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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EuphemiaD2 Premium
Hie I have tried to follow the instructions on how to create a Customs Menu but a comment is popping up stating that About Me is invalid and I must check for menu items to delete and it's appearing twice.Privacy Policy is also appearing twice. How can I rectify this
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AngelSmiles Premium
Choosing a niche for me was easy. I love vinyl although, currently, my collection is small. But thinking over my Niche I cannot help but looking at the bigger picture realistically. My hobbies include: acrylic painting, 3d art, graphic design, multi media art, poetry, writing a book, photography. If it can be self expressed I love everything about it. I am wondering if Niche can be multiple combination of these and are they realistic?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, a niche needs to be as narrow as possible to show Google that you are an authority on that subject, and also so as not to confuse your visitors. All of your suggestions would each be a niche in their own right.

Pick the one you would most enjoy writing about and can quickly think of ideas for topics for your first few articles.
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AngelSmiles Premium
great thanks for the tip
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Josko Premium
Hi all,

Few days here in WA, went into Bootcamp and started to make a first website (ever).
Now i am at stage to made a About Me page.
Any tips how to do it, considering i have no experience in affiliate marketing, yet i am trying to promote WA on my site?
I should write why and how i am capable to help other to succeed with affiliate marketing, lol.
Anyone went trough Bootcamp with similar condition as me?

Thanks
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Helen123 Premium
You may be better starting with the online affiliate certification course first, at least the first few lessons to get your website up and running and with more understanding of affiliate marketing, then you could swap over to the bootcamp and continue on.
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Josko Premium
Thanks Helen, well thing is in theory, i know what affiliate marketing is, just dont have any practical experience.
But with every day here, it gets easier, with all help i get.
I started with writing about me, will take it slow, i think that part will me the hardest for me as this is totally new area for me. Everything i did in my life wasnt even close to on line business so need to think of something from a scratch.
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Will our training lessons still be available after we finished the 10 sessions once we move to Premium Membership? I just asked because I am seeing about Menus and Widgets which will be more applicable later. We can try them now but I am not sure if I can remember the procedure later when more needed?
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michaelw777 Premium
Yes, from what I understand; they will still be available. All you have to do is go into training and sort of look at the lessons; and uncheck the ones you want and go over them again; and if you want to look again; leave them unchecked. If I am wrong; another Member please correct me?
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That would be fine for now. Anyway, there is a huge community and the founders are always available if we have questions. Just like now, I have seen that I have loopholes viewing the website that I created. I can always go back and correct them.

Thanks Michael!
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michaelw777 Premium
No Problem; I have not learned this yet myself; but if you are doing that? I suggest you learn to back up your website; and how to load the back up. Just in case? Otherwise; I suggest you mostly leave your site alone; unless you talk to Site Support, Kyle and Carson; hope this helps?
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indraneel Premium
Yes...Level one training will be available always... Lesson 2 onwards are only available for premium affiliates.

You can always come back and refer to them whenever needed.
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apache1 Premium
As a starter member, you have currently level 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification along with Phase 1 of the Bootcamp course that will always be available to you whenever you wish to revisit them.

Should you decide to go premium you have with the Online Entrepreneur Certification an extra 4 level of 40 lessons and with the Bootcamp 6 more phase lessons of 10 lessons in each.

They too can be revisited anytime as a premium member.

This does not include the many hundreds of Training Webinars that Jay (magistudios gives each and every week throughout the year. they are there along with the added courses and resources waiting for you.

Wishing you well along your online journey.

Andre
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thanks for the info, Indraneel.
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Thanks for a clearer info. It looks like you've stayed longer here.

Surely, I will join as a Premium member.
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apache1 Premium
You are most welcome Rose and you will see how much more you will gain along the way when you decide to go premium.

If you do there is currently a special Black Friday offer till May 11 where you can pay only $299 for the year and that will be locked in forever while you remain as a yearly member just wanted to let you know.

That is your choice to make how you want to go as premium but thought you should know to give you the best opportunity available while it is still there

Here is Kyle's post on this to give you further information.
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Ok, I will see budget allocation for that. I am just curious about what I've read from the community discussion last night, is it true that we will begin to get income from here in 6-12 months? Or are there ways to speed it up depending on the training that we are availing?
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apache1 Premium
Normally that is around the time it may take to see some money coming through remember this is a training platform to show you how to build a website from scratch with the niche of your choice,

The training is built in a way and in a certain order to learn how to do this right and that is why it is important to follow each lesson in the order given and complete each task at the end of the lessons.

This is done for a good reason for your to get the best out of the training and Kyle and Carson have had WA going for 15 years and still are going strong because they know what is the right way and what not to do.

You then need to get your website indexed by Google and the other search engines along with creating posts about the niche you have chosen and keep creating content.

That in itself can take time as you need to build up your website to attract visitors.

That is why it can take some time it is also dependant on how much effort and work you put in as well

There are many other factors that are covered in the training to monetize your website but working and putting in the effort and creating content is a crucial step to success online.

Online or affiliate marketing is passive income meaning there are no quick ways to succeed and note that you are building your own brand and business online.

Just like any brick and mortar business, they don't become successful overnight even with all the overheads they need to stay afloat.

There are many scams online promising you the world and making thousands in a quick time but the only ones making money quickly are the scammers ripping you off in the process.

WA is not a quick rich scheme but a steady process to build a solid foundation to your website and as stated above this is dependant on your own effort and why you put into it.

That is why many fail and give up because they don't want to do the work and expect to push a button and make money overnight. It doesn't work that way

Hope that gives you more clarity with this.
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apache1 Premium
As for your budget allocation the suggestion to go yearly is the cheapest way but that is only if you can afford it. Remember family and bills come first you can always upgrade to yearly later in need be its just that the $299 is and only will be available till May 11 but that is your choice to make
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Ok, I am willing too. In fact , I am working my way towards traditional business and have the same mindset but my family only permits me to do online works due to my limited physical capacity. Still a bit limp in walking, though stable anyway.
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Ok, hubby can answer that more depending on his priorities. I am still somewhat dependent on him
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apache1 Premium
I wish you well in whatever choice you make or need to make according to your family situation.
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apache1 Premium
Family comes first
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Ok, another topic anyway. How can I edit the " just another wordpress site sub title? I overlooked to remove or replace it. Also, I wasn't able to add a home page in the menu?
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Yes, as always. He is just currently using the cash for a small garment business.
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apache1 Premium
Log in to your site, click on settings on the left side of the menu at the bottom, and in general settings at the top is site title.

That's where you can delete and change the title.
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sdawson Premium
yes, as a Premium Member you will have access to ALL the training for as long as you are a member.
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Thanks. I was able to edit already.
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I intend to join as a Premium, just waiting for a little updating with my bank account. Thanks
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Great lesson. Q: 1. If I change the email in Admin, who sends the the confirmation of the change - Word Press and/or Wealthy Affiliate? 2. Who can see my settings in my website? 3. Can a custom password be made to get into my website?
Sorry, really new to all of this! :-)
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