7 Powerful Copywriting Tips You Can Apply Today to Become a Better Blogger

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Do you need these copywriting tips?

Probably!

It’s only with excellent copywriting skills that you can create blog posts that stand out and go viral.

Blogging, as you may already know, is the most popular form of content marketing, a strategy that enables you to attract new readers and prospective clients, as well as retain your existing readership.

That is why Moss Clement was specifically invited to write this guest for me. (As most of you already know, you must pay to have a guest post published on Wording Well these days!)

Take it away, Moss! (And READERS, there is a SPECIAL BONUS waiting for you at the end of this post! … But no cheating… don’t skip ahead! Read Moss’s fantastic article on these copywriting tips!)

With over 21 billion web pages grabbing the attention of more than 409 million people, and over 70 million new blog posts with 52 million new comments being published per month on WordPress.com alone, it is not an easy task to create web content that others will eat up!

It is not easy to get people to consume your blog content each time you publish a new post. In fact, it can be overwhelming.

Hence, if you publishing blog posts frequently, it will help you attract new leads, as this research indicates.

The research shows that company websites that have blogs generate about 67% more leads than company websites that have no blog.

It further revealed that digital marketers who make blogging a priority in their content marketing strategy achieve 13x more positive ROI (return on investments).

Consequently, the questions that arise are…

1: How can you make your content more entertaining, move people to action, and generate more leads?

2: How can you turn a blog post into a phenomenal piece of content that people will love to read, share on social media, and maximize your ROI?

3: What copywriting tips and techniques can you apply today to create powerful blog content and become a better blogger?

These are just a few questions to consider.

As a result, I’m going to reveal 7 actionable copywriting tips you can apply right away to become a better blogger.

Related Post: Why Copywriting Really Is and Art

Copywriting Tip 1: Write in a conversational tone and be concise

To use a conversational tone in your blog content is a remarkable way to hook your readers.

It will help you refuse bounce rate because it makes your blog post more interesting to read, no matter how difficult the topic is.

But if you’re using a formal tone, be careful not to overuse it, as it will only make your blog content boring and less interesting to read, which will effectively put visitors off and increase your blogs bounce rate.

To help you write in a conversations tone, this is what you should do…

When writing your blog posts, ask questions within your content. You can ask a question at the beginning of a sentence, or at the end of it to get the reader to think and draw out what’s in his mind.

Here is a sample conversational content I came up with for you …

When writing articles for your blog, ideas come and go, and to some extent, you hit writer’s block, not knowing what to write about. (Hint: Read Writer’s Block (+ the 10 Best Ways to Overcome It).

Here are 5 actionable tips to help you come up with consistent blog topic ideas to write about.

This is the variation …

When you’re writing articles for your blog, sometimes you run out of blog topic ideas, and to some extent, you hit writer’s block, is that so?

To help you tackle this problem, I have put together 5 actionable tips that will help you come up with consistent blog topic ideas to write about.

You can clearly see the difference between the two. Now tell me, which of these is more conversational?

However, inasmuch as you have to write in a conversational tone, you want to make sure you don’t go off-topic – be concise.

For this reason, you have to keep to your content focused. Be to the point. Read More

Which WordPress Table Plugin Should You Use?

Which WordPress Table Plugin Should You Use?

Sometimes, when you are writing a blog post, using a table to show your data can add to your article.

There are 4 main benefits of using a table!

1: It can help to organize, compare, or just simplify.

2: It’s also been proven that adding a table helps keep visitors on the page longer.

3: It also helps with conversions.

4: Plus, it improves your on-page SEO.

However, there are many different WordPress table plugins out there. Some are easy to use, but lack in design, while others offer many customizable features but can become very complex. So, what’s the best WordPress table plugin for your WordPress website?

To save you time, I’ve found five different options that vary in their customizable features, costs, and design element. The first one is free; the others require a small monetary investment on your part.

Read through the list and then you can decide which WordPress table plugin suits your needs the best.

WordPress Table Plugin Option #1: TablePress

Tablepress table plugin example of a table that shows data for cakes

TablePress is one of the most well-known table plugins for WordPress sites. It’s simple to use and offers the basics of creating a table, while also being free. However, where it serves in simplicity, it fails to offer extra capability like others.

Price

– Free

Features

– Simple, easy-to-use table plugin

– Capable of handling formulas

– Functionality can be expanded through JavaScript

TablePress Examples

Kindlepreneur and Grammarly Premiums: While reviewing Grammarly, it became evident that the pricing structure and premiums were a bit confusing when written out. Therefore, TablePress to the rescue. Using the table I was able to compare the Grammarly free vs. Grammarly premium, and thus, helping the reader quickly see the difference.

Food Delivery Guru Find these Best Smoothies Delivery: In this article, Food Delivery Guru used the TablePress plugin twice in the same article. The first was to compare the different food delivery services and then later used the TablePress plugin to show the differences in prices based on the number of cups.

