3. How To Build Your Website

Dear darling Thinette

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When creating a website it is wise to know, How to Build Your Website. There are specific terminology and information you should understand when building your website.

How To Build Your Website

The Components are:

  • Topic or Niche and how to select one

  • What is a Domain Name

  •  URL

  • Hosting

  • Theme

  • What is Branding

The topic you choose should be well thought out and it must represent your calling in life.


The most important component is your topic, my dear.


This topic, in Internet terms, is called a Niche.


Out of all the interests you have, what is it that fascinates you most, make you happy and will want to do it all day?


Niche is a word in French, meaning “Nest-maker” and it is exactly what it says.


Just like a bird, it wants to nest in a safe place, they have chosen, to survive.


The same with a topic, you have to find your unique spot on the Internet for your website to be successful.


How are you going to share your interest with people, from your unique place on the Internet?


The best way is, to find a problem people might have and help them find a solution.


Your knowledge and interest can solve a problem for someone who needs it.


Write all the information they need in a post and offer them a product to help cure the problem.


Having a website to share your passion is one of the best options, my dear.


Finding a niche that answers to your calling will be the best thing that can happen to you.

How To Build Your Website

Today we are going to discuss the technical layout of your website.

What makes it a website and how it works, explained in simple terms with analogies.

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What is a Website Niche

Every position and job in life are created to solve a problem, whether it is in everyday life, health or mentally. It is there because people need help.

From there, the different levels of how to serve normally develop.

It is wise not to focus on the broader spectrum of problem topics, but find those that need specific information.

How to Select your Interest

There are quite a few popular interests people have and get regular searches on Google.

Now is your task to find an interest that will match one of the popular searches on the Internet. Use Wikihow to find what people are searching for

This will provide you with the best option to find a money-making website, be it in health, sport, food or pets.

I am sure you will find the little nest that will provide you with golden eggs.

It is the same when preparing the content for your website.

With great care, you will select a topic of interest with a need.

Situating your web topic where it is not too crowded, but very sought after.

Where there is little or no other popular topics, safe in a little corner, and shines like a jewel, hence a Niche.

In the case of a Niche select the topic and narrow it down to the smallest most profitable place on the big branch.

Let’s say:

  • Pets are the industry and resemble the tree.

  • Dogs is one of the big branches.

  • Find a specialised sub-niche such as ‘Training dogs’, ‘Dog health’, or ‘Taking Care of your Dog’.

  • It is still too wide, narrow it down to a more specific subject.

  • Have a sub-sub-niche such as ‘Potty-train your dog’, ‘Home-cooked Dog Food’ or ‘Grooming your Dog’.

  • You can still go to the next level and select different dog breeds.

  • Now you can see the choices are endless.

  • You can do these steps with any topic of your choice and find your specific space.

  • Research your competition in that specific niche and change the name until it is unique before you register a domain name.

I know you will say, it will be a smaller group of people interested, Gran. Remember dear, people already know what they want, and are looking for something specific for their needs.

They will search for a subdivision of a topic, where the solution to their problem is.

If you earn their trust and offer good information with a good solution, you have a great percentage of loyal visitors. They will come back and support your time and time again if they trust you.

How To Build Your Website

How to Select a Niche

Find what you are interested in and excites you, my dear.


It might be something other people have a problem with, or want to know more about.


Identify a passion and a need you know something about.


Do your search and use keywords people will search for and see what websites come up.


Read the sites on the first page, this will be your competition.


Have a good look and see what they offer and how they present their info to the public.


Write down ideas, but never copy their contents, that is unethical, my dear and fraudulent.


Trust is gained when you write your authentic information on articles.


Do the same with other topics on your list of interests and search.


See which topic suits you the best, because, you will have to write quite a few articles on it.


Don’t feel scared, it is all in the training of WA.


Keep notes of ideas as far as you go. What are your interests and passion, love? Is it a sport, a hobby, cooking, a pet or a business?


In the end, there will be a clear winner.

Popular Topics that are Good Money Makers

How To Build Your Website

  • Health and Fitness

  • Relationships

  • How to make money from home

  • Pets

  • Food and Recipes

  • Beauty and fashion

  • Parenting and Education

  • Travel

  • Living green

These are all very popular niches of the broader spectrum.

