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10 Easy Steps To Curated Content

steps to curated content

10 Easy Steps To Curated Content

10 Easy Steps to Curated Content

How to make curated content.

steps to curated content

 

Many people avoid blogging because they feel they don’t have enough original ideas or material to do it.

That is a shame because blogging can be such a great boon to any business. It takes your business up a notch and puts you at the head of the competition.

It gives business owners a way to directly communicate with their potential customers in a way that is not “salesy” or “pitchy”. And customers are getting wary of getting sold to. They’re almost immune to traditional advertising.

Creating valuable content for your clients and customers is a great way to establish credibility and loyalty.

But too many business owners are so busy with their business, they feel they don’t have time to blog. ~steps to curated content~

The easiest answer would be to hire someone to do it for you. But there is an associated expense with that and it doesn’t have as much of a personal stamp on it.

So, what’s a business owner to do if they want to have a blog?

There is a plethora of information already on the internet about almost EVERYTHING. You can find articles and repurpose them into a CURATED BLOG POST. (By the way, this post is a curated blog post).

It’s quick and it’s easy.

Here are the 10 Easy Steps to Curated Content:

  1. Identify your audience. Pick whom you’re going to be talking to. Think about your buyer’s persona.

    1. What are their pains?
    2. What problem can you solve?
    3. What is your ideal demographic?
  2. What is the takeaway for your audience?

    1. What do you want them to learn from your blog post?
  3. What type of curated content do you want to post? There are a number of formats.

    1. Expert tips.
    2. Presentations or Webinars
    3. Quotations
    4. Case Studies
    5. Industry blog sites
    6. Infographics
    7. Statistics, charts, data, etc.
    8. Videos
    9. eBooks
    10. Industry examples
  4. Jot down a few titles, brainstorm.

    1. To see how your title stacks up, try it out at this site: http://aminstitute.com/headline/index.htm
  5. Create an outline

    1. Introduction
    2. Body
    3. Conclusion
  6. Write your content

    1. Try to keep at least 60% of your article your own words.
    2. Include links to outside sources
    3. Use your headline key words several times.
    4. Quotes from other articles.
    5. Use images
    6. Break it down with sub-headings
  7. Finalize your headline

  8. Pick a Call-to-Action

    1. What do you want your readers to do after reading your article?
  9. Give credit to your sources

  10. Copy and paste your article into your blog.

Here are some examples of articles using content creation:

http://www.curata.com/blog/6-content-curation-templates-for-content-annotation/

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/15-phenomenal-ted-talks#sm.000yvwcdm114idptxjm1faixt4rmt

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/steve-jobs-inspirational-quotes-im-slideshare#sm.000yvwcdm114idptxjm1faixt4rmt

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/5965/The-Ultimate-List-300-Social-Media-Statistics.aspx

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But WAIT! There’s more! Make it better before you hit “PUBLISH”.

  1. Edit, Edit, Edit!

    1. Check spelling and grammar.
    2. Make sure it says what you intend to say.
  2. Pick a graphic

    1. Make a featured image. You can use http://canva.com .
  3. Optimize you post for SEO.

    1. See my previous article on using Yoast SEO. http://www.bloggingsuccessstories.com/blog-post/
  4. NOW, hit “PUBLISH”.

If you got value from this, please leave a comment and share.

[Thanks to http://blog.hubspot.com for information for this article.]

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Anita Hales

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2 Comments

  • Anita Hales

    November 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I do believe all of the concepts you’ve introduced in your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for novices. May you please extend them a bit from subsequent time?

      Anita Hales

      December 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      The posts are not meant to be full-fledged training programs. They are to help people know where to look for the information. Much of it has been gleaned from programs I paid for. Free information is great. I try to give as much information as possible in this format. Some of the subject matter could fill a book.

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