How to Structure a Blog Post

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How to Structure a Blog Post

There are definitely things you want to consider when writing a blog post and knowing how to structure a blog post is vital for your google rankings.  From the title to the content, the images to the call to action – each element plays a different role.  Get your posts looking great!

Following is a list of really important steps and things to consider as your put you blog posts together.  Get in a habit of having a check list (when you are new to blogging) to make sure each element is covered.

 

A Catchy Headline

This is the first thing that your audience will see in google searches so a catchy headline with your keyword is vital.  And do your best to place the keyword/s first.  They play a major role in being found in Google so place your keywords wisely.

 

Small Paragraphs

Make sure you are writing in smallish paragraphs.  Your blog post has to be easy on the eye and an easy read so writing just 2 to 3 sentences per paragraph is ideal.  It looks more appealing to the reader and you don’t want people leaving your site before they have even read your posts because of unsightly big blocks of text.

 

Place Ideas Separately and Have Sub-headings

Make sure you have sub-headings throughout your posts.  Just as I have here in this post. Some people will just scan and if you have good sub-titles – even though your visitor may not read the whole post – they will skip to the more relevant tips within your post that interest them, and perhaps stay on your site a bit longer.

 

Black on White

Black words on a white background is probably the easiest way for someone to read a lengthy post and one of the best tips on how to structure a blog post.  Too much color can be distracting and hard to read and a simple text font is also a much better option.

 

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When writing, talk similar to how you speak.  Your reader isn’t visiting to read a boring essay!  So make sure you structure a blog post with your wit and personality shining through.

 

Images

It is always good to add a featured image so if you are sharing your posts to social media platforms, it will pull up this image and become a clickable image to your post.

Having this featured image before the fold means it will be viewable to the reader as soon as they visit your blog post. Make sure the picture you have chosen is highly relevant to the topic and when adding the image in your blog platform media area, make sure you place your keyword in the “alt text.”   If somebody finds your image via Google images it will be linked to your blog.

 

Links Throughout Post

Your post should contain a few links however do not over do this.  It’s always good to link to another post within your blog, to some more relevant information to the post – hence, keeping the reader on your blog for longer.

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Call to Action

Towards the end of your post you must tell your visitor “What to do”.

Do you want them to get on your list?  Then send them to your ‘sign up form’ for a free offer.

Do you want them to check out what you are doing online?  Then invite them to click on a link to check out a review or other information.
Look I do hope you take away some of these tips on how to structure a blog post.  Following these will have your posts looking visually good and a pleasing read for your visitors.
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To your success in blog post writing!
Sharon
 
 

 
 
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How to Write for Blogs – 6 Ideas

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How to write for blogs.

There are many ways on how to write for blogs and many styles. It all depends on what your blog is about as there are millions of topics to choose from.  However, it can be quite challenging at times thinking of what to write on your blog and also what to add visually.

Recently I learned about these blog content ideas and I implement most of these on my blog every time I write. (And if you are new to Blogs and want to learn more about a blogging platform then do check out my Review on a worthy platform here)

 

Creative Titles and Content

Get attention with your titles.  For example if I had of just titled this post “How to Write for blogs” – yes it would be helpful to someone.  But saying “How to Write for Blogs – 6 Ideas” suddenly the reader is not only getting ideas but there are 6 possibilities of help for them.  So give a bit of thought to your titles.  That is the very first thing anyone sees of your post content so make it captivating!

When you are scrolling through the news feed on Facebook or Instagram you generally move at a pace.

Yes, we are all busy!

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6 Ideas on how to write for blogs

But if something catches your eye, a Creative title, an image, a profound statement, quote or a video, something just that little bit different we are more inclined to check it out. For content, action pics and videos often capture attention so get creative!  Captivate your audience.

 

Always Be You

As you write in your posts always write as you would speak and please do not “be”  like anybody else. Let your personality shine. Writing like you speak comes across as more enjoyable and entertaining and not like a common school essay.  People come online to get solutions and to be entertained.  Not to be bored.

