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The Guide To Creating Great Blog Posts That Engage Readers

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Blog Engagement

In this guide, I will walk you on how to create great post to engage readers and build loyal readers. You might ask why is it so important to write great content? Creating quality content is the most important strategy when it coms for growing your blog readership. When done correctly a great post will get you more email subscribers, great ranking positions, and more people will recognize you as an expert of your field. A great strategy for attracting more visitors to your website is providing great pieces of content they will want to share with others. The next step is figuring out how to create content that visitors will be coming back for more.

Write Compelling Content Your Audience Will Love

How can you write compelling content for your audience? The secret of writing compelling content is providing information that normally others in your field would charge a fee. When you write engaging content and provide solutions for a problem you will stand out from the competition. The key in building an audience is by providing your visitors with epic content that nobody else is doing at the moment. Are you struggling to get your blog noticed especially in a crowded niche? The main way to get instant attention in any niche is by writing compelling content. Since I have address how to build an engaging audience let’s get started with how to stand out from your competition.

Finding Content Ideas

Are you worried that your message is getting ignored? A lot of us suffer from content creation. We all run out of ideas on what to write about. I will explain in this guide various ways to help you find new topics to write about and share my strategies in creating compelling content.

#1 Writing List

A terrific way to get attention from your audience is by writing a great list. Many people think writing informational post presented on a list are cliché. I personally think if you compose a terrific list post is a great attention grabber. When writing a post list make sure you take the time to create a massive list of great resources your audience can’t find elsewhere. Many of my readerships love writing list because of the massive information they receive in just a single article.

An example of a post list headline would be:

“20 Ways To Make Money Online”

#2 Case Studies

Another great way to increase engagement in your existing blog is creating case studies. Case studies are a great way to expose your brand to a larger audience. Readers love when you can share your experiences through a case study since it provides a blueprint for them to follow. Case studies are also a great method in becoming recognized as an expert in your field. Being perceived as an expert is crucial to building and engaging your audience.

An example case study headline will be:

“How I Made Money With Facebook Ads In 30 Days By Testing Different Ads, Details Inside”

#3 Ultimate Resource List

Finding useful resources online on one easy spot is difficult task. By creating an ultimate master list of resources will help your audience save time from finding the resources themselves. The ultimate resource list should be compose of valuable content not found very easily online and usually information that is been charged by others in your niche. When writing a resource list make sure you take your time in coming up with the top information that fills your audience needs.

The ultimate resource list usually has headlines like the following:

“The Ultimate Affiliate Guide List”

#4 Writing About Influential People

On every field there are influential people that are expert on their niche. A great way to achieve credibility is building relationship with influential people on your niche. If you do it right, a round up post can be part of a strategy that can give you credibility because you are writing about the different strengths of influential people. It is an effective way to build reputation among your readers.

An influential post headlines can be:

“The Most Influential Bloggers of 2013”

#5 Glossary of Terms

Developing a glossary of terms for your niche is a great way to help newcomers. The glossary terms will guide newcomers on terms they might be confused and help them become successful in their niche. Taking time out to help your audience understand everything about your niche will help you gain credibility. Many people make the mistake of thinking that everyone understands the lingo of their niche. It is important that you provide a place for your readership to learn everything possible on your niche and creating a glossary of terms is a great way to help. The glossary of terms will be greatly appreciated by your readership.

#6 How Value Affects Business

A terrific way to engage your audience is to show a clear expectation of your values. I personally make it a point to tell others that my blog is a place where you can stop to find solutions for online marketing. I also make sure to have an about me page which focuses on telling my customer upfront what my site is about and what they can expect from me. This helps my readership get to know me and build authenticity on my blog.

#7 Tell Engaging Stories

I love telling engaging stories about my blogging mistakes. By telling engaging stories it helps me instantly become more personal, conversational, and engaging. The key is writing meaningful stories that will engage your audience to learn from your mistakes and not waste their time.

