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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Xavs Premium
Hello, I am currently at Lesson 8 of Level one. I have two important questions : I'd like to know if I am supposed to have achieved something already (I mean work) , or I am in a general scope to understand what will come next later and get to it. 2) I want to know how can I have support one on one ? Is that possible ? I hate making questions and when I get the answer this jumps to a next question and on an on ... Is there a support where you can actually chat with someone ?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may reach out to your WA assigned coach Vitaliy

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/vitaliyg

You can leave them a message on their profile space.

However, please be aware this is a self taught program. You may also ask the community any questions you may have, there's always someone to help out.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You could also try live chat.
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Jaszmine92 Premium
Keep your head up , Good job!
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Xavs Premium
How does that work ?
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jghwebbrand Premium
When you look on the right hand side oft he menu bar you will see a spy glass then a comment iron. click oh the commend icon and you are in live chat You can type something and watch for a response.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi Kyle, I'm confused about websites and niches. So for every niche you have is that a separate website. For example if I want to sell kitchen products. Would i have one website for silverware and another for blenders?
Thanks ahead for any info you can pass my way.
Laura
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JoeRebisz Premium
That's correct, only one niche per website. You can always expand it later.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey thanks for your answer. I have another question pertaining to niches. For example if I wanted to sell kitchen products, would silverware be one website and blenders another website?
Sorry trying to workout my confusion.
Thanks!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, but remember, a niche is not a product. It is a subject you can help a targeted audience with.

So, you could have juicing for beginners or cooking for vegetarian teens or how to organize a small kitchen etc.

You could then promote different products, as long as they relate to the main niche.

You are not setting up a shop, you will have to write lots of articles to help people.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey thanks for your reply. Now I'm even more confused. In the lesson on making money, Kyle used an example of someone who sells Football Snack Helmets and that is the name of his website. It's not really a subject but a product. So again what exactly is a niche?
Sorry for my confusion. Thanks for any clarification.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

Also a niche is subject vs a product.

For example
Asian cooking techniques for vegans.

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.

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.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi AbieAJ,
Thank you so much for all this! Appreciate the link.
Laura
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jghwebbrand Premium
Its great to see you have an interest in kitchen products. As you think about products remember it is people are are writing content for and helping people. So an easier way to think of this is to think of a targeted group of people you wish to help because you will be writing content to help them and your content will not always be about specific products. For example, let's say you want to help the working mom who does not have a lot of time to cook but want her family to eat great tasting meats. You would have a specific audience you are trying to help. And you can write content ideas plus offer product suggests by doing comparisons and reviews. .To decide who your targeted audience is first and how you want to help them and problems you want to solve for them. That way you will get a following for you website.

Choose the audience and focus that you are most passionate about. The more knowledge you have and experience you have in what you choose the better because it doesn't take as much research time. That is not a requirement just a thought.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, Jay did create the website football snack helmets which appears to be musty products though he did add football team into to each product. We attended his webinar as he created it.
Jay is very experienced in affiliate marketing (over 15 years so can do some different th8ings) but if you want your website to grow traffic and make sales you will not follow this approach.

The best approach is to choose an audience and help them with a lot of original content posts (informational and transactional) but Jay is now recommending around 70% of your niche website posts should be informational. (how to, guides, What is, Why) you can use answersocartes.com to find questions people as about your niche idea as well as googles "people also ask"
section below browser searches. . .
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Thank you so much for this!!
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
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MelanieHarv3 Premium
You can meld them together like the is a store named the Kitchen Company check them out maybe you cold become an affiliate, Also check William Sonoma major eye candy....
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Wow, that's a great tip, Thanks!
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This is what I'm confused about as well. If my niche is making the busy's mom life easier, would I be able to use the same domain for all products I believe can add value and freedom back into their life? Like could I do hacks for keeping a clean house with minimal effort and have tools/products that could make help? EX. here's this air fryer on Amazon and maybe put in a PDF download for the top 5 healthy recipes families love or something. Then I could also have other content that's not related to cooking but is related to making the busy mama's life easier? EX. products for kid proofing your house or something?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, uou can have the purpose of your website be making the busy mom's life easier and then focus on various ways one category or type at a time. So if its cleaning the house focus on that writing several posts on it - answering questions and solving problems and then introducing products.. Jay, WAs webinar instructor suggests somewhere around 70% informational posts (how to, guides, definitions, tips) and 30% commercial intent. You can find questions people ask using answersocrates.com. By having several articles you will keep your audience coming back and not wanting to click away to another site. This grows authority and trust for your site. Then you can move on to another related focus..
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TMutim Premium
Hi fellow members,
Those who just joined the Wealthy Affiliate program, take advantage of a variety of topics available on this platform. Along with your Training, you can also access Classes by clicking on the top bar of the main page where you can find valuable information such as Classes series/Content-Creation/the Basics of the Content Creation and more presented by the expert Jay. Today I attended the above lesson which clear up all the doubts.

Cheers,
Teresa
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome Teresa and great to know.

Feel free to reach out when you need help or have questions.
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jghwebbrand Premium
This is really great to hear that the training helped to clear up your doubts. We would agree with you that Jay has some great classes They played a big role in your success too.

Continue to enjoy your online learning and doing journey.
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Thanks so much
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Trev01 Premium
I'm reading a lot of comments saying "it will take time to make any money" and "it's very unlikely to make enough money in the first month to pay for the second month" etc. which leads me to question does anybody actually make any money at all from the siterubix sites or do they all just run through the process, upgrade, port the site across to an owned domain and profit from there? That is a question that comes from fear (i guess) and what lies beneath it (but not far beneath) is another question. Does anyone learn enough from the starter membership to make money or does it just hook you into the potential of the possible existence of chance that you can do it and you upgrade and blow your budget learning and never quite have enough to make a go of it? I'm not sure these are real questions but I'm sure people have been where I am and been burned (gone away, recovered and come back to some similar effort to be burned again and again.) If the free stuff convinces me I need more but leaves me ultimately unsatisfied/unconvinced, does the paid stuff tell me I need more too? Sorry I'm reaching I know...
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Absolutely. There's many folks here who make money.

