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Learn How To Make Your Own Website For Free – Part 1

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Do you want to learn how to make your own website for free and make money of it too?

Learning how to make your own website for free is much easier than you realize but just like any business it requires one to follow some basic principles on a consistent basis.

I will outline the 4 step process to learn how to make your own website for free and the platform that will allow you to do it easily even if you’ve never built a website before.

This will be a rather long post so I’ve decided to slit it into 2 posts, part 1&2.

 

 

Step 1 : Choose an Interest

This is probably the most important step in making your own website as it is the foundation of a successful money making website.

Identifying and choosing your interest, also sometimes referred to as niche selection, is for most people the most challenging part of making a money making website, however, the idea of choosing a niche should not scare you.

What is Niche Selection All About?

Firstly a niche is a distinct segment of a market or in other words an audience with a particular interest. When selecting a niche ideally it should be in an area that you have a particular interest in, a hobby, a passion or even something that you would like to learn about.

You don’t need to be an expert to add value to an audience. You just need to know more than the average person in that niche and over time you will become the expert or go to person for advice in that niche.

As an individual I personally enjoy many different things such as sports, reading self-help books particularly around finance, teaching my children, and more recently, flying RC helicopters.

I enjoy learning about online marketing, writing content, helping people over come self limiting beliefs. I’m interested in creating multiple income streams, how to improve relationships, family history, healthy nutrition, politics and the list goes on and on.

As you can see almost anything you can think of can be a niche and that is why I would encourage you to select a niche that based on things that you are particularly interested in.

Therefore, you can make you own website for free in virtually any niche as there are literally billions of people looking for solutions, products or information every day on the internet and are prepared to spend money for those solutions. So there is no such thing as choosing the wrong niche.

Is Niche Selection Really That Simple?

Niche selection is absolutely that simple. It is all about identifying what it is that interests you so that you can make your own website for free that doesn’t feel like a job.

Making your own website should be something that is enjoyable to you and fun because you have a personal interest in it. In that way you will find it easy to create content and become more productive.

Your interest can be in the most obscure of niches and have the potential to generate a four or even five figure monthly income. In fact the more focused you are on a particular audience the better.

You will be in a better position to help your audience with their problems by providing very specific and targeted solutions rather than selecting a broad niche where there is less focus.

How Can You Tell If A Niche Is Too Broad?

Well, think of a niche as simply a group of people looking for something, but something specific. Being specific makes it easier for you to connect and engage with this group of people.

Now I want to give you some examples of a niche that is too broad and then look at niches that are targeted. Lets use “fitness” as an example. Fitness is a really broad category and is not an audience that you can effectively target until you can dig deeper and focus on a specific group of people.

Now, a group of people looking for “Kettlebell Workouts For Men” is a very targeted niche. There hundreds of thousands of people looking for information, products and/or solutions in this niche and are prepared to pay.

Another targeted niche in fitness would be people looking for “6 / 8 / 12 week wedding workout plans”. Again, this is a very targeted niche and there are millions of people looking for info, solution, products etc in this niche.

Another targeted niche in fitness could be people looking for “Fitness Programs for Amputees”. This is a very targeted niche with millions of people looking for info, solutions, products etc…

Another targeted niche in fitness could be people looking for “ways to stay in shape at 40/50/60”. This is a very targeted niche with millions of people looking for info, solutions, products etc…

I hope these examples have given you clear direction on how to go about choosing a niche. In these examples, people are not just looking for fitness, but want something much more specific. There are thousands of niches just on this broad fitness category that you can choose from.

As mentioned previously it is ideal to choose a niche that you have a personal interest in, then target that niche and you have yourself a niche that excites you and a very large group of people to connect and engage with.

