Not all of us take to content creation like a fish to water – most of us need a break now and again. When I first started out making money online I had next to no confidence whatsoever!
I knew there were people out there making good money but I had little confidence in my own ability to follow them. At the time it took me about 3 hours to write an article!
But things got easier and I now spend day after day happily tapping away at my keyboard, creating content as I see fit.
Sometimes ideas dry up though – and when I finally come across a topic I like I then have to write about it!
Even the visitors to my site need a change from time to time – not everyone wants to wade through layers of text after text!
In this article I decided to cover a few options for blog posts that don’t involve that much writing. I would always recommend starting each post with a paragraph or two for SEO purposes before carrying on with each of the ideas below…
#1 Gallery or Slideshow
I’ve noticed a lot of sport news sites and cookery sites taking this low content option recently.
Image galleries and slideshows can be an awesome way to get your word across if used correctly. Add in a sentence or two to cover the basis of each image, and maybe an affiliate link and you’re set!
#2 The Power of an Infographic
I’ve noticed many of the top internet marketing sites are using more and more infographics to get their word across.
An infographic is an image that contains information – they are quite simply put together by using open source art programs like Gimp ( or the free photo suites that come with your PC ).
Here is an example of a basic Infographic:
They seem to work pretty well and I always find them ranking on the first page of Google ( which is strange as they never hold that much content! ).
#3 Top Links List
This is a pretty handy way to construct a post with minimum content and drive visitors to your site at the same time!
These posts involve listing the top players in certain niches:
- Top 5 Free Marketing resources
- Top 10 WordPress Plugins
- 6 of The Best Online Chat Rooms
Lists are very powerful pieces of content on the internet – they can draw in A LOT of visitors!
#4 Video Related Posts
The beauty of using video posts is that you can house the actual video on sites like YouTube. This means that you are going to get a ‘double bubble’ of traffic avenues – one from your site and one from YouTube itself!
Most people tend to aim at product reviews when it comes to video but you can aim at anything you want really. One tactic I like to use is to answer a question or query that seems to be popular within my niche.
The videos don’t need to be Hollywood standard – as long as you get your message across it should work out just fine.
#5 Audio or Podcast
I’ve noticed a huge increase in MP3 and Podcast interviews recently – they seem to work quite well. I’m unsure how effective they will be from a SEO point of view but they certainly offer something different for your readers.
If you’re lucky enough to get hold of a ‘big player’ within your niche why not suggest an audio interview for a change? The worst they can say is no!
#6 Popular Quotes
I’ve noticed quite a few internet marketers relying on quotes to fill space within their articles. These articles seem to target motivational responses to get their readers moving in the ‘work zone’ but they seem pretty cool.
Try searching out some inspirational quotes from well known names related to your niche. Sometimes people need to read something positive to alter their perspective on the day.
#7 Offer a Guest Post Spot
I don’t actually partake in guest posts any longer due to the fact Google dismisses them as a form of backlink.
But that’s not to say guest posting is dead – far from it!
This form of writing can be very effective when it comes to drawing in traffic from other websites.
To keep on the safe side of the search engines, make sure you only accept quality articles from respected bloggers.
#8 Find Another Writer
Sometimes I rely on the work of other writers when my workload becomes to much – I don’t do it often but it is a viable option for me to consider.
Outsourcing your writing can free up time to get the more intricate side of your business in line.
There are quite literally millions of writers offering their services online but unfortunately not all of them are up to standard. If you find one you like hold onto him/her as they can really help your website grow.
When you consider that most decent online writers only charge about $20 for a 1000 word article you’ll see the worth. If you can afford to do it and the writer is a good writer it can seriously boost your website’s popularity!
After a while readers will get used to your writing style – why not mix it up with another writer’s work from time to time?
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