 

Be Inspired by Similar Content

The topic you are about to write about – go and Google it and see what comes up.  Then be inspired by what the author has written and put your own spin on something similar.  And no, that doesn’t mean copy and paste. Just be inspired by what others do.

A good reminder on how to write for blogs is that your style and your personality will be different and relate to a slightly different audience. But stressing again here – never copy!

 

Share Personal Experiences

Depending on what type of Blog you are creating you also can share what you do with your family. Share the fun you have with your home business. Share your wins. People love seeing others in family situations and are inspired by successful achievements.  So be proud – and share!

 

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Posts with Quotes and quote images are always a crowd favorite.  And no matter what niche you are in, you can be guaranteed there is someone noteworthy that has shared a quote or two in that field, whether it be business, sport, arts, philosophy… the list goes on.  So definitely start sharing some inspiration with the odd “Quotes” post.

 

Add Videos to Your Posts

These can be fun, family videos or a video where you are offering value or a solution to your niche. Either way videos command attention (especially if you speaking in them) and if you are regularly doing these your audience will get to know you a whole lot quicker.

If you are new to videos and want to learn how to video market then I have a fantastic Video Marketing product by Mark Harbert to get you set up and getting engagement, likes and leads from your videos.  Check My Review on it here!

 

And after you have written your posts:

Make sure you post your recent blog post and content regularly to popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to name a few.

Also a good measure for your Social media posting;
You can share your recent blog post, info about your day, images, quotes, (and your business adverts occasionally)  A good measure is around 5 to 7 updates a day of sharing good quality content. Of course that doesn’t mean 5 of those are of your business opportunity – actually they should never be!

Being active on Social Media and regularly posting will have your audience engaged and looking for your content.

And a big must – connect with your audience.  Don’t just put your content up there and expect everyone to like and share. Get commenting and liking other people’s posts. Be engaging if you expect engagement on your content.  Connect with new friends and talk to them!  It’s an absolute must to be engaging with people on all the social media platforms!
I do hope you enjoyed these 6 ideas on how to write for blogs and a couple of tips on marketing for yourself to implement into your own business.  Do comment below a tip you can think of for a blog writing idea.  I would love to hear it!

Make it awesome day!
Sharon

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6 Reasons Why People Fail Network Marketing

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6 Reasons Why People Fail Network Marketing

There are many things a new business owner gets hung up on, when first starting out in business. Of course you will only get better as you progress forward and with trial and error in many areas.

However sometimes its good to get a few ideas or reasons why people fail network marketing.  And of course a head start in knowing what to avoid, so you are NOT making every mistake there is when starting a new online business.

Following are 6 reasons why people fail network marketing.  Now there is probably a whole lot more, however I found these were some I definitely did and now daily avoid.

1)  A BIG one is Self Doubt

And this one usually starts early when you start in business. Yes,  you start excited and full of enthusiasm, but when things don’t go to plan you start second guessing why you started business in the first place.

“I can’t do this”.  “Who do I think I am being a business owner?”

Its definitely this self talk that can completely stop you from moving forward and just a few word track changes to “I can do this”  and  “I will do this, I will make this work” make all the difference.  So be aware there will probably be self doubt – and its up to you to turn that around!  And of course, this is where working on yourself and your mindset come into play.  So be working on yourself daily.

You can and You will !!!

2)  Fear is a BIG one and similar to Self Doubt

You will never grow if you never face your fears. So you just have to do it!  That can be easy for others to say but just little steps, even baby steps of facing your fear.  Every day, a little step tackling a difficult task is progress towards facing your fears. The feeling you get for accomplishing this will be the most rewarding of all.

3)  Competition or Comparison to others

Stop competing with others. So you just started a business and 6 months in you are pissed because you are not making the 6 figures you thought you would like the leaders in the company.

Really?

