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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DwightWest3 Premium
I'm going to need to see if there was a scholarship that I can I'll be in on because I have no money on my cards at all I've been working trying to do things on the internet to make some money so I can pay for such a good deal like this right here you know but I haven't received no money so I'm kind of in
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Im hearing you Dwight
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DwightWest3 Premium
Ok let's do it what's my job description
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DwightWest3 Premium
LOL it's really kind of confusing but once you start looking at everything and start figuring it out next thing I need to do is get my site and found my Google you wouldn't even believe what I went through to get here it's kind of a nightmare should I get some money on my cards I'll be uploading I think the premium have a good nite
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Please, I need help, I signed up today but I can't understand the video lessons because they are all in English and I can't understand what is being said, how do I follow the walkthrough and understand what Kyle says ?
I'm Brazilian and I'm currently using Google Translator to send this message. Helpe me please!!!
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi. If you use the Google Translator for Websites, you can change the language of the Website. The Training that is described in Text, is the same Training that is provided in the Video.
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Reginald18 Premium
Hi! I want to choose my niche but I have so many things in my mind that I have to choose from. I am passionate about helping people about opening a platform for business people to market their business in my site. and on the hand I want to make with pay per click business, the list is endless. anyone help me to choose the right niche.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi! To narrow your Niche down, 1st determine what are you most passionate about. If it helps, write down a list to make it easier to focus. Make sure that it is something you love. The more passionate you are about the topic, the more that you will be able to find content to write about. Next, write down, different questions that you can break it down into, to answer.

Niche Example: How to make Candles
- How to make Container Candles
- How to make Pillar Candles
- How to make Votive Candles
- How to make a Candle with Paraffin Wax
- How to make a Candle with Soy Wax
- How to make a Candle with Palm Wax
- Different types of Candle Wicks
- Are Wood Wicks better?
- Why you should never color Candles with Crayons
- Is it safe to add Glitter into a Candle?
etc...

The more topics you can think of for your Niche's that you are considering, the easier it will be to write an article for. At the end, whichever Niche you can think of more topics for, would be a good place to start. You can always add another Website later, once your 1st Website has been built and has Traffic flowing in.
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careye24 Premium
Hey everyone! I'd like to run my idea across you guys in terms of a niche because I'd like to get some feedback... so what I enjoy most and what I am passionate about is overcoming struggles such as domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness... I'm passionate about it because I've been there and dealt with a lot i t. But do you think I just need to pick one or can I talk about all of it?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Carey & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good question and all questions are good ones here!

... best to choose one that you feel most interested & knowledgeable about in writing lots about the topic in-depth over an extended period to scale ..

All the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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careye24 Premium
@keishalina9 Thank you! I'm just a little torn on which way to go now because now I've started thinking about the niche of self-worth and self-love for women! I may just have to ponder on it over night
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keishalina9 Premium
... it's all ok -- perhaps write down a list and then look at it again later ... sometimes, it's helpful to put it down on paper or in your tablet just so it's not cluttering up the ol' noggin too much!

... enjoy a fabulous WA journey! ...

and yes, there's lots to learn -- take it easy on yourself and it's step-by-step .... :)
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CMKetay Premium
They are all extremely important topics and impact so many. For the purposes of WA, narrowing your focus will be best. There is nothing saying that, as you learn you can't add a second site for another topic, but start with one. Good luck!

Christine
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Pinnaclnp Premium
Hi keishalina. Each topic you announced hurts deeply in a different way yet all named are very common, I myself had to kick it from an abusive relationship all the way out of my province over into the Natal province. I advise you cover them all. Can't wait to view as I'll surely be 0art of your crowd.
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Hi , everyone, I have some doubts about the starter membership as I don't seem to find anything specific enough about it.

- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

I currently don't have an international Visa/master credit card only a local one, I've already ordered one from the bank and it's being sent to me, so it's going to take a few days to be able to use it for this.

Had I known I only had 7 days of community access I wouldn't have joined just yet. People don't seem to specify this when they promote this website. All they say it's free to join. It's a bit disappointing to find out you have such a limited time of free access only after you've already joined. I don't find anything specific about this on this website.

So again, my doubts are:
- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

Thank you.

Angie
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chender684 Premium
You can remain a starter member for as long as you like. But, you will normally lose your free site after 6 months. By the 6 months point, you should be ready to go premium or this isn't for you.

You will not have access to chat and many other awesome benefits until you go premium.

Take your time and try things out and become premium when you see that it is the best way to go.

Best of luck!
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Thanks for the reply and the info. I'm going to see what I can do.

PS: I think I made it clear that it's a credit card issue (which should be solved under a month) and that It's not a "I don't have enough money" issue. I am fully aware of what this entails.

-Angie
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Lokhi Premium
The $19 first month of premium goes away after your first 7 days, from my understanding.

I've read, in several places, that the starter account is for as long as you like ... but then, I've also read that it's also just for 6 months. Six months should be plenty of time to decide on premium or not,
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Thanks, yes 6 months is more than enough to decide. Although the problem is not, not having enough time to decide. As I mentioned, It's a credit card issue.
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Lokhi Premium
I totally get that. I had a similar problem when I first joined.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I've read quite a few Promotional Sites for WA since joining. There are some who mention the 7 day period for Starters, while others avoid the topic. If you are sure you want to go Premium when your Card comes in the Mail, be sure to take full advantage of the 7 Days Trial just in case. Remember to ask questions if you need it!

There are quite a few things that I wish a Starter Member didn't lose out on.
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chender684 Premium
If you PM Kyle, and let him know your situation, I think he will work with you and extend the 7 days until you can pay for premium. He is a good guy and will help you.
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Thats a great Q Angie.
thanks Paul
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I already tried to reach Kyle via a post as a comment back to him. Like I'm doing here. But haven't heard from him since yesterday. And he posts other things not related to my topic on the same thread. Which I find weird. It doesn't seem like he reads them.
So I went for Carson to see if he answers back.
I think starter members should have access to a contact me message on this website, as normally we are the ones with the most doubts and we should be able to hear it from them. If you know what I mean.

Anyways I do appreciate you guys helping me out with this.

Angie
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