If you want to earn money online you will need to generate content. LOTS OF CONTENT. If you can do it well, you will succeed. If not, you won’t.
Today I am going to give you 7 killer steps on how to become a good content writer.
Writing is a skill that anyone can learn well. No one does it perfectly when they born but some people keep on improving and practicing and that’s why they succeed.
You won’t become a writer by swimming or singing. You need to write to become a writer! The expert of every field has used 10,000 hours practicing the subject, so if you want to become one of the best writers you will need to write a lot.
I really recommend you to write every day because then writing will become your other nature and over the time you will just notice how the text just flows from your fingers. I can say that from my own and other people’s experience.
In my opinion, practicing is the most important thing but it is definitely the only thing. If someone would practice writing for 10,000 hours would he/she become automatically the expert? Of course not!
People don’t learn a skill only by doing that. If they would, I guess that there would lots of expert singers in the local karaoke bars. You need to learn the definite “techniques” in singing and the same applies in writing.
What if I would start talking to you about the chess principles in this website? You would be at least very confused.
But when I am talking about the money making tips, the people will enjoy.
Writing about the right subject is probably the most important thing to keep your readers captivated. I am so interested in “making money online” niche that sometimes I just read the long texts about the subject even though the writer wouldn’t be even the professional.
Even if there wouldn’t be any headlines, images or some other fancy stuff, you can keep your visitors interested in your website if you keep on talking about the things that he/she is interested in.
Even if you would have the killer content on your website it doesn’t help anyone (and it won’t make your revenue) if now one can find their way to your website.
The best way to get visitors to your website is to get ranked in the search engines.
You need to learn to
In order to learn SEO and to get ranked in Google, I recommend getting the proper education that will explain you step-by-step how you can be #1 in Google.
Learning SEO will save you tons of money and time as you don’t need to use so much time on the paid advertising of your content.
When you are writing the content on the Internet, you need to know that the “rules” are a bit different than what they have taught you at school.
We live in the fast tempo online world where the readers want to find the information fast and effectively.
You content needs to be user-friendly and easy to skim through quickly.
You want to use the simple language that people understand and enjoy reading without many efforts. You don’t want to put the reader in the situation when he needs to ponder what you are meaning with your content.
Did you know that you are the world champion? You are the best you (put your name) in this world!
You don’t need to copy anyone’s style. You don’t need to write like J.K.Rowling, Paulo Coelho, Ernest Hemingway or Leo Tolstoy.
People like personal texts because they are more captivating and give clear value for the people.
When you keep on writing with your personal style you are also building your authority.
Although you need to be personal, it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t learn from the others.
Learning from the other writers is extremely crucial if you want to become better.
As you keep on reading the content from the Internet you can catch new ideas anytime.
Maybe you see how someone uses captivating stories that you could use yourself. Maybe someone highlights the important points in his text in a great way. Maybe some writers simplicity impresses you.
The best writer newer stops learning.
You can also ask questions from the professional content writers and many times they are willing to help you.
Remember that learning any skill takes time. If you want to become an incredible content writer it won’t happen in two days or two weeks. Some people give up if they don’t see the results immediately.
You just need to keep on writing the articles and all the time think how to improve writing skills.
Becoming a good writer works like earning money online. As you keep on putting the effort into your online business and study the new ways to do it better, it will become better.
Celebrate the milestones that you achieve. Your milestones can be for example,
Think about the goals that you want to achieve as the content writer and as you reach the goal, give yourself something special. Little gifts for yourself will keep you motivated to push forward!
Here is the little recap of the 7 killer principles:
1.Practice, Practice, Practice.
2.Know Your Niche, know your audience.
3.Know SEO principles
4.Know your platform
6.Learn from Your “Mentors”
7.Be persistent and consistent
Write down these tips. Put them powerfully into action and start making more income with your content.
How do you practice do become a better writer? What are important things in your opinion?
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Are you running out of content ideas? Are you pondering, “How to generate ideas for content?”
Today I will give you three powerful steps which will guarantee that you will not run out of the content ideas anymore.
First, I will give you the most powerful one
“WHAT!?!?!? HOW COULD I PUBLISH DAILY AS I AM ALREADY RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS??”
Let me explain.
When you set yourself a goal to publish something daily in your website/blog, you force yourself to create something. You force yourself to learn.
You are not pushing yourself to learn if you just create content when you just “feel like it”.
When I was writing one post per week I just managed do that but sometimes I felt like running out of the ideas. Then at some point, I decided to try publishing EVERY SINGLE DAY. It was a crucial breakthrough.
Now as I am publishing content every day I feel that new ideas come automatically. I never feel like running out of ideas.
Before I felt that posting once a week was sometimes challenging but now I know that publishing every day is not too hard if you get used to it. Publishing every day will put your brain into a “mode” when it seeks ideas from the environment. That’s power!
