How to Double Your Writing Speed Without Lowering Its Quality

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How in the world do they do it?

Day after day, they write monstrous posts that are extremely useful and easy to read.

You know the people I’m talking about—you might even consider me to be one of them.

Here’s what a typical week looks like for me in terms of blog content alone:

  • 2 posts on Quick Sprout (1,000-5,000 words each) plus an infographic
  • 2 posts on the NeilPatel.com blog (about 5,000 words each)
  • 2 guest posts on other popular blogs (about 1,500 words each)
  • 0.5-1 blog post for the Crazy Egg blog (about 2 per month at about 2,000 words each)

Total that up, and you get around 17,000 words per week or 3,400 words per weekday.

And I’ve been able to sustain this type of volume for years.

I’m the first to admit that in technical terms, I’m not the best writer. I certainly didn’t go to college to get a degree in English or creative writing. Yet, I have thousands of awesome readers who really enjoy what I write.

There’s a reason I spent much time learning first how to write quality blog posts and then how to write them fast.

Although time is my most valuable resource, I spend a significant chunk of it every week writing. That’s because I know how effective content marketing can be for a business.

But I’m far from the only one.

Contently found that 41% of businesses struggle with creating enough content.

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Wouldn’t it be easier to create more content if you could write faster?

If you need to learn how to write a great post, start by checking out my guide to writing high quality data-driven articles.

If you already write high quality posts but it takes you a long time to do it, then this article is for you. I’m going to show you 11 key concepts that you can start using today to start writing faster.

Imagine being able to write posts in half the time you currently do now! That would free up a lot of time to either write more posts or work on other parts of your business.

An extra few posts a week can greatly speed up your business’ growth, possibly by years.   [click to continue…]

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The 5 Stages of Blog Growth: How Your Traffic Tactics Should Change as You Grow

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If you know exactly what you’re doing, you can build a blog that gets over 100,000 visitors per month in less than year—from scratch.

Chances are, however, you don’t know exactly what you need to do to achieve that, but that’s okay.

The fact that you’re here and ready to learn means that one day, you will know what you need to do to create a fully sustainable business from your blog.

Another factor is the time it takes. Some of you may be able to build a thriving blog in a year, while others may take two, three, or even five years.

During this journey, your blog will progress through five distinct stages:

  1. Blog creation
  2. Initial growth: finding your 100 “true fans”
  3. Scaling up your traffic
  4. Reaping the rewards
  5. Maintaining your success

In this article, I’ll outline the five stages of blog growth to help you understand where you’re today and how far you have left to go.   [click to continue…]

How to Get Your First 1000 Followers on Pinterest

Although there isn’t much talk about Pinterest these days, it doesn’t mean you should ignore it. It’s actually one of the highest converting social sites on the web… especially for e-commerce related products.

But how do you get started on Pinterest? Well, to get you off and running, I’ve decided to create an infographic that breaks down how to get your first 1,000 followers on Pinterest.   [click to continue…]

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How to Write Emails Your Subscribers Can’t Wait to Open

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The job of a marketer isn’t easy.

You need to create great content, promote it, and then convert your hard-earned traffic into email subscribers.

Because email is 40 times more effective than social media in customer acquisition, it can’t be ignored.

But your work doesn’t stop there either. You need to cultivate a relationship with your subscribers if you want them to ever buy from you.

In order to do that, you need your subscribers to not just tolerate your emails but to actually get excited about the next email you send them.

The average email open rate depends on the industry, but typically it ranges from 15-25%. That’s not terrible, but it certainly isn’t good.

Would you be happy if only 1 out of 4-6 people who asked for emails from you actually opened them? And that’s just opening, not clicking through or replying.

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I hope you said you wouldn’t be happy with the 15-25% open rate. Indeed, you can do much better if you avoid the mistakes most other businesses make.

If the average business has an ROI of 4,300% from email marketing with those kinds of open rates, imagine what you could do if 50-60% of your list opened and interacted with your emails.

In this post, I will show you how to achieve those results.   [click to continue…]

What do these elite brands know about driving visitors and traffic to your site that you don’t?

The Day After: 11 Things to Do After You Publish a Post

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Clicking the “Publish” button is one of the highlights of my day.

Working hard on a post and then putting it out there to help others is extremely rewarding. It’s one of the main reasons why I continue to write so much.

But it’s not the only reason…

Content marketing remains one of the most effective strategies to grow a blog—any blog.

Eighty-six percent of marketers in North America use content marketing, and 71% of marketers (overall) are planning to increase spending on content marketing.   [click to continue…]