It will be good to find your very specific unique angle or topic to standing out, my dear.

Take the time and play around with your topic and names on Jaaxy and Google.

What is a Domain Name

Once decided on a niche or topic, select a name for your site.


Again use Jaaxy to determine your keyword in your title.

Select a name that is descriptive and tells us about your business.

Be clear and not funny or cute. That name becomes your domain name and URL, preferably with a keyword in the name.

You buy that domain name from your hosting company and renew it annually.

It represents and gives access to your website. This is your piece of property in cuber, your virtual real estate.

This is the virtual street address of the site.


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A ‘.com’ is the most popular domain name to buy. You get .org, .net, .co.uk or .co.au and many other domain names. A .com is the most recognisable and has the reputation as the original URL for a topic.

But I recommend you stick to a .com domain name if at all possible.

Many of the new domain names aren’t as easy to recognise and does not have the popularity a .com has.

Select a name that has a keyword of what the site is about in it.

To find this site on the Internet, one has to use its domain name or URL.

How To Build Your Website

What is a URL

It is a web address, and the meaning of a URL is (Uniform Resource Locator)

The URL is now the key to unlocking the website and reading the information.

A URL normally has the name of the site and then there are codes, in the beginning, www. and http: or https:

Important to know is to have your website address as the https protocol code.

A protocol is just a standard set of rules that allow electronic devices to communicate with each other.

Some sites have the http: but the best is the https: the ‘S’ stands for a Secure site with a little lock. Make sure it is not spam, and the site will be widely accepted on the Internet.

What is Hosting 

This is a company with the technology to accommodate your website.


Keep it safe in their system for the crawlers or bots to present it to a search on Google.


Wealthy Affiliate has the most comprehensive hosting for your sites at no extra cost. All are included in the membership fees.


Let me explain at the hand of an example. A Hosting company is like a hotel where your website stays.


You rent the room paying a monthly fee. There are many houses and hotels in a street, all doing hosting, for you to choose from.


Each facility can accommodate millions of sites in different sections.


When visitors call upon your site, ask with the URL at the front desk.


Your information will be collected by a search engine or robot and taken to where the visitor is waiting. The different locations share information backwards and forwards.

What is a Theme

How To Build Your Website

A Theme is the face of your website. You will design your blog in a space on the Theme.


There are many different Theme templates and designs, and as a Newby, it is hard to know which one is the best.

It is good to ask on the forum in WA for guidance, explain what are the functions you need, and you will get assistance.

To explain at the hand of an example. Fashions come and go, sometimes there are much makeup and mini skirts, and others prefer a more classic natural look. This happens with websites too.

Very important to know what are the latest trends.

At the moment it is a simplistic site with no flashing adverts and calm soothing colours.

Searching on Google and have a look at the appearances of other sites.

Which ones are easy on the eye with no or very little disturbances, for instance flashing adverts, pop up email opt-in forms blocking your reading or in your face social media icons.

In the beginning, it is very confusing how to choose. I, for instance, had two or three themes before I settled.

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A Theme consists of an open space in the centre where your blog is and with open spaces called bars on each side.

You can change it to just one bar on the side, preferably the right-hand side because that is where your eyes stop when reading.

What is Branding

It is the way a business make sure to stand out and make it recognisable from a distance.

Branding is a logo or an emblem, with colours of your choice to represent your site.

A way to recognise your site amongst many. When you see an image with your colours, you will know what it stands for.

How To Build Your Website, What is branding, a Nike-brand-logo-A few examples are Coca Cola, with its red and white, Nike with its black and white emblem, McDonald’s with the huge M and the yellow and red colours.

A hint, my dear is to select a catching relevant name that will make branding your site easy.


That is how you build your website.

Now that you have a better understanding of how everything fits together, it will make it all easier, my dear.

Go and do your homework to find your niche and domain.

Select wisely because this will be your future!

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With the Technical side out of the way, the next letter is all about writing your Article, or Blogging with Keywords, for your new website.

Love you

Gran Estelle


Inspire, Motivate and Empower the Next Generation


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