Have you ever caught yourself staring at the computer screen and having no idea what to write? If you want to make money from your blog it's not exactly going to lead you on the path to success. You need to be putting out regular articles. It doesn't need to be more than once per week, but even one article is still hard when it has to be absolutely perfect. You do know it has to be perfect, right? You can't just put out anything in the hope that people find it, because even though they'll visit your site they won't stay for very long if they don't like what they read. That means they definitely won't buy from you.
You need to find a way to always have something to write. You need to increase your creativity to higher levels than it's ever been before. There's lots of ways you can do this, but some of them are rubbish and you'll be wasting your time. To unlock the true power of your mind you have to understand how good ideas happen and what to do when they appear. Let's find out exactly what you should be doing and you'll never be stuck for anything to write about again. That means happy readers and lots more money.
Evernote app (or a notepad)
Every time when you least expect it a thought will pop into your head. Some of these thoughts will be genius ideas that will disappear forever if you don't write them down. Evernote is an amazing app you can get for your Smartphone and it will let you record every idea in the world. If you are old school and don't carry a Smartphone about with you then carry a notepad. There's nothing better than whipping your notepad out and jotting down all your great ideas while you're doing the shopping. Once you think of one they will keep popping out. Image: Creative Commons image source
Live your niche
If you live your niche you will have much more ideas and will never be left without anything to say. Living your niche doesn't mean doing research 24/7 in the library. Sometimes you need to roll your sleeves up and get dirty. Join a club that's centered around your niche, or if you speak about a disease you can go around interviewing people that are suffering from it. Everything will all depend on what your business is actually about, but just know that sometimes you need to step away from the computer.
Leave it on the boil
You have written down your idea, or it's available in your head. The last thing you want to do is start writing an article. You are shooting yourself in the foot. Grab a piece of paper and write down some random sentences that you think the article should cover. You can even think of specific sub-headings if you want. The trick is to put it away in a drawer and leave everything boiling away inside your mind. Your mind will be working overtime coming up with new ideas. When you start writing the article you'll have thought of much more stuff.
Edit more than twice
It's important you edit something more than twice. Not because you have missed spelling mistakes, but because you will always think of something better to write in a few particular sentences. You might not think that means much because it's only a few sentences. It means a lot and a few of these key sentences could be the best parts of the article. When you're only posting one article per week you have plenty of time to do all these things. You'd be crazy not to.
Yiannis is the planning manager of Art On Web.
Art On Web focuses on responsive website design with Joomla, technical support of Joomla websites and provides SEO services to help companies achieve their goals.
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