Today is going to your first introduction to proper organization on your website. One thing that we always need to remember is that we are building our websites for PEOPLE, and our visitors and how someone would view our content and our navigation is what should dictate how we present our content.

In other words, if your website is difficult to navigate, people simply won't. The may read your content, and then just move onto another website. You can increase your website "page views" and overall website revenue if you understand proper navigiation

Introducing "Custom" Menus in Wordpress.

The default Wordpress menus work in very strange ways and can be quite awkward. Typically when you add a page, it automatically goes to the main menu. A post, will go to the homepage blog roll (not the main menu).

As a website owner, you want FULL control of your navigation as your theme by default won't do a very good job of this. Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to create Custom Menus.

Navigation is going to be a critical element to your user experience moving forward and will impact your rankings (as Google ranks sites with proper navigation better), so this is an important step here.

I have created a"Creating Custom Menus, Navigation, & Widgets" video walking you through the process of creating custom menus. You can check it out below.

 

Task 1: Create a Menu

There are a few simple steps to creating a custom menu. The first thing you need to understand is where to find the Menu management section within your Wordpress admin area.

Under the Appearance, click the Menus sub heading.

This will take you to the custom menu creator.

Under the left tab, you are going to see a Posts section. Posts are not added to your navigation by default, so you are going to need to click the Posts tab and it will show a list of your Posts.

In this case, we have only create the About Me post. Click the check box associated with that, and then click the Add to Menu.

**Note: Most themes by default will add Pages to the top menu, but if you don't see your Privacy Policy within the Menu Structure section, you will need to add that.

Your About Me page has now been added to your menu structure (as shown below).

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like by dragging and dropping them. In this case, I am going to add my About Kyle post above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website. So in essence, I am ordering my pages here.

Upon completing my menu order, click the "Create Menu" button and you will establish your new menu.

After you have done this, you are going to want to add your newly created menu to your website, to override the Main Menu on your site. You are going to see a new tab created after you have created your new menu called "Manage Locations".


You will want to click this tab, and then under the "Main Menu" item you are going to choose the menu you just created, in this case it is called "Main Menu". After doing that click Save Changes. You are set!

For example purposes, here is what my live website looks like with my newly updated menu.

You can see the order of the menu items and that my "About Kyle" post comes before the "Privacy Policy" post.

And we are done. It is as simple as that and as we continue to build out our website, we are going to be reorganizing our websites regularly, managing this menu and likely creating "sub menus" which we will be getting into later as we have more content on our websites.

Nice work thus far!

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Tammyramosb Premium
Hi there, newbie here! My question is for the website that is being built, what is the content that exists on here? Is it blogging or just strictly advertising the niche? What sets a high traffic website apart from one that is not getting any leads? Lastly, how is the website found by others (for example: if someone performs a Google search, what page of the results would your site be found on and do you need to pay to have it bumped up?).
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JosephRebisz Premium
Hi Tammy, Joe here. Welcome to WA! You follow the training outlined, build your website and start writing articles about your niche. What sets the high traffic sites apart from the lower ones is content. Google will index your site, meaning they will notice it, then as you write more and more articles, it will move up in ranking with publishing more genuine content. You cannot pay to move up in google ranking. If you use the right keywords when writing, those that people will use when searching google, then it will gain more popularity quicker. I have only been here about 5 months and have already had two of my articles make page 1, for a couple days anyway. Now average page 2 with all my articles. Follow the training step by step and you'll do fine:)
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This was a great introduction. I think I'll stay on as a starter until I learn more and start making some money. It's great to know that premium is available for furthering my knowledge and education.
I just have one question. Is the only way to make money with affiliate marketing by building a website and directing traffic to that site? I've seen some other stuff with click funnels and embedding your link in a popular instagrammer's account, etc. Are those legitimate or scams?
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JosephRebisz Premium
For now, I would stick with the tried and true, WA. Building your site and getting indexed, ranked, constantly adding content and you will see the success over your journey with us:)
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Thank you very much Joseph.
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you can do whatever you want to do.
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I want to now the wedsite that will pay me small amount but just in 10 min or that app that will pay bouns that can be earn on paypal i just need 10 dollor just plz help me i follow every video on youtube but all them have problem like someare i like i earn money after10 dollor and takes time so just plz tell me app or wedsites that will pay me insted$10 plz brother plz read it carefully and understand because i do not know english that so plz tell 1 or 2 that will pay me $10 plz brother
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feigner Premium
probably the fastest way to make money is to create reviews on yt about products from click bank - but even that will take time as it is competitive.
all legit make money online schemes will take time - and work
or if not time then money....
or you could use the fallback of filling in forms or surveys...
good luck
phil
stay here for a while and start setting up your long term solution in an online business
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are unlikely to find legitimate and genuine websites that pay you $10 for 10 minutes' work. All online businesses take time and effort.
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I want some suggestions that my niche is "beauty products" so to narrow it down so that I can target a specific group of people

