How to build your own website free and easy! Wealthy Affiliate!

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If you are looking to make money online, building your own website is key to your success! Today I’m going to give you an inside look into the Wealthy Affiliate University platform at a training on: How to build your own website free and easy!

This training is in the Online Entrepreneur Certification classroom, Level 1, Lesson 5 of 10 called Setting up Your Website!

Setting Up Your Website Class

One of the things you will come to appreciate with the Wealthy Affiliate University is the level of involvement of the owners of the platform. The Wealthy Affiliate program was created by two affiliate marketers, Kyle and Carson, because they could not find a program for affiliate marketers that worked.

The platform was started over 14 years ago, and many of the thousands of members have been with the program since its inception. It’s built by affiliate marketers for affiliate marketers.

This lesson is taught by one of the owners, Kyle, who does much of the training inside the platform. Access to the owners is a huge benefit of being a Premium member of the program. I’ve had several conversations with Kyle, and he’s been extremely supportive of me on my journey.

So, let’s get into it. This class walks you through your initial website set-up. You see, Wealthy Affiliate builds your business with you from the ground up. They are giving you the proven method to make a lot of money online, and they are huge on getting the foundation right. So many people want to find that “get-rich-quick” scheme, but I’m here to tell you, I’ve tried them all. It wasn’t until I became a member of the Wealthy Affiliate that I found a legitimate program that actually worked.

There is no “blueprint” for success because in order to be successful, Wealthy Affiliate will teach you, you must have original relevant content on your website. It can’t be a copied site from some “program” where everyone has the same “blueprint.” It doesn’t work, the search engines don’t like it, you won’t rank, and you won’t get “traffic.” (Traffic is the people who come to your site – your readers – your eventual buyers.)

Training Style

I think we all learn in different ways, wouldn’t you say? What is good for one person may not be the best learning style for another. Wealthy Affiliate takes that into account with their courses and offer both written text with picture illustrations, and video tutorials. I love that! I am the type of person who likes both, but so many people have a limit on their data that a program offering only video might be out of reach for those folks.

In this course, Kyle talks about the WordPress platform, which is what the Wealthy Affiliate program uses. It’s the best platform for websites out there, in my opinion. I’ve used quite a few different kinds, and WordPress is superior by far. The amount of varied plugins (most of them 100% free) and website templates (again free free free) are astounding. Too many to ever use in a lifetime!

If you would like a glimpse inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform, you can view the video by clicking the picture of the video here:

Setting up your Website – the Initial Steps

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Full instructions

Another aspect of Wealthy Affiliate that is advantageous is the fact that you are given step-by-step detailed instructions on how to complete your tasks. In this lesson, Kyle has you log into your WordPress back office inside the platform. It’s super easy as you can see from my screen captures below.

On the dashboard you click on websites:

Then you click on the website you want to log into and click on login:

I always use the personal “Babs” login rather than Admin. That’s a personal choice:


As I mentioned above, one of the huge benefits of using the WordPress platform are the thousands of free plugins that are available. If you want something “cool” on your website, what’s called a “widget,” you use a plugin.

For example, over on the right sidebar here on this website is an email subscription area. That was a plugin I installed so people can put in their emails and get notification whenever a new post is made.

You’ll also notice a pop up that asks if you would like to start your own business online. That is also a plugin I installed.

In this lesson, Kyle goes over some important plugins you need to install on your new website and how to install them. The Wealthy Affiliate University will never leave you to try to figure out what to do when it comes to the important aspects of your website. You can have fun and add different plugins whenever you want.

Your website is your own to do with as you please, that’s the great thing, and if you are a Starter member, you get two of them 100% free. The hosting and support is also 100% free.

What Wealthy Affiliate offers

Here is a chart of the two levels of the Wealthy Affiliate membership. You can get started with the free Starter Membership (and keep it for as long as you desire) with no credit or debit card required. One thing I want to mention is that if you get started and really like the program, if you upgrade in the first 7 days you can get your first month for only $19 instead of the regular $49. Pretty good incentive!

Comments always welcome

Here at Coaching for Internet Marketers, I am dedicated to helping you learn how to successfully implement and manage your online business to make money! If you have any questions about this training or anything else, please leave me a comment below.

If you would like to reach out to me personally, feel free to email me at any time to I look forward to hearing from you.

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

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