After completing the previous step, you should now have a great understanding of the WordPress dashboard. You know what and where everything is, and your website is one step closer for you to be able to write and publish some awesome content on.
Now, it is time to create your important (usually required) pages for your website.
The first page you should create is your ‘About’ page, or your ‘About Me’ page.
An ‘About Me’ page is not required, but to build trust, you should create an about page for your website.
I’m going to explain how to do that and what to write in just a bit, but first I wanted to share with you the other types of pages that are required to be on your website (most of the time).
Pages required to be on your website:
- Earnings Disclaimer (If you claim to make a certain amount of money or your niche is related to the Make Money Online Industry).
- Affiliate Disclosure (If you participate in affiliate programs, you need an affiliate disclosure).
- Refund Policy (If you accept payments for products or services).
There are other types of policies and pages, but for now, let’s get back to your About page.
Your About Page where you explain who you are, what you do, why you created your website, how you help or plan to help others with their problems related to your niche, why you are the leader of your niche, etc…
Your About Page can be a Page or a Post. If you want comments on your About page, make it post. If not, make it a page.
Be honest and be yourself.
Your About me page is very important because people are curious and they want to know who works behind the scenes to see if they can trust you or not. Your About page will be your first official piece of content that goes on your website.
It will probably not be the greatest, at first, and that is perfectly fine. After you write a few articles and get the hang of writing high-quality content, you can always go back and edit your about page, as well as any page or post you created.
To create your about page, you need to login to your WordPress dashboard and Hover over ‘New’ at the top, then click ‘Page’ (or ‘Post’).
Name it About, About Me or About Us and write all about you to give your visitors an idea of who you are and help them build trust in you.
Once you are finished, come back to learn more.
If you want to wait for the step where you learn about creating high-quality content, that is okay and recommended.
Finished writing your about page, and publishing it? Congratulations!!
You just wrote your first piece of many pieces of content that will go on your website. It feels good doesn’t it?
If you want to put your About page on your Navigation Bar, you have to hover over ‘Appearance’ and click ‘Menus’. Click Pages (or Posts), select your About page and then click ‘Add to Menu’.
It’s as simple as that. It shouldn’t cost you anything. However, depending on your type of website, it could cost something.
Before you publish, you need to do something very important.
The Terms are basically your rules when it comes to visitors using your website.
There is a problem with that. Your Terms need to be unique to your website. No one, but you, knows exactly what you want and don’t want your visitors to do.
You can receive a Terms of Service page by going to TermsFeed.com and go through to the process to receive your template.
Your terms will not be unique, but you can add your specific rules for your website, and make it unique.
I would still check both boxes at the bottom of your Terms page so search engines will not index it.
The same goes for every type of policy your website may need.
An earnings disclaimer lets your visitors know that any claims made about how much you can earn, are accurately represented and only estimates. You can not guarantee how much your visitors will earn from what you tell them. You also need to let your visitors know that you are not responsible for their earnings or any money lost using methods you describe.
If you accept payments directly through your website, you must have a firm refund policy. If you are just starting out, you probably will not be accepting payments, but when you do, you will have to figure out what your refund policy will be for your website.
When you join an affiliate program and promote specific products or services to your website visitors in order to earn commissions, you need to have an affiliate disclosure. You need to let people know that you will receive a commission(s) when/if they click your affiliate link and purchase the product or service being recommended to them.
After you have been blogging for a while, you may gain a sponsorship. What that means is, someone may want to pay you to recommend their product or service to your visitors. If you agree, you will need to let your visitors know that you are being paid to recommend the product/service to them.
This can be as simple as telling your visitors you are being paid to recommend this product, or saying a specific post is sponsored by the product/service you are recommending.
Once you have all necessary policies, you can continue to the next step.
Here is what my website looks like so far…
If you have any questions or need any help, contact me.