Do you want to get in the habit of creating targeted content to attract more people to your business or niche website?
There are a few really good reasons to publish articles. They get you more signups to your list. They push your name out there. They build you as an expert. They help you sell more of your own products and services.
They also help you make passive income on the internet. You do this by sharing your affiliate links to other people’s products, or by putting pay-per-click ads on your blog or website.
So let’s talk about how you can get a fresh article up on your website in record time.
If you love writing, this will be pretty easy. You just have to get used to the formula. It’s pretty straightforward.
Sometimes, you’re writing, and the words just flow. Other days, however, your head is someplace else – maybe the beach, or with someone you love?
On those days, it pays to “set it up to knock ’em down” in your articles. Here’s how.
- Write a keyword-rich article title.
Don’t worry if it’s not catchy yet – you can go back and finesse later. Right now you want to express the main idea so you can flow along with a few points that support whatever you’re talking about without winding down wordy side roads.
- Write 5, 6, or 7 points to support your main idea.
These should basically be sentences, or even phrases. Think about how your English teacher taught you to write outlines back in fourth grade or so. Keep your points simple.
- Flesh it out.
Write two or three sentences that develop the main idea in each of your 5, 6, or 7 main points.
- Go back and insert illustrated examples, if you haven’t done so already.
You need this to help clarify your meaning. One example per point is okay, but if your examples are super-short, you may want two each. Use your best judgment.
- Tack on your first paragraph.
Add a two or three-sentence introductory paragraph.
- Wrap it up.
Type out a quick, two or three-sentence concluding paragraph. Or you can skip this – your English teacher is not going to come by and scold you. 😉
- Go back and read the entire thing, from start to finish.
Does each idea flow into the next? Have you repeated any thoughts that can use trimming?
- Finesse the title, add bolded headlines and clever wordplay.
Double check your keywords. Did you include the right “buzzwords” in your title, in the first few words of the first paragraph, and the headers for each section?
- Add your call to action at the end.
What do you want the reader to do next?