What You Need To Understand When Selecting A Niche

Finally, this what you need to understand when you are selecting a niche:

1. Any niche website can become a full time money making website

2. Your 1st niche will probably not be your last, so don’t stress too much about it being perfect

3. You are going to be writing content within your audience

4. You are going to be engaging or communicating within your niche

5. You are going to be selecting products in order to promote in your niche

However, if you are really stuck and you feel that you are struggling to come up with an effective niche, or you are simply undecided, then I suggest you have a look at my review of Wealthy Affiliate right here.

Wealthy affiliate is an online business learning community. It is a platform that connects those who want to build and grow an online business and allows new and experienced marketer to interact in an organized and highly productive platform.

Step 2: Build A Website

Your website is your foundation for making money online and the platform for connecting your audience to your content which could be information, products, solutions, services or a combination of these.

In this part of the article I’m going to introduce you to a website creation service that you can use to make your own website for free.

Yes, you heard right, absolutely FREE! Now this is not just any ordinary platform but one of the most powerful and effective website creation platforms available online.

The platform is called SiteRubix and is available through Wealthy Affiliate as seen on the screen shot below.

 

 

SiteRubix is the most comprehensive website building platforms that I know of and contains the following features:

  • Site Builder to build your site through wordpress with thousands of themes to choose from and thousands of plugins to enhance the functionality of your site. As a free member you have access to 12 themes which is more than enough to get you going
  • Site Domains where you can find, register and manage your domains. As a free member you will have access to 2 free domains and as a premium member 50 domains.
  • Site Content which is the ultimate writing platform that will allow you to produce outstanding content. Premium members also have access to over a million of royalty free and optimized images to use on their websites
  • Site Manager which allows you to have a dashboard view of your websites
  • Site Comments which allows you have members comment on your pages and/or posts. This feature is only available to premium members
  • Site Feedback which allows you to receive feedback on your site from the Wealthy Affiliate community. This feature is only available to premium members

 

What Are The Benefits

The greatest benefit for you is that you get to try out a platform that has the most advanced features that will allow you to make your own website for free with a breeze even for a complete newbie. You get to use this platform once you become a member of wealthy affiliate all for free.

What Is The Way Forward?

If you haven’t done so already, I would encourage you to have a look at my in depth review of Wealthy Affiliate over here before you make the decision to join.

Then take advantage of the free membership and begin the process to learn how to make your own website for free. It will literally take you less than an hour to make your own professionally looking website for free just like this one, using the siterubix platform available through wealthy affiliate.

I hope to see you on the inside.

Zola Ngqisha

22 Comments

  1. Awesome review man!

    I have been curious about affiliate marketing for quite some time now, and your article really did a great job in breaking down the entire process; I especially liked how you were able to take a niche and really narrow it down to something that really sounds workable!

    I booked marked your page and will save it for future reference. Just curious though, How has Wealthy Affiliate been working out for you?

    Thanks,

    -Mike

    • Thanks for the complement Mike. I’m glad I could add some value to you. The wealthy affiliate platform is absolutely amazing. There is little in the internet marketing space that can compare with it. I’ve learned in a few weeks from Wealthy Affiliate more about effective IM than all the years I’ve spent paying for different courses. Most of the skills that I’ve used to develop this site I’ve learned through the WA platform. Hope that answers your question.

  2. Wow, what a great article you have made it simple to understand. I belong to another company that is doing the same as what you wrote about IM. I do not get much feedback from them. With this wealthy affiliate, how is the support? Also, can I transfer my site to wealthy affiliate?

    • Thanks for the complement Rodney. The support at wealthy affiliate is amazing, unlike anything I’ve experienced before and I’m not exaggerating. From day 1 I was welcomed by the owners, sponsor and some of the ambassadors on the platform who pledged their support and I have taken them up on their offers of help and they have not disappointed. You will simply be overwhelmed by the amount of support there is at Wealthy Affiliate.

      Yes you may transfer your site to wealthy affiliate. It is simple and you will be guided step by step on how to do it.

