Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after ONE thing. The most relevant content.

If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you are going to have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.

The thing that most people stress about is being a "writer", you DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online.

You simply need to communicate with your audience, the same way that you would with a friend or a family member. And if you put the emphasis on helping people, you are going to be able to build trust, which is going to lead to long term and sustainable success online.

SiteContent, a Writer's Dream Platform

As both a Starter/Premium member, you have access to the SiteContent platform here at Wealthy Affiliate. This platform offers you some incredible features as a writer that will lead to more efficiency, accuracy, and speed with your content creation.

You can access the SiteContent platform through the Websites menu.

SiteContent offers you some unbelievable features that are going to make your life as a "blogger" much more efficient.

  • 100's of critical grammar and spelling checks
  • Duplicate content checker
  • Automated publishing directly to your website
  • Writing goals and accomplishments
  • SEO analysis and checks
  • Content structure analysis
  • Ability to template content
  • Vocabulary enhancement suggestions

This is where you are going to be creating all of your content moving forward. You will be setting writing goals and leveraging the "feature rich" platform for writing. If you are worried about your writing skills, the SiteContent interface is going to help you understand where you are making writing errors and help you correct them in a very efficient manner.

It is going to be your go to writing tool moving forward and it is exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate members only!

I have created a little walk-through video called "Creating Your Initial Website Content (Framework), showing you around the platform and how to best benefit from it. Watch the video below.

 

Task 1: Creating Your "About Me" POST

To establish a brand online in any niche, you need to build trust with your audience. The best way to initially do this is through an "about me" style page. Every successful website will have some information about their brand, who they are and why they want to help people.

Your first task today is going to be to create your About Me page and you are going to be doing this directly within the SiteContent platform.

Within your Templates tab, you are going to see that you already have the framework for your About Me page already outlined.


Simply click on the About Me template and it will take you into the SiteContent editor. This is where you will be creating your content for your About Me page.

The first thing you are going to want to do is choose a title that is appropriate for your about me page. There are several options that I suggest you choose from in terms of your naming convention.

  • About Me
  • About NAME (ex. About Kyle)
  • About SITE (ex. About Real Deal Affiliate, About RDA)
  • About Us

The most natural and the option that I have always used because I feel it resonates and creates the most trust is "About Me" or "About Kyle", because it is the most direct. It feels like I am here for you and I am here to help (which is the case with every site I create).

Then you will want to populate the content. Do know that this is just a guideline, as you edit this post you can add new headings and of course you are in full control of the content and your story.

This is not a rigid exercise here, you are YOUR OWN brand and you can build out your content in any way you like, but this will give you a good guideline here.

After your are done doing this you will be click the Publish button in the right corner, just above your editor. This is going to allow you to publish directly to your website (see below).

Upon clicking Publish, you will get a pop-up that will allow you to choose how you want to publish the content. This is a 4 step process.

Step 1: You will want to choose your website that you want to Publish to, in this case it will be my "basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com" website.

Step 2: Choose "Post", not a "Page". The reason is all POSTS allow for comments on them and this is a page on my website where I am going to want to allow people to leave comments and feedback. Pretty much every article you publish moving forward will be done so as a "Post".

Step 3: Choose the user. If this is a new site, you will likely only have an Admin user. That is fine, choose that as your user.

Step 4: Choose the URL plug. Leave it "as is". You shouldn't need to change your URL plug, this is something that you can leave.

The Click Publish. Upon doing so, SiteContent is going to run a duplicate content check, and then publish the content to your website. Since you wrote your About Me page it will be 100% unique.

Task 2: Adding Your "Privacy Policy" PAGE

All major affiliate programs and all advertising platforms require that you have a "Privacy Policy" on your website. This is a formality more than anything and it is very much a standardized document.

You are going to want to load up the Privacy Policy Template from your templates.


Upon doing so, you will get a standardized Privacy Policy page. You are just going to need to make a few edits within the content to update this Privacy Policy and make it relevant to your website.

Change YOURDOMAIN.com => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com. There about 10-11 instances of this that you will need to update within the Privacy Policy.

Then you will want to change:

Change YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com => Your Email Address

This could be any email you want, you could even create a free gmail account for the purpose of this. Or if you don't feel comfortable leaving your email at the moment, this can be something that you provide to people at a later date.

Upon updating the YOURDOMAIN.com and YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com to your website details, you will want to Publish the Privacy Policy to your website.

Publish as a Page.

