Creating valuable content is the ultimate challenge of running a successful niche website. The adage “Content is King” isn’t an overstatement, it’s an understatement. Content is the absolute, single most vital factor to your success. So how do you create valuable content?
PRO TIP: Delete “Hello World” before you get started. WordPress encourages you to get started with a chipper little default post called “Hello World.” Your first official action is going to be to delete that little sucker before it bites you in the back. Why? This default post is a spam magnet and spam is annoying. Worse, when you’re starting a brand new blog, spam is discouraging. You don’t want to wrestle with page after page of spam on your fresh new website. Delete that post. Click “Add New” and start fresh.
Get ideas for your next blog post. If you’re feeling stuck, use this list of 50+ interesting blog topic ideas to help you decide what to write next. No matter what you’re writing about, you’ll find something here that can work for you!
Identify the best keywords for your content. Keywords are the foundation for SEO, so you can’t optimize your post until you know exactly what keywords to target. In this post, we’ll show you how to identify the best keywords and phrases for your content.
Optimize your content with these SEO tricks. Again, I cannot overstate how critical SEO is to your success. Content may be King but SEO is Queen – and she’s not just any queen, either. She’s a raging feminist, second-to-nobody, takes-no-prisoners sort of queen who demands your absolute devotion. Ignore her and she’ll rip your heart out. Learn how to stay in her majesty’s good graces with these SEO best practices.
Write headlines that make a powerful first impression. We all know that first impressions are the most important. Your headline is the first thing your readers will see on their Google Searches and their Facebook feeds. Make it memorable and effective with these five proven strategies and three headline idea generators.
Create stunning visuals with free images and photo editors. Images and videos are more popular than ever. Fortunately, you can do some truly incredible things with stock photography. We’ll show you all the tools we use to acquire and edit free images and videos into compelling, unique content for our web properties.
Spice things up with fun formats, like GIF lists. Chloe does all of the GIF posts for Low Income Relief, so I had her write up some pointers here.