Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blogging tip #2: How to keep your content fresh DAILY.

Do you have trouble coming up with new content for your blog?

I have found it difficult to provide fresh, new content for my blog every week. One of the biggest problems I have found with keeping my content fresh, is having to give NEW information while not repeating myself very much.

On my previous post:

blogging tip #1: Why blogging is essential for your business. 

I explain why blogging is essential for growing a business. I also explain why writers need to keep up with their blogs daily, to help them reach and increase readership for their blog.

There is only one problem: It can be hard to come up with fresh new content everyday.

Many writers ask me: How do you come up with FRESH new content for your blog every day? My answer? I dont. I try as hard as I can to come up with new ideas that writers may or not may not have talked about before. But, lets face it, every blogger is doing the same thing. So, instead, I try to write about things that I come across everyday, and answer questions that I have about the freelance business.

It can be hard to come up with fresh new content for every week, let alone EVERY single day. But, it's not impossible.

Before I start working on my blog posts for the week, I write down as many ideas as I can come up with in the beginning. I write down comments I remember from my blog, questions I have about the freelance business, questions I have about my own business. The list goes on and on.

Lately, it seems as if I have a lot of questions about this business, and so do other writers. My NEXT few posts will be all about how to write blog posts that any business owner can use to increase sales. It really does not matter what business you are in, as long as you work towards your goals.

Keeping my content fresh DAILY can be difficult because I have to find the time to write, research and get my point across through my blog, but that's what is so great about being a writer, you alone can determine what you want to put on your blog posts, how many posts you want to write about a specific subject, and HOW you want to get your point across.

Keeping your content fresh daily does not have to be hard. You can do a lot of things to make sure you have plenty of content for your blog, and keep your readers interested.
  • Break down your ideas into two or more blog posts. Do NOT make the mistake of writing half of a blog post without getting your point across. Simply break down topics, which you know will be long blog posts and create a 3-part blog post. This can be a GREAT way to bring in new readers, and create momentum for your blog!
  • Answer questions from your readers, OR answer your own questions! Do you know absolutely everything there is to know about the freelance business? If you have ANY questions about the business, it is VERY likely that other writers will have the same questions as well. So, go on, do your research and answer those questions in your blog! I found this to be a great way to not only bring in more traffic to my blog BUT bring in more clients as well.
  • What's new with your business? On a daily basis, I receive 5 plus emails from readers, writers and marketers who ask me about my business, and  ask me to give them tips on how to create an income online. So, instead of emailing them separately, I keep my readers informed through my blog about my daily adventures as a writer. Think of it as a journal-like experience for my blog. I talk about marketing, why and how I chose a certain marketing plan for my business, basically letting people read how I conduct business on a daily basis, without getting into the boring details of freelancing. Keep it interesting!
  • Do you ever have a crazy idea for a business concept? Or have an idea of how you would like to expand your business? Share that idea on your blog! Let others know what you are thinking about, and increase your business along the way. Too many times, writers are often stuck on ideas such as: how to create a brand online. How to promote their work, or move on from content mills. The bad part about this is that they do not think anyone is interesting in hearing about this, so they search for ideas. Well, this is part of the freelance business. Create a blog post about your struggle, and let other writers help you with your business. Not only will you LEARN about the business, but you will be able to help others that may have the same problems you are having.
I hope this blog post did the trick, stay tuned for the next post!
~To your success!

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