Evaluation

Overall, TablePress is an absolutely solid choice for a free table plugin for your author site on WordPress. You can see from the above examples it’s equally capable of creating simple, text-based tables, or handling more colorful tables containing images.

Read More

Some Resources for You (#4)

Wording Well's business card image

I’m too lazy too busy editing to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… and that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. 🙂

I am doing this from time to time. I’ve already published:

Some Resources for You (#1)

– Some Resources for You (#2)

– Some Resources for You (#3)

For Bloggers

8 Traffic Generation Secrets From The World’s Top Social Media Accounts — Adam, AKA The Blogging Wizard, shares the top secrets to having a top-notch social media posting strategy!

For Freelancers

How to Negotiate With Your Freelance Clients on Pricing (With Example Emails!) — Amy, AKA The Wherever Writer, breaks the steps down for you!

For Writers of all Kinds!

How To Become A More Confident Writer  — Kaleigh Moore, a fellow freelancer who has been blogging and freelancing since 2013 (like me!) shares some really good tips for writers of all kinds in this post.

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

How to Promote Your E-Commerce Business on Twitter — Although the title suggests this article is only for e-commerce owners, the “how to” tactics will work for ANY business owner!

Additional Resources (for Success)

16 Quick Tips To Enhance Your Mindset, Focus, and Productivity — FYI, this one is from the Blogging Wizard’s personal blog. (Thanks, Adam! I love these tips!)

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!

7 Ways for Building Relationships with Influencers

7 Ways for Building Relationships and Engaging with Influencers

Building relationships with influencers and engaging with them is a great way to build your following and brand. I’ve found that influencers, on average, are more willing to engage with you than non-influencers. Perhaps (at least partly) it is their friendly and positive attitude that has gotten them to where they are!

Nevertheless, influencers are busy people and they have a lot of people messaging them. But there are a few tricks that you can use to successfully engage and get noticed by them.

Building Relationships with Influencers: 7 WAYS

If you want to build genuine relationships with influencers, here are 7 action steps you can take to start making friends and building your own sphere of influence.

1. Comment on Their Blogs

Commenting on someone’s blog is one of the easiest ways to get noticed. And a lot of influential bloggers will even reply to some or all of their comments. It’s a great way to start forming relationships with top bloggers.

Lorraine says: Blog commenting is one of the reasons why Ryan Biddulph (the Blogger from Paradise) and Maxwell Ivey (the Blind Blogger) and I became friends. It’s also the reason why many top bloggers have connected with me. I have also gotten many clients from blog commenting as well as landed several guest posting opportunities! Blog commenting is a FANTASTIC way of connecting with people! Max became one of my best clients (I’ve helped him publish all three of his books) and Ryan even let me write for him after influencing me to take my dream vacation to see my first palm tree in real life! But… it’s not easy to get featured on Blogging from Paradise. In fact, Ryan has written exactly what you need to do to achieve that feat! Read How to Get Featured on Blogging From Paradise if you want to really up your blogging game and get connected with this famous blogger!

Even if the influencers don’t reply to you or your comment, they probably read their blog comments. After all, they wrote the post and are probably curious as to what other people think.

To get noticed, try to make intelligent comments that add value to the post instead of just saying “nice post.” Also, be sure to comment regularly. That doesn’t mean you have to comment on every post, but try to comment every now and then if you have something worth saying.

If you really want to get serious about blog commenting, then sign up for their email list so that you get notified when they publish a new article. You can also subscribe to their blog’s RSS feed with a tool like BlogTrottr if you want to be one of the first commenters.

2. Engage with Them on Twitter

Some influencers are active on Twitter and will engage their fans on there. Pay attention to influencers and see how they are using their Twitter accounts. Are they communicating with other people on Twitter?

If so, then this can be a good way to start connecting with them and building relationships with these influencers. Answer their questions or comment on their messages. Get involved in the conversation if you think you can add something good to it.

Another thing you can do is ReTweet their messages when they are promoting their own posts on Twitter. This is a more passive strategy, but if you keep doing it, then they are going to notice. Read More

Some Resources for You (#3)

Wording Well's business card image

I’m too lazy too busy editing to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… and that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. 🙂

I am doing this from time to time. I’ve already published:

Some Resources for You (#1)

– Some Resources for You (#2)

For Bloggers

13 Common Mistakes I See When Doing Expert Roundups (Plus a Checklist)

For Freelancers

How To Build A Sustainable Freelance Writing Business While Traveling The World

For Writers of all Kinds!

25 Top Tools for Writers to Crush it in 2018

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

How to Start a Blog for Your Business in 3 Easy Steps

Additional Resources (for Success)

19 Ways To Ditch The Overwhelm And Become A Productivity Powerhouse

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!