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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iamgroot61 Premium
Hi Kyle/All, I just completed Lesson 8 (Custom Menus & Navigation). I should have commented/posted questions earlier (adjacent to earlier lessons) but here we go. I'm having multiple issues so far with my site. I don't think any of them are critical, but things aren't working quite the way I expect. I created my About Me and Privacy Policy pages, and thought I had designated them as pages, but both are showing as posts. Also, the theme I chose does not seem to be working. It looks nothing like the default layout I see for this particular theme. The site creation and initial pages creation within it were completed from within the WA site wizard (Websites>Manage Websites, etc.). More recent lessons were completed within the WordPress admin, so I'm wondering if there is some issue on the WA side of this. I don't think I'm doing a very good job of describing my issues here.

1. Is there a way to convert posts to pages within the WordPress Admin?
2. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get the template I chose to actually display on the website? WP admin says it's active.
3. My posts are displaying on the home page in a list. This may be related to the theme issue. I wanted to put custom content on the home page and then have folks be able to navigate to other pages from site nav or a sidebar menu (widget).

Thanks for any advice/guidance.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Dana,

1) Here is a good training for converting page to post and vice versa: 2) Are you talking about WP theme?

What theme did you choose when you built your website? Generate Press?

If you are looking for using another theme, on your WP back office, go to Appearance > Theme > Add New. As a Premium member, you have around 7K themes to choose from. Preview them first and read the description before you install and activate it.

3) If you don't want a blog roll on your home page and want a static page, on your WP back office, go to Setting > Reading > Choose Static.

Hope this helps,
Ferra
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iamgroot61 Premium
This is awesome! Thanks! Already working on #1.
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DerekMarshal Premium
1) the best and quickest way is to simply copy and past your posts into a page and then delete the post that you don't want.

2) a link to your site will help us see if the template is load.

3) this is normal, this is a blogroll on your homepage that is populating with your latest posts. This is normal. You can switch to a static homepage if you want to. To do that go to your dashboard and under settings-->Reading you will see the option at the top in a radio button to select a static page (which you must have ready) or latest posts. See the attached image.
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How do you make money, that’s the 64,000 dollar question for me? I heard on the first video you come up with something of interest to you? Like what? Something to sell? An instructional video of some sort? I just need to know before I pull the trigger to pay to learn something that might not be what I’m wanting, and is the information I’m seeking, is what I have to pay for? I just don’t want to get half way through this training to find out it’s something that’s going to cost me lots of money only to find out it’s been a mistake? I know this thing is about Traing to make money, but how? Do I have to pay to find out then it’s something that’s out of my capabilities? I originally found this site in the interest of the sale of impressions and now that I’m trying to find out through this site, it’s looking like it has nothing to do with impression sales but, only making a website of some kind? Like what on earth am I going to make a website of that’ll attract the numbers of ppl to make a decent amount of money?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Wayne & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

Good questions and they are ones that many before you have posed already .... and indeed, all questions are considered good ones here ....

You've landed on an awesome learning platform where you can learn to build your very own online business to fruition.

Your good questions are answered as you progress along your journey to Success ....

Suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle, WA, Co-Founder here by clicking on the blue link > > > your interest & enthusiasm are appreciated,

all the very best to you .... :)
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AbieAJ Premium
Hey Wayne

First find a niche you're passionate about. To put it in perspective would you be writing about it in five years time.

You need to follow through the training step by step to learn how to set up properly. Here's a resource may be you'd like look at You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

SUCCESS STORIES
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DianeScorpio Premium
This is a learning platform that teaches you to build a website for affiliate marketing. You can earn a commission by referring new members here or by promoting products from the likes of Amazon.

So, if your interest is dogs for example, you write lots of articles such as how to feed a puppy and then promote related items. There is a lot of writing involved and it takes months of consistent work.
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Miguelito203 Premium
Wayne, as affiliate marketers, we make money by promoting a company's goods or services. We are given unique links called affiliate links that enable us to do so. We typically use blogs (that get ranked in the search engines), various social media platforms, forums, and things of this nature as promotional tools.

Whenever someone comes across our content, clicks on our link, and purchases something, we earn a commission. It's a lot like a commission-based job in the real world (like a car salesman) -- but on the internet. Affiliate marketing works within any profitable industry -- sports, finance, fashion and beauty, technology, self-help, food and cooking, pet care and so on.

