How to Structure a Blog Post To Boost Sales [Infographic]

Picture this.

You’re sitting down ready to start writing a new post for your blog.

You’ve written hundreds already, and yet you hesitate.

You borrowed so many voices and styles writing for clients and guest posting. And now, you feel self-conscious about your own voice and style.

Are there still new ideas left uncovered? Or can you,  at least, create something sticky from a topic that’s been covered oftentimes, by giving it your own spin?
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The Science of Gratitude [Infographic]

This is another piece than what I normally post on this blog.

4291193035_b893df8d66_mIt was prompted by the below beautiful infographic (courtesy of Mindvalley Academy) about the power of gratitude and the science behind it.

It reminded me that, in 45 years on this planet, I only started practicing gratitude in the past year or so.

Thank you, Oprah, for opening my eyes!
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The Secret of Being Productive

ID-100208085Do you often ask yourself what would do the trick for you to start that project you’ve been putting on hold for so long?

What makes you procrastinate?

Is it something that seems too daunting to accomplish?

In my experience, knowing that I have to accomplish a big task ahead (like writing an ebook or 30 guest posts in three months – ugh!) makes me anything but productive.

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How to Market Your Blog Like a Superstar [Infographic]

ID-100142325Blogging guru Jon Morrow said it best: “Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.”

It takes time to build your audience.

And you should pace yourself.

Before worrying what you should write about, how to get readers and grow your blog quickly (again, nothing is fast about blogging), think about the strategy you’re about to implement.

Experiment. Research you niche.

See what works for you and what doesn’t.

Don’t get overwhelmed before you’ve even started. Sometimes dreaming too big may be a bit too much.

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Feeling Clueless? Here’s How You Can Beat Writer’s Block [Infographic]

If you’re a content crafter like me, you sure know what it feels like when sometimes your muse deserts you.

Creating top-notch content that converts isn’t easy.

To do that, you must set a foundation:  research.

You have to pay attention to what’s going on in your niche.

You must gather information.

You have to spend time listening to what your audience needs and wants.

You must meet real people’s demands and challenges.
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Weekly Roundup: On Social Media and Google

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Social Media Lead Generation for B2B: A Conference Presentation

Mana Ionescu, the President of Chicago-based Lightspan Digital, goes beyond the aspects of engagement and visibility through social media, and tackles the role of social media in the sales process and pipeline.

In a presentation she gave recently to a group of women entrepreneurs in Chicago, Mana covers social media lead generation specifically for B2B companies in “non-sexy industries.”

The Complete Guide for Finding and Sharing Better Content on Social Media

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, Belle Beth Cooper has been an excellent addition to Buffer’s team as a Content Crafter. I love reading her nifty posts just as much as I love the ones written by Leo Widrich, the man at the helm of Buffer’s everything marketing.

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Weekly Roundup: Monotasking, WordPress Security, SEO and More

ID-10031027At the end of another busy and fulfilling week, after connecting with some incredible people that gave me unsolicited yet priceless advice, here are the articles I came across the past few days and would highly suggest you look at.

Not only will they surely teach you a thing or two, but will also contribute to your peace of mind by what you learn from them.

Monotasking Is the New Multitasking

As I passionately dislike multitasking, Laura Vanderkam’s article was like another breath of fresh air to me. She delves into the efficiency of monotasking by pointing out that we all can learn how to focus, and quotes Peter Bregman, author of  18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done: “We’re all capable of monotasking, it’s just that we choose not to.”

How to Become a Master Copywriter in Just One Year

Back at the newly born The Write Life, James Chartrand shares five tips on how you can master the art of copywriting like nobody’s business. I personally can relate to “Get Over Your Issues” step, as sometimes my psyche tends to overpower me. James also stresses out the importance of expanding your copywriting education in sales, marketing, critical thinking or consumer psychology.
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I Am a Writer – When Did I Know?

This piece is a bit different than what I pubblished so far on my blog. With this post I participated in the ‘Writing Contest: You Are A Writer’ held by Positive Writer. I didn’t win, but it was fun!

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I used to be a cubicle-dwelling wage slave.

I had jobs I was never really into as I’d work my way into the corporate world. In 16 years though I got to the point where I’d made a comfortable living. I was never a careerist. Five years ago I felt financially secure working for the global headquarters of a large German company. Until one day when everything changed.

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How to Grow Your Traffic with Irresistible Headlines

ID-10011494Last Friday, Write to Done’s readers were in for a real treat when Chief Editor Mary Jaksch hosted a brilliant Jon Morrow webinar.

The topic was one that Jon excels at and that he’s been constantly teaching his students: How to Double Your Traffic by Writing Irresistible Headlines.

In brief, Jon covered the following aspects:

  • Explained why we should study headlines
  • Gave a lot of examples
  • Introduced his audience to his free Headline Hacks report
  • Extra bonus at the end: live headline clinic

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The Write Life: The New One-Stop-Shop for Writers

ID-10065770A new resource for writers launched last week on July 15.

The Write Life is the brainchild of entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist Alexis Grant, whose mission is to build THE place for writers to help them connect, create and write.

What is The Write Life?

Writers must possess more than the skill and passion of putting words on page. They should learn how to market themselves through social media, how to find an audience, everything that has to do with traditional publishing, productivity and more.

The Write Life aims to make their learning journey an exciting experience so they won’t have to go through the process on their own.

The community and support writers will find on this platform is instrumental in shaping their careers, and ultimately making a living doing what they love to do most: writing.
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