I remember when I started out, it took me over 30 days just to get my first website up and running and live online. Websites were far more technical and far "uglier" back in 2002 when I started.

So consider your progress thus far REALLY awesome, you are doing great! You have your website up and running. This is the starting point for your business.

In this lesson we are going to be learning all about the "back office" of your website and how the different aspects of Wordpress function. Wordpress is a framework in which you are building a website on. Many of you probably have experience with Wordpress already, but many do not and that is perfectly fine (it can be learned very quickly).

In the following video, I am going to walk you through the "back office" (admin area) of your website and also show you how to clean up your initial DUMMY content of your site.

 

DISCUSS VIDEO: Setting Up Your Website - The Initial Steps


Task 1: Delete the Dummy Page & Post

Your tasks in this lesson are all going to be very straightforward. You are going to be deleting "dummy" content that is automatically installed with every website. This is content that you will not be needing.

This likely will include:

  • Sample page
  • Sample privacy policy
  • Sample post
  • Sample comment

In this task we are going to go through and delete all of this content.

The first step is clicking the "Pages" tab. This will take you to your website Pages that are either in draft or published mode. What we want to do is delete the "Sample Page" here.

When you "mouse over" the Sample Page link, a menu will pop up with a Trash link. Click that and you will delete this Page. There may also be a "Privacy Policy" page that you can delete as well.

Then we are going to do the same thing with Posts.

Click the Posts tab, within the side menu. Then mouse over the Hello World post and click the "Trash" button.

All done!

Your website has been cleaned up and is ready to go. In the upcoming lessons you are going to be creating your own Pages and Posts and publishing them. Exciting stuff ahead!

Task 2: Navigating the Back Office of Your Site

This next one is simple, I just want you to acquaint yourself and have a look around the "back office" area over your website.

As with anything NEW, it can appear overwhelming at first but I can assure you before long you are going to be very proficient with the website build process. Just like your first day of school, it might seem a bit foreign. All we want you to do in this task is have a look around the different tabs and areas of the admin area.

We are going to be covering the various aspects of Wordpress and how to use much of these tools in upcoming lessons and you are going to be very proficient with Wordpress before you know it.

Task 3: If There Are Any Updates Available, Update.

Sometimes, depending on the timing of your 'website install', there will be updates available. Wordpress is a quickly evolving platform, so updates do happen quite frequently. These are sometimes feature improvements, sometimes they are security updates.

When there are updates available, you will se them directly under the Dashboard side menu, under the Updates link.


In the case of my website here, there are 4 available updates. This could be a combination of a Wordpress version update, plugin updates, or theme updates.

I simply click this button and it will take me to an overview of all updates.

The first thing I see is an updated version of Wordpress being available, so I update this. Click the "Update Now" button, and this will walk you through the process of updating Wordpress to the latest version.

Below this, if more updates area available, you will see plugins and themes that you will be able to update. In my case, I have three plugin updates. Check off the boxes, and click update plugins.

And we are all done!

**If you don't see any available updates, that is perfectly fine. Check off this task below and move on, just be aware that you may see updates like this pop-up within your website back office and it is perfectly fine to update these.

Tasks 0/4 completed
2. Delete the Dummy Page & Post (and Privacy Policy if it exists)
3. Navigate the Back Office of Your Site (Have a Look Around)
4. If There Are Any Updates Available (Wordpress/Plugins/Themes), Update


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Akitch Premium
My direction is to assist potential Affiliate Marketers to overcome their present income limitations. So these are people who are already earning but are frustrated by the "ceiling" of their income and would like to OVERCOME THEIR INCOME LIMITATIONS.

The name of my BRAND will be:

Overcome your income limitations

Please confirm if the above is in order.
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Kyle Premium
I like it Anthon, this is certainly a direction that you can head here. ;)
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Hi guys. I am a new here. I am thinking about targeting struggling network marketers as my niche to promote Wealthy Affiliate. My goal is convince them to transition from network marketing to affiliate marketing so they can build passive income through it. I don't know if this would work. Could anybody give me an advice please? Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
You don't necessarily need to convert them, you can help them with their network marketing and the sale of the products within those, but you can also introduce them to the significant affiliate marketing opportunity.

Sometimes when you tell someone what they are doing is a bad idea, they will get defensive. We have many network marketers here that are thriving with the education here, but are also transitioning into other significant opportunities.
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Billydale480 Premium
you would be great at this
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I want to focus on the how and why's of it. But I want to target people who are like me who are lucky if they can pay their monthly bills, so minimum wage (I guess) show them they can start at the bottom and work their way up. Which basically means starting as a starter member and letting the work they do on their website pay for premium. I believe that is the best way to promote WA. I'm willing to do all the research and I know I am going to lose alot of the functions. But I believe it is possible. I'm thinking something like. Selfhelp. /how-and-why-you-should-be-an-affiliate-marketer. I can then do research on other companies like WA and tell them why WA is the best way to go. What do you guys think?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that is absolutely a direction that you can head. Lots of people that you can relate to, lots of people that you can help, and ultimately lots of people that can benefit from the platform here. ;)
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Thank you Kyle!
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Hi Guy's,

In terms of target audience I was more thinking about promoting the training aspect of WA.
I know there's tons of people out there who have tried affiliate Marketing and have failed, mainly due to lack of training and support.
I know I was one of them.

Would this be workable?

Thanks
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Ex9to5er Premium
Absolutely, you will learn to do just that in the bootcamp and the great incentives for both you and those you bring aboard!

Collin
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you can help aspiring affiliate marketers and you can help affiliate marketers then grow and scale their business. Obviously a promotion of WA would be a natural tie in here and it is the best of the best within the industry. ;)
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Hi this is my first Review which is step 9 out of 10 on the boot camp training.
My question :- Are their any special review templates that i can use to promote WA, even if i have to tweak them and make them my own, i would just like to get the ball rolling , bear in mind that i will be advertising Wealthy Affiliate Marketing Program which i feel is a brilliant way to launch the kind of niche that i'm interested in. ?
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Kyle Premium
There're several ways in which you can go about creating the review, and we certainly have a lot of training on reviews here at WA.

You're cool with the review is to inform people and provide them with an experience where they are ready to make a purchasing decision either to purchase the product, or to purchase something else.

People tend to do a lot of research before they buy stuff online and if you can do the research for them, it will speed up the purchasing lifecycle. That is what you should set out to accomplish within your reviews.

Here is some high quality training that you can leverage on reviews. When you're creating a review, you need to make sure that you are being factually correct, providing insightful information, and you can layer your opinion and ideas on this. If you do this, you can be very successful with your reviews.
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