Here is an example of an engaging story of, “How To Increase Page Rank The Safe Way” (The post goes into details of how I rank my blog from PR 0 to PR 2 in 5 months)

#8 Interview An Expert

A terrific way to drive traffic to your website is by interviewing experts in your field. Interviewing subject matter experts will help build credibility and drive more traffic to your website. Targeting an expert in your field will help you grow your readership audience and help you gain insight into the minds of some of the most successful people on your field. Grow your blog with the power of experts!

#9 Multimedia Content

A very effective way to increase traffic is to give visitors a reason to return. Another way to drive traffic is using multimedia content. There are many various types of multi media content. The multi media includes graphic image files, video clips (YouTube), and podcasting. Podcasting has had an increasingly growth in the past year. In the podcast, you can add multi media presentation, picture perfect images, and video files. I personally love listening to podcast since they are so personal and you can use at any given time. Podcasting is best when done in multiple stages and formats. I suggest doing a whole series in small segments.

#10 Answering Questions

I personally like asking my audience questions or concerns they might have about my niche. Listening to my audience and answering their questions helps me engage with my audience and build credibility on my field. Learning how to listen to your audience will help you become aware of what they need and grow your blogger community. Another way to grow your blog is developing a relationship with your audience.

#11 Current Events

Another common way to drive traffic to your website is writing about current niche events. Write posts about events happening in your related niche. This will help your audience be up to date with any current events and help you gain a stronger readership. A marketing strategy that works for me, it’s letting my subscriber list know of any special events happening in the related field by sending out a blast email. You can also create a special tab on your website with current events.

#12 Place A Contest

If you want to drive more traffic to your site and run more attention to your brand holding a contest is another way to engage your readership. When placing a contest is important to create hype and should be linked all over the place. Placing a contest will help you engage your audience and drive a few new visitors to your site. When I place a contest on my site I like to add a sign up box where the reader must register to sign up for the giveaway. Make sure to keep the sign up process simple for example, enter your name and email address.

Why run a contest?

1. Encourage People To Visit Your Website
2. Word Of Mouth Marketing
3. Build Your Email List
4. Build New Relationships
5. Source Of Data

I want to address, “Source of Data” running a contest is a great way to collect data. The data will help you analyze where you receive the most interaction. This collective data will give you valuable information to learn more about your consumers and what social media outlets drove more traffic.

#13 How To Article

One of the most effective ways to bring attention to your website is writing “how to” articles. Writing an article that people actually want to read from start to finish can be quite challenging. I personally love “how to” articles because the reader is aware of a problem and by the end of the post they find the solution. The “how to” articles will give your readership a blueprint of how to fix a problem.

A “how to” article headline will read:

How To Train Your Dog To Potty In 6 Simple Steps

#14 Survey Your Audience

Running a consumer survey on your website is a great way to know what you audience needs. It gives growing businesses the opportunity to capture real-time customer feedback. There are many tools you can use to collect feedback from your website visitors. The surveys will help you improve your audience experience and develop a successful website. Insights from customer surveys support increased levels of customer loyalty satisfaction and are effective means of communication and identifying trends.

Advantages of Customer Satisfaction Surveys

1. Up To Date Feedback
2. Benchmark Results
3. Show That Your Care

These are 14 ways to create engaging post that will engage readers. If you have any additional ways you engage your audience please share in the comment area!

Nancy has a vast background in PPC and SEO. Feel free to visit her site NancyBadillo.com Be sure to stay updated with her most recent posts on PPC.org about the latest changes and trends in online search marketing.

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4 Ways to Respond to Blogging Critics

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Critics.

We all have ’em.

Or, if new to blogging, critics will pay you a visit eventually. Being seen online means being criticized sometimes. Part of your successful blogging tax.

Fools waste precious time and energy engaging critics in some way, shape or form. Avoid doing this. Paying, loyal, loving fans deserve your energy. Go to where you are loved.

Follow these 4 tips to respond to blogging critics effectively.