  3. I think that is the best description of how to find a niche that I have read to date. It explains very simply how to pinpoint a small target audience within a large niche.I think it would also give some one new to internet marketing the confidence to pursue a niche website around their interests or passion

    • I’m glad that you found some value in the content Greg. Niche selection is probably the most important part of building a successful online business.

  4. Very well put together, concise, and a nice summary for someone trying get into the biz! I think you will be able to bring in a lot of people.

  5. I think hosting is a great plus and I currently have many problems with my current hosting provider and think of changing it. How are this platform’s speed and spam’s protection? These are seriously the most important factors for choosing the hosting.

    • I agree with you completely about the speed and spam protection Furkan. Site speed is a very important factor in influencing user experience and site rankings. As a premium member you will have access to the SiteProtect feature which adds a three-point protection layer on your websites. Comment Spam, Back Office Hacking (passwords), and Website Load Speeds (Botnet Attacks). These are the three ways hackers look to wreak havoc on your business and your site is protected from all of these with the SiteProtect platform. The SiteSpeed feature will lead to the fastest website load times in the industry guaranteed.

      You must be a fairly advanced user if you are concerned about these things, therefore if you haven’t joined Wealthy Affiliate already I would encourage you to join as a premium member to take advantage of the advanced features.

  6. Great guide to aff marketing for beginners. I can also add that it takes hard work, dedication and patience to succeed just as any other business.

    If you treat your website like a business, it will give you value.

    • I’m glad that you see value in the article Vince especially for beginners. I couldn’t agree with you with regards to your comment about hard work, dedication and patience. The saying goes that we tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in 1 year and underestimate what we can accomplish in 10 years.

  7. I love your article very much and this will help a lot of people who are looking to make money on line. They way you explained everything was easy to understand. You laid everything out in perfect order. Thank you for this information.

    • Thanks for your comment Steve. I’m glad I can add value to others who are on the journey to creating a moneymaking website.

  8. This is by far the best and the easiest explanation on how to create moneymaking website. I wish I had this information many years ago before I went for the fake program and got scammed. I have a friend that is interested in starting her website; I am going to send her to your website. Thank you so much for your time and effort in putting this wonderful and informative article together.

    • Thanks for your comment Hong. I’m glad that you found this article useful enough to refer to a friend. The beginning of an online journey just like anything in life is the most difficult and most people give up before they see results. I hope to make a difference especially to those who are starting out.

  9. Zola, this post broke things down so that it really seems very doable. Step by step. I like the way you opened up the possibilities for choosing a niche a lot. It can be kind of overwhelming to get into a new business, and this article makes Wealthy Affiliate sound like a great way to go. Once you’re done with the free trial, how much does it cost? How long did it take for you to learn to blog this article? Great job. Thank you.

    • Hi Annie. I’m glad that you found the post to be of value. There is no free trial with Wealthy Affiliate. You can continue as a free member for as long as you wish. However, if you are really serious about building a successful online business in the shortest possible time you will want to upgrade to premium membership. The cost is $49 per month or $359 per year. If you follow the training within the platform you can create a blog like this or ever better within a few days. It depends on the amount of time and effort you are willing to put in. I’ve published an in depth review of Wealthy Affiliate which you can access here: https://onlinestayathomemom.com/the-wealthy-affiliate-scam-latest-review

  10. Hi Zola,
    Thanks for the article. The process to create a free website is clearly presented. This is really helpful for people who plan to start online business. I definitely recommend your post to anyone who are interesting in the online business. Nice job.

  11. Dear Zola,

    Thanks for the detailed and informative post. You covered it all.

    I am also a member of wealthy affiliate and I am really happy about it. Wealthy affiliate is the best platform and great program I came across in my 9+ years of search in making money online. So I do agree with you.

    Your Friend,
    Paul

    • Hi Paul. Thanks for taking the time to read this post and for commenting. I’m glad that wealthy affiliate is working so well for you as it is for me.

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