Today we are going to keep things relatively stress free today, but it is going to be a very productive day. We are going to be setting up the core of our website, which includes the selection of our domain.
I am also going to be using a domain that I own and plan to profit from in this exercise. I will be using as an REAL example of how you can create an authority site in this niche and that I will be using throughout the Affiliate Bootcamp and that I will be turning from NOTHING into a full time business online.
Here is the domain that I am using.
This is going to be my site and my approach to this. Yours can definitely be different in terms of how you approach this niche, but by seeing what I do first hand and being able to look directly over my shoulder, I think you are going to be get a lot of good ideas!
Before we get into websites, I want to open your eyes to whom the target audiences are for Wealthy Affiliate. This will give you a better idea as the vastness of this niche as most people just assume that "make money" is the niche...not quite!
Task 1: Read the Target Audiences Tutorial
Who is the WA audience? Well, pretty much everyone that wants to make more money and do something they are passionate about....and honestly, who doesn't want to do either of these.
I discuss the target audiences and offer you a good deal of insight within my "Target Audiences" tutorial.
READ TUTORIAL: Target Audiences for Wealthy Affiliate
Everywhere you look someone could benefit from Wealthy Affiliate. Whether you are standing in line at a grocery story or chatting with a friend on Facebook. Wealthy Affiliate can benefit them and their lives in one way or another.
Whether they are retired, whether they are in college, employed or unemployed, business owners or looking to start a business, when you are promoting WA you are promoting to the biggest audience in the world...
People that want to create a business, people that want to do something they love or are passionate about, and people that want a platform to help them with every aspect of this.
Task 2: Choose a domain (free or paid)
The next step is going to be choosing a domain.
Ideally you want your own domain, so premium members are going to highly benefit from this as you get to host 25 of your own domains here at WA (as well as 25 free .siterubix.com websites). A domain is your own asset, you have full control.
You can get a domain for under $15 per year, and I highly recommend you use the SiteDomains domain registration platform within SiteRubix to purchase your domains. There are no upsells (like other domain registrars) and it is a completely seamless process to purchase a domain and set-up a website on it.
Get Your Own Domain Here! (must be premium member to "host" your own domains)
I recommend you choose something that is either very targeted to what the theme of your site is going to be about, or you choose a site that is very brandable. Either of which is completely fine.
There is a discussion thread taking place on domain selection and if you need any help choosing a domain, I suggest you join in on this discussion.
DISCUSSION: Choosing a Domain to Promote WA?
If you are not a Premium and you don't want to use your own domain just yet, you are going to be at a little bit of a disadvantage, but that is OK. We offer free websites here at Wealthy Affiliate that will work as well. You can simply skip the domain "buying" step if you plan using a free website.
Task 3: Building Your Website
Your next step is going to be to build your website. You will be doing this within the state of the art website platform here at Wealthy Affiliate, called SiteRubix.
==> Access Site Rubix Here!
You can access all of your website features and the website builder at any time simply by clicking the SiteBuilder section of the SiteRubix menu.
I always recommend choosing a simple theme, one that does not require too much work and definitely is clean of too many bells and whistles. The first focus is your content, secondary is the aesthetics of your site theme. Look at how simple the theme is that I chose!
Lots of white space, very simple in nature and puts the emphasis on the actual content.
There is a reason why sites like Craigslist.com and Reddit.com are so popular...their content. It has nothing to do with their ugly look!
DISCUSS VIDEO: Create a Website in Under 30 Seconds
Simply get your website installed today. That is your goal. If you are a Premium member just bought your domain today, it will be ready to rock very quick because of our Instant DNS process here within SitedDomains.
With SiteDomains your domain is usually very quick (sometimes in less than 3-5 minutes), with other registrars this process can take up to 24 hours!