1: Ignore Critics Completely

If I come across a nasty 1 star review of my eBooks, I ignore the barb completely because miserable, angry, unhappy people cannot think clearly and tell the truth. Why trust a raging, mindless, idiotic bull? Ignore these people. Buy my critics eBook too to begin spotting these fools.

2: Listen for a Shred of Stinging Truth

OK guys; following this step feels uncomfortable but you need take the step to become a successful blogger. Listen closely to critic feedback. How does it feel to you? Upsetting? Embarrassing? Does a critic anger you or annoy you? Do you want to debate or debunk those morons? If any negative emotion feels triggered by receiving criticism you believe some or all of their critical feedback. I did tell you; this step/tip feels unpleasant. But how could you ever sell a bunch of eBooks and help people and make money if you genuinely do NOT believe in the value of your eBooks? How can you become a pro blogger if you believe you will always be amateur hour?

Critics trigger false beliefs you need face, feel and release to reach the next stage of your blogging growth. I never had powerful break throughs until a critic tossed some nasty barb my way, triggering some fear I needed to release to gain enough clarity and confidence to reach the next stage of my growth.

3: Psyche Homework

Critics see you as a mirror. What criticism seems doled out to you, on to you, is a critic speaking of themselves. We are connected; all of us. Critics never seem to see this and choose to speak of self via their criticism of you. Do your mindset homework. See how criticism serves as a projection of individual onto you? Relax. Prep yourself for future criticism. Consider writing blog posts discussing problems critics see in self if this topic applies to your blogging niche. Turn criticism into help and profits, too.

4: Never Gang Up

Ganging up on critics with your friends only shows your weakness. Critics fear. Critics are in pain. Imagine taking time to rile the troops and kick a wounded dog? This is what it’s like to get your tribe rounded up to gang up on and belittle critics. Plus, try getting featured on world famous blogs by building a bully image these days. I dare you.

Relax. Critics have issues. Ignore these folks outright. Leave them be, and you will be happier, healthier and wealthier, too. Never waste your time fighting critics; especially with friends. Do something uplifting and enriching with your time, energy and efforts.

Help people. Do not try to hurt, hurt people. Give your attention and energy to love, generosity, abundance and service to experience the greatest blogging success.

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How to Self-Publish eBooks for Increased Blogging Profits

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Have you bought my blogging eBook?

Well; this is one of my 100 plus eBooks:

How I Published 10 eBooks in 4 Months and How You Can Too

I thought 10 eBooks in 4 months was cooking in 2014, as a newbie author. Boy, was I off. I eventually went on a blitz including publishing 1 eBook daily for 3 months in a row during one of my trips to Bali, in 2015. Anyway, I want to help you self-publish eBooks to boost your blogging profits because every blogger loves registering sweet profits, right?

Follow these tips.

1: Solve Common Problems

Solve common problems in your blogging niche. Earn profits by solving problems through eBooks people need solving. If they need the solution they buy the solution. Does it get any simpler?

2: Keep It Short and Sweet

Gone are days of 50,000 word eBooks being the norm or a bit more normal. Kindle short reads and other short, sweet numbers seem resonant with our ever-increasing microwave culture. Note how folks love watching videos and getting the latest updates via phone. People enjoy getting what they want quickly so if you solve a pressing problem fast people buy the eBook-solution.

I span 6000 to 15000 words per eBook; find your sweet spot.

3: Be Prolific

I think too many bloggers eat into their eBook profits due to holding back. Do not be stingy. Self-publish freely to increase your exposure and to better increase your blogging profits. I shipped 100 plus eBooks and promote a fair chunk daily. Being prolific helps me to help more readers; smart way for boosting your profits.

4: Help People for Free….A Lot

Do you see how many guest posts I publish daily? Quite a few, folks. I publish guesties to help you and to increase both my presence and eBook sales. Profits flow to leveraging bloggers. If self-published authors guest post heaps, all the better for increasing your blogging and eBook sales.  Keep helping people via blog posts, videos and podcasts too. Do not be shy. Increase your skills, exposure and eBook profits by generously helping people for free through content creation.

