I’m going to go over exactly what you need first and then go over how to get it. Some of you may have excellent content providers, some of you may be writing your content, but before we get into that I’ll show you what you NEED.
Head back over and take a minute to look through some of the popular SU post and read the content titles. I want you to read AT LEAST 50 titles. I’m going to be including some great examples below of viral content but you need to familiarize yourself with what works and what doesn’t. Again go to Stumbleupon.com and look through the main page wherein you can see lots of different sites. In each box you’ll see a little letter “i” with a number next to it. That’s how many stumbles the content has received. Look for sites with lots and lots of stumbles (hundreds of thousands) and read those titles.
I’ve included 10 below that are great examples from a variety of niches:
• Confessions of a Hotel Insider
• How To Fit 10 Days’ Worth Of Stuff In A Standard Carry‐On
• 16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School
• 45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old
• 10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist
• 35 places to swim in the world’s clearest water
• How I home‐built an electricity producing Wind turbine
• 60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again
• 50 Tricks to Study Better, Faster and with Less Stress
• 50 Life Secrets and Tips
Tell me you don’t want to read a few of those? Are you seeing a trend here? If not keep reading titles of content that grabs and engages until you REALLY have a feel for it. Open up your excel file and start working on some titles for future pieces of content that will go on your site. If you’re struggling to come up with some, take inspiration from other popular sites in your niche (remember that list you started?) When I say take inspiration I don’t mean copy. Take inspiration.
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Things that work great are lists such as:
• Reboot your life: 20 mental barriers you should let go of
• 7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds
• 10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People
• 25 Best Web Apps & Sites for Travel
• 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do
Lists are great at potentially getting picked up by bigger blogs that love to send link loveto great content. In fact about 80% of my sites are pieces of content such as “8 Ways ToWWOOF Your Way Around The World” or “6 Nifty Gorilla Marketing Tricks To TryToday” Adding a sense of urgency to your titles is critical as well (6 Nifty Gorilla Marketing Tricks To Try Today.)
So why are you developing content titles before you have any content? Primarily to give examples to your content providers if you’re having others write your content or to give yourself some ideas and get in the right frame of mind if you write your own content.
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I’ve used tons of different writing channels, from cheap writers found through marketing forums to local craigslist writers. Iwriter has without a doubt been the top resource to consistently find quality content providers for a great price. The great thing I’ve found about iwriter is the ability to DENY content that is written for you. That’s right, you only pay for content that you approve. I don’t say that to sound like an ass, but because it bring up the quality level. Since writers know they could have their content denied and subsequently not get paid, you consistently see higher quality content.
Have any tips to make content beneficial? Do share your views in the comment section, we’ll be glad to hear from you.