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You only fail if you give up up in network marketing

Rome wasn’t built in a day and it wasn’t built in 6 months either so just STOP THIS!

The only person you should be competing with is yourself.  Look in the mirror. There… there is your competition. So go get busy bettering you!  Compare your results to those you did yesterday.  But compare only with you.

And yes, it is going to take time!

4)  Perfection

The fourth reason of why people fail network marketing is, you have to stop thinking everything has to be perfect.  I started with this new blogging platform – you can check out my Review on it here.  I am building a Blog and it is far from perfect.

But it didn’t stop me promoting it in the beginning.  Even when I only had a couple of posts written.

And my business Facebook Fanpage.  Again, far from perfection, an far from having heaps of Fans, however I still share value from it regularly.

So stop waiting for things to be perfect.  You just wont get started – I can guarantee you that!

5)  Responsibility

Sorry to break it to you but you are responsible for your success. You will have mentors like I do in my Blogging Platform that will mentor and guide you but ultimately it is up to you to get out there and get busy doing what you have been taught.  Do not ever blame your mentor or the company you signed with as their fault for you failing.

You fail when you quit.

If you fail whilst trying to build your business – GREAT – Lesson learned, move on and try something else on for size.  But never ever blame anyone else!

6)  Lack of Belief and Worthiness

I think in any business you truly have to be passionate about what you are selling. That will definitely lift your belief in what you have. Then it’s just believing you can share that with others – if you believe in your product or service then belief should come easy…

And never think you are not worth it.

You are always worth it.  For you and your Family!
I do hope you enjoyed this post on why people fail network marketing.  I hope you are one step ahead and don’t go through half of these hiccups in network marketing, however it is through trial and error you will get past each of these.

Can you think of another reason why people fail network marketing?

Do comment and share your thoughts below!
To your success!
Sharon Whyte

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Start a Blog Business

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Are you wanting to Start a Blog Business ?

Blogging as part or your business is so important. Especially if your Multi Level Marketing or Direct Sales Company that you are part of is online too.

And most are these days!

Having a blog, you now have a home online, a place you can send people to share value with and give advice too.  And also a place you can share links to, your chosen business opportunity or a product that is in alignment with your niche.

It’s your Online home.start a blog business

And it’s the only thing you actually will “own” online besides your list – Your list of subscribers you create via your blog with free offers and with an autoresponder like Aweber or GetResponse.

Being part of a multi-level-marketing or direct sales company is awesome and a great part of how we can succeed big online.  And it is this company that you are passionate about, somewhere you can direct people after they have visited your blog.

You see with a blog, people can get to know you through the value you provide in posts and various things you share on Social Media platforms. (Or if you learn how to rank your post correctly like we do here, you will be found organically on Google)  Through this blog they will get to like what you share and like the solutions you provide for them.

And with that comes trust.

 

Blogging for your Business is Really Important

What say the MLM or Direct Sales Company you are part of – folded – came to an end – a screaming halt!

Where would that leave you?

And I have been in that position before.  Going from daily pay to nothing!

If you had a blog, then even though sadly, the MLM you loved so much has disappeared, your blog and your list you created from your blog, still exists.

And you can continue to create awesome content, email your loyal list of subscribers, provide value, service, and suggest digital products, affiliate products or e-courses that they can purchase from you.

Because you saw the importance of a Blog and were smart enough to Start a Blog Business.

 

start a blog busisnessMy Blog is associated with Wealthy Affiliate for the very reasons I will explain to you below. You can check it our for free Right Here!   They provide 2 free websites, but 50 websites if you go premium which is valued incredibly cheap for under $50. They have easy to follow step by step training to get your new blog/website up and running so you can get your posts ranked and people visiting.

You have a huge supportive community where you can get live help from the Live Chat section. Which means you ask a question now and you will get an answer right now!

The Site Rubix feature is where you follow a step by step guide and build your website. Once you know how to do one, you can then build many.

