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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Giulio08 Premium
This part has really blocked me. I meanIi am going to talk about health but i am not a doctor. i have been studying a hell of a lot and know many things that i want to share with people but i would rather use a Pen name. is it possible?
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Cyndes Premium
Yes, you can use a Pen name
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LovelaceR Premium
Great question. Yes. Like Cyndes said, you can use a pen name. The key is that you use a name that people can connect with. Good luck!
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Hi! Just wanted to create an account on Click Bank and when I entered the details at the profile after I clicked "save" this message came out:
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Do you have any idea why?

Same thing happened on TextBroker. I just don't understand why.
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Cyndes Premium
I know that ClickBank is not available everywhere in the world. I don't know why, but that's al I can give you right now.
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Many thanks!
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You're welcome!
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YaGirl Premium
Hi guys! Christina here and I just finished the "Choose A Niche" section. I have to admit I'm surprised that nothing was mentioned about high competition keywords. That said I'm somewhat stuck on choosing my niche. Here are a couple ideas I had:

I'm a huge nerd and I love Pokemon, but honestly I have no idea how I could even begin to make money from that niche. Honestly it's probably too broad, but things like merch is already pretty easy to find with google search - thoughts?

I also had the thought of trying for Shiba Inus - my guess there would be that I could potentially make money off of affiliate links to dog products for people who are intending to get a Shiba.

Thanks for your time and it's great to meet you all!
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AbieAJ Premium
A niche is something you are passionate about and would write 100 articles or so about it, could be a hobby, an interest perhaps. To put it in perspective, would you be writing about it in five years time.

Via Kyle:
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:
I want to help people that ______________.
Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

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

You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

For your choice of keywords, always do an incognito search on Google before settling on a keyword, to see who appears in the top 3 positions.

You can search Affiliate Programs via left sidebar
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs
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earlofpearl Premium
My best advise base on what I've read, you can do Dogs,. its a wide rages of stuff you can do there. More than Pokemon
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pcj101 Premium
Hi YaGirl!
Glad to see you are working on a niche! You are definitely on the right track by choosing things you love and/or are interested in; these things will take you farther than if you just picked something that is "popular." That way, you will never get tired of posting about your niche whether its popular or not.

Best wishes for a successful journey at WA!
Peter
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Shiba Inus, the Japanese dogs?

I can lay down some suggestions for you on that niche of Shibas!

Include videos of when they are puppies and timeline of that to adulthood.

Please include Japanese videos of Shiba Inus in movies.

Hatchiko!

A Tale of Mari and the 3 Puppies.

Dedicated songs for movie A Tale of Mari and the 3 puppies, Mari is Japanese for Mary.

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Regarding your niche of Pokemon, you can make $$$ from it, the games, the entire Pokemon Trading Card collecting is a huge franchise in and of itself.

https://www.unovarpg.com/ That is Pokemon Indigo Online, play in it and collect all the Pokemon.

Try finding out more about Pokemon, by watching this List of movies and playing this games on such and such gaming device platforms too.

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Hope this helps Christina!

~AJ
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YaGirl Premium
These are awesome suggestions, thanks so much! And yes, I hope to own a Shiba myself one day!!
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YaGirl Premium
Thank you! I'm gonna focus on Shiba Inus for now. Cheers!
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YaGirl Premium
Haha, you'd be surprised! But for now I am starting with Shiba Inus :) Thanks!
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Okay, chat with you soon.
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rjholsem1 Premium
video 11:26 minutes shows complete drop down of side bar list to edit or delete. mine does not. I added one item to the side bar, but the entire top line of options is duplicated under this. I tried to edit it 5 times. no luck. Also, cannot edit my website title line, which wraps in a field value too small to hold the size. there must be a an edit menu somewhere, but it does not appear on my screen. so I cannot folllow the steps in this video and cannot edit. how to edit?
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AbieAJ Premium
Hi, you can access your sidebar by going to Appearance > Widgets, you'd see a sidebar.

Check this tutorial To edit Title, you'd go to Appearance > Customize, then Site Identity and Edit from there.
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nathaniell Premium
@AbieAJ left some great tutorials for you, but you may also want to check this one out on Menus Each theme is different though, so keep that in mind. A theme Kyle is using may have a specific setup, and if you chose a different theme, your setup may vary slightly. That being said, the main ingredients of a blog are going to be the menu, sidebar widgets, and main content area.

Let us know if you have any more questions Robert!
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QP2020 Premium
I broke my website already. 1. My chosen theme doesn't apply to the homepage, 2. the homepage is stuck in static with the wrong theme, and 3. all fake posts I've made present on the sample page (bottom right on homepage for link). In short, the sample page looks is closer to what I am trying to make the homepage look like. Please help. Thank you
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Craig,

Have you tried to clear your browser's cache and cookies? Also, you can go to Websites > Site Details > Clear cache.
Maybe it is a cache issue.

If the problems are not fixed by clearing the browser and website cache, then I would suggest you send a ticket to Site Support:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
Please provide info with a screenshot so they can help resolve the problems better.

Hope things will be sorted out for you.

Ferra
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QP2020 Premium
Thank you Ferra. I will give that a shot!
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EmakAmelia Premium
You're welcome. I hope the problems will be resolved soon.
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QP2020 Premium
It's all on point now. Thanks again!
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EmakAmelia Premium
Glad to hear that. You're welcome!
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