords is pretty straight forward based upon the excellent presentation, however, once we have the ideal keyword, how does that exactly get ranked?

Creating content that uses those keywords? Heading? Creating a domain name with the keyword plus using the keyword in the content helps the search engine to find the page and range it? Or am I getting ahead of myself, and that detail will be addressed? Apologies if this was already addressed, thanks in advance.
Warly10 Premium
Hi there.
Don't worry, you aren't overlooking anything at all... Always ask when you need an information.

When you have the ideal keyword, all you have to do is write an article based on that keyword. You target it in a post...
So basically the keyword research tool helps you find topics to write on articles.

No, creating a domain with the keyword doesn't have anything to do with search engine to find your page or whatever...

But, it's good to find a good domain related to your niche. Because it's your brand, so it's logic.

Hope I've answered your questions.

PalleCee Premium Plus
Awesome!! Thank you so much for the response!!! Understood. :)
Dapbiang20 Premium
Hello! It's really an awesome training video which unable even a newbie like me to understand and take action. But only one query regarding my website and that is in my 'Tittle Setting ' section there is no 'Rewrite Tittle ' option and no 'Capitalize Tag and search option. Is this ok nothing to worry or I miss out something? Just want to confirm. Please help
Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

Don't worry about that.

Just keep following the training and you'll learn how to set all of that
Dapbiang20 Premium
Thanks a lots for your advice
SHAZ1963 Premium
Hi there, When I go into my Website, I do not see the Home Menu, all I see is Hello World!, is this a problem?
Also, am I allowed to mention and talk about "WA" on my about me post?, perhaps I am jumping the gun here?. The writing goal shows 93 words, but Kyle's example is definitely much more than 93 words, or is that the minimum one should have?
nathaniell Premium Plus
Every WordPress theme is different, so it's hard to advise on specific themes without having direct experience with that particular theme. That being said, there are a few basic strategies to follow for designing your website.

1. Learn about custom menus. You may have several menu "locations", and you'll see those options in the Menu area. Another thing people like to do (including myself), is to create Category Pages, so when someone clicks a menu item, it leads to a list of related posts. 2. Widgets control a lot! They're always in the sidebar, but you can sometimes add widgets to your header, footer, or blog posts too: 3. If you want to upload a logo (I recommend Fiverr.com for cheap, professional logos), then you may have to find the theme documentation for a specific size requirement. You can look up your theme name in Google and contact the theme creator, or try to add a dummy logo first, and your theme may make a size recommendation.

Some themes are clever and allow you to resize/crop right WordPress, while others require that you resize your image before uploading.

4. If you add images to specific areas like sliders, headers, or something else, the #1 issue people face is image size. Make sure you upload a high quality image with the correct dimensions to the area you want to upload. At the same time, images that are too big can cause issues with slow loading of your page!

You may have to experiment with this a bit, and it's why I usually recommend to go super simple with your first theme.

5. You can choose to have your "blog roll" on your home page or a static page (like a welcome page, for example). Totally up to you. Both styles work. Lastly, it's totally fine to go over the target word count. I'd write as much as you feel comfortable about yourself on your website.
mick1976 Premium
You should talk about yourself in the About Me post. Also, you need to go into the back office of your Theme and delete "Hello World". Your Theme is probably new and you right now have a little bit of content. In the first exercises, Kyle shows you how to delete that phrase in your back office.
SHAZ1963 Premium
Noted and thank you Mick
It says here that i can build up to 2 websites as a starter member and i already have one website already and i'm trying to build another one. but i keep getting a "You have reached your siterubix hosting limit. Upgrade to Premium and unlock up to 10 siterubix domains and custom domains!." message when i click "build my website". Why cant i build a second website?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the rules changed in March. Anybody joining after that time can only have one free website.

To be honest, maintaining more than one site can be difficult and time consuming. You should focus all your time and energy on just one site.
tiscamanita Premium
I'm a bit confused here. If I sign up with WA, is it right I have a choice of setting up a niche website(s), and through them earning affiliate commission payments through the sales of items linked to my website paid to me by 'Amazon' for example, using the 'Online Entrepreneur Certification' training


Pushing membership of WA by various methods to earn sales commission (income) from WA only from when people join WA, that is yet to be explained to me through the Bootcamp training?

Have I grasped the crux of membership here?

Or can I do both, with the Bootcamp method in due course once earning, paying for my premium $49 per month membership of WA?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, that's right. You are currently in the Boot Camp training which teaches you how to build your website in the make money online niche and promoting WA. This is very competitive.

Or you can switch to the Online Entrepreneur course to build a site on a subject you are interested in and promote related products.

It is not recommended to do both courses at the same time, as you would need a separate website for each one, which is quite difficult to manage until you have grasped the process of maintaining them.
tiscamanita Premium
Still a bit confused... what is the difference between the two. as far as i read they both make money. the online entrepreneur you produce a online niche website with a subject you are knowledgeable about and earn money from say 'Amazon'.

If you are saying the bootcamp makes money online with a niche website, and promoting WA too is the promotion of WA the only difference?

Sorry to sound a bit stupid here!
DianeScorpio Premium
No questions are stupid! Yes, they both make money. The difference is, that the Boot Camp training only relates to the make money online niche. So, all the articles on your website will be about different making money programs. It takes a lot of research and unless you are genuinely interested in that subject, could be difficult to write about.
In the main, your commission would come from referring new members to WA.

Most people prefer go start with their own niche subject such as travel, music, gardening etc and earn commission from promoting related products.
nathaniell Premium Plus
That's pretty much it.

The main course inside Wealthy Affiliate is the Online Entrepreneur Certification course. That is the 5 phase (50 lesson) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.

This is the course that most WA members do, and it's the one I recommend you start with. That way you can build a website about any topic you want!

Bootcamp is mainly for people who want to build a website in the "make money online" niche, and promote Wealthy Affiliate as one of their main affiliate program. This is a really good course too, but it focuses just on that one niche, and that one affiliate program.

Actually, if you finish the OEC course, I would recommend you do Bootcamp as well, since there's tons of great lessons in there about paid ads, branding, and other topics not featured in the OEC course, but I only recommend that you do it after you finish the main course.

That way you'll already be established in your niche, be more familiar with WordPress and affiliate marketing, and you can apply the bootcamp *principles* to your website as part of your growth strategy.

You don't have to do it though. Just if you have time! There's also lots of webinars from Jay and member-created training modules you could focus on as well once you're done with the main courses.
tiscamanita Premium
Thanks for your explanation. Grasped it now. Cheers!
tiscamanita Premium
Cheers for the explanation Nathaniell. Grasped the difference between the two now. Much appreciated!