I promise you, once you have your niche selected, you’re well on the way to establishing your brand & business identity and making money online. I cannot emphasize enough, do not worry about being “perfect”. As you move forward, the pieces of the puzzle will come together, and so will your website. Follow the four easy steps below laid out below, and you will see how simple building your own website and making money from home can be.
The big piece of the puzzle is your website. We are going to be taking your niche idea and turning it into a tangible business starting with your website. It’s only four steps, and, as I promised, the process will be very easy.
The first thing to understand is that building a website doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it can be very exciting and a lot of fun. Fortunately for us, we have access to one of the most advanced, yet simplistic website platforms in the world at Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate prides itself on advanced technology and is an industry leader in the website development space. They has made the website building process so easy, anybody can build their own website in as little as 30 seconds.
I can’t wait for you experience the ease of the website builder and platform for yourself! Our first step today is going to be building your first website, which will take you less than 30 seconds.
Once you click SiteBuilder link within the menu, you are ready to get started! You can move on and complete Task One.
Building Your Website – 30 seconds!
Your website is the foundation of your business. It is where you will build your unique brand, form trust with your website subscribers, and, ultimately, where you will be prompting products or services for generating an income online.
The SiteBuilder platform at Wealthy Affiliate is so simplistic, yet advanced in the industry. It will take you less than 30 seconds to get a fully operational, profit ready WordPress website up and running.
Building Your Own Website for FREE – The 4 Easy Steps
There are four very simple, easy to follow steps in the SiteRubix website building process I will walk you through each one step by step. 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 You Want Build
There are two options here for building your own website. The first option is a FREE website. The second option is on your own domain. Ideally, you will have your own domain, but that can come with time.
One of the many great things about Wealthy Affiliate is you can register your domains right within Wealthy Affiliate’s state of the art SiteDomains platform. This will allow you to instantly set up your own domain for personal use and get started right away.
As a Starter member you will be building your website on the siterubix.com domain, which is a completely free website. Starter members can build and host up to 2 FREE websites!
Here’s where things start to get good. As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 25 free websites and can create 25 sites on your own domains. That’s a total of 50 websites! Having the ability to create this many website domains should be more than adequate to drive a multi-million-dollar business over time.
For the sake of this training, we are going to choose “On a free domain”.
But not to worry. 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. It’s a good idea start off with a free website and then move it to your own domain later.
Step 2: Choose a Domain Name for Your Website
In this step, I will choose a name for my website and place it in the “domain name” field. This will be my website URL and my brand moving forward.
As you can see below, I have added my brand “Stellar Affiliate Group” into the domain field.
When you type in your domain, it will let you know if it is available or not. In the example above, the domain was available. 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 “stellaraffiliategroup.com”.
Step 3: Choose a Website Name
The name of your website should match your domain, but it needs to be grammatically correct (with proper spacing). You can see below my example of this:
Oh, and don’t stress out much here if you are struggling or can’t come up with a name. You’ll be able to change this at any time.
Here is an Example:
Title: Stellar Affiliate Group
It’s just that simple. It’s important not overthink this step. Your title will be the same as your domain.
Step 4: Choose a Design – WordPress
Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress as a website building platform. WordPress is the most popular website management and blogging system used on the Web today, supporting more than 60 million websites.
The fourth and final step in constructing your website is to choose the look and style of your theme. As a free member, you will have access to 12 hand-picked quality designs. These themes are more than enough to get started building your first website.
As a Premium Member, you will have access to more than 2,800 WordPress designs for your website, and there are awesome new designs being added to the collection list daily.
SiteRubix, a Next Level Website and Hosting Platform
You will notice there are many other website features allocated within the SiteRubix menu. I don’t want to waste 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. Wealthy Affiliate truly specializes in providing a secure, robust, and quick platform for you to run your website.
Wealthy Affiliate knows that your website is your business, and it is important that you have the most advanced technology to keep your website operating 24/7/365.
The following are just some of the powerful features included within the SiteRubix platform here at Wealthy Affiliate.
Free Membership Includes:
SiteManager (Starter & Premium)
Site Manager is where you will find all the websites you build at Wealthy Affiliate. As a free member you can build up to two free SiteRubix sites. As a Premium Member you can create up to 25 free SiteRubix sites and up to 25 websites on domains you own. So as a premium member you can have 50 websites!
The Site Manager will also monitor the overall health of your websites and let you know where you can improve your site. For example, SiteManager will let you know if your post frequency is adequate, if you are you getting comments to your post, if you are responding to comments on your post, etc. The Site Manager feature at Wealthy Affiliate helps you make sure your site is running smoothly and at its absolute best.
SiteContent (Starter & Premium) – Content is King
The phrase “Content is King” is a quote made famous by Bill Gates in 1996, and is the mantra for internet marketers and SEOs worldwide. Bill Gates went on to say, “Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the Internet, just as it was in broadcasting.” It seems Gates was right in his predictions. Content is what is driving the Internet as we know it today.
The training at Wealthy Affiliate walks you through each step of building a successful online business. The most important part is understanding how to build consistent, quality content.
When you have quality content, you will get ranked higher in Google search results. This means free traffic and traffic to your website is the key to building consistent revenue online, and Site Content is the vehicle to get your content the traffic it deserves.
SiteBuilder (Starter & Premium)
You guessed it. SiteBuilder is where you click to start building your first website. This can take as little as 30 seconds.
SiteDomains (Starter & Premium)
Registering and owning your own website domain couldn’t be easier or more affordable than with Wealthy Affiliate. The cost for your own domain is only $13.99 per year. There are ZERO upsells! That price includes full security, unlimited high-speed hosting, domain email, 24/7 support, and more. With SiteDomains, everything is included in one place at one price. Many online marketers become premium members for Wealthy Affiliate’s web hosting alone. You get more features and pay much less than at other hosting plat forms like GoDaddy, HostGator, etc.
Premium Account Include a Few Extras
To make your sites secure and fast, Wealthy Affiliate has some SiteRubix exclusive technologies to make sure your websites are operating at lightening fast speeds, but also in a very secure way that protects you from hackers, spammers, and all forms of erroneous attacks.
Those are most of the finer details of the SiteRubix platform. With this program you will have your website officially up and running and online in no time.
Stay tuned. We will be adding updates and more free training as we move forward. We will be providing training on building out your website content and working to get your site indexed and ranked in Google, Bing, & Yahoo and best of all, we’re going to show how to do this for free.
It’s important to remember that your website is the foundation of your online business. For this reason, it makes sense to build it on the right platform and maximize your success from the very beginning.
Where you build your site matters, and Wealthy Affiliate is, in my opinion, the only choice when it comes to training platforms and for building your own successful business online. Having access to training by proven industry professionals will give you a head start on the competition.
Working with the professionals at Wealthy Affiliates has saved me countless hours and a lot of money. Join me now by creating your own free starter account, and you’ll have me as your personal guide through the entire process. I look forward to working with you on the inside!
Now that you’ve come this far, I hope all this makes more sense to you. I hope I was able to make idea of building your first website and starting a business of your own online much clearer. If you have any question or concerns, please leave them in the comments section below. I will be more than happy to answer questions and address any concerns you might have. The time is now to get started building your first website and share your passion with the world. Let’s do this together!