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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Hi - it looks as though you have 2 accounts. This is a free starter account. You have a premium account under the user name of RScholz1.

I presume you have used 2 different email addresses. You need to log out of this account and log in to the correct one.
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I do not know how that happened. Do you cancel this account and I log back in on my RScholz1 premium account and and go from there? Thank you for your help.
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I highly suggest you do what I am about to suggest.

In the magnifying glass above; click it; in the search bar; type in Kyle and leave a message about your problem on his page.

Then do the same for Carson.

I have been told they are busy; so it is best to ask both.

For sure they can solve this.

Other Members please do not take Offense; trying to help a Fellow Member.
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You need to log out of this account by clicking on your profile photo. You should then see the option to log out.

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I'm understanding the process much clearer now I see it unfold. It is 'fun' as described and with regular use I guess the unkown 'technical' side will become less daunting. If I had some kind of IT training before, I guess my fingers would be moving at lightening speed! Lol :-)
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Kyle Premium Plus
Yes, the technical stuff will become straight forward and second nature as you continue to "immerse" yourself in the process of building a website.

Efficiency comes with practice!
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Watching the procedure on "Setting Up My Website Back Office"
is very informative. For me, I am learning from the bottom up, what
is involve in building and setting up a website.
This knowledge no dough is also building my confidence as I go
through these learning procedures.
Thanks again Wealthy Affiliate.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Awesome, sounds like you are making some good progress. You are only going to be come more and more proficient at building websites as you do move forward. :)
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Thanks, Kyle
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thea67 Premium
I'm thinking along the lines of targeting for people that want to learn how to make money on the internet to get out of their current job situation. I have friends and family working their "hind ends off" for places like Walmart, and it's nearly killing them.

I worked for Walmart for just over a year and it sent me further into the disabled list. A friend of mine worked for Walmart for over ten years and she did many different jobs. I remember she was always running around the store like a chicken with its head cut off. It took a toll on her body as well. Now she has a sit down job at our local court house.

My son works in receiving and unloads the trucks. He's only 36 and with his bad back, he comes home in pain all the time. I also have a cousin that just retired early because of the pain caused by working at Walmart. She was an assistant manager.

So, my target audience is going to be for people working at jobs that's killing them. However, I need some ideas for the niche. Please, does anyone have any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate it.

Kind Regards,

Thea
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Kyle Premium Plus
Absolutely, plenty of people in that situation that can leverage the Internet to build a business online...they could even promote Walmarts own affiliate program (and that could be an introduction to affiliate marketing that you could leverage to help them make sense of it).

So I definitely do like the direction you are heading here and this is a significant audience!
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Mariks19 Premium
Nice one
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michaelw777 Premium
I am going to try to help you the best I can; you can just click on the upcoming and see if they are taken? And if you like them?

TiredOfmyOldJob.com IGetPainOnmyJob.com IWantToWorkFromHome.com IWantToFiremyOldBoss.com MyCurrentJobIsKillingme.com IWantToWorkFromHomeAndBemyOwnBoss.com IamTiredof9to5.com Iwanttostayhomeandwork.com IamTiredofmyJob.com

You can try those; they should take you to another Page; and if there is nothing there; the one you click is available: Hope this helps?
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michaelw777 Premium
Yup; I tried one of them and it worked; and if there is nothing there; and you like the name; you can try it. On my screen I see the .com's in blue; just click on each .com if you want to? And see what you like? Or if these inspire you? Hope this helps?
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thea67 Premium
Thank you.
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thea67 Premium
Thanks for the suggestions. This is what I was looking for, some name suggestions for my website.
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Ngabo74 Premium
For me, I think I won't change a lot from the example given above...
The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is: "Helping people become Successful Affiliate Marketers". And the brand name to be: "Sure Deal Affiliate". What do you think guys? Please help me with this, because if I mess up at the beginning, then it won't work.
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what; I would keep the business name and brand name the same; or very similar; because your audience may not know what you mean by "Sure Deal Affiliate". I am just saying; you audience may not understand what that means exactly.

So, I highly suggest to you; to keep the brand name and the business name the same; or very similar. Hope this helps?
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YvonneBray Premium
I like "Sure Deal Affiliate - Helping people become successful Affiliate marketers" Do you like it?
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Lilika84 Premium
It sounds nice but it's too long I think.
Try something shorter, like Successful affiliates or Affiliate program for beginners..
When is shorter it's easier to remember, therefore easier to be branded.
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