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Building Your Own Website and Making Money From Home – 2018

Building Your Own Website and Making Money From Home build your first website

Awesome! You’ve thought about building you own website and making money from home. The problem is you don’t know how or where to get started. The first thing you need to do before building a site is select your unique niche, a site built around something you’re passionate about. If you’re not quite sure what a niche is or how to get started with niche selection, just click here and check out The KISS Method – Selecting a Profitable Niche.

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.

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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. Wealthy Affiliate has made the website building process so easy, anybody can build their own website in as little as 30 seconds.

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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.

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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 Website for FREE – The 4 Easy Steps building your first website

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 first 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 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”.

 Siterubix free website builder

But not to worry. Within the Premium Membership, you can easily move a free 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 “”.

Siterubix Free Website

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.

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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.

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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 the 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!


Steven Rinker

  • Nice and informative post, You have gone into very deep into the process of making money through own website. Affiliate marketing is where you can earn money in a legit way. But this need determination. You have mentioned wealthy affiliate. Please inform how much money do they charge for membership of if it is free to join?

    • Hi!

      Thanks for reading and inquiring about Wealthy Affiliate! I have given many affiliate training programs a look and nothing compares to Wealthy Affiliate. You can sign up and get started for free. Your free starter membership includes 2 websites, beginner training course, video walk-through training and much more! If you were searching for an “How to Make Money Online” Program then I believe with all my heart that Wealthy Affiliate is the one for you. If you have any more questions I am here for you.

      If you’re interested it what a Premium Membership can offer please click here. Wealthy Affiliate – Premium Membership

      Thanks again for stopping by!


  • penelope says:

    Great level of detail here. I was a complete newcomer to the world of online businesses and affiliate marketing and I’ve built a built a business over the last year that I can now sell for an amount equal to my annual salary at the 9-5 job. Pretty amazing, huh? this stuff works!

    • Hi Penelope!

      Thanks for stopping by and reinforcing how affiliate Marketing as a home based business can change our lives! The freedom this business can bring us is amazing but as you know it doesn’t come without hard work. That’s why I absolutely love the training at Wealthy Affiliate. The fre training allow us to take the entire program for a test drive before commiting a dime to it. The FREE training at Wealthy Affiliate is awesome!

      You are a testament!

      Please feel free to leave a link to your site so other can see what we learn to do at Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thanks for stopping by Penelope! Come back soon!


  • Pierre Smith says:

    What a lovely detailed article with so much info. Thanks for that! I think affiliate marketing is a fantastic way to make an extra income or even a primary income if executed correctly. I myself have made good money online and also believe it can be done the easy way by joining wealthy affiliate. I learned a lot from them and still use some of their marketing methods to this day.

    • Hi Pierre!

      I totally agree with you. Whether you are looking for a way to start a new business or just want a little extra income then affiliate marketing is the way to go. There is a lot to learn but if you put in the time it can be more than rewarding. The best part is you don’t need to handle products and deal with customers.

      Wealthy Affiliate has helped so many people get started into this business with zero risk. If you are looking for a way to break into affiliate marketing then I would highly suggest Wealthy Affiliate!

      Thanks for stopping by Pierre! PLEASE visit us again.


  • Habib Ali says:

    Thank you for this amazing post Steve. You have broken down the process of setting up a website to making money online. This has made me think of starting my own online business. Thanks for your help.


  • Ben says:

    Great post Steven, pretty much everything is summed up here, good job. As a Wealthy Affiliate member, I wonder how long it takes to get to a point where you can live with what you earn from your website. Of course, it depends on a lot of factors. How long has it been for you?

    • admin says:

      Hi Ben,

      Great question! And you are correct in saying that it depends on many factors, such as The niche you have selected, the time you put into your business, knowledge of the technical side, etc. I think that the all in one place training and support provided by Wealthy Affiliate is second to none. As you know all to well, the training at Wealthy Affiliate covers everything you need to build an awesome website like the one you have and run a profitable online business or businesses! If anyone is on the fence about getting started with and online based business than I could not recommend a Wealthy Affiliate’s FREE starter membership enough. Check out all the details here at Wealthy Affiliate.

      Talk soon!


  • sarah says:

    This is an amazing article for everyone who wants to earn money online especially people like me, a mum of 2 kids who want to work from home. I learned a lot from this article. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • admin says:

      Hi Sarah!

      Thanks for stopping by a reading my blog. Working from home is the best way for people who want freedom from the 9 – 5 grind. It’s especially good for families with children. Nothing is better than being home with them and working on your own schedule!

      You’re quite welcome and please stop by again!

  • Dira says:

    This article has everything!
    Never heard of the Kiss Method before, it is very interesting and important at the same time. It’s so easy to start building your business but it is not going to be easy to maintain it. Perseverance is a must and you have to be careful in selecting a niche you are honestly passionate about otherwise it won’t work.,

    • admin says:

      Hi Dira!

      I couldn’t agree more with you! Owning and maintaining a successful site is a full time endeavor. Picking a subject you are passionate about is a MUST! If you don’t then you will more then likely fail. We have a lot of free information at Wealthy Affiliate about selection a niche you are passionate about. People can go here and get started for FREE!

      Thanks for stopping by and great success to your future endeavors!

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