Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time get to the nitty-gritty stuff. This time, you’ll learn how to add your content.
Remember that an affiliate review site needs a lot of quality content. First off, let’s talk about how you can add tutorials. Don’t worry because it’s going to be pretty simple from here on in. Here are a few pointers on how to create awesome and useful tutorials:
- First, you need to decide on the subject you’re going to write about. Make sure to research your subject thoroughly. If it’s about a certain product, it’s best to try it out yourself. If you want more detailed information, you can look it up on the Web. The more useful your tutorial is to your readers, the more likely it will be appreciated.
- Details are the most important thing in a tutorial, so you need to describe each step thoroughly. You need to describe how exactly you create each of the steps. The more detailed a tutorial is, the better.
- Write the instructions in a professional manner. The most effective way to write a tutorial is to use a friendly yet professional tone. Focus on the subject and avoid going off-topic (like talking about your personal life). This, however, doesn’t mean your tutorial should lack personality. What’s important here is that you don’t undermine the professionalism of your writing.
- Polish your work. Check for spelling and grammatical errors, and then edit them whenever necessary. Your tutorial has to be easily understandable, sequential, and structurally sound. Refine your work to make it as clear and concise as possible.
Creating a Tutorial on WordPress
Once you’re done writing your tutorial, it’s time to add it to your affiliate review site. Adding a new tutorial to your WordPress-based affiliate review site is simple. It’s the same as creating a new page or post.
Here’s what you need to do:
From your WordPress dashboard, go to Tutorials found at the left-side menu. Then, click on Add New.
From the editor, add the title of your feature page.
Add your content.
Remember that in every post, you should have some sort of introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Use paragraphs that make sense, not just because you want your post to look nice. Also, use headings and sub-headings whenever appropriate, because this helps lead people, help them scan your page, and make the overall structure of your content that much clearer.
Additionally, use signal words (i.e. First of all, Secondly, Lastly/Finally, Also, Additionally, etc.) to help readers scan through your article and help them grasp the main idea of your tutorial. Signal words are very important in structuring your text.
With the help of the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, add your focus keywords, SEO title, and meta description to make your post more SEO-friendly.
On the right-hand side of the screen, under the Tutorial Categories box, add your tutorial to an existing category, or add a new one if you like.
Click on the Publish button.
Click on View Tutorial to see your published content.
So, that’s it. Adding a tutorial is quite simple, right? If you have any questions, feel free to drop them on the Questions box below.
See you in the next video!