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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The idea that i had was to write a blog about what I learn while reading through Carl Jung. I could use the books for my affiliate links. I could also extend it to psychoanalysis in general as well as to philosophy, but maybe that is too broad. However I am concerned that not many other people will be interested in such topics.
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Palatia Premium
I think it's a great topic but I think you'll need to show the benefits for people to sell it. Like, for more success, happier relationships.. etc.

Paula
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psalisbury1 Premium
I agree, perhaps expand to some other popular authors.

Phil
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This is a good idea. Finding a dynamic way to post and present your information can draw the right 'crowd' to your site.
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I need some advice I love psychology and stuff that deal relationships , sex , also im alot organic foods yoga alternative medicine people like dr.sebi Wim hof buteyko so on I google those but couldn't find a product to sell as a niche can someone give me some ideas ? thank you
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psalisbury1 Premium
you could write digital e books and sell them on your wegsite
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Nancy29 Premium
You have several very popular niche ideas here. Foods is huge, relationships and sex are giants, and anything organic or alternative should have lots of options.

The first thing that came to mind was books. Amazon has a tremendous selection of books on all of your topics. I think once you start checking one product to sell, others will become obvious. Just take time to look and I know you'll discover many more.
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I know this might sound disrespectful and I dont mean it to be this way but I was thinking maybe sex toys ? I know alot of people are into that because I dont think I can make much money selling books if your not offended id love to know what you think thank you.:)
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Nancy29 Premium
I actually took a look at this market early on. I satisfied myself that I could find good sources for clothing and toys and books :-), but put it on hold. I may still go back to it later. There's an old advertising saying that "nothing sells like sex." It's still true. There's room here for good, factual information on all things related to sex too. You certainly shouldn't run out of topics for posts! If working in this topic will give you the most joy, go for it!

By the way, Amazon got their start selling nothing but books. You just have to be old enough to remember when they were just getting started.
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Thank you so much for the tips and info but one more question I was having a look at Ali express earlier
and there were many categories related to sex toys so the question is should I choose one specific category to be my niche say for example ( Vibrators ) or can my website include different toys and different categories to choose from ? :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there are some legalities to be considered with any kind of adult site. For example, you have to have some kind of gateway to ensure that nobody under age can view your content. Plus, sex toys are actually banned in some countries.
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Nancy29 Premium
I would include a range of toys for the site, and then focus on them individually for posts and reviews.
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its so funny many my friends seem skeptical about this affiliate marketing thing perhaps they tried and failed is it working out for you ?
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thanks for replying so you suggest I find some another niche ? Im a music composer but I dont know I think niches like romance and fitness are the best to start with as they trending and all that what do you think ? :)
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Nancy29 Premium
People are always skeptical of things that are new or different to them. It's just human nature. Like all businesses, you have to give it time. You also have to do the work. Follow the lessons and you're going to have success.
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yeah but im a full time music composer id rather start with something easy im still trying to figure out what niche to go for im alot into psychology and relationship coaching and yoga and organic food but im confused about what specific niche to go for any ideas ? :)
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Thank you I will God bless you :).
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - to be honest, with any adult niche, you are removing potential audiences because you need age restrictions and your site may be banned in several countries.

The top 3 niches are health and fitness, relationships and making money online. Of course, this means that they are the most competitive. You would need to pick a narrow aspect of one of these to be seen as an authority on your subject.

I notice you mention yoga. You could narrow that down to yoga clothing or yoga equipment. You could talk about the different types of yoga, but have plenty of products related to it. Just an idea
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fyre Premium
You've got a lot of great help already but, you mentioned you were a full-time music composer twice so I can't help but, think if that's something you are passionate about, maybe you'd put a lot of passion into writing about it and helping others as well ..as your niche?
Just a thought :)
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Thanks for writing back im very passionate about I quit a very good job for it I recently lunched my website and my first film music track if you want to have a listen but to write about it and help others im not sure how to do that im thinking of doing this marketing thing on the side even if its just 50 or 100 dollars per day you know .. is this working out for you ?

sknnynotes . com the track is called ( moonlight ).
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fyre Premium
Wealthy Affiliate works for everyone who practices what they learn. There are no shortcuts to making money online.

As you keep going on the training you will learn many things you may not have even thought of...

An example: Your track moonlight. You can charge a fee for people to use your soundtracks in their videos etc.!

