Welcome to ‘Create Blogpost In WordPress‘ article, which is lesson 7 of the free series of making money online! This is part of the Level 1 Free Training Series on Getting Paid Working Online, which essentially you teaches step-by-step on how you can make money online.
Lesson 7 is all about getting your content started for your website. We will go through some of the first things you should have in your website so it can be trusted by your readers. You’ll see in the list below, which lesson we are at the moment. The table of content for this current lesson is below – you can use it as a navigation tool to move around this post.
Lesson 7 – Create Blogpost In WordPress <<<< This is where we are
Here's what you'll learn in Level 1: > How you can get involved in the community right away > Understand how to generate revenue online > Start making goals for your future - financial and personal > Get immediate access to over 590,000 niches > Start picking your NICHE for your online business > BUILD you own website with YOUR niche! > Grasp how you can make the best out of your website using WordPress > Learn a great way to make your website friendly with search engines > Make great quality content for you online business that is ranked in search engines > Learn how to search for great keywords > Create you own list of keywords for your Niche website
Great work to you thus far for having your website started and having it SEO ready! Now comes the part of putting content in your website so that when there is traffic, people will know what your website is all about.
I spoke about this before we started our training, but I want to highlight this again. You don’t need to be a writer to be able to generate content, but you need relevant information in your website.
Look, writing is not something that you need a lot of skills with. Yes, you might be intimidated at first (I was too!), but it’s literally like when you write to your friends and family. Nowadays, we text each other a lot – guess what? This is writing! We all have the ability to script our thoughts in a simple, easy to understand writing.
Remember, taking action is what’s most important! That’s how I and all the successful folks online got started. It’s by taking action that I learned all of what I’m going to show from Wealthy Affiliate. So, you can either continue the lesson here or sign up for FREE in the platform so you can DO as you LEARN.
Hope by this point, you have already created your FREE profile already. Things will be hard to understand if you don’t have this sorted. Let’s get to the lesson – it’s an exciting one!
- What to Write in Your Website?
- Writing About Me Section
Remember one thing when you’re writing in your website. You’re not trying to cram everything in one place, you’re not just there to put in links, you’re not just writing nonsense for the sake of it, YOU ARE THERE TO HELP PEOPLE!
That’s right. You are there to HELP! Have this ingrained in your head from here on.
Regardless of what niche you have undertaken, this piece of fact remains true. You are in the market to serve and help people for the things they are looking for. That’s why you don’t need to be a qualified writer. What people need is someone they can relate to and someone who can be easily understood.
And that is you!
A Bonus For You…
You should already have created a free profile in the platform by now, so there’s an added bonus when you are a member there. You actually get something called ‘SiteContent’ that literally guides you step by step on what to write in the kind of topics you want to share.
It will not only lead to making you more efficient, it’ll also make sure you are sticking to the point of your writing when you do publish content. Importantly, there’s even a grammar check for you that will make sure you don’t have any mistakes when you write.
As you see here, you can select from a list of templates or start completely blank – once you gain some experience.
Once you select the template option, you’ll be able to select the type of article you want to publish from the list. Once you click on it, it literally tells you paragraph by paragraph on what you need to write.
At this point, you might also be wondering how a page is different to a post. Let’s dig into both.
In essence, both of them are ways to publish your content into your website. Both of them has similar functions, with a few distinctions.
A post is where you’ll have most of your contents published. It’s published in your website in a blog format in reverse order to when you published. So by default, you’ll have your most recent post published on the top of the ‘blog roll’ page.
Obviously, you can change the little functions and alter according to your needs. Typically though, older blog posts are those that users have to dig to find. They won’t be able to usually see it immediately in your website – unless of course, you thought it was important for readers to find it immediately.
Another distinction with a post is that it allows comments. Comments are a great and an important part of your posts. It serves two purposes. One, it gives your post/content some feedback. Two, it will help you rank higher in search engines!
A page is typically something that you would see immediately in your website. It’s not like a post where you need to dig through to find. They’re usually a one-off content, which doesn’t require much feedback or comments.
A page doesn’t need any discussions. Hence, a page doesn’t have an option for readers to comment on.
Quick tip: Write your content in a 'post' if you feel it will generate discussions!
Okay, now that you’re aware of what a post and a page is, let’s get started with writing the About Me section.
An ‘About Me’ section is where you give the audience a little bit of an information about yourself. In order for readers to read your content, you need to build trust with them. They need to feel like you’re a real person, and not some robot that’s writing all this.
