Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after ONE thing. The most relevant, useful 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 Calorie Method)
  • 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 "caloriemethod.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 YOURSITE.com => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to caloriemethod.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 [EMAIL ADDRESS] => 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 [YOURSITE.com] and [YOUR FIRST NAME] at [EMAIL ADDRESS] 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, is that you don't want your privacy policy being published to your "blog roll" which is on your homepage.



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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norman t Premium Plus
Hey WA community, I joined WA in 2014 with a premium membership and posted my goals at that time. In 2016 I cancelled my membership after my website was destroyed by a vicious virus (my fault!)

Fast forward......I just rejoined WA on January 3, 2022, with a premium membership. I notice that my previous goals are still posted and I would like to post my new goals. How do I delete the old ones and add new ones? It's been awhile and I've forgotton a lot of "how to's". Thanks in advance
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can click the cogwheel top right goals section, it gives you two options edit and remove.

You can then remove and redo.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Norman,

Welcome back! All the very best :-)
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norman t Premium Plus
Thanks for your help, greatly appreciated. It is done.
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norman t Premium Plus
thanks for the warm welcome back, makes me feel cared for.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is delightful to have you back here.
We do wish you much success.

You can edit your goals as they show up in your profile.
Click on your profile image. View profile. look for add goals.
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michaelw777 Premium
I can't completely answer your question. If satisfied with Other Members answers? Great. If not? Review The Training; that is what I can tell you. Just Review the Training and see if things come into focus?

Hope this helps and encourages?
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speedking Premium
Hi all, I have been away from WA for an insane amount of time! But have always paid my subs diligently through the years to somehow remain in contact...but without taking any action though.
Travelling (Travelling spouse ) the world with my wife who is in the foreign service of The Netherlands. We have resided in 7 countries so far and are about to relocate to our 8th by mid-2022. Most of the countries are not your average holiday destinations and so I have discovered the value of a VPN! I now no longer have any daily obligations so at long last, it's my time... 2022 will be a great start to complete my Bootcamp training and to take it into the future in order to help millions of people out there realize their hopes and dreams. My wish is to have 3 websites eventually.
Allow me to wish you all here at WA a highly successful and prosperous 2022...WA IS SIMPLY THE BEST!

Take care................... Johan
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is so delightful to see you back and in a position where you can spend time doing the MMO niche.

You will find a lot of changes I am sure and a lot of training you can use to refresh and reach new heights.

Your desire to help others is so refreshing.

We wish you much success as you journey on here.
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speedking Premium
Many thanks, and it's an absolute pleasure to be back... let's do this!
Looking forward to working with you guys.

Take care.....Johan.
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Three websites is a brave goal! Not sure if I could do it.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The Affiliate Bootcamp, the make money online niche you'd want to choose a target audience, folks who resonate best with you and you can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content. Examples

Senior folks whose looking to make an extra income.
Students who want to fund their education.

Hope this helps.
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hi hello
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hello,

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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michaelw777 Premium
You sound Extremely pleased; great. But, if you have any questions in future? Please do ask? But, you sound very happy right now.
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minrob12 Premium
A little over a year ago I started working on blogging and affiliate marketing so its not totally foreign to me. I had to put it on hold and trying to start again. Does Lesson 3: Making Money, cover finding affiliate programs and using your blog/site to link to recommended products? It would be helpful to see a syllabus of the course before upgrading.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Totally yes.

I am afraid that's not possible. We are members just like you and management guidelines, hope you can understand.

However, you can always direct your question to Kyle on their profile page

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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SVigneau Premium Plus
Ok I understand. Thanks
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minrob12 Premium
Are you saying, "Totally, yes," to my question: Does Lesson 3: Making Money, cover finding affiliate programs and using your blog/site to link to recommended products?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I am saying that level three covers the affiliate programs, however as a starter

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp You can always direct your question to Kyle on their profile page and as per your request

Or you may see Phil's suggestion below.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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feigner Premium
you can get to see some more of what each level contains by clicking on the online entrepreneur certification at the top left and selecting the different levels...
remember this course is catering for every niche so it cannot be specific to each niche...
it will give guidelines of what works and the very fine details you will need to work out....
it does give you a structured approach to building your business...
but is not something to race through...
have fun
phil
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minrob12 Premium
Great!! Thank you! That helps a lot.
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feigner Premium
no worries ...hope you find what you want and feel it is worth upgrading...
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, Levels 2 - 5 will totally give you all that you need to get your up and ready for affiliate links and how to sign up for an affiliate program and how to insert your links. Plus a whole lot more,.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you want to find Affiliate Programs? Just try this in Google; your Niche or Subject + Affiliate Program. That is it; just try that in Google.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Hi Kyle...
another great video.. thank you. Things are becoming clearer at this point. Its not actually as complicated as I had envisioned..

For now the only question I have, are regarding plugins for a theme I've chosen for my website... Will this be covered In the upcoming lessons or?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

If you have selected a theme that want to install plugins you may or may do so, they are there to aid your template.

However if you do, note them down in case you do not like the theme and wants to change it. You'd know what to uninstall.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Okay great.

Thanks Abbie. :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.

Yes, the required plugins are covered in upcoming lessons.

And if you don't see what you were looking for just ask..

We wish you much success.
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michaelw777 Premium
Your basic Plug In Needs; they should be covered in the Training; just keep doing the Training; and your basic Plug In Needs should be covered. After doing the Training; if you still have questions? Please do ask again?
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RBKn Premium
I’m using an iPhone 5SE (as my laptop is currently not working) trying to add menu and navigation to my website and finding it difficult.
I’m unable to view my website to check that I’ve added header menu to my website.
Trying to access my WordPress account in order to get a better view. But not sure of my password
Can anyone help resolving these issues?

Thanks
Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may want to zoom out if you can. You can reset your pw in site manager

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Sometimes when we copy and paste, we tend to add a space, best if you input manually.

If issue persists, you may like to contact support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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RBKn Premium
Thanks AbieAJ for your quick response.
I’ll try your suggestion to see if this resolves the issues.

Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, kindly let us know how you get on.
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RBKn Premium
Hello AbieAJ
I’ve not been able to zoom out or reset page view in site manager to make viewing more easy on my iPhone.
I have gone back over the menus and navigation training video, just to reinforce my learning for actioning this task.
I’ll attempt to set up the menu and remove some of the widgets on my website again.

One more question, can I access my WordPress account using the back office admin for my website on WA?

Thanks
Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You can access in two ways either via Site Manager route

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Or independently via [domain].com/wp-admin however you need collect your credentials via Site Manager.
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jghwebbrand Premium
I do hope this blog helps you.
Using WA on Mobile Phone
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michaelw777 Premium
No Offense meant; trying to help. But, I would just say; until you can get your laptop fixed? If you want to?

If you have the money? You might consider buying a new Laptop on Amazon or E Bay? Just a suggestion. Trying not to Offend; trying to help.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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