To be complete transparent with you, before I joined Wealthy Affiliate. I knew nothing about the online business industry and I was so hesitant about whether I should start or not, let alone build a website.
I know some of you may be stuck in the same situation now.
But don’t worry, this article is tailor-made for you as I’m going to walk you through the process of how to build a free website online from scratch.
Trust me, once you’ve learned the method, you will overcome your fear and start enjoying building websites.
Let’s take a look at this step-by-step video tutorial first to learn the exact ways to create a website WITHIN 30 SECONDS!
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online community where like-minded people can learn how to set up their online business step-by-step using affiliate marketing.
Here’s a proven 4-step process of creating a free website from scratch developed by WA.
4 Easy Steps to Create a Website
1. Choose a website
First things first, there are 2 types of websites that you can choose from:
- A FREE domain website
- Your own domain
For starters, my recommendation is to start with a free domain and see what you think.
After setting up your free website, if you’re really serious about growing an online business , you can then have your own domain since it represents your own brand and it just looks more professional.
With Wealthy Affiliate, it merely takes a few minutes to transfer a free SiteRubix website, you have created, over to your own domain name. Everything will be taken care of, which is why you should always start with a free website.
Sounds cool, right?
Simply enter a domain name below and build your very first SiteRubix website for FREE!
2. Choose a Domain Name
When it comes to choosing a domain name, your primary goal should be giving others a deep impression. So, it should be both catchy and not too long.
If you struggle to think of one, you can also use a domain name that’s relevant to your niche so that people can remember and search for your site. For instance, if your niche is basketball skills and drills, you can simply add “basketball skills and drills” into your domain field.
Note that there should not be spaces in your domain name so it should be “basketballskillsanddrills” instead of “basketball skills and drills”.
Here are some of the most famous company name changes.
Choose your domain name carefully because it may turn out to be one of the most popular brands in the world, like Google! (you never know). Just think twice before you confirmed it.
3. Choose a Website name (Title)
For your website name, you can just stick with your domain name with proper spacing, like this, “Basketball Skills and Drills”.
Although you can change it anytime, once you have a decent amount of traffic (visitors), don’t change it frequently as people will start to recognize your website at this stage and having a different title once in a while may confuse them.
4. Choose a Design (Theme)
The final step is to choose a design for your website.
For starters, you will have access to 12 different quality themes.
For premium members, you can choose up to 4000 available themes, which is way more than enough for you to pick a suitable one.
After creating a website, you can always change your theme inside WordPress.
As you can see, I can just type in “blog” and there are more than 2 THOUSANDS relevant themes! And you can install it or click preview to see how it will look on your website.
There will also be new designs added on a daily basis so you can change them regularly.
Why You Should Use SiteRubix
SiteRubix is hands down, one of the BEST FREE website builder in the world, which you will have access to once you sign up as a starter on Wealthy Affiliate for FREE
To ensure you have a pleasant online-experience, SiteRubix also includes some exclusive features for premium members.
Here is a quick list of all these features:
- Site Speed: Speed up your WordPress website to the next level without plugins or clunky software.
- SiteSSL (HTTPS): Full encryption of your website(over 256-bit Encrypted Connections), favored by search engines and keep visitor data safe.
- SiteProtect (Spam Blocker): Protect your website from hackers or spam before it even hits your site!
- Site Health: Make sure your site has the best chances of indexing, rankings and acquiring traffic through search engines.
- Site Support: Website technical support available 24/7, you can seek for help anytime you want.
- Site Comments: The proprietary website engagement platform can arouse and engage discussion within your website content to boost your ranking.
- Site Security: Secure your website from hacking, malware, and bot-net attack protection.
- Site Feedback: Get feedback on your website from the WA community in order to learn what others think about your site design, your content, and your overall direction.
With these features, you will be able to host your websites in a secure, efficient and robust platform.
As soon as you’ve created your website, login to your website to see if it works.
If you encounter ANY difficulties, go to the community or site support for immediate help.
Want to Join Wealthy Affiliate?
There are 2 membership options provided at Wealthy Affiliate…
- Starters: Free (Join Here)
- Premium Membership: $49/month or $359/year (Join Here)
For premium members, you can host up to 50 websites (25 free websites and 25 own domain sites), whereas free starter members can also create 2 free websites as well as being able to host 25 websites on your own domain, which can potentially drive a multi-million dollar business.
No matter which one you choose, you can always transfer your SiteRubix site to your own domain site as a premium member.
When you sign up to Wealthy Affiliate as a starter. Apart from having access to 2 free websites, you also have instant access to:
- 10 lessons in Online Entrepreneur Certification
- 10 lessons in Affiliate Bootcamp
- 1-on-1 Coaching
- 24 / 7 Live Support
- Active Community
- And so much more…
Helping you to get rolling with your online business!
If you’re interested in building your own online business with affiliate marketing, I would highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate because it is hands down the best community in the market.
What’s More to Learn in Wealthy Affiliate?
In addition to building your first website, you can also learn how to write quality, captivating content, how to perform keyword research in order to maximize your Google ranking, how to manage your website properly on WordPress, and so much more…
All designed to help you become a successful affiliate marketer.
Interested in learning more about Wealthy Affiliate?
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or not, with the comprehensive training and the strong support within Wealthy Affiliate. I can assure that every one of you is capable of building a successful website online as long as you’re willing to put in adequate time and work extremely hard.
If you have any questions, leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out.