To develop a website for business, you’re going to need a coach. The best online coaching platform, and the biggest, is Wealthy Affiliate. They get you going from scratch by building you a website for free.

Building a website for free

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Building a free website is part of free membership at Wealthy Affiliate. It only takes about 30 seconds.

Kyle, one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, will walk you through the process, As he does in all the training videos.

After you have chosen your website address, Wealthy Affiliate provides a scaffold upon which you can lay down the theme of your choice. There are 1000s to choose from.

Finally, you give the name of your website, and the theme, to the Wealthy Affiliate website builders and it’s done.

Your website’s backroom

The next step is to learn your way around your backroom.

There you will find you have been given 3 “Plugins”. These are function software.

You’ll have an image optimizer, an editor, and an “All in One SEO”.

The All in One SEO needs to be activated.  The other two are already active.

Once the All in One SEO has been activated, Kyle will take you through the settings that need to be changed, including how to write a meta description of what your web site has to offer.

The following shows you what I have been talking about.

There are two more things to be done to have your website search engine ready.

Privacy Policy and theme customization

Everything I talk about here, I will show you in the video just ahead.

Wealthy Affiliate already has a privacy policy template in “Site Content”

All you need to do is put your details in the spaces provided. At the end of the policy, you write your name and email address and sign off.

Now its time to publish.

Once that’s done you head over to your new website. You will find your new Privacy Policy under Pages, on the lefthand side.

Kyle will show you the next step which is creating a menu that will appear at the top of your brand new free website. Then he will show you how to put your privacy policy into the menu, along with a couple of other items.

Then once that is done, next comes the customizing of your theme – see in the video

Framing content, and keyword research

Now your website is SEO ready.

Below is a screenshot of the lesson menu for this part of the training you receive with free membership – no credit card number required.

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After writing and publishing your “About Me” post, you are ready to create your first promotion or write a blog.

Kyle will take you through this while offering his insights gained from 15 years of experience. He talks about what Google wants, and how by following these guidelines you will ensure that your content ranks well on Google.

All important here is your keyword or post title.

What you want is something that people are asking search engines to find information about, but not too many.

You are looking for “low hanging fruit”; keywords without an overwhelming amount of competing websites. Wealthy Affiliate gives its members access to a powerful research tool called Jaaxy. To learn more about finding keywords using Jaaxy pop the button below.

Finding keywords with Jaaxy


Everything I have discussed here is available within free membership.

Wealthy Affiliate is the only platform of its type that offers this. Kyle and Carson – the owners – are absolutely committed to helping people, which over the past 15 years has established a lot of what some might call good karma. Wealthy Affiliate is the largest and friendliest affiliate platform in the world.

The members I encounter there, certainly seem to enjoy being there. It’s a happy place.

I hope you enjoyed this article and found it informative. If you would like to contribute something, then join the dialogue below in the comment section.

Thank you for reading, regards,





For a final encouragement from my mate Scruffy and me, click on “Scruffy” below.

I give you a little tour of what a free membership offers after the first 7 days when you are granted access to everything. A free member gets to use the keyword research tool 30 times and there is no time limit on that.

Email Marketing

This month, for premium members only, there is a brilliant training course on Email Marketing on Jay’s weekly live webinars.

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Jay from Magistudios doing the first of a series of webinars on email marketing. Exciting stuff!

In that first lesson, Jay walked us through the way to go about setting up an email sequence. I imagine the course will run for another 4 weeks at least.

Jay’s platform Magistudios has an archive for premium members, so we can go back and watch the lessons as many times as we like.

For more details about Wealthy Affiliate head over to My Wealthy Affiliate Review, by clicking below.

Wealthy Affiliate Review

Appendix – Free vs Premium Membership

There is a table of comparison you can look at via the button below.

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6 thoughts on “How to develop a website for business from scratch

  1. Wealthy Affiliate is undoubtedly one of the most friendliest platform for online business seekers. The website building is absolutely free of charge for premium members. However, you need to pay if you are looking for your own domain name and that is extremely competitive than what you find at other places.

    Being a fellow member at Wealthy Affiliate, I can absolutely vouch for the guided training sessions on website building by Kyle – the co-owner at Wealthy Affiliate along with Carson.

    The step-by-step video training helps even amateurs to build a beautiful looking website.

    For sure, Wealthy Affiliate is for all new online business seekers.

  2. Thank you so much for this extremely helpful article, Garry! As a fellow member of Wealthy Affiliate, I completely agree with you that it’s the leading platform for creating a website. Thousands of hours of training and useful content; all of the SEO and keyword technology at our fingertips; a community that is second to none (we’re more than just like-minded entrepreneurs; we’re a family who wants to see one another succeed). I am so happy to be a part of WA, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds! God bless you!

    1. Thank you C.N. good to hear from you.
      I think the family aspect of Wealthy affiliate is one of the most important benefits that members enjoy.
      God bless you.

  3. I’ve tried the free version of Wealthy Affiliate too! Although it’s just a free version, but it provide lots of basic figure that we may need to build a website. After attending a few free online lessons that provided by Wealthy Affiliate, I think I’m passionate at it! So, I decided to join the membership of Wealthy Affiliate and I think it’s one of the best choice I ever made until now. Wealthy Affiliate is far more than just an online lesson or a site to help us build up our website, it’s a huge community that helps each other to achieve success. But anyways, but still okay to have the free version as well.

    Thanks for sharing such amazing article! 

    1. Very true Jolly, you put it so well. Wealthy Affiliate is a very enthusiastic community. I had the same feeling when I first joined. I wanted access to everything and access to the community was very important.

      Thank you for your input.


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