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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RobinSlater2 Premium
I have moved on to "Understanding Keywords" in lesson 8 but am not happy with how I have left " Placing custom menus in widgets"
I have a sidebar that is below my webpage but not on it. It is the sidebar that came with the theme I selected, it contains the following.
Search
Recent Posts
Recent Comments
Archives
Categories
Favorite Posts

Have selected and installed 3 plugins recommended by a member, which are Classic Editor, Classic Widgets, and Custom Sidebars. These were installed because Kyles page was different from mine because Wordpress had an update making it different from Kyles. I am concerned that my sidebar is not on my web page. A final strange thing is when I click in my Search box there appears the following :
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Grammarly
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Swivel recliner chair
Pretty Links

Is this strange or am I missing something?
I am a little lost as I have never built a website before and is causing frustration and stress
Thanks
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may submit a ticket to site support anytime have them check your site, I am not sure how Cookies
Grammarly
4.20
1.90
Swivel recliner chair
Pretty Links

Got into your search bar unless somehow you may have a plugin that's interfering with the process.

Site support

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

You may also consider the following.

Empty browser cache refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache
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jghwebbrand Premium
Did you refresh your browser.
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barbbrenn Premium
I looked at lots of "Themes" andnot sure exactly what I should be looking for? My niche is brain health. Should I just be choosing a Theme that I like the layout of, and then I am going to add my own photos and copy? Not exactly how to use "Themes"/
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

The majority here use the GeneratePress theme, however you may go to Appearance > Themes and add new.

Input what you are looking for, install and activate.

Themes can be customized, they do not have to follow your niche.

We always recommend leaving a back up, you may do with the Twenty TwentyOne

GeneratePress is extremely light, fast, well coded, SEO optimised, flexible, adaptable and customisable

https://generatepress.com/
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, the way to look for a theme is to look at the features you want.
For example some Themes have 2 header menus - top and main; some themes have footer columns and foot menus. Some have built in breadcrumbs (showing the URL path using title of page) to current page or post. some have more widgets than others.

And some are faster than others. Some are created by theme companies (those are more dependable). some are more popular (the more a theme is used the more pressure there is on the theme developer to keep in touch with trends. .

We have chosen a theme that is fast, very popular and has more features than some. We are using a free theme and chose not to use Generate Press because the free version does not have enough features for us. Our theme developer even adds features to the free version which doesn't happen to most free theme.
If you want to know what theme we use send us a PM.

You will add your own images so don't look for a theme with the right images. Unless you are selling your own products you will not want a theme with a store layout.

Hope that helsp.
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barbbrenn Premium
Shall check this out tomorrow also. Thanks. It's so true about so many people giving me ideas, great, love it!!
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Marcin8 Premium
I’ve got this msg coming up when I’m trying to activate widgets:

Your theme has 1 widget area, but this particular page doesn’t display it.

You can navigate to other pages on your site while using the Customizer to view and edit the widgets displayed on those pages.

I have tried a few things, like going to different pages, but it doesn’t help. Has anyone got any suggestions?
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jghwebbrand Premium
I am not sure what theme you are using.
It could be a theme response
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may have the new widget update from WordPress.

You may install the classic widgets plugin and with the classic editor.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-widgets/

Initially you may download to your PC and then upload .zip files to your WordPress sites back office.

Or go to Plugins > Add new, input classic widgets, install and activate.

However in the standard view you may click the plus to add something or the three dots and choose to remove a block from the drop down menu.
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Marcin8 Premium
Thank you. I did it, it’s easier to chose all the widgets now, but they still don’t appear on the site.
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Marcin8 Premium
The theme is called Brite. There is a big photo and seems like a widget wouldn’t go there. I’ll explore a bit more to see if I can fit it somehow.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may contact BRITE theme support

https://themeforest.net/item/brite-responsive-multipurpose-muse-template-business/21786847/support

Looking at demo, seems like it has a slider.

If this is not the one, kindly let us know.

ou may need to empty browser cache refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache
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jghwebbrand Premium
Another option is to choose a theme like Kyle used for realdealaffiliate.com (Hero) and create a static home page and insert an image at the very top of the page. And do the same with each post.
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barbbrenn Premium
I think i set up my website, but not sure?? Im not sure if this domain is mine. When I first started to determine if my choice was not available in the free site it said it was not available, but when i clicked on the website that was premium it was available but when click on the premium (paid website) it said it was available?? Do I have a website yet?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

If you do it would be listed in your site manager

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

If unsure, you may always submit a ticket to support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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jghwebbrand Premium
The websites you have are listed here.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

If you click on https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites
Site builder -> domains I own does the name appear in the drop down box if not you do not own it. If it does you own it..
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TimNZ Premium
An idea for my niche.
I have had some training in massage.
I have had clients in the past but now my wife is the only person I massage.
It is definitely something I enjoy doing even if the massage is not reciprocated lol
So I was thinking online massage courses.
Do you think this is specific enough.
Cheers
Tim
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jghwebbrand Premium
What a great topic. So very helpful.
Are there massage types? And are there multiple massages for each type? If no your niche i narrow enough.

You will want to identify an audience you want to help to you get targeted traffic. This will eliminate some of your competition and give your website a better chance to rank when it is just beginning.

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping and what to help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.

Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning so the website has a chance to grow, the focus needs to be a smaller scope. For example essential camping equipment for beginners. Once the website is established and has a good volume, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related. This is just an example.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Here are some more things to think about when choosing a niche

How To Find Your Passion
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/villyviking/blog/5-questions-to-find-your-passion-and-purpose-in-lifeIf have no niche ideas here are some things to think about
How to Become An Expert in Any Niche Then when you have ideas compare them using http://trends.google.com to find out interest and trend.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Online courses is cool, you may use the LifterLMS tool.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in massage

Swedish Massage.
Deep Tissue Massage.
Lymphatic Massage.
Sports Massage.
Oncology Massage.

Relieve stress
Relieve postoperative pain
Reduce anxiety
Manage low-back pain
Help fibromyalgia pain
Reduce muscle tension
Enhance exercise performance
Relieve tension headaches

Effleurage (Stroking)
Petrissage
Tapotement - Massage techniques for beginners

You may like review below resource for more ideas

https://blog.feedspot.com/massage_blogs/

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Possible programs

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-massage-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-spa-affiliate-programs/

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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TimNZ Premium
Hi
Thanks for your welcome and all the work you put into your message
In narrowing down the niche I thought massage oil might be a good place to start.
Should I narrow this niche down even further.
Does it work to be region specific.
I live in New Zealand.
Thanks
Tim
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