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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esiezaf Premium
Hiya..That was such a great response to @LCrombie. I've learnt it's best to have different websites for different niches. Assuming my niche is mobile accessories& I intend to start with marketing security cameras, should my domain be something like "securitycamera" or "mobile accesories", or "esiezafmobileaccessories."? Do I need to have my name in the domain or not necessarily?
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PrintMagic Premium
Hi Esiezaf - Domain names are important for sure, but the days of having a domain name that exactly matches your niche are long gone. If you can get a domain name with your exact niche it can't hurt, but don't sweat it if you can't find it available. It it more important that you domain name is short if possible - under 15 characters is great. Another thing to think about is could you build a strong brand around the domain name. Unless you are planning to brand yourself, and make yourself the focus in your marketing, I wouldn't use your name in the domain name. I hope this helps. You are off to a great start.
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Voilà, je viens de finir ma première leçon mais j'ai quelques inquiétudes.
En fait, je suis d'un pays francophone malheureusement le site et son contenu son anglais. N'y a-t-il pas des contenus en français car pour le site j'ai quand même pu configurer un traducteur sur mon navigateur ?
Par ailleurs, je viens déjà de créer un site web mais je ne sais comment le rendre présentable, il y a un cours pour cela pour devrais-je avoir accès à un quelconque outil dans le site?

Merci.
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michaelw777 Premium
Je n'ai pas toute compris. Mais; je peux suggerer vous pouvez essayez une Programme de Translation.

L'autre chose je peux suggerer; Parler avec Kyle et Carson. Pour Kyle; fait mis ca nom en la boite de recherche ici sur La Affiliate De Richesse. Wealthy Affiliate. Cliquez; et continuez; et quand vous etes fini avec Kyle; essaye Carson. Espere ca va t'aider?
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Vickic3 Premium
Malheureusement, tout est en anglais, donc vous devrez peut-être utiliser le traducteur que vous avez si vous voulez continuer
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michaelw777 Premium
Comme j'ai dit; vous pouvez rechercher une Programme de Translation; si vous voulez?
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VioletSipe Premium
Huh..... What's going on here. I'm So Sorry, I only speak and understand English. Is this my phone that changed the language or is that what you guys are texting?? 😂
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michaelw777 Premium
No the original message was in French. And I don't want to get into trouble. So, you might try a translator program to translate the original post. I sort of mentioned that in the post too. I hope I don't get into trouble for mentioning that?
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Vickic3 Premium
Just helping out a french speaking member
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michaelw777 Premium
That's pretty much it; thanks.
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VioletSipe Premium
Yea I can't understand a word of any of that. Why would you get in trouble? Is it something that I need to read? I mean like are they talking to me and if so is that something important?? Bc if not then I'm good and not worried about figuring it out. Unless it's something that could really help me. Then I guess I'll take the time out to try to figure out what their all saying. Just Saying Lol
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Salut , Normalement avec le chapitre 5 tu dois deja commencer par supprimer les choses inutiles du site et commencer par le rendre presentable comme tu l'a dit. je viens de finir le chapitre 5 et je m'apprete a tomber sur le sixieme. avec l'anglais tu va rencontrer beaucoup de difficultes mais il faut perseverer. merci

desole pour mes faute de vocabulaire, mon PC a un clavier anglais donc pas moyen de mettre des accents lol
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VioletSipe Premium
Oh Ok, That's what is was wondering. It said Viola or something like that and that's why I thought they were trying to say something to me. Please just excuse me, I'm kind of ditsy or silly. I Don't really know how to say it.lol Well I'll just say I'll probably end up asking Alot of Dumb or Maybe even Questions with the Answer being Obvious throughout all these lessons. I swear it seems like I'm even getting more ditsy the older I get. Which is unfortunate for me..... But it's Hilarious To My Family. Just Saying. 😂🤷🤣
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Idovidal Premium
I am kinda confused about the keywords and writing articles.
when I pick up a phrase.

Does it have to be 100% accurate?
For example. if I fit in my title "Diapers FOR Babies"
it won't show in google if someone type "Diapers Babies"?

both words are inside of "Diapers for Babies".

B. about stuffing:

should I really be careful not to repeat any sentence or words that I write? aren't there some rules or something ? for example, Google will approve stuffing the same keyword up to 5 times?

I'd happy to have more clarification on that.

Thank you, good people
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JosephRebisz Premium
Good question Ido and a common one. When you choose your keywords to search, yes you want them to make sense. You'll get more accurate research results using 'diapers for babies' or best diapers for babies' instead of just diapers babies. For using the keywords in your article, you want to use it in your title, the first paragraph and maybe at the end of your article ie. in the conclusion or summary paragraph. Hope this answers your question and helps you.
Joe
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Yammey Premium
Hello,
I'm stuck at Creating my Custom Menu
My page is bit different from Kyle's tutorial where I can only see Menu Name and below that (and add menu from the column on the left). I seem to be missing Home &
Privacy Policy.
When I check on left on Post, I have others and not the ones mentioned above.
For your information and help with thanks.

Yammey
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feigner Premium
try click on view all on the pages in the menu - it may show more pages you should be able to find your privacy policy - assuming you have created one....( posts or pages whichever you have created)
for the home - choose a custom menu item and add your url address and description of home.
good luck
phil
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Pardon me if my question is bit unnecessary as I'm a newbie. I'd like to know if there is an agreement I have to make with the seller before promotion their products on my website or I can just start promoting them without their consent and once the client is directed to them via my link/website they will automatically know it and pay me my commission from there. Thanks
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi there,

Every affiliate programs or merchants will ask you to read their Terms and Conditions before you can join to be their affiliate.
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pravsworld Premium
You need the approval to sell their products. Once approved, you will get a link with your affiliate code to promote and track your earning. On some platforms like Clickbank you are preapproved. You can directly capture your affiliate link and start promoting. If you simply promote the product without their consent then you will not be eligible for the commission. You need your own affiliate link of the product to promote.
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Alright Thank you so much Amelia
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Thank you so much. This just answered my question so well. I'm grateful
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