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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JBSweeney Premium
I am about to write my about me page and I would like to know can this be done when I have no idea of what company's products I will be promoting.
At this stage, I know nothing about the company, their products, the companies policy, company profile, is it possible to write an about me page without this information?
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Carolyn010 Premium
Yes, JBSweeney! You're about me page is about how you feel, what you are all about, and what your passion is all about. When you get up in the morning what do you like? How do you feel? What are your dreams? For me, my passion is no longer working in a cubicle and for someone else (a w2 worker) I am all about freelancing so I am about taking people thru the journey of going from being an employee to at a freelancer (a 1099 worker) and what that entails down to the technology that you need for your new life, the comfy clothes that make you feel good while working as a Virtual Assistant, What type of bags, backpacks, briefcases are awesome when traveling and working at the same time because you are no longer confined to a desk in a building from 9 to 5 you can work where you want to, etc. So you will share with the world what makes you tick and along with the show and telling people how wealthy affiliate helps to change your life and when they go to a blog or build a website they will want to click on a link on your website to get the same change of life avenue and how you feel and what drives you will also drive you to what other affiliate products or services you are passionate about that correspond to what you do in life or what you love in life. That is what you're about you page is about and you can and probably will change what is on that page as you grow and develop and learn. I hope this helps!
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Brian208 Premium
Definitely yes. About page tells something about you. I know that there's a template that you can model in the site content. You check out the about page of other members to get some idea. Don't stress yourself with about page. The most important part of your site will be your posts to be indexed and ranked by Google. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Brian208, much appreciate your prompt reply and advice as I was stressing myself and it was keeping me at a standstill
Now onwards and upwards and thanks again..
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Carolyn010,
Many thanks for in-depth reply and very sound advice which I will implement going forward.
I would like to follow you if I may as I read from your blog a lot of emotion and feelings which pooped out to me as I read your reply.
Many thanks, bye for now.
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M6662 Premium
Thanks, but still not understood the Home Keywords (comma separated) section under Home page settings. is it a must that i have to populate something there or not??

And also, were i have multiple of things i will be offering but i can not list them in the Home description section due to limited space provision in this section, were do i put this.

please any one to as well advice
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merlynmac Premium
The keywords are just there to give a general topic such as babies, baby clothing, baby toys, etc.

As for your home description that should be what your site is about, not what you're selling (i.e., MySite.com provides reviews and recommendations for all things babies, etc.).
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M6662 Premium
well noted

thanks
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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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Rayman45 Premium
@muzammil24. Hi. If you are trying to change the author (Admin), there is no way to change the name from Admin to your name..

The only way to fix this, I believe, add a new member. When you add the new member, you are adding yourself, so make sure that you select Admin instead of subscriber or contributor.

You can add a new member profile from the left menu towards the bottom where it says "Add New".

I hope this helps..

Have a blessed day..
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Brian208 Premium
I think there is a way to change admin to your name. Kyle has a tutorial on that. You should also have a Gravatar assigned to your name so that it will always appear in every post you create. Go to tutorial then type how to create Gravatar, you'll get clear answer from Kyle. Hope this helps.
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Rayman45 Premium
Thank you Brian208..
I'm not the one that was looking to change the admin name.
I already know how to.
I was trying to explain it to @muzammil24..

But thank you for helping.

I appreciate you..

Have a blessed day..
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Antorozco1 Premium
I am following along with all the procedure and steps to create a content but as of right now I feel overwhelmed since I really don’t have a niche or what type of content I should put on my website. Can anybody help me by giving me some ideas as to what to write about in my website? Thanks and I would really appreciate it.
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Obenmanfred Premium
It's so easy. All you need to do is just to select or chose what interest you the most. Then you move on with it. But you need to get the right key words. Because your business will be based on that.

Hope this helps
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MarcoGaviano Premium
Hi Antorozco1, nice to meet you, it is normal to feel a little demoralized because you don't know how to go ahead in the configuration of your site. Here in WA, in addition to having the tools and also all the bootcamp to make it, you have the support of your colleagues, I am here for you! So what did you not understand and what are your doubts? have you already chosen a niche or are you still on the high seas? You have to understand what you like to do, if you have a passion, if you are a master in some art or profession, you have to tell what you can do or you are passionate about, if by chance you would like to choose something you like but you have no experience, it is not a problem, you can become authoritative over time, everyone, anyone of us was not born learned, what we know how to do we learned over time, if you like it I ask you what you would like to do and why? Give me an answer .. I'd like to help you ....... Come on, you can do it
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Antorozco1 Premium
@MarcoGaviano your information was very helpful and thank you for your support. I would like to talk about fitness and vitamins that can help anyone with their daily workouts at the gym, but I have no clue what to say since that is not my specialty area.
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TinaHoggard1 Premium
Hi, I know exactly how you feel!! I thought I had an idea for a niche but now having looked at 'key words' and the affiliate program it's going to be a no go so I need to go back to the drawing board. I'm hopeful that as I progress through the training though, it'll all start to make sense and I'll come up with other ideas. :-)
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Alibaba is a site that sells products. It’s in the Apps store. You can stream through it to give you an idea. Run it by Kyle and boom. Off you go.
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SarahKerr1 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Your training is pretty good so far. I manage to follow you as you explain the functionality on each page.

However, for my part, I am not sure I am doing everything exactly how I am suppose to do it, so I hope you have a way of checking my progress to make sure I am building my website exactly as I am suppose to build it.

At this stage, I have to tell you, I am nervous. I keep thinking I am going to press the wrong butten and my website is going to vanish from sight permanently.

Anyway - here I go back to my lessons!

SarahK.
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I’m doing the same. Just breath. Relax. It’s a project THat will make you money one day. Just look for some one and ask. You’ll do fine.
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