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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VelmaJ1 Premium
Hello Everyone,
I joined a short time ago this afternoon. I am happy to be here. I am looking forward to learning this process. Over the years, I have gotten bits and pieces of information on how to become an affiliate, however, the previous experiences were not at all like what I am experiencing today.
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Welcome! I also just started today. Excited for what's to come!
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JPresley1 Premium
I'm with you on that. I joined yesterday and have seen nothing like this. Great stuff!!!!
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rroberts89 Premium
Welcome. I just started yesterday myself. Good luck with everything, and I hope you receive more and more valuable to information contributing to your success.
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Hi Everyone, just run the first presentaions and a couple of question came to mind (apologies for my ignorance!):
1. If I am UK located, would the affiliations be geograpically targetting to the customers's locations (US, Canada, or anywhere in the world)? Presumably the Affilated Businesses may have alternatives for platform delivery
2. When choosing a niche, should the blog target one single language (English vs French vs Spanish) ?
Cheers :)
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SixofClubs Premium
In theory, you can run your business anywhere in the world. you aren't selling to a person with affiliate marketing another site sells a product or service and pays you a commission. Saying that some sites as far as I am aware do restrict what countries they will sell to.

Castle
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Thanks Castle for your reply :) Should these selling area restrictions be checked as I link the affiliate business? Thanks again
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EdwardWilso3 Premium
Can anybody tell me what the % is on promoting W.A? That's if I was to choose to do that don't know yet oh my a lot of stuff to do. I didn't know that about myself but I get overwhelmed Quick I can see this journey is not only teaching me how to do online business but it's giving me a lesson about myself. You see I talk to much also
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feigner Premium
Hey Edward - the details of the affilaite scheme are under the dollar symbol - then program details.
this details the affilaite fees you are entitled to if you persuade people to sign up.
with the monthly fee at $49 and the affilaite fee at $23.50 it is about 48%
and for the first month of $19 where you get $8 it is 42%
for the yearly at $495 and the aff fee at $345 it is about 48%
if you ar enew to this method of marketing then i would suggest going through hte oec and choosing a topic you know and like - the make oney online niche is very tough and you maybe working for 12-24 months before you break into it.....
and you will need to be writing a lot of content on the site...so if you are unsure or don't know it then there will be a lot of research....
good luck
phil
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ExpatMark Premium
About 12% of starters go Premium.
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TawnyG Premium
I think is stated is a video that it is 50%, but not sure if I am accurate on that amount.
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HI Sir. Kyle, I need your wise opinion about My Chosen Niche...I Have a very strong Love,Respect and Passion to Angel Babies of every colors...so I Believe that this NICHE is very Strong and Competative in online Business World. What do you think of This NICHE...HIGH TECH MODERN HAPPY BABIES SWIM SUIT AND SUPER BABIES CAR SEAT. please advice very soon. Best Regards.
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paulash177 Premium
Every niche are successful depend on your capability to carry on with it on a long run, that's why is better you stick to your passion. and secondly can you think of a sub niche?
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HAP33 Premium
My site not working so should I delete it can I just download over again. Start from scratch and then move my domain over I know it’s late I don’t know if you guys are still up I can’t sleep because this is killing me my WordPress goes in a note my site health is depleting. I am actually index on Google Have a filiated with Amazon but can’t complete site I have no pictures ,media Not sure if my files are empty but she’s not working It is 3:33 AM should be finishing lesson six instead I’m trying to word this properly if you can help me I would surely love it


yours truly HAP33
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megawinner Premium
Hi Holly,

Get another site but this time follow the task step by step. If in any chance something is not clear enough to you, don't hesitate to ask questions.

Keep going with your lessons/ training at OEC. Have patience.

Best regards,
Florentino
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HAP33 Premium
Thank you so very much for taking the time to talk to me should I delete the stuff I have on my computer before uploading new stuff possible please it works for me I know it’s a strange question but it’s only going to take up space keeping it I think is that right I’m newer computers completely


Yours truly your buddy holly
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megawinner Premium
Hi Holly. Do not delete it as yet. retrieve anything you have on that website. If there's none to retrieve, yes go ahead and delete it. You are welcome! Cheers, Florentino
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