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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mgsurfer Premium
i understand the Premium memberships provides access to a million of images. What happens if you use those images in your posts, and then at some point stop using the Premium Service. Do I lose the ability to have those photos on my website if I stop using the Premium membership?
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steeph Premium
There are some websites that let you use their free pictures whoever you want.

https://pixabay.com Is one of them.
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boomergp08 Premium
No. Once the images are on your website they are there for however long you own the website no matter if you are a WA premium member or not.
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Jacquie8 Premium
From what I can see, these images are all free stock images, and you could have found them yourself going through other websites.

So basically, anyone on the internet can use these images, it is just very handy that they are there for you to use without having to open another tab in your browser and go to the different sources to find them.

Best wishes,

Jacquie
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mgsurfer Premium
Great, that's what I was hoping.
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mgsurfer Premium
Thanks Steeph. I bookmarked that site for future use, in case the right image isn't available through WA.
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ChrisTimothy Premium
Hello everyone. Can anyone tell me if I'm wrong. I thought it was possible to surround myself with a few businesses out of 3 or 5 activities that do not feel a heavy workload. I think that by working at the very beginning about 5 hours a day, it is possible to accumulate for example those activities that do not overlap and that leave time to manage them all by simply using the automation system (autopilot) namely:
- Affiliate Marketing
- ebook sales (PLR)
- Youtube content production
- Make Money Blogging
Don't you think it is possible to reconcile these few activities for example ?
ChrisTimothy
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LenkaSophie Premium
I personally think it takes a lot of time and effort to work on just one of the ideas, especially if you still have to work a 9 to 5 job until the new business starts getting you money.
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suzieq Premium
Hey Chris,
Wow, you’re very ambitious! I’m impressed. I feel you might be taking on too much in the beginning though.
Personally, I would recommend one business to start with. It will take some consistent publishing of quality articles of 2000 words or so, to start gaining traction with google. YouTube videos, email lists, Ebooks, etc are all great ways to promote your business, and all take time to create.
I’m worried that doing all that with several businesses might result in poorer quality rather than focusing on just one and making it great. Once that one is earning you income, you can start the next.
Does this make sense?
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mnreddi Premium
Good question, I have been asking same myself and after number of hours of research I decided to stick with Affiliate Marketing. Going after many things at once will dilute the focus and energy and we can never master anything. Best of luck
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tomytiger68 Premium
"If you do a search and you don't see the full data, you simply need to click the "Get QSR" link and it will fetch the data for you. You will see that if that particular keyword has never been searched before".

I didn't see the full data for my keyword research. Perhaps this particular keyword has never been searched before, so I did the research with the same keyword that was used by Kyle in the video "Increased Vertical Jump" and same story: I didn't see the full data.

Is everthing ok with Jaaxy? Should I be worried about it? Thanks a lot for your support ;-)

Tomas
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Tomas, I just did a quick Jaaxy keyword search and once I clicked on Get QSR the full line of info was there. It might be an idea if you do an example and then take a screen shot so we can see what you mean.

Also thanks. The test keyword I searched is ideal for the current post I am writing!
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tomytiger68 Premium
Thanks Helen!! I did it again and it is working perfectly...thanks you so much...

"Also thanks. The test keyword I searched is ideal for the current post I am writing!" ---------> Excellent!!! Good for you ;-)
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Better ask kyle
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Good Afternoon, I´d like to build like a blog or a site where I can uploaded videos and wrtie articules of the many experiences our national and international visitors can do in my beautiful city , Cancún, México and its sorroundings. To make them the easiest way to plan their holidays and guide them to make of that trip, what of their favorites one!
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you are most definitely going to be able to do this and this is the direction that you can head with your niche Mar. ;)
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I've always had a chip on my shoulder. So when I started driving, I developed a knack for dealing with my road rage issues. Well one day I was taking my daughter to school and there was a driver riding my bumper. So I all of a sudden said a catchy little slogan and my daughter wrote it down for me. After about a month or so she had almost filled a notebook pad with my slogans. So now people have a choice Bumper Sticker or Bumper Magnets.
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Kyle Premium
That is pretty neat. It sounds like if you can produce witty "one liners", you are going to have fun communicating within your audience/niche Detra.

That is going to be a big part of your success online and if you can help people in a captivating and interesting way, you are going to have a very bright future ahead of you.
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