The reason you want to create this as a Page, not a Post is because Pages don't allow for comments. You don't want people commenting on your Privacy Policy, whereas you are going to want to allow for comments and engagement on the rest of your website (as it is good for rankings).

NOTE: If you do publish as a page and there are comments there, not to worry. That is just how your "theme" you chose was designed and it will not present any issues moving forward.

You are all set with your first few pages of content on your website. If you have any questions about the creation of your "about me" or "privacy policy" pages, leave them below.

Kudos to you for your hard work thus far, in the next lesson we are going to be covering navigation on your website and how to create custom menus. ;)

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1. Watch the "Creating Your Initial Website Framework" Walk-through Video
2. Create & Publish Your "About Me" POST
3. Create & Publish Your Privacy Policy PAGE


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I was trying to set up seo but something happened and now I can't get back to the setup page. How do I check to make sure its ok. It was asking about type ie: if it was a blog, businesses or other thing but that wasn't covered? Help please
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Check under plugins. You will see it it is there and activated. If not just add it and activate it.
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It will teach you how to build your website. You have to customize your theme on your own.
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The purpose of the starter training is to introduce you to the basics. While you are learning the basics it is best to focus on what the lessons are teaching you. As a starter your website uses the GeneratePress for a very specific reason. That is so you focus on the concepts you are learning. Design is not the most important thing to learn right now if you want success as an online website business owner.
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Just play around with it. You can easily put everything back to the way it was
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MijatBg Premium
I just finished lesson 4 and i have one question (sorry if it's stupid). If I make free domain (for example carsroof,siterubix,com) and after one month i want to buy that domain (to be carsroof,com), my question is: is there a possibility that domain is busy? Or it's automatically busy and reserved for me, because i took free version-carsroof,siterubix,com.

I wouldn't like that i make good website on free domain and after that i can't take domain which i already have in my free URL, because somebody else took that domain before me.

I hope that somebody understood what i wanted to say :)

Thansk in advance to all!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi I'd recommend purchasing your wanting dot com domain, if available and as when you are ready. Biggest advantage between a siterubix subdomain vs dot com, is that you own the latter and can do whatever you want with it vs siterubix subdomains remains the property of WA.

You can use the move feature found within your site manager to move you siterubix subdomain to your dot com, when you are ready. It is a simple process.

You would need wait up to 30 days (Kyle's recommendation) for 301 redirects to be completed and for the search engines. After of which you may delete the subdomain however you could keep it for longer if hosting space is not an issue

You can check Kyles training tutorial below What really matters is your destination URL.
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Hi - there is no guarantee that the name you choose for your SiteRubix will be available as a .com. However, it doesn't actually matter. The names don't have to be the same. The content will still transfer over with no problem.

So, you could build a website called cat.siterubix.com and still be able to transfer it over to dog.com.
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That's what I needed to read. :)
Thank you so much for understanding.
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You will only be able to get it when you pay for it. So there is no guarantee that it will be available.
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Hi folks, I'm aware of the discount available if we upgrade within the appropriate time, however if I declined that offer but in a month or so I decided to upgrade, will the cost of $50 be the total upgrade cost, or are there further charges like subsriptions per month for example. It seems like 10 (or several websites) to run is going to need a 27hour per day time-slot! I was thinking about doing this part-time. :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, first month is $19 then $49 monthly afterwards collected automatically until you cancel. Irrelevant when you decide upgrade.

It is always best to focus on the niche one website to start to set up properly however as time progress and you become familiar you may expand. It can take lots of time and effort setting up the one site.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Once the discount window passes the cost for Paid Premium membership is $49 per month (every month) or $495 for one year. The way to look at hosting for 10 websites, you start out with only one niche website. However, after one website is doing well with traffic volume, many members decide to build a second website. Over time it is easy to need hosting for 10 websites.
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For starter I would test drive platform, you have seven days of full premium access from day signing up I would assess if platform suits my business needs and objectives. Please ask as many questions to get clarifications. You'd get the one siterubix subdomain to start adding content provided figured out a niche something you are passionate about and genuinely interested in as you'd be expected to write lots of content.
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This is nice to know! Thank you, Abie!
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No it will just be the $49.
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We have several interest that we want to pursue, Is it okay to have so many niches to start with or is it better to focus on one or two?
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If I visit your site to read about home security, I don't want to see articles about musical instruments.
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Hi, you are wanting a niche a website so that you do not confuse your readers or google . And my be focusing on one niche at a time, as it take a lot of time and effort setting it up correctly.
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Start with 1 Edd, the one you find most interesting. Here's how: Let me know if you have any questions!
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Just focus on one at a time
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