Well if you are serious about building an online business, it is no brainer to upgrade to a premium.

You can learn loads absolutely. 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.

As ask as many questions as you like to get clarifications exactly like what you are doing right now.

Other options are available too, you could remain a Wealthy Affiliate starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the Wealthy Affiliate platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

To learn more
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hello from Nottingham! Well, you have obviously read some of my responses to other members' questions. And I prefer to be honest.

If you have absolutely no knowledge of building a website, writing content that converts to sales, and affiliate marketing, then it is practically impossible to make any money from the free membership.

One of the biggest hindrances to success is the lack of ability to communicate after your first 7 days, to ask questions and you have no access to Technical Support either if you have a problem with your website. Basically, you are on your own and will have to research everything yourself.

And another drawback that is not often mentioned, is that the free website you are given is limited to 1,000 visitors per month. That is nowhere near enough to make a sustainable, decent income.

As a premium member, you have unlimited support, and access to hundreds of lessons and hundreds of webinars. However, that alone is not enough to guarantee success.

The business model as taught here is not a "set it and forget it" plan. You will have to be prepared to write as much original content as you can on your chosen niche subject, with nothing copied. Every single week, even in years to come. Eventually, you will have written hundreds of articles for your website.

Most people give up after 3 months, maybe 6 months, as even with the premium membership, you are unlikely to see any income before then. Google needs to see you are in this for the long term and that you have established yourself as an authority on your subject.

Sorry, I have rambled on a bit! But what it boils down to, is the question of are you prepared to write article after article for the foreseeable future?
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Elissa29 Premium
Hi Diane,

Well said!

Blessings,

Kathy🦋
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Elissa29 Premium
Hi Trev,

Remember the definition of F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real).

There’s really no need to fear. Though, there is a need to work hard at anything, if you want to succeed.

Do you know of any successful businesses that were built overnight, or in one month, or three months, or even in a year? On average it takes at least five years to build a solid business foundation. In other words, every business takes time to succeed. For success is not a destination, it’s a daily process. The more you proceed to build your business, the more successful you become. It’s when you allow negative thoughts to intervene and block your success, is when you fail.

Remember too, I can’t and you can’t and nobody I know can spell success without a “u.” So, decide to dedicate yourself to a daily successful busy by setting daily goals, plugging into the WA trainings daily, and writing posts daily and, I’ll meet you on the other side of success!

Blessings to you & yours,

Kathy🦋
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great questions here.
The real purpose for the Free Starter training is to let you try the Paid premium membership so you know what it offers without investing first. It also gives you an idea of who this works and if it is something you wish to pursue further.

How soon you earn money is dependent upon may factors. For someone starring with no experience it usually takes longer but then it also depends on how easily the training is understood and applied to your online business.

It takes work and doesn't happen magically.

Since you are still within your first 7 days, click on some of the menu tabs. see what's in them Do a search on some terms and see what comes up. There is both formal training and one weekly webinar by Jay, the WA training.

Until recently, now Premium Plus membership also exists with more training from those WA members who are Super Achievers, this is the learning system that we all have used. Many have made over one mullion already. Do a menu bar search "success stories" . There is no way to predict how you will, but the training, tools and support needed are here.
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AnaNunez1 Premium
Hi Trev01.

I am new and cero experience within the affiliate marketing world. I understand your fear, I feel the same way some time.

This is the think, the $49 per month will be less than the monthly subscription of a gym membership. This will be like an investment for your future business.

If you don't expect unrealistic quick results you must likely won't be disappointed. I think we need to be patience. Realistically it will take time.

I wish you well and best of luck.
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kizakovic Premium
Wow! Same questions I'm asking my self!
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kizakovic Premium
The same questions I ask myself!
Great minds think alike. :)
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Elissa29 Premium
Remember the definition of F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real).

There’s really no need to fear. Though, there is a need to work hard at anything, if you want to succeed.

Do you know of any successful businesses that were built overnight, or in one month, or three months, or even in a year? On average it takes at least five years to build a solid business foundation. In other words, every business takes time to succeed. For success is not a destination, it’s a daily process. The more you proceed to build your business, the more successful you become. It’s when you allow negative thoughts to intervene and block your success, is when you fail.

Remember too, I can’t and you can’t and nobody I know can spell success without a “u.” So, decide to dedicate yourself to a daily successful busy by setting daily no goals, plugging into the WA trainings daily, and writing posts daily and, I’ll meet you on the other side of success!

Blessings to you & yours,

Kathy🦋
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kizakovic Premium
Elissa29 thank you for being realistic. I don't believe in big promises, in success overnight.
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TheresaMc Premium
Greetings from North Florida to all of you on-line here today!
I am on Lesson One and about to start Task Three. I just wanted to jump over to the chat area and say Hi to everybody. I am loving it here already. Seems to be a very caring and supportive group of folks. Great environment to learn in.
......Okay.....Heading back to training now. ;)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

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 Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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HGrobler Premium
Welcome here at WA. I am also relatively new here. You will learn a lot, but it will also be very interesting and fun. If you stay dedicated to your goals, you will surely achieve your goals.

I wish you all the best for your journey ahead.

Henriette
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jghwebbrand Premium
So excited to meet you. Thanks for stopping and leaving a greeting. So glad you found the WA website with all of its training, tools and support.. WA has been around over 15 years now.
You may enjoy the website wealthyaffiliate.com contents.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

We wish you well.
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