I am currently the only content writer here on Smart Affiliate Hub. Some of my blog posts are long and some are extremely short, but they all serve a purpose.
Blogging is a great way to connect with your audience by telling a story, sharing information, and selling yourself. Having a blog is a huge benefit to all businesses and that’s why most businesses have a blog of their own.
Unfortunately, most companies don’t take advantage of the effectiveness of content marketing. I’ve seen some blogs with only 2 or 3 blog posts.
Blogging is definitely a skill that you can acquire over time. I remember how difficult it was when I wrote my first 1,000-word blog post. Now I can effectively produce content with 1,000-2,000 words anywhere between 1-2 hours.
In this article, I will go over how to produce blog posts efficiently. Sit back on your thinking chair and let’s get started!
What Is The Purpose Of Your Blog Post?
Before you start typing, ask yourself what is the purpose of your blog post? Are you doing a product review? Are you doing a how-to tutorial? Or are you simply rambling like what I’m doing now?
This is very important because you can’t write without knowing what you’re writing about. By understanding the purpose of your blog post, it will help you map out everything from an introduction to conclusion.
Avoid All Distractions
When producing content, you should avoid all distractions. I understand that many of us have busy schedules, but there’s always that window of time where you’re pretty much doing nothing.
In fact, I catch myself watching television for hours when I’m not doing anything. So instead of watching television, I push that aside and use it as a window of opportunity to produce content.
I know during that window of opportunity, I won’t get distracted by other people. All I have to do is stop myself from watching television and focus on my tasks (producing blog posts).
Use Your Voice
I’m not a big fan of essays especially the ones from school. When I tell my family that I write online or a living, they were shocked.
However, I don’t consider blogging and writing an essay the same. In fact, they are both very different. When writing blog posts, I try to convey a message through my voice.
I want you to feel like we are having a conversation and I’m just throwing out a message. So forget about writing essays and give your content some of your characters.
I find this extremely helpful and makes the entire blogging process very easy and enjoyable.
Create A List Of Topic Ideas
I remember spending hours trying to figure out what to write next. So instead of thinking about what to write, I gather ideas from my readers as well as popular blogs in my niche.
I’m not the best blogger out there, not remotely close. I’m not even the most up-to-date person in the make money online through affiliate marketing industry.
What I do is quite simple. I follow a list of popular blogs in my niche. This keeps me current with what’s going on in my industry and provides me with ideas to write about.
That’s why I tell all of my readers to turn your competition into motivation (and inspiration).
Choosing The Appropriate Title
After creating a list of topic ideas, the next step is to choose the appropriate title. In fact, I want you to spend most of your energy in choosing the appropriate title.
The title of your blog post is more important than the content itself. If your title sucks, nobody is going to click through and read it.
I like to do a Google search on my topic to see what others are doing. You shouldn’t copy it exactly, but use it as an example to create something more enticing.
Also, another good place to find great examples is from newspapers. I don’t know about you, but I still read newspapers and the titles are usually what entices me to continue reading.
Create An Outline For Your Blog Post And Fill In The Details
Similar to an essay, you should have an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You don’t have to follow the structure exactly, but it should be close.
During this process, you can brainstorm subtitles that you will be covering in your blog post. This saves so much time because you’ll know exactly what to write about once you get there.
Filling in the details will take up a lot of your time, so I suggest writing it out and speak your mind. Forget about grammar and spelling because you can always go back to fix those after.
Massaging Your Blog Post
Now that you’ve finished with your blog post, it’s time to go back and massage it. There you can polish your work by checking for grammar, spelling errors, and adding visuals.
It’s crazy how many errors you’ll find when you go back to read it again. Sometimes I feel like my blog post is perfect only to find that I misspelled a word or used the same word twice in one sentence (example, she she has a dog).
That’s why I always keep my blog post as a draft hitting the publish button. So before you tell yourself that you’re done, go back and double check and read it at least 2 or 3 times.
If your friends are willing to help, you can have multiple people read it as well.
Publish And Share Your Blog Post
After going back and massaging your blog post, it is now time to publish and share your masterpiece. This is the final stage where we all want to be.
Again, make sure you have a good image to represent your blog post because many Social Media networks are fans of great infographics, pictures, videos, etc.
Once you have all that set up, it is time to share it on Social Media to get more exposure. Remember, it doesn’t matter how well written your blog posts are if nobody sees it.
I’m not born to be a blogger, just like someone is not born to be a firefighter. It’s a skill that you develop over time and practice makes perfect!
I remember in the very beginning, I wasn’t used to producing new content daily. I didn’t know if it would fit into my daily schedule.
However, as time goes by, it will become natural. So natural that it’s like waking up, washing your face, brushing your teeth, putting on your clothes, etc.
Simply follow the steps above and you’ll be able to produce content more efficiently in no time! With that being said, I’m going to conclude this blog post by asking you to share this blog post with your peers.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Please leave a message down below and I will try my best to help you out!