Be careful about just posting your site in comments as it is considered spam in general. You are just on level one of training but, as you move forward you will find the places here where you can share your website for feedback (on the site itself) and, another place for receiving comments on your music and, your site :)

I'm not discouraging you from trying any other niche you choose. I'm just going by the way you sound so passionate about what you already do full-time.

You wrote; " but to write about it and help others I'm not sure how to do that" that's exactly what you will learn about when you continue your training.

A final note: remember you will always be able to ask questions every step of the way, you are supported here.

Blessings, fyre
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I love your advices would you care to be my personal trainer help me get around here I feel so stupid to be honest I have no idea what im doing lol I just love to compose music someone is already taking care of the advertisements on my insta and facebook but I have this vibe thats telling me to work here in parallel to my music anyway so how much would you charge to help me out ?
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fyre Premium
Thank you for reaching out to me but, on your profile page,it looks like Tim's website brought you here!

Click your Icon to go to your profile page and scroll down.

You don't have to pay anyone to help you grow your business and learn here!

My #1 recommendation is to read the message from Tim McKinlay
on your page and, you will see that he is offering you one on one private message training!

When you click on his profile picture it will take you to his page and at the top (on the right of his profile pic) you will see the TaB "Private Message" so you can start a conversation with him!

When you read what he wrote on your profile page I think you will understand why I'm sending you to him :)
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thank you I texted him your so kind god bless you :).
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fyre Premium
Blessings on you your lovely music and, your new up and coming business as well!
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Thank you so much :)
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Randell33 Premium
My life, ever since I was a little kid, has been surrounded by custom cars and racing. I have done body work and painted cars since I was at a very young age and I really would love to have automotive paint, high end auto paint guns or aftermarket car audio. Torn on what would be the best one to go with or go with all of it? Anyone got some advice or comments for me?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the first 2 would fit well together, but with car audio, you would be targeting a different audience, and that should be a separate website.
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megawinner Premium
Randell, learn the training here. Endeavor to create extra income these goals of yours should be your motivation. Do it step by step. One by one. Focus on your goals while you are creating your online business! Cheers!
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88LunaSarah Premium
Hi ! My idea for a niche is health: clean eating specifically. I wonder however what I could promote as product though as the main concept of clean eating is healthy natural non-processed food. So it’s not product based...

Does anyone has thoughts or tips for this? Is it a good niche?

I’m passionate about this topic as it helped me turn my life around (lost 25kg in a year / no longer sick / more energy / etc )
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TheCatherine Premium
there are plenty of products to recommend around clean eating, there are books there are DVDs and also you could recommend juicing products, smoothie makers etc.
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88LunaSarah Premium
Lol, answering my own question now but maybe I can promote books ?
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88LunaSarah Premium
Thank you !! Niche decided haha took me 10min :-) thanks for your help!
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TheCatherine Premium
you are very welcome it's a great niche
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Good idea
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nathaniell Premium
There are many ways to monetize this niche:

meal kits & prepared meals
healthy snacks from Amazon
recipe books
clean eating or weight loss guides (videos, PDFs, etc)
weight loss membership websites

There are also plenty of ways to make money without "selling" anything. Information can always be monetized!
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88LunaSarah Premium
Thanks for these ideas! Lots of ideas indeed :-). Now all I need is to put my website up and running!
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vaporwix Premium
Hello everyone,

I am going through the training and have run into a snag. I am in step 6 of lesson 1 and have activated the SEO plugin. Now that I am at the instructions of writing in the name of my site, and writing a description of what is on my site, I do not know what to write because I do not yet have any product to advertise. I actually do not even know what product I will be able to find to put on my site.
So, how do I complete this step?

Wendy
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your site should not be based entirely on products you will be promoting, it should also have useful information on the niche subject you have chosen.

So, for example, if you have chosen travel for seniors as your niche, then your site description could be "helping seniors travel more comfortably".
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AnisChity Premium
Did you go through the choose a niche training? You need to find a niche that you're passionate about first.
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vaporwix Premium
My niche is Pet Care but I would need to know exactly what pet product I am going to sell because Pet Care is too broad of a subject. I do not believe I will be able to find a seller that would be paying a commission on ALL of their products. That is why I believe I will have to know what product I am going to be promoting in order to be able to write a description. I am just going to leave it blank until I can have a product to write about. Problem solved!!

Thank you for your input.
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nelson050 Premium
good day i like to know what do i use for amazing website home title and home description in plugins how do i go about that
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