Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after ONE thing. The most relevant, useful 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 Calorie Method)
  • 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 you're are done doing this you will be clicking 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 "caloriemethod.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.

Then 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 YOURSITE.com => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to caloriemethod.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 [EMAIL ADDRESS] => 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 [YOURSITE.com] and [YOUR FIRST NAME] at [EMAIL ADDRESS] 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, is that you don't want your privacy policy being published to your "blog roll" which is on your homepage.



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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Rafaelgng Premium
Money goal really starts for me is building this new skill and being able to implement it over and over. Building website, blogs, SEO is all new to me but ready to GO HARD and make this work. I have made money promoting offers on social media but I'm looking for that true passive income. So me and my famz can live the life we deserve
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you and so glad you are here.
Super practical goal here. Like it. Building and helping with content comes before earning. Its great to see you have some experience with social media. You will find building a website is the way to build a lasting "brand online" that continues to earn. A website is great because you control it.. And learning SEO and writing original helpful content will definitely build q lasting passive income.
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fenram Premium
"Notice: Your ability to Ask Questions ends in 6 days."

So that means if we not upgrade to Premium we can not ask questions anymore ? That's not how you promoted WA in my opinion. maybe time to look out to another product... the more i am still waiting since 1.5 day for a solution for my problem that i described several times here...
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You could remain a Wealthy Affiliate starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the Wealthy Affiliate platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

However occasionally you may get an extension at the discretion of the co-founders Kyle and Carson.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
If you were unable to resolve your meta title and description

You can delete and start again, however I'd save my work in site content.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content

To delete a siterubix subdomain, click details on subdomain in question in site manager, onward next page scroll all the way to the bottom and click delete.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Then you may go to Site Builder

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

I also ran it across and it worked like a charm.
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feigner Premium
i take it your have searched with the spy glass at the top Patrick for a solution...
what is the problem - most members try to help...
but if you are unsatisfied and don't feel we support you enough as members then....
if you describe it once more then maybe we can resolve it...
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fenram Premium
Thank you - i followed your advice.... meaning i deleted and started again with everything. My problem is solved so far, now i've seen what i did wrong in the past.

Sorry for my behaviour...............
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fenram Premium
Thanks -- see the answer i just wrote to TheAbie....

Cheers
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feigner Premium
it can be frustrating - especially as you may be learning a new skill - and on a time limit to ask questions...
but most of the questions asked have already been asked and a search with hte spy glass will help sort out your problem...
i'm glad you have been able to move forward Patrick
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fenram Premium
i will remember that of the Spy Glass !

Thanks
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jghwebbrand Premium
The purpose oft he free 7 day look is to give you a test drive or the WA platform to see if it fits into your business needs and objectives. You have access to Level One of the OEC
On a free account you are able to go through Level 1 of each of the core training courses, you have access to 2 classrooms full of training, and also have access to some member created training. You are able to build on a free siterubix subdomain for up to six months.

WA allows this time and free training so each person is completely sure this program is for them before they upgrade to premium to take their business to the next level with access to more advanced training and more tools/services.

You are free to make your own decision. Not sure what your unanswered problem is.

We wish you well.
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One of the goals questions is, How much time am I willing to invest? I know the time I have after my regular job and side business, but I'm curious... for those who have been at this for awhile, How much time did you invest initially? Especially asking those who had full-time jobs, kids, or other obligations.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
If you are serious about pursuing an online business the initial investments are premium subscription to the platform and a dot com domain name at $15 yearly privacy included.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

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Sorry, Abie, I should have been more clear. I meant how much TIME invested.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
No worries.

There's no definitive answer to your question, as there are many elements to the equation; no two people or two niches are the same; it depends on the focused niche you choose, the content you write, the choice of keywords, and how well you understand the process. However, I have known folks to earn their first sale in two weeks, others in three months, and more so in a few more months.

You may read Kyle’s response on below thread
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Thanks for your honest answer. Great article, too! I've really committed to working on my mindset around business and I am committed to my success.

I have an advantage in that I've built up an Etsy store and have some idea of what it takes to earn regular income online, albeit on a different platform. While it took me a few years (actually about 3 months of consistent, dedicated work of about 20 hours per week, once I got some coaching), I loved it because I was passionate about it. Still do!

I can definitely see how choosing a niche I'm passionate about -- in my case, spirituality (broadly, which has a ton of different subcategories and items I could potentially niche) -- can make a huge difference in taking affiliate marketing from unenthusiastic work to dedicated effort on something that I love to do!

Excited for the journey
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Sounds like you have a plan, that's really awesome and glad to hear it, please feel free to reach out when you need help or have questions.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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Rafaelgng Premium
Personally it's what time can you put in. If your working on a blog ask yourself what days and what time will work for me to complete a blog on a weekly basis. Plan it all out and then commit to it.
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Great answer! I appreciate your perspective. Makes sense.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Each individual situation is different and there is no average. The key is to decide with your schedule what works for you. Only an hour a day will take a long time to accomplish much.

We started with a full time job too, but our circumstances were different from yours...We just knew that unless we put at least 3 hours a day in, we wouldn't get far. But everyone is different. So it is important to decide what is possible for you.
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Hi. I think I've got it wrong but I searched for companies running affiliate programs and found about 20 good ones here in South Africa where I live.
1) When my program is up and running should I link up to their program or just add them to my website?
2) Can I find a niche market by clicking on "Pharmacies" as the health care facilities/hospitals here are not always accessible?
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jghwebbrand Premium
When your site has content posts on it and is getting traffic, then you can think about affiliate links. To get affiliate links,, one must sign up to an aff9liate program. Sign up is free, but they program will want to look at your website so make sure it has content on it. No set number of 15 - 20 is good.)

As for your question regarding pharmacies, do you have medical credentials? To grow a website in such a niche without medical credentials, it will not rank well. .

You niche website will be global so anyone in the world can view it.
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Rena251 Premium Plus
Hallo everyone,

I saw lessen two and loved how it was explained but what I really want to learn as well is how to rank up your website at any search engine like google for example.

Does any one know what should be done ??

Thank you in advance to all who is reading and who would answer.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that is precisely what this platform teaches you!

Essentially, you will be writing helpful, informative articles that focus on keywords that people are searching for.

Each individual article you write has a chance of ranking on page 1 of Google. They are ranked individually, not your website as a whole.
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mariablanch Premium Plus
Hi Rana,

First of all, welcome to the WA community! :)

As Diane mentions in her comment, you will be learning all of this and more with Wealthy Affiliate.

It's all a step by step process and you just need to follow the lessons/tasks without trying to jump ahead too quickly. It's like baking a cake in the oven, you need to buy the ingredients and follow the recipe step by step; you can't jump ahead and want to eat the cake right after you've mixed the ingredients... they need to be blended together and then baked in the oven for the right amount of time before it is ready to eat.

I know that you can do this, Rana. I look forward to your progress.

Wishing you great success with your online business,

Maria :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
This is the exact purpose of the training. It teaches you step by step how to set up your website and add content and get your content indexed and ranked.

Each training lesson builds on the prior one so it is important to do each one in order.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task.

It does take time and effort. But it is worth it. We wish you well.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
It is a process, it first starts with choosing a focused niche site, onward building relevant content addressing issues in relation to your niche site, getting ready for affiliate programs.

I would write quality succinct content addressing issues in relation to my niche with a good choice of targeted searchable keywords worthy of your visitors attention, onward sharing onto social media platforms for organic outreach.
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