Full, detailed and very comprehensive training of what is working right now with advertising and what works best for your blog is included with the Certification Courses you go through.

Live Video Classes, which are held weekly, are always informative, and always with a question and answer segment at the end of the call.

Hosting of all your websites is covered in the very minimal cost.  There is a keyword tool to select the best keywords for your post and have them ranked faster.

You can check out my Full Wealthy Affiliate Review here where I go into alot of detail about this platform to see if it is a fit for you and your business.

 

 

So are you ready to Start a Blog Business ?

Wealthy Affiliate is the best thing I have discovered in all my years online.  I have had blogs in the past but they were never structured correctly, I was never taught how to find keywords efficiently and how to rank my posts correctly so I am thrilled with what I use now for business.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out –  Get it here!

To you and your successful blog!
Sharon  xx

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How to Make Money as a Blogger

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There are probably many ways on how to make money as a blogger however today I wanted to share with you what I have discovered and what I am doing specifically so you too can consider blogging to make money!

Recently I discovered a very advanced platform for entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to share their passions, and do so via a blog.

Making money online is definitely not the easiest thing to do. But if you are equipped with all the right tools and all in one place then this journey becomes alot easier than you think.

 

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You must definitely find your passion.

To begin with your blog can take time to take shape and receive consistent traffic, so writing about your passion will feel like more a labor of love than an arduous, monotonous event!

Writing what you love and what you know will keep yourself interested and you have to really consider “Who is my Visitor?”

They came to your blog, because they typed in specific keywords.  They want relevant, good honest information and someone (that’s you) who knows what they “need” from their visit. You give the goods, the “solution” and you not only have a happy reader, you will no doubt have a loyal follower and them coming back.

So if you want to really know how to make money as a blogger – then picking a niche that your are passionate about is a fantastic start!

 

You have a Niche to Assist Others – Now What?

how to make money as a bloggerNow it is time to start sharing your knowledge with others about your niche.  A platform I use is Wealthy Affiliate, you can check it out here.  This teaches you how to structure your blog and write it, the keywords to use etc – but ‘you’ have to come with the niche, the passion and your ideas to share with others.  And as my picture states you can see the detailed training, tools and support that is on offer with this platform.

Sharing links to Affiliate products is how to make money as a blogger. Of course these products will definitely need to be in alignment with what your niche is about.

You wouldn’t have a blog you have taken the time to write on say – weight loss and exercise tips – and send your visitor via a link to jewellery or something that is nothing about what your topics are about. Very important to stay congruent with what your are promoting.  Of course there are many blogs out there that have a variety of topics and this would be fine, but if yours is on a particular niche, then keep your content and affiliate links on the same page so to speak.

Get Social Media and Other Bloggers Commenting

Google loves sites that prove to have engagement and are popular so get sharing your value based content on Social Media – become part of groups that assist each other in blog comments.

How does this help you and how to make money as a blogger?  Well more engagement means your content will probably be found more often in organic searches, hence unique visitors checking out your posts and your offers.  So get social and engaging now!

 

Affiliate Marketing

That niche you are writing daily about. Well now it’s time to connect worthy Affiliate products that you can send your interested reader too.  There are many affiliate networks and places like Amazon and Click bank where you can find suitable products.

Wealthy Affiliate, the program I am associated with has pretty much “a blog business in a box” and covers everything in regards to having 50 websites to enable you to have a variety of niches, to all the tools and support you will need to make money as a blogger.  Check out my Review on this Wealthy Affiliate program now!

So in conclusion, I do hope this gave you a few tips on how to make money as a blogger. Blogs do take time to take shape however there is no better way than to get your personal passion, your creativity into your posts and sharing them with others.  Oh yeah, and perhaps being paid for all your efforts as well!   Don’t forget to leave your comments below – let me know what you Blog about.

So get blogging – Check out the Wealthy Affiliate Platform now!

Cheers, Sharon Whyte

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