-- Joey
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I know it sounds hopeless but I really don’t have any niche that I’m passionate abt? I’m a construction worker n sick of it n want to make money a different way bt to make a website, I have no idea, n it would have to be something someone else is interested in to make money rt? And the concept of a website isn’t something you create then let it set there forever rt? Won’t it take attention cuz the same thing for years would be worthless rt?
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So is it like piggy backing? Meaning someone or company etc... has a website n then whatever it is, let’s say or give it the name zebra, now a company or individual has this site called zebra n they sell or offer whatever, they make money off their product n also when ppl actually click on their site? And by piggy backing, I’m curious if I were to use or copy all their stuff n just put it under another names site, can or do you make money that way? Or is that illegal cuz sounds if not illegal, not very respectful?
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I’m so lost and have no idea how any of this works? To me when u say we’re an affiliate to others in different industries, it sounds to me like I must have an inventory of actual physical things to sell
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Chris737 Premium
Dude, it’s a type of online business. This is not get rich quick. If you happen to find one, let all of us know.

I can tell you that I haven’t written blog posts about my passions. People say that because it’s easy to start with. But personally I would be so sick of my passion if I was living and breathing it 24/7.

I have made 5 figures in an industry I had no f****** clue about. It didn’t even interest me but it has a lot of potential in things that people have money in and buy stuff. If you seriously want to do nothing at all then my recommendation is to write posts, put them up on your website and then turn on advertising. You know those annoying websites where there’s ads everywhere and you have no idea where the text is? Yeah do that.
You might make $50-$100/month. If that’s enough for you that’s great. 👍🏼

All the best bro.
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MLatincic Premium
I followed the instructions from the video(training 7) and went step by step and opened the content and started writing something about myself and as I was not satisfied and after some mistakes I deleted it.
Now when i tried to go again step by step and when i open content on my screen does not apper Streamline vou writing for ultimate efficiency,a page with templates appears directly on my screen and does not allow me to write again.
I need help?
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Cyndes Premium
Have you tried to log out ans sign in? Sometimes it's just a glitch. Otherwise you can try to create a new post from scratch, not from the template.
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Kyle Premium
If it is published, you can edit any content directly within your website back office at any time.

To edit posts or pages on your website, you will need to log into the back office of your website. You can do this through the SiteManager (Websites => SiteManager).

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Within your back office, you will have a tab for both Posts and Pages within your main menu. (see attached). You will simply want to click on either one of those, to see a full list and to manage your respective Posts and Pages associated with your website.

Upon going into the Posts or Pages manager, you will see a list of all of them. You can edit them by "hovering" over top of the post, and then you will click on the "Edit" button. (see attached)

You can Quick Edit, Trash or View them from this hover menu. You can also click the main post or page title if you want to go into the editor.

I hope this helps you out here!
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SannaW Premium
Hi. If I already have a domain name. Can I connect via this platform and create my webpage, get the plugins, optimize for google etc (if I have Premium) and run my site as normal?

Then further down the road if I need to move my site out of this platform for some reason, is this possible?
Thank you for your help!
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JGatlin3 Premium
Yes you can. Just go to "websites", then select domains, go to your domain provider and add ns1.mywahosting.com and ns2.mywahosting.com to your DNS.
Personal I use Ecwid site builders as a plug in so I can place it wherever I want. Woocommerce is also a good choice
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SannaW Premium
Thank you JGatlin3, seems easy enough.
But what happens if I sell my business in the future? Is it easy to "go back to" not being a part of WA?

Do I own my own domains in WA and have full access to them even if I am not part of WA in the future?

Kind regards!
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Susanna,

WA will only keep a backup of your website(s) for up to 60 days, so if you return within that time, they can be restored.

If you think you will be gone longer than 60 days, or if you want to keep your website online, you will want to take your own backup and maybe find another host for your website and move it before your Premium membership expired.

You can move your website to ANY host you want if you were to ever want to move or cancel here. If you don't pay for your domain on an annual basis (ie, let it lapse), it goes back into the domain pool with the rest of the available domains out there.
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vianew Premium
I'm wondering how I should move forward with my niche selection. I very much enjoy travel and wish to choose this niche but I think it may be extremely competitive for rankings/traffic. Is this a lot to tackle for a newbie?

Instead, would it be "easier" to go with something more simple such as a beauty niche like nails/hair/facials? I am not interested in this as much but it seems to be pinpointed somehow.

Thank you Kindly for any input anyone might have on this.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - whatever you decide upon should be something you are genuinely interested in, as you will have to write a lot of content about it.

Travel is competitive, so you would need to narrow it down to have less competition, such as choosing a specific region, or concentrating on a type of vacation, such as cruises for seniors, or city breaks for foodies etc.

If you are not really interested in the beauty niche, then you will probably get bored with researching and writing about it every week for the forseeable future.
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AbieAJ Premium
Hi, Katherine, I believe it is better to go with a niche you're passionate about. You may want to break travel into a sub category niche.

To put it in perspective would you be writing about it in five years time.

Here's a resource may be you'd like look at You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.
https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords
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vianew Premium
Thank you Diane, that example helped.
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vianew Premium
Thank you Abie, I will look into those links.
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