Creating a blog post should be easy, right?
You write a few paragraphs, throw in some links, and call it a day, but that’s not the case. To make things easier, here is a list to get you creating viral blog posts.
Below are 10 tips to help you create viral content that your readers will LOVE.
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1. Compelling headline
Would you rather click on a blog post titled, “Ways To Make Money” or “50 Proven Ways To Make Money Now“.
You’d most likely choose the second title.
The titles of your blog posts need to make the reader click.
Viral words include:
There is a ton of competition out there in the blogging world, which is why you need to make sure you’re always producing high-quality content with a kickass headline, too.
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2. High-quality content
Each blog post you publish needs to help your readers to the best of your ability.
When producing content, make sure you are adding resources such as links to related articles that go deeper into a certain topic, and links to products that can help the reader (great place for affiliate links).
A great word # to reach per post is 1,000.
However, I personally believe this number can be as little as 500 (why write a ton more about something if you can get your point across in 500 words), or 3,000 words if the topic needs a long post to fully help out the reader.
3. Strong introduction
The introduction of a blog post can make a reader stay on your blog and read the full post, or click out the post immediately.
Make sure you leave valuable information in the introduction of your post, such as a strong backstory of the topic, statistics, and how you are going to help the reader in the blog post.
4. Font and readable text
The font on a blog should be easy to read.
I hate going on websites with a font in cursive writing or font color that is too light and hard to read.
And nothing is worse than landing on an article with 10 sentence paragraphs.
This is not easy to read and your job as a blogger is to make readers want to easily read your blog.
Though cursive may be pretty, it’s really hard to read.
I recommend breaking up paragraphs to 1-3 sentences long, take advantage of bolding and italicizing texts, and adding quotes.
5. Pinterest-friendly image + description
Pinterest is a must for bloggers. Seriously!
If you’re a blogger and not on Pinterest yet, you need to work on that today.
Pinterest images should be vertical, the words should be easy to read, and take advantage of white space.
The entire pin doesn’t need to be filled with words.
You should also put a Pinterest description in all of your Pinterest images.
These should say what the post is about.
Feel free to add some hashtags, too! I personally use #makemoneyblogging #blogging and #bloggingresources.
Hashtags make it easier for people to find your blog posts.
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6. Make sure your website is fast
There’s nothing worse than a website that is going forever to load.
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7. Google traffic
When you get organic traffic from Google, you’re in for a treat. Unlike Pinterest, Google traffic is usually very targeted. The user is going onto your website to get an answer to their problem. You can solve the reader’s problem with affiliate links, your own products, and with genuine value.
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8. Call to action
I highly recommend ending every blog post with an action tip for your readers.
Your call to action can be to sign up for your email list, check out related articles, or to check out your Facebook community group.
If a reader finished reading your entire blog post and is reading your CTA, chances are they want to hear more from you.
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Images are a great way to break up text and add inspiration and visual learning.
Photos can help the reader connect and relate more to a post, and they may even help the reader out.
For example, when I’m reading a recipe article, I love seeing step by step images of the recipe.
I’m more of a visual learner, so this is a must for me.
10. Share, share, share!
A blog post is 20% writing and 80% sharing it.
No one is going to find or read your blog if you don’t share the post.
I recommend sharing on these platforms:
If you’re a new blogger, I recommend choosing 2 platforms and excelling at both and then moving on to other platforms.
Tips To Become A Blogger:
1) Choose a niche that already makes money (personal finance, health and fitness, travel, etc.) and subniche from there. This means go even deeper into a niche. Ex. Niche: Personal finance > Subniche: Personal finance for college students or personal finance for moms.
2) Take a comprehensive blogging course. My #1 recommendation for new bloggers who want to build a profitable blog is Launch Your Blog Biz.
3) Learn and absorb as much information about blogging as possible. Pinterest is a gold mine for this. Type in “blogging tips” in Pinterest’s search bar and hundreds of helpful articles will come up.
4) Figure out what outlet you want to use for blogging. Do you want to have your own blog? Or do you want to create a YouTube channel? Find out where your audience is and go from there. If you don’t know yet, don’t sweat it. You’ll learn as you go.
5) Create a blog with this easy tutorial.
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