Your next task is going to be setting up your initial navigation on your website. The default Wordpress menus work in very strange ways and can be quite awkward, which is why we want you to create a Custom Menu and understand how to use them right from the outset of your business.

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

I have created a video walking you through the process of creating custom menus. You can check it out below.

 


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 tabs, you are going to see a Pages 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 page. 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.

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like, i this case I am going to add my About Kyle pager above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website.

Under Menu Settings, I am also going to make the Display location, Primary Menu.

Check this box as this will put this menu as your main navigation at the top of your page. Upon doing this, click the "Save Menu" button and you are set.

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


We are all set here. You have accomplished A LOT in this lesson alone. You have not only set up your initial content framework on your website, you also have your initial navigation set out.

Nice work on your progress with your website and business!

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BGinter Premium
So I am doing the boot camp training and the direction of my brand to start out is to help entry level affiliates like myself to get started as I build my website and get my brand out there. The name I am thinking about is One Stop Affiliate (what do you think?} I chose that name because it will allow me to expand as I become more experienced. My question is I don't have a clue on a target audience. Any suggestions please
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you have answered your own question! You have said you want to help entry-level affiliates, so they are your audience. You could perhaps narrow it down to a specific age group.

Have you changed your mind about choosing your own niche? Do be aware that the Boot Camp is very competitive, and you may potentially have to write hundreds of articles, all focusing on how to make money online.

Unless you are genuinely interested in this, it can be difficult to keep coming up with new topics to write about.
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BGinter Premium
Are writing articles involved regardless of the niche chosen? I am not very creative. I am feeling kind of torn on which direction I should go
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, the articles are how you will attract visitors to your website. If all you had was a list of products, then you would be yet another shop among the millions already out there and nobody would find your website.

Here, you are taught to write in a conversations style, it doesn't have to be perfect like a school essay. So, taking what you mentioned earlier, imagine if you had bought a new air fryer and a friend was asking if it was any good. You would tell them some of its features, whether you thought it was value for money, if there was anything you didn't like etc.
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BGinter Premium
I guess I could write about what I am learning as I am learning it and my progress kind of a follow me type style?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, you could do that, if it interests you.
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wintev00 Premium
Any tips or tricks people use to come up with a name, I am honestly hopeless at coming up with names.

I was going to start an IT business many years ago, never did just could not come up with a name for it, ended up working for a company for most of my working life instead.

Which if you have read my bio, well you know what happened to them hence why I am here trying to keep a roof over my kids heads and food on the table for them.

honestly I am so bad at names if it was not for my wife I'm not sure even my kids would have names yet.
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you are in the right community full of knowledge. Just learn the system and Wealthy Affiliate will help reinforce that skill. your IT background will come in handy as you are advancing in your online business career.
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ChrisM21 Premium
I like to have multiple irons in the fire for diversification. I currently have a Niche and website established that is serving technology. I am now thinking about adding a niche that targets the WA brand support and helping people.

Does two brands make sense or is that too fragmented or spread out. I only have 20hrs per week available and the tech brand can be quite consuming. I would have a tech brand and a helping people brand.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated,
Chris
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi awesomely beautiful , you'd want separate the two. Your own tech niche would be different to your MMO (make money online niche) I would certainly run two separate domains.

However worth it yes indeed. Hope you do really well and wishing you success on your online journey.
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ChrisM21 Premium
Thank you for the response AbieAJ. I will work with a separate domain then.

Chris
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MURAN102 Premium
Learnt a lot in this task. At this stage, I am learning and taking notes and when I'm ready I will embark on the final task of creating a website. And revisit various tasks to refresh if required. Don't know if this is the right way, but I feel comfortable this way as I'm not very good at this.
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miloncashgal Premium
You might want to rethink that. Consider building as you go. It mush easier. But whatever makes you comfortable Muran..
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YvonneBray Premium
Many of us learn in different ways. I believe you do what’s best for you. I wish you success.
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sburdick Premium
I want to target nurses who want to become digital nomads and make money online since I am a digital nomad so I have this experience and also a nurse who quit my bedside job 2 years ago.I am thinking I can promote WA on this site as well as other nursing affiliate programs. Thoughts?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Great going, awesome rappot.

Please follow the Affiliate Bootcamp coursework, it is recommended to read it in its entirely before commencing on your site. You'd want write lots of content 300 - 400 articles to be able scratch the surface, as the make money online niche is a lot harder and more competitive than own niche.
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sburdick Premium
thank you so much for the article I just read it and it cleared up a lot for me! Thank you:)
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