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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racerpoet Premium
Alright, I'm one of those over-anayltical people who has a problem deciding, because once I decide, I usually overcommit. 😂 I'm trying to think of a niche. I have a background in the Automotive field, and although I don't want to work in the field for a living, cars are still my favorite hobby. (I own three, and that's nowhere near enough.) 😅 Any suggestions on a niche?

I'm leaning towards doing something with brakes for a few reasons. 1) I've done thousands of brake jobs, and am very comfortable and knowledgeable in this area. 2) I feel like basic brake jobs are one of those jobs that people do themselves to try to save money. (But I've seen plenty of hilarious mistakes.) 😖😅 3) From personal experience, there are certain brands that are superior to others, and plenty that should just be avoided.

I'm open to ideas. Shoot away! 🙂
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magistudios Premium
Hey Konstantin,

I think brakes are a great niche to get into!
It's not too broad and there is enough to write about within the niche.


Regards,
Jay (magistudios)
WA Live Training Coach

P.S. Have an awesome weekend!
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Aparna155 Premium
Fabulous niche idea Racerpoet
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U answered your own question in regards to recommending good quality brakes. You are the go to man guru for brakes.
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davebux Premium
I did some work for Ferodo brakes many years ago. If I was into brakes or stopping cars generally I would love to read more about what they are made of, how they make them and test them. What makes a brake better for town use and another for racing cars. Just a thought, haven't decided on my niche yet.
Dave
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Giulio08 Premium
i have followed your training so far... but I am not satisfied with my website. I am not satisfied how it looks. how can I change template/header? it is terriblle and not the least bit captivating. I must have clicked on a template by mistake because it does not reflect my topic. but i do not know how to change it . i also would like to how my title looks and have it all on one line i BOLD
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there, if you mean your theme, you can change it by login to your wordpress back office, then click on "Appearance", "theme", here you can change your theme and choose the one that suits your niche
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My mind is freezing as I try to think of my niche. I'm good at soo many things that it is hard for me to focus on just one. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem. My question is, how did you find and focus on your first niche?
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keishalina Premium
hey hi Blake!

Excellent question and one that many, many before you have asked about here...

Hope you're enjoying the training as it is helpful to keep at it as it will also assist in fine-tuning your selected first niche to work on...

it's best to choose your first niche on a very focused topic that you know well or experienced in so that you can write in-depth, deeply and focused to mount your authority in it in engaging your intended audience and then broaden out to scale your biz to fruition .... otherwise, you'd be doing a lot of research just learning the topic ...

Kyle have presented super suggestions:

"the website you create can be about anything that you want. The core training is going to help you choose a niche. 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."

All the very best to you for every Success ... :)
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BKackyrmol Premium
I picked the thing I am most passionate about right now (I am also brand new and just starting the lessons), and that would be anything to do with PC (computers). There are a ton of other things I love that are coming to mind, but this one in particular is burning a whole in the image of my mind and I just have this need to go hard with it. That's how I got my answer, just listened to the traffic in my head and picked the heaviest traffic.
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Ejadamen Premium
I feel you. I can think of many things I'm good at too. I remembered that we can have more than 1 website when we become premium members, so that's good. Works for me as a person who is multi passionate.
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AirraM69 Premium
I'd like to thank all the coaches and followers in the WA community. Just knowing that you are available if needed, gives me the confidence and motivation I know I'll need to build a successful business.

I probably won't be able to respond to every discussion, but I just want you all to know that I appreciate you.
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Kyle Premium
That is fine if you can't respond to every last thing, we are a community and an interactive one. If you ever need any help moving forward, please do let us know. :)
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MsJeanK Premium
Having that support is everything when you are starting out. Enjoy the journey.
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Good day Mr Kyle, my senior and the most mentol, thanks for step by step gudeance into my financial freedom, and to WA community members,i am also grateful for support, please my Boss and entire member, after completed my lesson 4, then I put action about website creation surprisingly what I thought is big task before I got easy, but my question is that what is deferent between this type of website and real website like this our WA website?, because in WA website you are required to login password before you gain access, but this mine, any body can access it any how, what what different there? Thanks.
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Jaz333 Premium
If I'm following you correctly ... anyone can visit your website (i.e. they can find your website online and view it) but only you can log in as the administrator to make changes to the site and publish new content to it. So in that aspect, no difference between a site here at WA and anywhere else.
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Kyle Premium
The website you create can be about anything that you want. The core training is going to help you choose a niche. 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. :)
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