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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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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