Before you take off blogging full time, please take your time to create the following pages.
If you don’t have them it will affect your search engine activities and may slow your progress.
And it’s not just enough to have them, you need to create them in a professional way.
Helping you create these compulsory pages is what today’s lesson is all about.
6 Compulsory Pages You Need to Create in Your Website OR Blog
1. About Page
Derek Halpern, founder of Social Triggers, believes that the about page is the most popular page on any website.
He argues that it is the most trafficked page of your entire site.
And I think I can relate with that.
There is not a day that passes that our statistics doesn’t show people clicking on the about page of this website.
The about page is never advertised, but people click it.
They want to know what the whole stuff about your website is about and how it could benefit them.
And if that is the case, we need to do all we can to relate with our readers from there.
Derek shares a formula for creating an about page on this old post. I recommend that you check it out but here are the basic things your about page need to contain
- Your about page should contain the goal/message of your website.
- Do everything you can to relate with your readers over there.
- Humanize the page, talk like a human and don’t include all manner of unnecessary professional jargon.
- Use a persuasive, benefit-driven headline.
- Make your introduction short and try to show the reader the benefit of joining your blog.
- If you’ve got some testimonials, social activities and proof, anything that will assure the reader about what you’re up to, it’s okay to include it in your about page
Don’t forget to use it to get leads, ask your readers to join what you are doing.
Check out the about page on this website. It’s not 100% but I think it is a good sales what we are doing here.
2. Contact Page
Your website needs to have a simple contact page.
You should be real and human.
Apart from a basic form, include a phone number or Internet Messenger where people can easily chat with you.
All you need to do is create two separate pages (Terms page and Privacy Page), install the plugin and insert the relevant shortcodes on each page and viola, you have a well written terms and privacy pages.
4. Author Bio
This is the small info about you that will always display at the end of each post you write. Carefully craft this as it could become what people will see when they type your name on Google. Take a look at Darren Rowse of Problogger
5. Hire Me Page.
Let’s face it…
You want to make money with your blog or website.
There are no two ways about that.
So you should have something you are selling, or a service you are rendering.
You should create a HIRE ME Page.
People need to know what you can do for them and how you could be a addition to their lives and get paid for it.
My friend, Bamidele Onibalusi, of Writers in Charge wrote an excellent piece that contains 7 tips to a great Hire Me Page.
And do make sure to have a Hire Me Page before going full blast with your blogging career or website.
6. “Recommended Tools” Category:
As people start accepting your message and you start getting popular, you’ll get asked about tools or resources that you use over and over.
Get prepared for this from the onset.
Create a category called recommended tools.
When you write a post that talks about something you use and would recommend, add it to that category.
This is an excellent way to make money promoting those tools and resources as affiliate.
And for heaven’s sake, put this is a very visible place on your website.
You must create this category if you want to make money with your blog
It’s important that you create these pages on your blog and have it properly and professionally done as they can help you maximize readership and revenue in the long run
If there are other stuff you think we needed to add here, please tell us about it in the comment section.