which specific things I can choose or popular nowadays so that I would have a greater chance to succeed in the future. I have tried to find it out but don't get the specific answer. so plz provide me some suggestions.
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Just target women (if the product is for women).
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feigner Premium
one place i find it good for ideas - other than jaaxy ( butyou only have 30 searches) - is answerthepublic
doing a search for breauty products came up with some ideas you may want to explore
it narrows down the topic - and maybe investigating beauty products for pregnancy will give hte vistors the confidence that nothing will harm their baby...
or if you have sensitive skin - nothing will cause an outbreak....
try the same in google add beauty products for into the search box and see what the autosuggest shows.
have fun
phil
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Might be the wrong screenshot :-)
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feigner Premium
thanks chrys - don't know what happened - the snipping was the right image - but the clipboard had not grabbed it....
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ChrystopherJ Premium
No worries, it's corrected now, that's the main thing. And your Tabs are like mine haha hundreds of them ;-)
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feigner Premium
i think i am overloading my computer ...or my brain....
but yeah....too much open - but i know what is there...or at least most of it...
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Does the customer get some kind of discount or bonus when they purchase the product through my affiliate link?
OR the same rates apply when they purchase it directly from the website?

If the same rates apply, then why would they go through my affiliate link apart from the TRUST reason? (Especially when I'm just starting out with my online business)

I mean what monetary (or maybe some other) advantage it is to the customer?
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feigner Premium
unless you can sort out a discount then they will pay the same price as in the ecomm shop
what they are looking for is an answer to a problem - this has led them to your website - you have written an article which answers this problem and offered a solution then the visitor may click on the solution link to the product site - so you are in effect preselling
showing what their life will be like after they have purchased this product.
you will get a commission as it costs a lot to market for new customers - you are donig it for free..well except for the commissions
so they get free advertising out of it and if you write the post that people want to read then you will get the commissions.
so you could in theory start making commissions from your very first post - unlikely but possible
if you choose a problem your niche has right now and offer a solution - and gain their trust then they will click through....
what does the custmer get - they get the knowledge that this product is going to solve their problem - you told them it does....
have fun
phil
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Hey Phil! Sorry to disturb you once again. What you are saying is absolutely true. But not every blog/website will be like "See this is the product that'll solve your problem". I mean many blogs/websites aren't just based on offering solution to problems.

What if my blog is based on creative stories, reviews on TV shows, Anime & Manga, android based apps, my experiences on my last FSAE(F1 styled prototype Car) Project, my views on various different characters based on history or TV shows, mental mathematics, different psychological experiments & many other topics...

Only a handful of the above topics fit in that "Offer solution & buy this product" stuff.
Plus, I would be focusing on things that very few people try/tried or talk about some of the gems that are actually hidden under this Vast & never ending TV/anime & manga community.

So I'm really kinda confused. Should I start with the above aforementioned topics(things that I know & want to write about) OR should I look for topics that'll be like "This is the problem you are looking for & this is the solution".
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feigner Premium
if you look at them you will see they do work on the same basic model
tv reviews - earn their trust by showing that your opinion if entertaining - monetisation poss ads
anime and manga - merchandise - opinions on shows - how to draw - cosplay - how are you going to attract visitors -
android based apps - why would they visit - interested in your walkthroughs of hte apps - good experience - buy product through links
formula sae design - showing how you created hte design -why - teaching website for niche audeince - monetisation tools, books and ads
hmm...do i see a sort of trend here
the main things are - interesting/entertaining - gain trust - offer solutions...
can i twist each one around to the model - probably...but it seems to fit.
what do you think...
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