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. ;)

Tasks 0/3 completed
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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rjlamontagne Premium
Hi. I have already started work on a wp blog that is hosted by Blue Host. I already own my domain name, purchased through Go Daddy. I haven't gone live with my blog yet, but I've added pages and content. I guess I'm wondering if it's possible to just switch over what I've already done or is it necessary to start from scratch here?
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Nedd Premium
You can back up your content from your other site and upload it to a site here if you want. It's a little bit of a pain, but a lot easier than rewriting everything.
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rjlamontagne Premium
Thanks, Nedd. I truly appreciate the guidance.
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bigbufahab Premium
This is somewhat new to me also, if you've already put together something, use it. Your already ahead of the game. Great stuff
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skings Premium
Okay. So I'm building my first website, a siterubix one, and I'm trying to add a header image. I added a photo and successfully cropped it to fit, and hit the publish button, but when I viewed the page it didn't show up. I tried it several times, same result. So, trying something different before hitting the "Select and Crop" button I added a couple of words to the Alt Text box above. Now I'm getting the message, "There has been an error cropping your image." Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone help?
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psalisbury1 Premium
After you add the image and hit publish, close the page out. Close out of Wealthy Affiliate. Then open a new page and your image should be there. If it is not, then try clearing your cache..

hope this helps

Phil
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JimintheWeb Premium
Yea, Skings:
Psalisbury nailed it.
Each & every time you change something within the website, you gotta re-load the website that others are seeing. This is if you have 2 of your websites up @ the same time, one for editing & the other to see how it looks / how others see it. {personally, I prefer this way}
Bring it up on your mobile phone too. Way criticle here, seeing how e-commerce is running towards this direction.
If you are just using one window / one site & going back & forth between edit & view your site, then should work fine.
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Yet still, if you are sort of new @ this game, don't go hog wild with the site you want out there. Take some time & go with a "practice" siterubix.com website. Mess around inside & post & look what changes what & how others see it. I'm telling you from experience, it'll save on the headaches.
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VS4
Great
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rjlamontagne Premium
Hi! I'm really happy to have found this community. It's really reassuring that Kyle and Carson take such a personal interest in their clients. I don't think I've seen too many others do so. I just have a quick question. I've already begun building my blog, though I haven't "gone live" yet; still fleshing it out. It is a WP blog and it's hosted by Blue Host. Should I upgrade to premium, can I switch the hosting over and would I be able to get help in doing so? Thanks, and again very happy to have found WA.
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psalisbury1 Premium
Hi, that's a YES to all of your questions my dear!

Phil
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rjlamontagne Premium
Hi, Phil. And thanks for the answer, especially since it's the one I was hoping for.
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psalisbury1 Premium
Sorry it took so long for anyone to help, that is VERY unusual. I actually do not think I have ever seen that. Usually you get an answer to a question in under five minutes.

If you have any other questions, I would be glad to answer them now, if I can, since I am online.

Phil
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rjlamontagne Premium
I really appreciate that, Phil. Since I've already decided to join, but had already kinda started on my own, that was my only pressing question. I'm already pretty sure that I'll get a lot out of this initial training. I'm also looking forward to guidance and reviews, as I have a lot of ideas, but also a lot of uncertainty as to how to implement them. Oh, I've thought of one. What's the best move to make at this step 4? Should I just build the free website or build one under my own domain. I have to wait a couple of days before I can upgrade to premium, so which would you recommend?
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Camille22 Premium
Hi, I'm new to this and just joined! I just switched my wordpress website on Godaddy yesterday to more user friendly platform. The technician at Go daddy said it would work better for someone who does not know coding, web design etc. I did this yesterday. Now I'm a bit unsure if I should have changed from wordpress. Does it matter what type of website we have in order to have an affiliate blog? With wordpress I know I have the option of many plugins. Anyone have thoughts or suggestions? Does it really matter what type of website we have? I would really appreciate any input/advice here. Thanks

Camille
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merlynmac Premium
In the end, no. That said, some guidance you get here will be based on the assumption you're using a WordPress site. For example, a specific plugin might be recommended or someone may try to show you how to edit something or change a setting, again assuming a WordPress base.
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Camille22 Premium
Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it! I understand now. 🤗
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help!
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nathaniell Premium
The trouble with Godaddy websites is that they can only exist on Godaddy hosting. With WordPress, you can move your website between hosts. WordPress has more options to customize your website, and is also better for search engine optimization.

Long term, it's better to be working with WordPress in my opinion.
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Camille22 Premium
Great, thanks so much for the advice on this topic. I really appreciate the input, Nathaniel!
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skings Premium
How much is the premium fee after the first discount month? And, with the premium membership I can have up to 25 websites hosted on the WA server. Is that correct? And, can all of these 25 be sites where I own the domain, or do a number of them need to be whatever dot siterubics dot com sites? Thank you.
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Nedd Premium
The fee after the discount month is $49 and you can have 25 sites with your domain PLUS 25 sites with the siterubix.com subdomains.
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psalisbury1 Premium
its 49 dollars per month. Yes you get 25 Websites where you own your own domain after you purchase the domain, and also 25 Websites with the siterubics dot com site making a total of 50. All hosted on the WA server
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the payment is $49 per month, taken automatically. It is cheaper to pay upfront for 6 or 12 months but there are no refunds. You are given 25 Siterubix sub-domains, and can host a further 25 purchased domains.
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apache1 Premium
If you take the first discount of $19 the monthly membership is $49 US per month recurring.

Which is taken out automatically from your chosen account you have selected.

As for No of websites premium members can have up 25 free siterubix websites plus can host up to 25 owned domain here in WA which is included in part of your membership.

This gives you a total of 50 websites a premium member can host here. Hope that answers your question.

But rather than focusing on having many websites best to go through the training as given and focus on having a solid foundation to one website and work on that.

Wishing you well
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bigbufahab Premium
Thanks for all the help answers for everyone. Just going through some of them has helped my mindset a great deal. Keep up the great work in keeping us that are new targeted in the right direction.
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