Thanks for stopping by my honest review of SiteRubix in 2021!
I’ve used this WordPress website builder and its services since 2013, and I must say it’s one of the best I’ve experienced for building my online affiliate Biz.
However, it’s not without its faults (as I explain in THIS review).
But then again, there’s no such thing as “the perfect” site builder, right?
So if you’re struggling to build a blog and/or get a successful one off the ground, then I encourage you to keep reading…
Name: SiteRubix (SR).
Price: $0 (Build Your Free Website Here!).
Owners: Kyle & Carson.
My Overall Score: 8/10.
Trust me, having used SiteRubix on numerous occasions for building WordPress websites across various niches, it’s pretty damn good.
And I’m not just saying that to make a buck either 😛
In all seriousness, the free builder doesn’t just cut out all the obstacles you face as a newbie – making it a total breeze to put WordPress blogs together…
But it comes with 10 free video training modules for getting the framework of your site built, ready for SEO, and generally set up for building a sustainable online Biz.
However, there are limitations when it comes to the “free” version of ‘SR’.
Because you won’t be able to build a successful website unless you upgrade your membership inside Wealthy Affiliate (who owns the website builder).
Which comes with heaps of advanced website features, unlimited training, and 24/7 support (the whole shebang) for big success in the affiliate marketing arena.
So if you’re an absolute beginner when it comes to building a site and affiliate marketing, then ‘SR’ is the builder you need for starting off on the right foot.
Plus, the fact WordPress is the #1 Content Management System used by successful marketers on the planet!
So it’s a double bonus.
Now, let’s pop the hood to see how this beast of a builder really works for helping you to get an affiliate marketing business airborne and profitable, shall we?…
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What is SiteRubix About? (Spoiler: A WordPress Website Builder + Much More!)
Kyle and Carson (co-founders of the Wealthy Affiliate community) have created a super fast, efficient, simplistic, and advanced website builder called SiteRubix.
Which in my opinion, trumps many builders in the webosphere.
The ideas is that the ‘SR’ platform quickly builds you stunning WordPress websites (aka Blogs) – with literally 1,000s of awesome free template themes to choose from!
And when I say quick, you’re able to build a site in just a couple of minutes!
You literally fill in a couple of fields, choose your theme, and hit the “Build It” button.
And let ‘SR’/Wealthy Affiliate handle the rest.
It seems mind-blowingly crazy, right?
And then you’ll be able to access 10 free training modules (+ basic level of support) for getting your blog set up correctly.
But as I said, “free” only takes you so far with the builder.
Because you must upgrade your membership level if you want a whole bunch of advanced features, training, and support to be able to turn your blog into a profitable Biz.
More on this shortly, though.
SiteRubix is an Affiliate’s Dream Come True
‘SR’ has been designed by Affiliate Marketers FOR Affiliate Marketers.
Which, means that if you’re a total internet marketing newbie or already a marketer with zero “geek-tech coding” skills, all the complicated stuff is done for you.
You simply click your mouse button a few times and the site is built.
It’s a piece of cake, I tell ya!
Think of ‘SR’ as your magic wand.
Can you say Abracadabra? 😉
The builder is absolutely for any beginner who wants to turn their passion, hobby or interest into a successful online business.
So whether it’s women’s fashion, model airplanes, home interior or Xbox gaming (to name a few examples) you’re into…
You can certainly start and build a lucrative niche website around it.
Even if you’re a seasoned marketer with an online Biz in place or a traditional Biz owner looking for an extra way to boost traffic, customers, and profits…
‘SR’ will definitely suit you down to the ground.
Why SiteRubix is One of The Best Builders (In My Book)
‘SR’ boasts numerous awesome features, training, tools & support – that most WordPress website builders just can’t compete with.
And here’s why…
Free Starter Member – Getting a Foot in The Door
Firstly, you have the opportunity to build up to 2 free sites on its sub-domain, for example: yourname.siterubix.com.
Once you build your first website, you automatically become a free Wealthy Affiliate starter member – which gives you access to the following benefits:
The place where you’re able to see your site’s stats and also automatically login to your site with a couple of clicks.
An in-house WA community tool that enables you to easily create content and have it spell-checked before it’s automatically published on your site.
Gives you the option to build a 2nd free website.
WA’s very own domain name platform for finding competitively priced domains to purchase for your site.
(But only when you upgrade your membership).
You also get some WordPress plugins pre-installed on your website.
One for optimizing your site for SEO and another for compressing images for enabling your site to run smoothly.
In addition to the features, WA gives you 10 free step-by-step video lessons on setting up your site and starting your Biz off on the right foot.
The 10 lessons include:
- Getting Rolling
- Understanding How to Make Money Online
- Choose a Niche
- Building Your Own Niche Website
- Setting up Your WordPress
- Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines
- Creating Your Initial Website Content
- Understanding Keywords, The Start of Your Content
- Creating Your First Keyword-Rich Post
- Congratulations & Your Next Steps
From a beginner standpoint, the 10 freebie ‘Getting Started’ lessons are easy to do.
