Writing, Blogs, Websites, and More

Last Update: Nov 2, 2022

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Writing For Yourself

Many of us when we first become members at Wealthy Affiliate have the skill of writing for ourselves. Oftentimes we believe that our skill at writing will automatically start us on the path to earning from our writing.

While it is great to have that skill set, to be successful in the online world you need additional training. Wealthy Affiliate has so many tools to use that it may seem overwhelming and people resort to what they have always known. Wealthy Affiliate has the series of classes for Online Entrepreneurial Certification(OEC) which is designed to help you with your particular interests (niche).

These classes are designed to help you decide on what your passion is and how to build a website. The classes are designed to help you along the way and to build your confidence in yourself.

You learn about how to optimize your posts for search engines to find and rank. You learn about using keywords especially about jaaxy. This is not the only way to do keyword research. Jay with his classes every Friday night will give you his expert methods on building a website, doing keyword research, best plugins and much more.

Another expert on keyword research is (Prince) Partha. He gives you a different way to do keyword research that can have you ranking in search engines quickly but he also will tell you that jaaxy is a premium research tool. His method focuses on what people are searching for and how to use that knowledge. Kyle mentions this in some of his classes as well.

After you start learning about keywords and their importance, you will want to start using that knowledge for your blog posts.

Blog Posts And Their Value



Your blog post is your business!!! The better your blog post is the more opportunities will come your way. More on that later in the post. As you write for your audience, remember, your audience is looking for information to answer a question. They are not always ready to buy, they need more relevant information to make an informed decision. Your blog post should be designed to answer their questions. The better your information is the more often they will look to you for the solution. Your audience wants answers.

When writing your blog posts, you have the opportunity to tweak them for search engine optimization with various tools and plugins. One area that is often looked at is a featured image. When you place a featured image, remember to use your keywords to help your post rank. Another reason to use descriptive words with your image is for those in your audience who may be sight impaired.

There is an area for metadata descriptions normally no more than 160 characters. This gives a brief overview of what your post is about. Kyle does a great job in the classes about this. Jay also shows you in his training classes about the importance of using metadata and images.

You may be wondering what this has to do with your blog posts and audience. When you are writing your blog posts, reaching the largest audience possible comes with doing the small behind the scenes work correctly. The small things you do to make your blog posts visible also are the things that in the long run help build a larger audience. It does not matter if it is for OEC or BootCamp, the same techniques are used. Make the best use of the tools that are taught in the classes. You may need to find a mentor to help you. We all need help at times.

Your Website And Design

When you first begin to create you website, keep it simple! As you begin you online journey, you will be asked to choose a theme for your website. You may want to do some research on the different themes for your website. You don't want to choose one that is designed for blogs when you are trying to do e commerce. There are some out there where that is possible to do but you want the one that is easy to use by you and your audience.

Wealthy Affiliate provides great security for your website where other hosting platforms may not provide as much. The right theme will also have some security built-in. Each theme gives you options on how "pretty" you can make you website, but choose one that gives you functionality first and aesthetics second.

You will find the tools for your website in the back office. Kyle explains the process quite brilliantly. There are a number of classes available at Wealthy Affiliate that explain the process thoroughly and in detail. Try to take advantage of these classes for a better understanding and therefore a better website that has the potentially larger audience.

What More Is Available To You?

As you gain experience with your blog, website and commerce there will be more that is available to you. You may become discouraged in the beginning if you do not have success fairly quickly and often.

There is no need to worry! If you are doing everything the way you were taught, it may be just a matter of time. But if you feel you are on the wrong path, take some advice from (Princess Cassi) change your script. It may be that you are not aware of your potential and may need to rethink what audience you are trying to write for. Changing your script happens to many of us at some point and success is found when we find the niche that is right for us.

How Does All Of This Affect Me?

I know this has been a long blog and has covered a great deal of territory, but there is a point. I have been approached in the last two days with some great offers. These offers came about literally from the training I have received at Wealthy Affiliate. Let me explain these offers to you.

My first offer came through my LinkedIn profile, Texas A&M University at Texarkana has offered me a position on the Digital Advisory Board which meets 2 hours per week. I am in negotiations with them over the terms and compensation.

My second offer came from Quora to become a writer for them. I feel honored to be invited to become one of their writers. They commented that my style of writing seemed to be in line with some of their topics.

My third offer was a private offer on a website that has not received very much love from me this year. I was already in the process of doing some research for updating of my posts. This offer came at the right time since the research I was doing directly coincided with their offer.

My fourth turn of events came with the creation of my YouTube channel. I have been getting a number of views so far. It is still in its fledgling state and has a way to go but it is getting traffic.

My last bit of news came from Ahrefs, it was showing that except for phone, I had a 98% on the metrics used to measure a website. I took this as great news. This proved to me that following the training and listening to my mentor will have great results.

My Thoughts For You (New and Experienced)

Stay involved with the training. No matter how much or how little you know there is still more to be learned. Keep trying to improve your posts and websites. The more effective you are at communicating with your audience, the better the results should be.

Please read, comment, like, and share,

Jerry

PS I just received a notification that I received a small commission from a source I had forgotten about.

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Congratulations; your hard work is paying off.
Thank you for the reminder.
Keep thriving.

All the the work we do on our websites is constantly being evaluated by the search engines but also by other platforms that could have an opportunity for us. Each time we post something either in WA or on our website ends up on the internet where opportunities await.
Jerry

Wow, Jerry! Opportunities abound, and you are very deserving of them!

Keep succeeding, my friend! Well done.

Jeff😎👍

I am surprised by some of the offers but I have done my due diligence to make sure they were bonafide and they are. The last I heard from the University was the salary would be in the low 5-digit range. I am still waiting to find out from Quora what the final offer is.
Jerry

That is totally awesome, Jerry, and I am very excited for you, my friend!

Jeff

Thank you. I will be posting on Sunday about the Flag Retirement Ceremony the Knights of Columbus is doing on Saturday.
Jerry

I look forward to that, Jerry, and as for the other things, with everything you have been through, you truly deserve these excellent opportunities!

Jeff

I think that the work you have put in is paying in ways you didn't consider when starting your online adventure. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations
Sami

Sami,
I never expected to be considered being an advisor for TAMU-T or a writer for Quora. These opportunities don't come around very often. Thanks for commenting.
Jerry

Thanks for sharing Jerry!

Best wishes on your offers!

Mel

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