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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JeanieM Premium
HELP! I am so confused! I don't know what I am doing wrong but I deleted all of my dummy content and when I try to go to my website to see my "blank slate" I get a screen that tells me to join WA Ha-Ha! I sign in again go through the motions and I still cannot see my website. I am so sad LOL! I was so excited. What am I doing wrong?? This is what the screen says, exactly:

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are already logged in.

You can go here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

And choose a free domain, a domain you own or purchase / register a new one.

Follow procedure.

If your issue persists, clearing browsers cache, refreshing and trying again may resolve issue. Also worth trying in a different browser.

However, if no luck on either, you may contact site support as a last resort

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Newme202 Premium Plus
Hi, I'm so sorry to hear this about your website. Can you contact site support?
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JeanieM Premium
Ya, I've done all of that all ready. I have my domain. I chose a theme, that was on the list of ones we could use, and then I followed all of the procedures, with everything going smoothly, and I still have yet to see my website. I am so frustrated because I don't know what I'm doing wrong!
I'll call about it in the morning. My brain is tired and I'm on the verge of tears, not only because of this but other "life" things. So I will call in the morning. Thank you
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JeanieM Premium
Not call, but do a ticket . . . you guys know what I mean. LOL!
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Yes, please submit a ticket to site support
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Emptying browsers cache, or servers cache can often solve problems. Servers cache can be found by clicking the details button on your domain in site manager.

I hope you get it resolved sooner.

You are so very welcome.
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Could you, please, contact site support. They will know what and why and how to fix this.

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Hello please any good niche ideas
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WilliamFW Premium
I had to do an update on my "About Us" page which I accomplished through SiteContent (I think).

When I went to my blog to review the page, the part I updated was visible as HTML (i.e. like it had been posted with the "text" tab selected instead of "visual").

I subsequently went back and reviewed the plug-ins I'm using on my previously purchased premium theme and noticed that the "Classic Editor" Plug-In was not activated.

My question would be: Is this a feature or a bug?

Or, is it just simply an oversight by little old me?

I have since been able to update my "About Us" page without difficulty.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, if you go to Settings > Writing, you can switch between classic and block editors, so you can keep your classic editor activated at all times.
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Hello please do you have any good niche ideas
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Almost anything can be a good niche idea.

What are you passionate about or interested in creating content for that would be of interest to other people?
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i cant post a photo unfortunately... :(
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hey hi Symeon & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

there's been some changes to AIOSEO recently ...

it's been the default plug-in and it is still free ...

and here's an 18-minute update by Phil ... hope you'll find it helpful ... it's pretty clear and step by step ...
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... it's ok ... kindly see my initial reply for you ... :)
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... and here's blog post on the new changes by Andre ... very helpful to know ... all the best ... :)
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Cool, finished setup. Check tab, can use free don’t need license key..
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when i click on the dashboard its not even letting me to see the score..it says : Connect with AIOSEO to see your Site Score.
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The AIO plugin has been recently updated so the training will also need to be updated. You can follow the SEO wizard.
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the same happened to me, is the video outdated?
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Yes. The plugin was very very recently updated, So time has not allowed for the video update yet. Following the wizard is best at this point.
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Thank you.but I still need guidance to use the wizard set up option. You realize that there are many variables to select and that requires support to achieve it. Could you be of help?. I can not proceed to next lessons
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Here's a link to the new set up; Hope this provides the guidance you need.
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Sherlock101 Premium
At this stage I'm a little uncertain. As i understand it, I have two options open to me, of which I can choose one or the other or both, which is what I want to do. I have the option of building an affiliate business around my own niche and choice of product/s,
and/or building a business via the "boot camp"training, promoting the WA program as an affiliate. Now where I need guidance Kyle, is whether or not I should attempt both options at the same time.
I somehow feel it would be unwise to attempt both at once, but if you agree with me, which option would you suggest I tackle first. If it is left to me I would favor going with the niche model first.
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Read your blog.
You should do only ONE website at a time. We would recommend you choose your own niche to start with. "affiliate business around my own niche" as you put it.

Doing your own niche first gives you an opportunity to become an authority site. Writing relevant unique quality content will help you to achieve that.


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Hi Sherlock101, I'm new here and this has the possibility to be overwhelming. Your situation as well. Anything is possible I believe. It's all in how you do it. I think that you should do whatever your hearts desire...do all of them, keeping in mind that life is a process and take one step at a time.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, I would not suggest taking both options at once. The best idea would be to build your own niche site around your passion through Online Entrepreneur Certification to learn the basics first.

Later on, when you gather some experience with affiliate marketing, you can take Bootcamp lessons and build a site in the affiliate marketing niche.

That's what I've done and it worked well for me.
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Sherlock101 Premium
Thank you kindly my Dear for your contribution. I'm going to follow you and track your progress. All the best.
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Sherlock101 Premium
Thank you friend for your sound advice. You have confirmed what my gut was telling me. All the best for 2021 and Merry Christmas.
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IvanBroz Premium
Sure thing :) All the best to you too and Merry Christmas!

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