Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Donatella Petitti
Founder & Owner of: Ciao Donatella
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging and Successful Living Writer
You may not notice the things that are holding you back from being a great blogger and you would be quiet surprised as to what they are!
Misconception #7: You Need To Have A Narrowed Down Niche
Think of your blog like yourself, are you just one thing? NO! So why should your blog be? We can like many things such as sports, photography, writing, reading, beauty or fashion all at once so why can’t our blog be like that? Now for some bloggers it may be a bit more important to stay true to the niche, but at the end of the day write what you would like to write about and your readers will read it. Pick a niche for your blog but don’t feel restricted, weekly or monthly it is okay to have a post out of the niche range.
SUCCESS: you need to establish the demographic of your target audience. Therefore, as long as you are creating and posting content that will interest your intended audience, you will succeed as a blogger or entrepreneur. Remember that the niche does not define you!
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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Felicia Fielder
Founder & Owner of: Thoughtful Minds United
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging Writer
One of the things I see fairly often is people who want to change or accomplish something but won’t because of their own self doubt. Yet, they look at others who they view successful as humans who are made of some supernatural “stuff” when that’s just not the case.
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For those looking to create intriguing SEO-friendly content and don’t necessarily have the writing chops for blogging, here are a few alternatives.
1. Design an infographic.
Well-produced infographics often have a higher probability of going viral than text-based content, as people enjoy sharing data portrayed in a visual format. While infographics usually aren’t cheap to produce (unless you have an in-house graphic designer), there are a few services online like Piktochart that offers templates to design an inforgraphic at a low cost.
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- Write awesome, engaging headlines.
- Incorporate relevant stories.
- Format your content to make it scannable
- Use visuals.
- Give something valuable away for free.
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1. Take notice of blog comments.
If you have an active blog that gets even a few comments, don’t just leave them to go by unnoticed — draw every little bit of ammunition you can from them by taking every single comment and turning it into a question or topic to write about on your blog. And if you don’t have many comments? Find a popular blog in your niche that does and use write them down to answer on your blog.
2. Go where the people are.
People are the ones asking the questions and needing your info, right? So it makes sense to go where they already are. And really, it doesn’t get much easier than a short virtual walk to an online forum in your niche. All you have to do is search Google for “your niche + forum.”
After browse the forum, you can use these questions people ask as “ideas” than can rework them into blog posts. You’re basically letting them do the idea generation for you. All you have to do is take notes on what you see!
3. Use a blog topic / headline generator
This one may sound too good to be true, but there are actually several places online that can help you generate ideas automatically — and, best of all, they can be super fun to use. For instance, Hubspot has a cool topic generator. All you have to do is enter three topics you want to write about and the tool automatically generates a whole bunch of ideas for you.
4. Turn to your bookshelf.
Most of us have books on our shelves that are related to our business — usually more than a few. So instead of letting them gather dust, pick one up and use it for inspiration.
I’m sure you’ve got plenty of good books to look at that’ll help you generate a whole range of ideas. But let’s not stop there. I’ll share one more strategy before wrapping up here. Take advantage of all of them, and you should have no trouble coming up with those 100 ideas in no time at all.
(For Writing, Book, Beauty Bloggers & More!)
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1. Make a strong first impression
Most people’s attention span lasts just four seconds across 20 percent of website content viewed. So, when it comes to your website, think about first impressions. You want your blog to have a professional simple design; a clean and uncluttered site; and an easy to navigate path.
Evaluate your content for your reader’s by determine your most important information and position it to capture the user’s attention.
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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Matthew Johnson
Founder & Owner of: Unmotivated Enthusiast
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer
As someone rather new to blogging, this was my biggest struggle. I wanted to share my story and thoughts to entertain people, but Jim didn’t know what to say, and why. So here’s a list which would’ve helped me when. Whether you’re an old or a new blogger, there’s some tips!
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1. Create a content calendar.
If you’re blogging once or twice a week, brainstorm and jot down some topics to write about and insert them into a calendar that extends into the next couple of months. Sound out trusted peers or customers about what they’d like to read about in your posts. The more choices you have in potential topics the better.
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You know those words you type into the search engine when you’re trying to find a website or something relevant to what you’re looking for on Google…? Yep, those are keywords and they play a crucial part in how your website, website pages, website posts, and everything else you post on your blog when they show up in Google’s search results.
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Sharebar is an easy-to-install WordPress plugin that syncs with the big social media outlets so that visitors can easily share your content. The Sharebar links your article or site page to the person’s social media and creates a connection between their accounts and your site. That means increased exposure through organic sharing, which is great not just for your traffic but also for your SEO ranking.
You can choose which social media outlets you want to make available that best suit your content and then Sharebar displays those outlets next to your posts. If you don’t have the Sharebar plugin already, don’t delay in installing it.
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