I admit that publishing daily is quite an “extreme” but you can try it for example for one week and see how it works for you.
In a nutshell
One successful online entrepreneur was teaching about the online business and content creation. He saw how some people just study, study and study while they are never doing anything. Working, working and working it’s not good neither. You need to have a balance!
His rule of a thumb was:
Use 50% for content creation (writing, making videos, etc.) and 50% for content consumption (studying your niche)
It’s very hard to generate new ideas for content if you are not studying your subject at all.
As you begin writing something every day, it’s also important to study every day.
“But how do I have time for all that?? How can I write every day and study every day???”
That’s actually quite simple
If you have 1 hour, use 30 minutes for studying and 30 minutes for content creation.
If you have 2 hours, use 1 hour for studying and 1 hour for content creation.
When you study your subject daily you will always get new inspiration, new ideas and expand your knowledge. Little by little you will become the expert in your niche.
If you are really serious about your online business, you will use much more than 2 hours every day. If you want to succeed fast, you will use 8 hours every day. And I don’t mean using 8 hours scrolling Facebook’s or Twitter’s news feed. I mean that using 8 hours doing the real work!
Here are some tips that you can do to study your niche
This is one extremely powerful!
There may be two persons. The other one sees the opportunity and gets the idea while the other one doesn’t see anything. It’s a mindset thing. Some people are always willing to learn and they see opportunities everywhere. Some people just live this life without seeing the ideas and opportunities around them. -> Be the one who sees the ideas and puts them into action.
As you study your niche be always open for the new ideas and write them down.
Don’t only sit in front your computer watching a webinar or an article but make notes at the same time. You can use the good old pen and paper or type the ideas straight to your computer.
Then after watching or reading the teaching you have already generated some new ideas for content.
And as you have generated new ideas put them into action.
The success comes to those who work for it.
Be open for the new ideas
1.Write daily, publish daily
2.Study your niche
3.Be open for the new ideas
One the most important things in the successful online business is to create quality content.
If you are willing to dig deeper down and learn more I recommend you to start the FREE training in Wealthy Affiliate. You will get 20 free video lessons and the personal guidance when you register in Wealthy Affiliate. Their comprehensive training teaches everything about content creation that you need to know.
I hope that you found this article useful!
How do you generate ideas for content?
How often do you publish content on your blog/website/channel?
Have you ever asked yourself, “How to get ideas for writing?” This is an ultimately common question people ask themselves if their task is to write something.
Today I want to give you ultimately powerful insights how to find content ideas from your past.
The things you are doing today are normal for you. The skills you have today feel like something very normal. If you have played piano for 5 years, playing piano feels like something very natural. There doesn’t seem to be anything special to know how to play for you.
But think about yourself when 5 years ago when you started practicing for the first time. It wasn’t so easy and natural. It took a lot of concentration to play the right chords and notes. In the past, you needed someone to teach you. But now you can be the teacher.
That’s exactly how many people feel. Playing piano is something special for them.
If your website’s niche is to teach people how to play the piano you may think, “teaching C-chord is extremely basics. Everything knows what is C-chord. They probably want something more advanced.”
Most of the people in the world don’t know how to play C-chord by piano. It’s advanced stuff for them!
Do you remember Mark Knopfler singing in “Brothers in arms”?
“There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones.”
You and I live in the different worlds. You, Abdullah or Yakamashi live in different worlds. You and your reader are living in the different worlds.
You understand the metaphor?
I have difference competence than you have. But you definitely know something that I don’t. You have always something to share.
There are about 7 400 000 000 people in this planet. If something has helped you it will help also someone else. Not probably everyone, but definitely someone!
It doesn’t matter are you 20, 40 or 80 years old. Let me repeat Every single person has something to share. You have learned something during your life. Share it to others. I am willing to hear! (Check my 6 Tips for Readable Text)
As I said if something is basic for you, it’s probably not basic for someone else. Let’s think about some examples.
1.If you are making money online I can definitely say that you know a lot more than most of the people. You have a lot of things to share.
2.If you have been a Christian you have a lot of wisdom to share who has just found Christ. Share to others what you have learned over the years.
3.If you don’t know anything about anything you can make questions and connect with people (Google loves websites with discussion).
Most of the people are looking for the “basic stuff”. Only a little percentage of people are really looking for something very advanced teachings like programming course level 9132849. Of course some search for programming course level 9132849 but that’s probably 0,00001% of world’s population.
Remember your “Basic stuff” may be highly important for many people.
If you want to have more ideas how to get ideas for content. Or if you want to learn how to create quality content.
Everything you need for content creation is provided in Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a community of people who are creating content for their websites and they are earning money by doing that. They are professional and they want to help you.
Here is one example of the lesson from the creator of Wealthy Affiliate: Creating Quality Website Content.
How do you get ideas for writing content? Share your tips with us. If it’s basic to you it’s probably not basic for others! 😉