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66 Titilatting Tips for Writing Curiously Successful Content



In the last few months I’ve been collecting helpful writing tips for bloggers and online writers. Here, to help you carve a bigger niche for yourself in the online writing arena, are 66 of my favorite tips to help you better percolate posts, write laudable landing pages, and create curiously-successful content. These tips come from my own content marketing experience, from awesome sites I love, e-courses, and a few favorite writers.

  1. Have something to say
  2. Create provocative and specific headlines
  3. Remember that purpose of title is to get readers to read the first line
  4. Remember one purpose of any line is to get readers to read more
  5. Before you post any headline ask yourself, “Would I read that?”
  6. Use stats so you know what works and what doesn’t
  7. Tease reader’s curiosity
  8. Use strong calls to action
  9. Be consistent so you create brand recognition
  10. Have an opt in landing page you can link to
  11. Create a privacy statement
  12. Make your copy easy and obvious (don’t use jargon)
  13. Remove barriers – don’t make your reader work
  14. Don’t beg, create relationships
  15. One primary goal should be spreading the word
  16. Know your perfect customer (customer is person motivated to take action)
  17. Write directly to your customer
  18. Stay on track with your perfect customer
  19. It’s important to leave people out – don’t write to a group, you’ll lose focus
  20. Reward good reader behavior (give them something)
  21. Trust takes time, so take the time
  22. When people sign up or buy, give them a thank you gift
  23. Think of your writing like having a conversation
  24. Write like you talk
  25. Clarity is more important than correctness
  26. Colorful content is good
  27. Edit, edit, edit
  28. Have a way to welcome new readers
  29. Resolve common objections to your call to action, up front
  30. Aim for a fantastic first impression, every time
  31. Use writing goals to take your reader from point A to point B
  32. Use consistent keywords/phrases
  33. If you’re selling something, give readers the information they need to buy
  34. Make it simple to buy
  35. Know the purpose of your content
  36. Make sure your content fulfills its purpose
  37. Let readers know you’re their friend
  38. Be original, establish yourself as an authority
  39. The more you offer, the more you’ll sell
  40. Solve problems
  41. Ease reader pain
  42. Use deadlines to promote action
  43. Use “click here,” since people click more if you say that
  44. Tell your readers/customers what action to take to get “this” benefit
  45. Tell readers what to expect once they take an action
  46. Deep link to your own articles
  47. State the obvious
  48. Use questions to engage the reader
  49. Create variety with sentence length
  50. Don’t let SEO phrases trump good writing
  51. Share a story
  52. Use analogies or metaphors
  53. Use shocking statistics
  54. Don’t forget images that pop
  55. Alternate short and long sentences
  56. Offer value
  57. Add fun to your posts
  58. Link often
  59. Take a stance
  60. Create controversy
  61. Agitate readers
  62. Repeat yourself
  63. Answer why
  64. Be authentic
  65. Be true to yourself
  66. Have fun, it shows!

Writing top content is no secret, but knowing a few solid tips can help you notch it up and make what you do write, more effective and more fun.

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About the author: Karen, zencopy creator, is a top 10 bestselling amazon author, creativity coach, and an online content specialist with a masters in psychology and passion for learning and teaching new topics.

2 comments… add one

  • First of all I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a
    quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve
    had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out.
    I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or tips? Thank you!
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    • One of the tips I can recommend for being able to sit down and start writing immediately is this: each time you write when you come to the end of your work time, don’t complete your last sentence – as in only write a few words then stop. Then next time you sit down the first thing to do is complete that sentence (or paragraph) etc. If you do this enough it will train your brain to start working as soon as you sit down to write. And as for clearing the mind, well, my mind is fully cluttered the whole time I write. When I do need to clear my mind I sometimes do a form of creativity meditation. You can find ideas on how to do that in my book, “Mindful Creativity.”