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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GerLeijen Premium
Hi all. I've just finished lesson 9 and have 19 keywords saved :)

I am conscious i haven't been commenting on my progress much to date, but i know as i progress, this will improve.
It takes me forever to type lol....but i am really enjoying the training thus far. Top Class.

Thank you too to those who are following me even though i have little to offer at the moment. I appreciate it :)

The road sure is bright ahead.

Success to all :)
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Kyle Premium
You are moving along great and you get better at typing or writing one way, by doing it.

Have you ever considered dictation? It might triple or quadruple your writing, this is something that I have used for years when I don't feel like typing and it can lead to 130-150 wpm.
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JimintheWeb Premium
So just invested a few hours mess'n around within Jaaxy. What a hot rod!
Here is one of the lowest QSR's I've found:
AVG 80 Traffic 14 QSR 8 with an SEO of 99
Think maybe I should go with it? Seems like a guranteed front page listing on Google. Only problem is that it is not gramatically correct, except for the "at". Could work though?
Yea, I ran Jaaxy with the "at" included & it dropped to
Avg 371 Traffic 64 QSR 111 with an SEO of 92
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Yet close to 300 more faces looking around. And better traffic too, if it ranks Google's front page.
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So any ideas?
No, I do not want to reveal what the keyword phrase is.
Anybody ever published a keyword phrase that was not 100% gramatically correct?
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Write articles both ways? Thought about it.
Gotta make a decission, though.
Any help &/or ideas greatly appreciated.
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rolltidejess Premium
If I was writing the article, I would choose the keyword that has the most searches to be my headline. If there is a way to incorporate the not so searched keyword into the article and it not sound like your spamming your article with SEO keywords, then I'd say go for it. The more you search and dig deep on those keywords, you'll probably find a lot that rank like your first one with low QSR and high SEO, especially if your niche isn't one that is widely focused on. Go with your gut!
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Ok, so as a live-in volunteer at a dog rescue I've decided that my niche should be the volunteer lifestyle, but I'm struggling to find the right name for my site.

I don't know whether to choose 'Volunteer Lifestyle', 'Volunteer Living', or something else.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Guess it's best to choose something that people might use as a search term if possible?
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Emma

I think your idea is awesome! Love it! Volunteer Lifestyle appeals to me. Have a look at what Jaaxy says

Looking forward to watching your success!

Blessings
Louise.
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michaelw777 Premium
I need more Information. For instance; if you are trying to get others to be a Volunteer? You might try: www.BeaVolunteer.com But, if you want to talk about being a Volunteer: you might try: www.TheVolunteerLife.com or www.HelpingOthers.com

As I said; I need more Information; please Inform?
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As I said in my question, my niche will be the volunteer lifestyle. For example, what it's like to be a volunteer, things to consider, how to find a place that requires voluteers, types of volunteering you can do, what you need, how to survive as a volunteer, and anything else you can think of that relates to life as a volunteer.
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Jude81 Premium
Hi all, I struggle a bit with site content, I had quite a few times that I had a flashing screen, no possibility to too chose cancel or add by example because the light keeps flashing. Any idea why this is?

Also I added some images too try out on about me page. I can see the images in site content but on my web page it says no image for some reason?

Any body able to help me with this please. Ps I feel like a real dummy lol, I have been spending so much time on this lesson already and it is still far from perfect but I am sure this happens over time, I suppose practice make perfect ;)
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JimintheWeb Premium
Take a look @ what I just submitted to you below.
Could help.
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Just keep @ it, Jude.
Even set up for yourself a "practice" website. Then do the things your talking of here -do em till they work for you.
Then go to the real web site & go @ it.
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Jude81 Premium
thanks Jimmy I check it out!
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Jude, just following up on this one. I left you a PM regarding this as well :-)
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JimintheWeb Premium
What a powerful page for to market! WoW
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Suggestion?
"In just your first 9 lessons, you have already accomplished the following:" -what if there are in-front accessable links going back into each of these training pages / topics that are mentioned?
I mean what if someone like myself who takes loads of time away from WA (keeping their membership up-to-date, of course) & then gets back @ it, yet questions true aptitudes as being truly checked off & . . .
AnyHow, I'm going back to go & read'n through it all again. Need the refresher.
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Still WoW ! This one page is a hidden treasure trove unto its' self.
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