5: Show Off 5 Star Reviews

I recently began showing off my 5 star reviews for my eBooks, via my blog and social media. People sometimes buy based on word of mouth marketing. Observe the review below in response to the eBook above.

Seeing positive reviews makes it easier for a reader to buy your eBooks and pad your profits. Show off 5 star reviews. Go to where you get love to get more love and to increase your eBook profits.

6: Keep It Simple

Short and sweet eBooks sell.

Simple eBooks sell even more frequently.

I always simplified my eBooks as much as humanly possible to both reach maximum readers and to increase my eBook profits. Why do people buy solution-eBooks? Authors who offer simple, easy to follow reads find few issues selling a nice volume of eBooks. Keep eBooks simple. Imagine yourself writing for a small child. Be clear and simple. Resonate with readers. Sell more eBooks.

7: Persist in Promotion

I did not begin selling eBooks until I promoted the heck out of these reads. Often this involved mentioning 1 eBook per every blog post and guest post I published for months at a time. Such is the effort of a self-promoter who drives increasing eBook profits.

Tap into this prospering blogging income stream.

Being writing and selling helpful eBooks today.

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How Did You Pick Your Blogging Niche?

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Be honest.

Did you pick your blogging niche mainly to make money? Or do you blog mainly to follow your passion? Be straight with yourself. Being honest makes the difference between happiness and misery, and, the difference between success and failure.

10 years ago I chose my blogging niche mainly to make money. I had little interest enjoying the ride and helping people. I did have a wee bit fun, freeing driver, but that intent shifted fairly quickly. I figured it’d be easy to make money blogging because top pros showed it’d be easy. Pros I followed back then, at least.

But I quickly learned being a pro blogger was no joke.

I picked the wrong niche because profits mainly drove me. Big mistake.

In my eBook: How to Pick the Right Blogging Niche

I explain how to pick the proper niche for you. Most bloggers struggle because they do not pick a niche for themselves and for their enjoyment; these folks chase money, so the niche is for money, not self. Money never arrives fast because money arrives after you practice writing, improve your skills and build your network. Why do you keep blogging if you make no money and money is your prime driver? You don’t keep blogging. Or you fail terribly, until you blog your passion versus mainly blogging for profits.

Choose Passion Over Profits

Choose your blogging passion for your driver; make the work, the reward. Profits feel like extra, which needs to be the case because you will not make money for a while. Remember; you need to practice for a long time to develop the skills, content and connections to command money for your premium offerings. Nobody makes money right away because no new blogger has a complete blogging skill set. Perhaps you have industry knowledge but you have no clue how to create content and build connections. Practice, time and trust factor deeply into the blog monetizing equation.

From my trip to Oman.

Pick your niche based on what you love doing. Do you dislike covering your current niche? Trash the blog. Do yourself a favor. Avoid the nightmare of spending years struggling, doing something you do not enjoy doing. You may as well work a job. Quit blogging, get a 9-5 job offline and at least get a steady paycheck and some comfort, if you are going to be miserable.

How Did You Pick Your Niche?

Most bloggers lie to themselves on niche selection because most bloggers claim to follow their passion on some level but in the next breath, these bloggers struggle for years. Guess what? If you struggle for a long time, you are chasing profits, not following your passion. Passionate bloggers put in the time, practice writing, build meaningful connections and publish helpful content. Check all those marks for 6-12 hours daily and you will begin making some solid coin over years.

Do you genuinely love your niche? If not, trash it. Start quickly and intelligently from an abundant, generous, powerful energy. Blogging From Paradise took off fairly quickly because I trashed on old blog and my old niche and followed my passion. Nothing held me back. Nothing pulled me back. Nothing held me down like an anchor.

Trashing a losing venture and blogging money obsession beats holding onto a losing venture and wasting your blogging time for years. Nobody succeeds from a happy, abundant energy trying to squeeze cash out of a blog because you cannot get big bucks unless you render big time service. Bloggers who follow their fun and make profits feel like bonuses are the exact folks who render the greatest service online.

 

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