And if you fully commit yourself to the tutorials, you can quite easily have them done and dusted in 2 – 3 days max.
But to take your new online Biz past the “getting started” phase and into the world of actual “money-making”, the upgrade is where it’s at…
Premium Member – Taking Your Biz to The Top
As a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you get access to so much more that’s gonna enable you to build a skyscraper…
For starters, you can choose to build your free site on your own domain or one purchased from WA (which is automatically connected too), for example: yourdomain.com.
There are numerous benefits to having your own domain – standing out from the crowd and getting better rankings in Google, to name a couple.
You can also build an unlimited number of sites and have access to over 40,000+ WordPress plugins for adding more functionality to your sites.
In addition to all the features you get as a free starter member, your websites will also have:
Make your site fast at loading with WA’s state-of-the-art web hosting.
Trust me, having a fast website will certainly contribute to improving your rankings in Google.
But if you really wanna crank things up a notch and have an incredibly Superman-fast loading site with extra power and Google ranking juice.
Then WA also offers an “EXTREME” option.
Which is also included in your Premium membership, so no extra cost to your pockets.
Using “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP” tells both your visitors and Google that your site’s safe to visit.
It could also have a positive impact on your rankings.
The other awesome thing about the HTTPS protocol is that you only have to toggle a switch to turn it on.
Where as with most premium web=hosting providers/site building services, you need to jump through technical hoops to install it yourself.
Which comes with numerous difficulties and you going back and forth with support.
Trust me, I tried installing HTTPS on a blog I hosted with HostGator a while back (for testing purposes), and I had so many headaches.
But with ‘SR’/Wealthy Affiliate, it’s a piece of cake.
This basically protects your site from spammy comments and bots.
It also helps with your site’s performance.
As well as the unique writing platform, you have access to WA’s database of over 1,000,000 free images to use for your blog content.
Plus, the images are automatically compressed – helping to keep your WordPress blog running super fast!
Furthermore, there’s a plugin on on your blog pre-installed to double up on the compression.
It’s website comment exchange system that allows WA members to help one another out.
Comments can equate to better user experiences and rankings.
And with the recent improvements made to this feature in 2018, you really can turbo charge engagement from other WA members on your blog posts.
Furthermore, this engagement can also contribute to helping your Google rankings.
WA members can tell one another where improvements are needed on their sites in terms of content, navigation, and layout, etc.
However, the downside is that some members’ (especially newbies) can give you some bad advice.
So as long as you follow the WA training to the letter and go with your gut instinct, you shouldn’t really need feedback from anyone.
The support team is nothing short of awesome because you can always expect help within minutes.
Whenever something’s broken on your blog – you shoot a message to the guys and the issue gets fixed lightening fast.
To add the icing on the cake – database, malware + virus, file system, hacking + intrusion, and also site performance are all monitored.
So your site stays safe and secure 24/7/365.
Now here comes the cake decorating…
You’ll receive advanced training, access to the Jaaxy keyword tool, additional tools + services, and 24/7 community support for turning your site into a full-time income.
Now’s your chance to become a digital version of Michelangelo and create your very own Sistine Chapel masterpiece…
But in only a couple of minutes from now!
How Much Does a SiteRubix Website Cost?
As a starter member of WA, you get to keep your free ‘SR’/WordPress websites forever.
But to join Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium member and receive all the ‘SR’ features + additional benefits I’ve highlighted above is gonna cost you…
Drum roll, please…
Wait for it…
Only $49 per month… OR $495 per year.
Or you could upgrade to Premium+ for $99 per month or $995 per year – which comes with even more benefits.
Plus your own domain name can cost as little as $13.99 per year for a .com.
For everything that’s thrown into the pot for success, I think WA is pretty cost-effective.
Because with many training platforms online, you need to pay for tools and other resources separately from a bunch of places.
Where as WA, everything’s rolled into one for a monthly or annual price.
PROS vs CONS of SiteRubix
- Build a free WordPress website (blog) with ease
- Everything you need for starting an online biz
- Premium members gain access to everything required for success
- It offers heaps of advanced features – making it a great builder
- It’s a user-friendly builder that’s perfect for any newbie
- WordPress is the best blogging platform for building a biz
- Premium membership is cheap as chips
- The SiteSupport team is incredible!
- As a free member of WA, your site has limited functionality & progress
- Also, as a starter member, you only have the option of using the ‘SR’ extension for your domain names (i.e. yourname.siterubix.com)
Final Thoughts: Is SiteRubix Worth it?…
In my experience with failed blogs in the past.
I can honestly say that SiteRubix is a godsend.
Because you can quickly and easily build a WordPress blog and get your new online biz started in just minutes.
It’s not rocket science either, since any beginner can create a site using ‘SR’.
It’s your own personal walk-through wizard – you simply follow the 5 simple steps and you’re good to go.
With so many awesome features and especially with the platform constantly evolving…
I recommend getting your free site, following WA’s free starter training, and upgrading to Premium membership if you’re serious about success.
The ball’s in your court…
Your Friend, Neil.
If you have any questions or thoughts on using ‘SR’, please drop your comments below. We’d LOVE to hear from you…