There are many ways to get more traffic to your blog and I bet you have come across many of them too. I don’t want to give you some rehash and general ideas so I am going to focus only on writing high quality content. Needless to say, search engine, readers and bloggers love high quality content and it is that kind of material will get to be reshare.
In today post, I am going to show you how you can create your own high quality content even you are just started to make money with affiliate marketing with blog.
1. Visual content
There is no doubt that the trend is going to focus on visual content. That’s why you can see that many bloggers are including images in their post and some are creating infographic and video to communicate their messages.
Many affiliate marketing beginners will think that it is devastating to create their own visual content. Actually, it is quite the opposite. You can do it yourself even without any designer knowledge.
If you need free images to edit or to be post along with your post, just search for the image at Public Domain Pictures. The portal provides royalty free photo for both personal and commercial use. If you do use the images from the site, I’ll suggest that you give the photographer the proper credit as shown in the website. It is even better that you can “Coffee” the photographer if you have the budget because this can motivate the photographer to continue their generous effort.
If you want to get your hand dirty to create your own infographic, you can refer to this guide in how to create infographic with powerpoint. This guide will give you the detail step to creating your infographic with powerpoint and a few inspiring template for you to get started with.
If you want to create a video, you can again create a powerpoint presentation slide and save it as video (if you are using Microsft Office 2010). You can then edit the video as shown in this Youtube video.
If you are using an earlier version of powerpoint that don’t allow you save your creation as video, you can always save the presentation as .jpg and import them to Window Movie Maker. There, you can edit the video playback and insert the audio as you need. You can also refer to this Youtube video for the detail steps. The video might be a bit long and the presenter might be a bit dull but you just need to bear with it.
2. Article Directories
Article directories are the best place to find high quality content because the top search result to your topic will reveal the kind of content that your target customers are looking for.
Take “Affiliate Marketing” for example, most of the search result that you see on the article directories are mostly dedicated to affiliate marketing beginners. How can you blame them? Only beginners will want more information to a topic and very likely to buy what the authors are offering.
Since that is the case, what is the high quality content that you can target to create?
For starter you can focus on answering the common question that your target readers are looking for. If you can, detail out the necessary steps so that is easy for your readers to follow and practise.
Once you are more experience about the topic, you can then share personal experience and tips to avoid in your desire topic will be much valuable to share and get more readerships.
With the popularity of Fiverr, outsourcing has become very much affordable. But knowing how Fiverr free lancer charge for their service, you might need to pay $10 for a decent article instead of the usual $5.
However, that is not the challenge.
The challenge is to find a few freelancers who can write with your style and match the tone you want to create on your blog (I’ll assume all of them do provide high quality content). Unfortunately, that will depend on your luck and spending some money.
The key is that you need to give clear instruction to your expectation before you start the project with the freelancers. It needs to be mutual agreement to what need to be done to avoid any arguement after the project has been completed.
Also, there is 1 thing I need to highlight to you when appointing Fiverr freelancer is that some of them are very rigid if that is the case, you might want to use other freelancing portal such as oDesk and Elance. The freelancers in these 2 portals are more flexible to work on your terms and of course they might charge higher for the same high quality content.
Now that you have some basic ideas to create your own high quality content, I would like to side track a bit and share with you some simple tips to create an alluring title (whether you are writing a blog post or posting video). After all, no one will visit your content if the title doesn’t scream attention.
When visitors are scanning your title, they will want to know what they can get from visiting your content. They want result and they want it soonest possible or how long they can expect it.
Let’s take the title of this post as example,
“Create High Quality Content in 3 Simple Steps To Bring More Traffic”
Communicate result – bring more traffic
Detail steps – in 3 simple steps
By the way, remember to dissect the title that got your attention. They must have did something right and you ought to model them in the future.