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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Hi ,Just joining and very new to this. My reason for doing so is to sell my handcrafts . I am retired and want to make money at home. I am looking for a way to sell it and get paid with out having to go to bazaars or have all the people in my home. Also when a person gets set up in here is it recommend to go to premium and pay a fee in order to sell or can you sell at the starter package?
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AbieAJ Premium
Hi Robin,

At the starter package, you get a siterubix subdomain which remains the property of WA, however if you upgrade to Premium you can purchase your own .com domain to sell your wares and hosted with WA with your premium membership or elsewhere.

It is advisable to go Premium, as the training here is second to none. However it is totally your choice.

Please ask as many questions as you'd like going forward.

Welcome to WA, wish you success in your endeavors.
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Is it suggested that you do all your profile, adding pictures etc prior to upgrading to premium ?
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AbieAJ Premium
Totally your choice to upload a selfie perhaps, edit bio, complete your money goals etc.
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DusanSt Premium
You can get sales while you are a starter member, but it is much more difficult than when you are a premium one.
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kenkirsten Premium
you should be able to sell at the starter pkg, however you will learn much more on the premium pkg
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paulash177 Premium
But not with .com, rather with siterubix.com
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ngooods06 Premium
Hello everyone,
I'm on lesson# 8 and my website is looking a bit messy. Somehow, I messed up and I don't know where or how to trace my steps back. I have the "title" of the website on the far left instead of it being in the center and the "Home, About Nikki, and Privacy Policy" on the far right next to each other instead of being one above the other. And under the title on the far left I have "About Nikki" which my first post. Under that I have "Admin and date". And right under that I have "About Niki" again which is a bit redundant.
Please help. How can I rearrange things in order?
Thankfully,
Nicole
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EmakAmelia Premium
Could you attach a screenshot so we understand what's happening with your site?
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ngooods06 Premium
Oops, I will have to do that later tomorrow, my website page won't display in my current location.
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MrsPh Premium
Hi hi!

So I have a question. I am busy going through the initial training videos and am at the "Build Your Website" video. I just want to make sure I can do this before I go through all the videos and realise I should have been hunting for better options. I want to build an ecommerce store that sells my own products - at this stage it sounds like I can only sell other people's products. Can I build my site based on my own products? So people come to my site, go through my products, pay on my site for my products?
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Jaz333 Premium
You can certainly build a site for your own products. There are several here that have similar sites.
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MrsPh Premium
Thank you so much! I have spend weeks building my product and getting my team together - I am so excited :) The only problem I have had was getting an acceptable hosting site that can do what I need and is actually affordable. It seems like my search might be over.
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THodkinson Premium
Hi all I'm really starting to enjoy all the education and training so much so that now I'm actually starting to think about it day and night which I never thought would happen. It's still very early days of course but I think I'm slowly but surely getting the taste for this. A big thank you to every single person on WA you really are a helpful bunch.
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Good afternoon evryone Something is wrong with my web plz i need help😐 When I open with admin url it says this website is not found
An when I try to login it opens up but does not show the themes an what nord
My content is marked in Black X 😐
I don't know what to do next
Has anyone ever expiranced this before? ?
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