Sunday Shares #03: How to Love Writing Again

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Its Sunday again and today I have three great articles that I found useful and want to share them with you with the hope that you’ll find them just as useful.

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything at all and I want to get back to writing.

Creating content for my websites is how I grow my business and I’d have to get a day job if I stopped doing that. I would rather do this than to go back to the 8 hour grind.

I hope that doesn’t sound like I don’t like writing because I do. The shares I have for you this week kind of touches on all those points. Check them out below.

1. How To Create Content 10x Better Than Your Competitors (Infographic)

Content is the engine that drives any internet business. Affiliate marketers need content to get their websites ranking and attracting visitors.

Having great, helpful content leads to the conversion of a visitor into a customer at the merchant website that you linked to and this means commissions for you.

No matter what niche you’re in, there’s little chance that you’ll be writing content that hasn’t been written about before. You’ll have competition (which can be a good thing).

In this post from Marketing Profs, writer Veronika Jarski shares an infographic from SiegeMedia that lists some great ways to make your content ten times better than your competitors.

Stuff like making your url shorter and making your articles longer, two things that I do here on my website, are mentioned.

Some other things mentioned in the infographic that I liked are:

  • using bullet lists
  • having an image every 75 – 100 words
  • adding other content types for interactivity (like videos, animations etc)

If you’re just getting started with affiliate marketing don’t get too hung up on making your content pop, just get to writing. However, if  you’re already writing content then this infographic can help take your content to the next level.

2. How To Fall In Love With Writing Again

This post by Neil Patel on the Hubspot Marketing blog was relatable and timely for me.

As I mentioned before, I haven’t written much in like 2 months because I felt a little burnt out, I guess and I now want to get back to writing.

I’m excited to start writing again and have lots of ideas for articles and reviews planned for this website.

My favorite part of the article is where Neil outlines the solution with 5 points, especially the very first one – take a long break.

This is what I have done and I’m glad to see that it’s mentioned here. It really does work. Maybe you shouldn’t take as long a break as I did but definitely do take a break.

“If you’re really at rock bottom, I recommend taking a break longer than one week. Try two weeks … or even longer.”

The great thing about this business is that if you’ve created great content before then that content keeps working for you even if you do take a long break.

3. If I Work At This 8 Hours Per Day…

When I was considering quitting my day job back in 2009, I didn’t think about it too long.

One of the things I thought about was basically what would happen if I put in the same amount of hours and effort as I did with my day job. I already loved what I was doing so I just knew that the 9 to 5 grind had to stop.

Kyle at Wealthy Affiliate answers the question that some people might have who are still yet to see any kind of results. If I work at this 8 hours per day, will I be successful and when?

I would rather have the freedom and flexibility to work on my websites any day than to get up early in the morning and rush off to a day job while having to deal with being stuck in traffic, annoying supervisors and doing the same thing tomorrow and the day after until I retirement.

Friends have asked me before for me to show them how to do affiliate marketing but they always end up quitting. They’re still struggling with their 9 to 5 even though they have a choice.

They could choose to do 8 hours of this per day and change their future. In the beginning it’s gonna be much less (I only had 2 hours max when I first started and I made it work).

I hope you enjoyed these three articles and maybe even more from those websites and I’ll have three more for you next Sunday.

If you want to discuss or comment about these topics then I’d like to hear about it below.

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