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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Hi, I have found my first niche which is going to be skincare for acne and dark spots if that is okay? or would I have to pick either just acne or dark spots? Also if I was to make a website to do with just skincare in general would I be able to make several pages within the same website dedicated to different areas in skincare or is it best to have a one website per niche so have different websites for sensitive skin and another for acne?
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I like the idea of skin care products for acne and dark spots as a niche.
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Skin care for acne could be targeted to a specific group of people for example skin care for teenage acne. This would narrow your competition a lot.

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 examples
Camping essentials for beginners as a niche subject Computer essentials for beginners. Strength training for women over 40. I help women over 50 lose weight with yoga, help new Moms find the most important baby gear to cope with their first year as a parent

Once your site gets established with traffic then you could expand it to include all age groups. And you can include other skin care as well without needing to create a new website.

Some sites created by WA people have more than 400 posts. You can do the same with skin care.

Kyle mentions in the training about an initial site on golf balls now that site covers shoes too and more
How To Expand Your niche later To find out questions people are asking about your niche you can use the following.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask

What a great niche idea! Here's to your success.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

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

However you can start with one subcategory and after completely exhausting it you may start with another subcategory. Otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites.
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Yeah, as Yvonne said, skincare products dot com will be a great niche. and expand from there. go for it, my dear.
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what? I am just going to say here; keep your Niche as broad as possible; first; I have run into Members who say they run out of topics to post about. So, there is that. Next you will have a bigger audience; and be able to make more money.

Not only all that; but you will be able to help more Potential Customers. So, yes I suggest you keep your Niche Broad.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Did you clear your browser? Or try another browser to see if the same problem exists?

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I am just going to say here; this is a bit out of left field. But, you might try updating whatever you can if you want to? Just try updating? And see what happens? Update whatever you can update.

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Please I need help in the ALL IN ONE SEO, when I click the search appearance in the global settings the preview will show my site title - just another WordPress site and am still unable to update my home title and the meta description. Please can someone help because I know this can affect the search optimization of the website, thanks.
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to change the tagline then go into settings from your site dashboard....you will see the site title and tagline...
the home title and description you can add a character or two after the tags ...then you able to delete them on mobile...
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Fcokpala Premium
Thanks I will try that.
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Fcokpala Premium
Thanks dear I got it now.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Title and tagline (just another WordPress), settings > general edit and save changes.
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that's brilliant...
glad you are sorted
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michaelw777 Premium
Other Members please correct if wrong? But, from what I understand just recently. This situation Merits this. If I am wrong? Please correct?

Try Site Support and Live Chat. Just click on Help in the top menu; and ask them; if you want to? You can try both if you want to?

Other Members please correct if wrong for posting this? But, I just learned; in hosting situations. This is okay to post.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Derral Premium
Ok, Derral here , I have a question about the privacy policy and the affiliate disclosure. Somehow as I was typing my about me widget I was not in the correct block and as I was typing my about me post went in four different directions. Now I no longer have an privacy policy or an affiliate disclosure for my website. HELP......
Can anyone explain to me how that happened, and how I can fix it?


Derral
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
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I go look under Pages and locate pages. That's WordPress sites back office. About me is a post, so I look under Posts tab.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you can't fin your about me, affiliate disclosure and primary policy in WP back office -> posts -> all or pages -> all, you can always go to websites -> site content and find the template for content.
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Hi folks. Dave here. Finally finished level one training and moving on to level two. It wasn't easy I must say but glad to be moving on. When you see how far you have to go it is hard to give yourself any credit. So thanks to everyone who has answered any of my questions, and get ready for more. Blessings and all the best to everyone.
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Hi

That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.

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Thank you.
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So very welcome.
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Congratulations on completing level 1> There was a lot to learn. But so glad you finished and delighted to see you are moving on to Level 2.

We wish you much success and remember you can always ask questions.
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