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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Vallynx Premium
Hi, I just started building a website for a niche I already suspect it won't generate a lot of money because it is crowded already. However I want to get strated, learn and make progress. So, once I find a better niche than the one I'm aiming at now I will build a second website. (I have a premium subscribtion)
Is this a good idea ? Or should I first take more time to find a better niche ?
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AbieAJ Premium
I suggest you follow the training progressively from start and choose a specific niche. (take more time to find a better niche)

You are allowed up to 10 domains.

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 (as in the training)

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

Do let me know if you need anything else. Have a nice day.
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AparnaBansal Premium
The probem with hitting the right niche is that u only actually begin nderstading how this really works, a bit further on. So i suggest you try and spend a bit of time in finding a specific niche. Its a spin off between narrow and too narrow.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Gilbert,

A Niche should be specific, evergreen, profitable, a solution to a problem, and most importantly a passion you can live for.

What is it you are so passionate about? Something that you can turn into a lot of content that will fill your website with and attract visitors to your site.

Specific: Who is your targeted segment? Who will benefit from your site? Gender, age, occupation, etc.

Evergreen: it has an everlasting appeal to your audience/target market.

Profitable: this one is pretty self-explanatory.

A solution to a problem: You'd like to make sure your site can help your audience to address their problems.

Lastly, yes passion. Why? Because we will write a lot of content. It should be much easier when it starts with passion.

Probably these blog posts writen by Kyle and other WA members would spark an idea for you to choose your niche: All the best,
Ferra
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what; I would just ask who you can about this. No Offense meant; I would just suggest you try asking Magistudios. Magistudios I think is an Expert around here. For him; just type his name into the search engine above.

If I am wrong about that? I Apologize; and other Members please correct. And if I offend Magistudios; I apologize; but the more experienced Members I think have to try to help out Members just learning; hope this helps?
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
If you make your site better than the rest then it won't matter about the competition. There is competition for every niche.
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mikebeatty Premium
Competition can be a good thing (at least you know it’s working for others!)

What is your niche idea?
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Vallynx Premium
If I would tell you now I would feel uncomfortable, in several ways. So I don't. Maybe later. ;)
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JeffWLewis Premium
Awesome! Level 1 - Getting started completed! (Again, lol)

One of the hardest things to handle is patience when starting over. Knowing that it is going to take time for any new website to really take off is a tough one, but there is no way around it.

It sure is great to be back!
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michaelw777 Premium
That is great for you: But, if you have any questions? Please do ask? If you have a question? Please ask?
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i totally agree with you.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Yea it takes time and patience.
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Piedpiper76 Premium
ok I hate that I'm one of those ppl that can't seem to figure out what niche they should choose but here I am. I originally had a niche picked out but once I got further into the training I realized that the niche I chose wasn't gonna be a feasible choice. I've already wrote my about me post on my website as it relates to my original niche so Im gonna have to go erase that and I've basically stopped going forward in my training until I can figure out what my niche is gonna be. Feeling very stuck. Need help
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi there,

A Niche should be specific, evergreen, profitable, a solution to a problem, and most importantly a passion you can live for.

What is it you are so passionate about? Something that you can turn into a lot of content that will fill your website with and attract visitors to your site.

Specific: Who is your targeted segment? Who will benefit from your site? Gender, age, occupation, etc.

Evergreen: it has an everlasting appeal to your audience/target market.

Profitable: this one is pretty self-explanatory.

A solution to a problem: You'd like to make sure your site can help your audience to address their problems.

Lastly, yes passion. Why? Because we will write a lot of content. It should be much easier when it starts with passion.

Probably these blog posts writen by Kyle and other WA members would spark an idea for you to choose your niche: To see if you can promote products or service in your chosen niche, try Kyle's trick by Googling: Your niche + affiliate programs.

All the best,
Ferra
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Don't worry, you can delete your website and start again.
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I’m not really stuck on a niches. I just found more interest in the boot camp. Any advice on if this a good direction to go in Without expertise also is there any one else who took this route and how are you finding it so far.
For me tho I hope to learn and tech to other like me as that Is what I have been searching for until now any advice welcomed thank you.
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EmakAmelia Premium
If you are following the Bootcamp Training (Make Money Online/MMO Niche), then realistically, it will take about 400 posts to really make a serious amount of income from it. If you are publishing 2-3 posts per week, then you can expect to start appearing on Page 1 of Google around months 3-6. This can vary of course based on your keyword research and your content quality etc.
The MMO niche is very competitive so you may want to choose the OEC training, your choice. It will generally take 3-6 months before you see any real ranking/income though. It takes a lot of continuous hard work to get there either way.
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MruGwilliam Premium
Must you sell stuffs(like from Amazon ect) before you can make money online?

It's possible for you to make money online by just creating a website that people can get informations(solutions) about their problems. Problems like" how do I make money online then" then you are been paid as a result of them visiting your site.

Pls, I really need an explanation on this.
Thanks for the help.
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JosephRebisz Premium
There are many companies out there to promote products for. That would be the OEC side of it. If you want to promote affiliate marketing, that would be the MMO niche, which is much more competitive. You may want to start with the OEC side and choose your own niche to promote products from other companies.
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Matambo Premium
I don’t think you can be paid for people just visiting your site
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JosephRebisz Premium
You can, but not until you get farther in training where you can add affiliate links to you website to sell other company's products. That's in level 3 of training.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - its possible to make money by using programs such as Google AdSense, where you get paid if people click on the ads on your site, but you would need a huge amount of visitors to make a decent income, and brand new sites are not accepted anyway.
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zeta3 Premium
yes it is called Biz op go to the training that says bootcamp.
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