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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LouiseT1 Premium
When i visit my site its only showing my home page which is my About Me but not showing my Privacy Policy. It's there when i click on Page through the Dashboard menu bar but not on my site. It's showing that's it published. Im about to start Lesson 8 which is creating menus. Please help
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
For your privacy policy to be seen you just need to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on "menu", you need to create a menu where you want your privacy policy to be shown.

Since it's a page, click on page, you'll see it, and just add it to the menu you just created.

Hope this helps
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cbmercado Premium
You have to go to Appearance> Menus and add any additional pages and posts there.
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LouiseT1 Premium
Thank you that definitely helps
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LouiseT1 Premium
Awesome and thank you
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Gimitrix Premium
My first question.
If I decide to use Amazon as the Affiliate program. How do they pay their affiliates. I am based in South Africa and just wondering will the send me a cheque or pay me via PayPal or Bank Wire?
Might be a stupid question, but just a thought.
Probably most affiliate programs work similar?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

First of all, there is no such thing as a stupid question here at WA. Your question is valid.

In terms of payment from Amazon if you are becoming an Amazon Associate, you could do Payoneer or Check.

Here is the link to the training: Also, this is a blog from a South African member that might be helpful for you: You can also contact successful South African here so you can get a better answer to your question.

All the best,
Ferra
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megawinner Premium
No worries. Profits earned from Amazon's affiliate program are paid approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month. Payments can be made by direct deposit, by check or via Amazon gift card.
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Tobey1 Premium
Hi,

I put up a couple initial blog posts, with the default homepage set to show most recent posts. I went to settings > reading and changed the setting to show a summary in the feed, but it's still showing the full blog post text. How do I change that? Thank you!
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
You have to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on widget. You can manage it from there. Just drag and drop it to the side bar.

Keep in mind that before doing it, you have to create a menu. To do it, go to the "menu" area
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - open up a post for editing it in WordPress. Look at the row of icons above it and find the square shaped one. Use this to insert "read more". You will need to do each post individually.
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feigner Premium
if you have tried the summary under settings reading
and pressed ctrl+f5 on your borwser when viewing your site and it doesn't change then there may be a setting under appearance -customize to do the same as the summary
or if that fails then when editing your post there is a more menu setting
just place the cursor where you want the summary to end and click on the more menu - a dashe line with more will appear on your post
save it and check that that is showing the summary now - don't forget to try the ctrl+f5 to bypass the browsers cache.
good luck
phil
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Tobey1 Premium
Bingo. Thank you!!
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Tobey1 Premium
This did it. Thank you!!
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Muzammil24 Premium
Hello everyone. I published about me post on my site www.myreadforchange.com as task of lesson 7. I found on my site below my blog one post showed -

This -
Admin
(Author)
Hi there, Welcome to my website... I hope you find gems of information in all book reviews I have published on personal development, meditation, spirituality. My wish for you is to learn, apply and grow.

View all post by admin

Can someone please guide how can I remove that.

Thank you for reading this and guidance.
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DValentine Premium
Hi Muzammil - this is an extract from the 1st paragraph of your post. This is something that your theme does automatically (in fact, I think almost all themes do this) and it would mean changing your theme - if you can find a theme that doesn't create these extracts.

I am sorry I could not help further
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hmblack Premium
I set up my website 1940s Vintage Swing Dresses yesterday and chose the 2012 theme (Contango). However, on going through lesson 6 today, I changed the theme to Hiero like in the training video and added the "About Me" Page and also the Privacy Policy pages.

The name on my website shows as 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses with the S on the end of 1940 as being rather large. How can I alter this please?

It also shows as "Just Another WordPress Site" underneath the 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses. How do I delete this please?

Thank you in advance. Helen
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merlynmac Premium
Log into your website back end and navigate to Settings > General. You can change the tag line there.

As for the S I'm not sure if you can change the case or not. Many times, the theme locks you into a certain look.

Another option is to create a logo image and use that instead.
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hmblack Premium
Thank you. I will try that.
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