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, its Philip here from Malaysia. Joined more than 2 weeks ago but was landed with a big project right after I joined, so had to focus on that project first and and put WA on hold. Only now free enough to start to learn how to get around the WA site and to start the Training lesson. A bit overwhelmed at present but given time, I am sure I will be able to master them. Just like to say hello for now and I am sure I will have tons of questions to ask later on. Cheers and looking forward to learn from you guys.

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Welcome to WA. Delighted to meet you.

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. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

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If you have questions later on; for sure you will get answers.
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I set some high goals because I am thinking of a future where I can work for myself and my wife is able to focus on her interests. I am concerned about my ability to write posts that appeal to others. I have never been much of a writer and have always tried to keep my thoughts and opinions to myself. When I do say or write down what I am thinking, I hear or see critical comments and wish I had kept my thoughts to myself. Even now, as I write this comment, I am struggling to articulate what I want to say and not delete what I have written. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
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Hi - there is no problem with setting high goals as long as they are within a realistic time frame. For example, most people don't see any income at all for at least 3 months, but it is more likely to take 6 months. After that, you will see an increase in visitors to your website.

Don't worry about the writing. Here, you are taught to write in a conversational style, as though you were talking to a friend. It's not like writing an essay, it doesn't have to be perfect.
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Think of it pretty much like you are explaining something to your best friend, how would you then manage it?

I start off with free writing anything that comes to mind, read up. proofread, have someone else read it.

And then bit by bit getting focused and more focused writing.

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.

With goals you can set however best suits you, however I keep it realistic.
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Apples64 Premium
It really doesnt matter how high you set your goals, what is important is making sure you set achievable time frames to hit them.

I was exactly the same as you about 5 weeks ago, thinking how am I going to write about things when I have never been a good writer, buts its funny if you pick a topic/niches you love the words easily build into sentences, the sentences into paragraphs and before you know it you have an article ready to publish.

Just articulate it as if you were talking to friends.

All the best with your goals and I am here if you ever get stuck.

Mark
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jghwebbrand Premium
We are delighted to meet you.
Fantastic goals here.
As for writing your thoughts in a post: you choose the topic of interest for your website. It can most certainly be something that does not reveal your personal thoughts. For example, let's say you are a camper. So you can have a website all about camping for beginners. So your site would be about what beginners need to know and do related to camping. A lot of the information would be about things you need to go camping. With such a topic there is no need to reveal your inner thoughts. That is just an example. The training teaches you about the different kinds of info you can write and an outline of style and content approach.

We wish you much success.
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Manjukesh Premium
You wrote this quite well. You can do well
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I think we are the same because im also a newbie here but we try our best that we can handle this in Gods will.
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Alece Premium
I watched the video for lesson 4 on building my website. After I was able to build my website, I noticed that the number of domains and number of free websites I have says 10.

In the video, the number says 25 for both. I am just curious if this is something that has changed since Kyle made the video.
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JoeRebisz Premium
This was recently updated last year. As a premium member you get a total of 10 websites, combination of .com domains and siterubix subdomains.
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Alece Premium
Ok thank you. 10 is still a good amount of websites.
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You can always check what you get at this link.
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We wish you much success.
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My experience, at my age with computers, is only very basic. I am understanding what I have learned so far, but applying it is something I may not be successful at. Is there someone at any level that would help me when I am ready to actually put my business up/live for results?
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hi I am like you ,I started just over a week ago ,just follow the training ,u will be ok ,i have learned lots in that short time good luck Edwina
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I'm just starting also and let's just say I'm no young whippersnapper! I'll assist you anytime I can.
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Hi Norman,
Welcome to WA.

I can understand your doubt due to lack of experience.

I can assure you the course is pretty straight forward and easy to follow.

However I would be most happy to help you along. May I suggest you do some research before choosing your niche? I did a small blog on market research recently. This will help you to decide on the type of business you wish to build. Since the primary purpose of starting a business is to make money it is important to choose well. You may also read here about niche vs market. When you need help moving on be sure to reach out to me. I will be happy to help.

Hope these help.

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Thank you very much. I will need guidance.
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I am just going to say; stick with the training; and after that; if you have questions? Please ask?
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Just drop a message under my profile when you are ready.

Or you can message right here on this string if you can't find your way around yet.

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After trolling around google, I noticed a website with a very similar name and theme to mine. I came up with "fishkeepersguide" and the already established site is "fishkeeperguide"
I love the title "The Fish Keepers Guide" but am concerned with the similarity to an already established website.
What is your advice? Should I push forward and try to beat their website, or delete my site and start over with a new name?

Thanks,
Nathan
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Hi - it's not necessarily a question of beating that site, but are you infringing on their copyright? They may consider that you are trying to cash in on their already established name. You could face legal action.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

We should never compare ourselves to others vs be unique and do our thing.

Check if the domain may be copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business, then you need steer away, as you do not want to build your business and few years down the line end up with a law suit.

Here's some insight how to go about choosing an appropriate domain name, however please be aware hosting is provided with a premium subscription to the platform.

You can use Namemesh dot com - look in SEO & MIX columns

You can also use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

Nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com. And make sure it is spelled correctly as it cannot be edited once purchased.

Also I would not include dashes, may be one dash permittable in some situations.
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Hello,
It is from my understanding that business names and domain names are not protected by the copyright law, but more so the intellectual property of the site itself (the blog posts themselves).
Again, from my understanding of copyright and trademark laws, I would only face legal action if their name was trademarked. I checked their site, and with the Trademark Electronic Search System, and it doesn't seem that "Fish Keeper Guide" is protected in any way.

Do you agree with me? I think I'm legally safe to use "The Fish Keepers Guide"

-Nathan
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You may be safe, but since you are just starting your site I would choose another name. Your suggested name is too similar. You can get some additional ideas from namemesh.com
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I am just going to say here; if you get a following it won't really matter. No Offense meant; just saying; if you can get a big following. It won't really matter. I don't know if this helps? Sorry, if did Offend.
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