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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I want to have a premium membership but due to COVID-19 crisis is under debt and lack of money, can I just start with a starter membership and earn some money with starter membership and later which to premium one.

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Will I be able to make money with starter membership?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Vishal & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Super question & all questions are good ones here....

Yes ... it's all possible .... it's just that it will take much more effort on your part for the rate of return and also likely take a lot, lot longer ...

Suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle over the next few days or so and then decide ... where there's a will, there's always a Way to Success! ....

here's the blue link to the training for you ... All the very best to you .. cheerio ... :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it's possible, but it will be much more difficult. You will only have limited access to the training, and after your first 7 days, you won't be able to communicate with other members or ask questions if you get stuck.

Do be aware, that even with a premium membership you would be unlikely to see any income for at least 3 months, and more realistically it would be 6 months. This is not a get rich quick scheme, you are building a genuine online business for your future.
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@DianeScorpio Thank you so much ma'am for your guidance.
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Thank you ma'am I will continue the training for now and decide after a few lessons.
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Cjn12 Premium
Absolutely! This is not a get rich quick scheme. It's a gradual process, after a solid train, you will definitely make money. Thanks
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AppeaseOrtiz Premium
Should I reconsider my niche if Google ads keywords shows competition is very high? Should I pick a niche based off of low competition keywords rather than my passions? Using Jaxxy would it be better to go with a high traffic, high competition keyword with an OK KQI, and a SEO rank of 73, or rather pick a lower traffic, lower competition keyword that has a great KQI and SEO rank in the 90's?
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ChrystopherJ Premium
I wouldn't base your niche off a keyword or off Google Ads. There will be thousands of keywords you can target for your niche to obtain free organic traffic from search results pages
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QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?
5000 a month

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?
Over 100,000

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
To start as much as needed but would like this to evolve into low time high yield too maximize time with family etc.
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keishalina9 Premium
... hey hi & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! ...

Super fantastic goals that you've written to work on and to get accomplished here to fruition....

Yes, for sure ... Go for it! ... All the best .... Success! ... :)
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DNtswapong Premium
This is an exciting journey and scary too, I have just finished listening to the video on how affiliate marketing work and realized there are many things I have never thought I would achieve in life but I now believe I have come to the right platform of knowledge. But the truth is I'm a bit scared and overwhelmed.
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mikolrrs Premium
Hi swapping,
Yeah., I agree with you some times one might feel overwhelmed but, when that happens, just take quick break, but make sure that you comes back in with a juvenile mind.it can append to everyone. just take your time and everything will alright. Have a great day. swapon.
Mike.
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SofiaMM Premium
Perfectly normal. Just don't let that bring you down, crush motivation, or make you feel you can't do it.
You can do it as long as you make a plan for your goals, put doable tasks there, and then stick to it. That's what I do every time I feel overwhelmed. I stop a take a bit of time to plan.
In here it's even easier because they are showing the plan for you.
Also, I've heard one of those millionnaire entrepreneurs say that he doesn't know the sentence "I can't do it" only the sentence "how can I do this? What does it take to do it?". Have that in mind, plan, and you'll be fine.
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amindewji Premium
I did accidentally publish the Privacy Policy as a post ... however one thing I noticed is that the Hyperlinks were not inserted in the post, as I had expected them to....not sure why that is, When I put my website at the bottom of the "About Me" page it worked fine...not a big deal but really would prefer if the links were functioning...just a glitch maybe?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you don't need the links to work. If you think about it, if somebody is reading your Privacy Policy, they are already on your site. They don't need to click a link to take them there.
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By law, you must make a policy link available and accessible at all times. My advice is to add it as a footer.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, I am aware that a Privacy Policy is a legal requirement. I was advising Amin that the URL to his website, mentioned within the policy, does not have to be a clickable link.
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