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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DianaLE Premium
Level 1 Lesson 3
This is good yet a tad overwhelming. Choosing a Niche
I have multiple skill sets and talents. I'd love to start with my advocacy for autism...

I know what I want/need to be doing but my desire is far greater than my resources/knowledge of what's available regarding living with autism. (This is where I get stuck, not quite knowing how to pull my thoughts together to ask the right questions and get the help I need); do, ask away.

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In addition, I can go for a niche in sewing without patterns, freehand or repurposing (taking the old and making it new).

DIY on a budget @ household/home office projects in organization or decorations.

DIY jewelry and accessories.

There is more but these are almost effortlessly to make. I enjoy all of my gifts and abilities.
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jghwebbrand Premium
When you choose a niche,
1)be sure you have a strong passion for it, something you could work on 6 months or more and something that can be a long term business.
2) Are there related products and existing affiliate programs.. You can do a google search.
my niche + Affiliate program (optional: .location)
3) Find out about the interest level. you can use trends.gooigle.com
4) Find out what kind of questions people are asking. Is that something you want to help people with?
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

Why should you narrow your niche?
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.
Niche example
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you are willing to pay? You can make more than one .com on here. For your .com's; if you are willing to pay? You can have more than one website? But, it might be a Lot of work.

I will say too; if you are not familiar with a subject? That is okay. You can research 3 articles on the subject you want to post about.

After that; and you might take notes? After that; you can make your own articles; in your own Original words; and that are you own words.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You need choose a ONE focused niche 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.

So I'd say which one resonates best with you?

More info

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 yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

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.

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

See example blog post below Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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My goals are to make somewhere between 10k-30k per month after a year or two. I am planning to work 4+ hours a day and about 4 days a week. completing this goal would be a major help for college. Is this enough work to reach my goal? Can I also get some ideas for my niche please?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

It cannot be quantifiable, because there's lots of elements to the equation, it depends what niche you choose, how you go about the coursework and your understanding, writing original content, good choice of keywords, consistency of publishing, etc

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

In relation to niche ideas

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 yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

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.

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

See example blog post below Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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jghwebbrand Premium
How soon you reach your goal is affected by a lot of factors. The more experience you have online working with websites and blogging the quicker you can reach your goals.

As for your niche, it is difficult to suggest a niche for another because it must be something you are passionate about, willing to spend a year or more on it, willing to write 100's of posts about it to help people.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

How To Find Your Passion If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about How to Become An Expert in Any Niche After 7 days you access will be limited. You will still have access to the free training and some videos.

OEC ABC Links to 20 free training lessons
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Ok so this is where i always start to get confused.. so lets say I choose Dallas Cowboy appearel as my Niche, then how would i word it for number 2 of build my website url?? wording things and picking names for domains and websites is where i have a lot of my trouble and frustration bc I have never been good at things like that ..ever
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Those are the products you would be promoting on your site vs a niche subject. You need figure out your focused niche before you name your site.

You may start of with a siterubix subdomain and run with the training, if you made a mistake you can delete and start again. However, with a dot com URL and you made a mistake, you'd have to purchase a new domain name, and as you are a starter, hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

Further info

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 Dallas Cowboy Apparel may be cheerleaders, appropriate apparel for toddlers, stadiums nearby,


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.

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

See example blog post below Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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jghwebbrand Premium
So it look like you are interested in football. Are you sure you are very passionate about it and are willing spend at least 6 months and write over 100 posts about football.

Here's how it works. You choose a niche for example
Football essentials for beginners. Your website will be all about foot ball and beginners. So your domain name could be something like beginnersfootball.siterubix.com then you will use Jaaxy the keyword tool to find keyword phrases with low competition and good ranking opportunity and write posts for them.

You can use http://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" to find questions people ask about it so you get more ideas for posts.

Most of us start out not knowing how to do this. Your free .siterubix.com website will give you an opportunity to practice and learn how this works.
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StarLight323 Premium
Hello, this is amazing and really easy to understand, thank you!
As I went through these steps, I noticed it asked me to install the additional plugins (Blossom themes), so it was a bit confusing. I don't know if this is explained in further lessons, but if you're like me, to click first and think later, I found a blog on this you can refer to, just to have a peace of mind that you did't do anything wrong :))
Hope it helps!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

First I note them down.

They are additions to your theme for it to function better however you do not have to install them. if you do and have noted them down you'd know what they are in case you don't like current theme and wanting to change it.
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That one ita okay
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for including the required plugins blog.
Yes many themes suggest additional plugins for activation based on the purpose of the theme. WooCommerce plugins are really not needed for Affiliate marketers because we do not handle the product or do any billing.

Glad you are enjoying the training and finding it easy to understand.
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JeLLaw Premium
Hello, I realized in lesson 2 there are no affiliate programs through Jaxxy for my Niche's. I found affiliate programs on my own however. Would I be able to use the affiliate programs I found on the websites I am building on WA, or do they all have to be through Jaxxy?
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JeLLaw Premium
I apologize, I am still learning how to use this website I put this question in the wrong place here!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the affiliate programs are just a suggestion. There is no problem with finding your own.
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jghwebbrand Premium
you can use the menu bar "promote" to find affiliate programs as well as a google search

your niche name + affiliate program + location
or your niche name + affiliate program

You are free to choose whatever affiliate program you want.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

No not applicable, you can choose what's relevant to your niche site from whatever sources your require.

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