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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lanruse Premium
Hello everyone,
I've run into some sort of glitch on the Site content Editor. The thing is just stuck and the editor won't load as it should. The "loading editor" remains where I should be editing the site pages and I can't make any progress on my website as a result.
Please, what should I do?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
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I clear browser cache refresh and try again. Or try in a different browser.
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lanruse Premium
Thanks for the tip. Changing the browser worked.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.
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Noted thanks
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.
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TiredCobra Premium
Hi again.

I have another question. I just registered domain. Once payment was approved a notice said it takes up to 24 hours to propagate through the system.

M question is twofold.
Will I get a notification when it has done so?
Should I wait until such notification to continue to build a webpage?

Thanks in advance
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

If me I would check at a later time, usually takes even shorter than 24 hours.

Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
It usually only takes a few minutes and then it will appear under your websites.
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TiredCobra Premium
Thanks. :)
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TiredCobra Premium
Building a page isn't turning out to be the 30 second time frame as mentioned. Not that I thought it would, life is never that simple really.
I built a website 10 years ago with Wordpress and didn't care for it then, not sure I like it much better today.

Can anybody tell me this: When you go searching through the themes, are you leaving the WA site and going right to Wordpress? Or is it more of a virtual visit to WP?

Cheers.
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countrylife Premium
Hey
Times has changed it is now easier than before.
Yes I need be logged in WordPress site and looking up Appearance>Themes and add new.
Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Things have now changed it is a lot easier with WA site builder, you need go to

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Enter credentials and follow procedure.

To change themes, Appearance > Themes and Add new. Input keyword find what are you looking for, install and activate.

You need be logged in to your WordPress sites back office in order for you to do that.

It is also recommended that you have a back up theme at all time i.e. the Twenty TwentyOne.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You stay on the WA website when you search for a theme using
appearance -> themes -> new themes.

The value of a website is in its content and the content must be original; therefore takes time, research and effort.

The real motivating factor for building a website is threefold. First and foremost a passion for the niche interest chosen, the 2) the desire to help people 3) Make some money. The factors need to be thought of in that order.

The way WP is setup these days you don't need to know any code. You just have to learn the elements and how you want to design them.

We wish you excitement with a niche and success will follow..
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TiredCobra Premium
Thanks guys

I think maybe I was having a bad day/moment. Add to that a preconditioning in my head about WP.

I continue to press ahead, though it will be a bit slower than I had envisioned.

My motivating factors may not be in the order you suggest, though not entirely self serving, I hope. My first was to make money. This is something I have been investigating in various avenues for quite some time. My reason for making money is a little more in line with helping others, my family first (if reasonably successful) then others. As for a niche I like, I found something I am interested in and will proceed with it going forward as learning tool if nothing else. That is if successful keep it, if not after 6 mos or a yr take what I learn and try again.

H ave a great day.
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ChristianAl2 Premium
Hello future wealthies..
The content I found so far in all the lessons is great, however I'd like to ask the following :
I just watched the video " keyword mastery ", and I noticed that the video was shot in 2017, so my question is :
Will the system, the tools and way we are going to learn this business, as efficient as it was 5 years ago, or do we risk to learn something a bit obsolete that needs a refresh ?

Thank you
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jghwebbrand Premium
The concepts and process has not changed.
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webcash2us Premium
The process is still the same and still works very well. The training here is undergoing new updates as we write this post. Any training that is no longer relevant has already been removed and brand new training also continues getting added. It's only getting better with WA.
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ChristianAl2 Premium
Thank you very much for your response web...
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
The theory is the same. You will use Jaaxy for keywords and it is up to date
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Good as gold.

The core principles are save and evergreen.
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Tonya37 Premium
I don't know why my website keep saying disabled every since i redirected to my own domain?
I have to go to site manager and even when i click my link to my website it keeps saying web space for this domain is disabled.
I don't know what i'm doing wrong. getting frustrated thinking about just deleting and starting over.

im trying to do affiliate marketing.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
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I'd contact site support have them check it out for me, have you recently transferred or pointed your domain to WA servers?

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Tonya37 Premium
I bought my domain thru WA
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Tonya37 Premium
I've reached out to tech now but maybe I'm missing a step or doing something wrong. Maybe just delete and start a new website and makes sure I'm doing it correctly?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Yes you can too but Site Support would be able to fix your site in no time. You may want to save your work in Site Content.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content
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jghwebbrand Premium
Disregard this message if site support has responded to you,
but if you redirected your site to your own domain name you should not be able to access .siterubix.com because you moved your. content to your own website and are telling the search engines to look for your content at your own domain.

Can you access your own domain? You should be able to and that is where you should be working if I understand what your are saying correctly.
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