Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are interested in 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 of SiteContent, showing you around the platform and how to best benefit from it.

 

DISCUSS VIDEO: Creating Your Initial Framework of Content

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:Choose your website to Publish to. In this case it will be my "realdealaffiliate.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 [YOURSITE.com] => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to caloriemethod.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 [YOUR EMAIL] => 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 [YOURSITE.com], [YOUR EMAIL] and [FIRST NAME] to the appropriate 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", is so that it does not go to your homepage "blog roll", which by default a "Post" are added to.


Alright, nice work! We are now going to be taking these initial pages of content, and organizing them into a custom menu. This is what we are going to be covering in the next lesson.


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ChrisJayyy Premium
I would like to see these accomplishments written and included in the Online Entrepreneur Certification Lessons so that newcomers can see timeframes and get inspired to keep on with the lessons...dont like them (the timeframes given) only appearing in Affiliate bootcamp because when your just starting out a lot of new people might get turned off by the depth of the lessons here and the hard work involved to fully understand it....so they need to be also included in Online Certification Lessons.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here: Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months. I would not be where I am at today. Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist. Amazing things can and will happen!
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APires Premium
I know it's mention the SEO setup is not rock science. But the training video is way different then the general settings in the All in One SEO tab. You have to go through a setup Wizard; which I know I did incorrect. If anyone can provide help can you let me know?

Thanks in advance
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Kyle Premium Plus
Here is the updated training that will walk you through this set-up.
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BlakSigne Premium
A picture is just a figment of ones imagination! There are endless possibilities as long as you follow just three simple rules.
1. You make just one person believe your vision, there are endless possibilities!
2. Remember success is not measured by work ethic or dollar amount! You can't put a price on motivation, dedication, & education.
3. Never accept Failure
Always Strive for Success!

📉Progress is a Process📈
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AnthonyJV Premium Plus
I really like what you had to say in this comment. I agree whole heartedly and look forward to working alongside you in the future to come.
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APires Premium
Well said
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Lordsman Premium
Trying to set up my SEO I get a Wordpress Setup Wizard and cannot get the settings page on the video. It is way more complicated than the video and I am afraid to do anything on it. Please help I really don't know what to do. How do I get past Setup Wizard and back to settings page in the video?
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nabboo Premium
The interface has changed. Try this link..
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks Naboo. I'm on it.
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Lordsman Premium
I cannot get rid of the Hello world page. The instructions on the video are done on a very different looking program than I get when I log into my site. Many of the selections he is making are not offered and I can not find them. Is there an updated training?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Glenn,

HI you should be able to log into your website then once in the back office/dashboard

Click on "all pages"
Then click on "pages"
Find the box to the right of the "hello world" page
Click on the box
Then scroll down to the bulk actions box click on it
Choose "move to trash"
Then click the "apply" button

Then go to the "appearance" button in the right sidebar menu
Then click on menus
Then in the menu structure box on the right side of the window
Click on the "down arrow"
At the bottom of the box, there is remove|cancel
Click on remove
Then remember to click on the "Save Menu" button

To save the changes you just made. The process is the same for deleting posts just replace pages with posts in the instructions above!

I hope this helps,

Calvin
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks Calvin. I also got a tutorial to watch. I think I'm on the right track now. I really appreciate Your help.
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