That’s why this section is so important!
Before you keep going, do you think the ‘About Me’ section falls under a Page or a Post?
Hopefully you asked yourself the above question because I’m going to reveal the answer…
It is a POST! Post a quick comment below if you got it right.
About Me is a great section to generate trust, and it is likely that the readers will comment on your post if they see anything that they find common to them, or ask further question about your reason for starting the website.
You can gain a lot of trust by answering back their questions – they will know you really do exist when you answer back, so definitely make sure you answer any questions they place in your website!
Okay, let’s start the ‘About Me’ section. Click on the template that says ‘About Me’ in the SiteContent section. It’ll give you a full brief about what needs to go in.
Once you click on About Me, it’ll take you to a page that’s already almost ready for you. All you need to do is put in content. If you haven’t created your profile yet, I’ve shown the screenshot here.
Now, I want you to step away from reading and start acting right now! Go fill up your ‘about me’ page with your story and your reasons for wanting to start this website. If you want to go through some examples, I’d recommend you log in here. You’ll see a ton of examples of people that are, where you are at right now about to do the ‘About Me’ section.
For the title of the website, you can choose to either keep it as ‘About Me’ or ‘About YourName’ – in my case, I could say ‘About Parmi’. It’s up to you – and remember you can always change this later.
Okay, hopefully by now, you have finished your about me page. Don’t delay or ignore this step! Make sure you do it. It’ll help you later and also is a great way start your content.
When you do write this, don’t make it too difficult – it is your website, your online business – so you can make it as you like! Once you have this in, if you’re writing from SiteContent, you’ll also be able to get a duplicate check – to make sure you’re not re-writing words that a lot of other people have used – this will ensure you are completely unique on the internet.
If you are writing on WordPress, you can just publish it – but make sure you’re not copying it from anywhere. Search engines typically can find out if you’re copying and you could get in trouble for it.
It is a standardized document and there’s a template for it, where you just need to ammend it with your email address and your website name. Super simple.
Quick quiz here again. Do you think this section is a post or a page?
If you guessed a ‘page’, you would be correct! This page doesn’t require any comments or feedback. Typically there are no discussions about the policy so you would probably not need to come back to it once you publish it.
Let’s get this page up now!
You’ll already see the template ready, so just go in and change 2 things.
- Change all of ‘yoursite.com’ to your domain name
- Change where it asks you to put your email address to your email address – it can be any email account for now. We will make your email account look more professional with your own domain name a little later on as we progress through the lessons.
Make sure that you double check this page to make sure you’ve correctly inputting all the necessary details that is required by you. You won’t need to come back to this page anytime soon but make sure it’s done well because it will be posted in your website for everyone to see from here on.
Once you do that, publish your page!
One last thing I want you to note here. Don’t overcomplicate these steps. It’s pretty straightforward and to the point. You might not like how your website looks at the moment, but remember, we’re just beginning here.
Once you go through more lessons and move up into higher levels, you’ll have a beautifully crafted website. Make sure you don’t spend too much time on making your website look nice.
DO make sure though, that you use this time to familiarize yourself with WordPress, your Wealthy Affiliate Account and getting engaged in the community. Feel free to even join the discussion for this topic by clicking here.
That concludes Lesson 7!
Awesome job this lesson. You’ve now officially crafted and posted your first couple of contents in your website! This is a step into the right direction for your journey towards building an online business. Lesson 8 will be even more exciting – click here to take you to the next lesson.
I’m always here to help you so feel free to ask me questions or if you have any comments. See you at lesson 8!
LEVEL 1: Lesson 1 - Starting The Online Marketing Business Lesson 2 - How Does Making Money Online Work Lesson 3 - Finding Your Niche Business Lesson 4 - How To Create A Niche Website Lesson 5 - How To Make Your Website Look Better Lesson 6 - How To Get My Website In Google Lesson 7 - Create Blogpost in WordPress Lesson 8 - How To Edit Menus in WordPress Lesson 9 - How To Find Keywords in Google Lesson 10 - Congrats On Completing The First Level - Now, Moving To Level 2
Parmi is a young entrepreneur who started GetPaidWorkingOnline website to help folks from every corner of the world make a living online. Parmi is a trained affiliate from Wealthy Affiliate, which is a community designed to help anyone make an online business with zero experience! Read his story here.