When I first started blogging, I thought all I needed was to write an article and just publish it on the internet. And I did that for a while, writing articles after articles. But after tons of work, research and time, what did I get?
A website that was getting very little traffic and the traffic it was getting they weren’t reading the articles thus no clicks thus no money. Everything changed when I created a framework of how to write a blog post which didn’t only get traffic but got clicks from those who were reading them as well!
Determine Who You Are Speaking To
When writing, it is important to determine who you are speaking to. This will help you to better understand your audience and cater your content to them. In order to do this, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
-What are their needs?
-What are their interests?
-What are their fears?
-What are their goals?
Solve A Problem
First thing first, solve a problem. People read blog posts to solve pain points that they are experiencing currently. Solve problems and people will come back for more because you are giving them exactly what they want.
So what problems? Well, anything. Think about it. Do you have a specific pain point for yourself? Congratulations, that’s one person who you can help by writing a blog post.
Everyone has pains and struggles in life and sometimes the only thing that really helps is being heard out by those who could relate to your experiences.
Write an Outline
Next, you need to create an outline. You can just type it in a text document or create a spreadsheet. The next step is to decide the order of the headings and subheadings that you want to use. This helps define how long your article will be.
Note: It is possible to go over the word count. But if you write too much, people will get bored and leave your blog post. So make sure that you are clear, concise, and do not drag it on for too long unnecessarily.
Proofread Your Post
Proofreading your post is pretty important. You would not want people to see a typo or mistake in something that you published, so this part is crucial. The best way to do this is by reading it out loud and editing as you go along.
Another good tip for proofreading articles is to get other people to read your article also. There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion.
Resolution And Definitive Call To Action
Make sure you define your resolution and CTA at the end.
What is it that you want people to do? That is what needs to be highlighted towards the end of your blog post, so that you can direct them accordingly.
Be clear and decisive and have an opinion.
Also, include a button asking people to act on their decision
By following these simple tips, you can make passive income and keep your blog running smoothly even when you’re not there.
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