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Make Money Case Study: How I Made $3,439 in 12 Days with One Ebook

Make Money Case Study: How I Made $3,439 in 12 Days with One Ebook

Here is the truth about content marketing:

Creating great content on a consistent basis will not make you money.

You probably know some bloggers who have done this ‘Write-and-Wait’ approach and failed. It just simply doesn’t work that way.

If you are serious about making money from your content, you need to do more than write and wait. You have to create content that your customer want, promote the content and sell a product or service at the right moment.

Today, I am going to show you a system that helped me make $3,439 in as little as 12 days… And I did this without a list, traffic and backlinks.

The Boost Blogger Content System: The 4-Figure Content Marketing Method

I started the Boost Blogger System with no list, no existing traffic and no backlinks.

On April 19th, I sold a mini-course on my client’s blog entitled “CPA Express”.

After executing the Boost Blogger Content System, I was able to make this many sales in 24 hours.

More importantly, traffic in my website increased by a whopping 63%

The best part?

You can do the same thing for your business even if you have not made a cent online. I’ll take you through the entire 3-step content marketing process.

The 3-Step Boost Blogger Content System to Get Targeted Traffic and Sales

There are 4 steps to the Boost Blogger System.

Here’s why the system works so well.

Unlike the traditional content marketing strategy that compels you to write as much content as you can (Who wants to do that anyway?), this strategy only teaches you to write a few targeted pieces that are designed to convert your visitors into buyers.

The system also includes an automated promotion system so that you can set-and-forget your promotion as you focus more on content.

Then, it will also teach you the perfect time to sell your product or service to get maximum returns.

So what do you say?

Now: The Boost Blogger Content System is just one part of the whole Boost Blogger System. This only covers the content part. I cover the whole system in my mini-course: the Boost Blogger System.

Step 1: Map Your Customer’s Quest for a Solution to their Problem

Customers go through 4 different stages: (1) Problematic Stage, (2) Solution-Oriented Stage, (3) Research Stage and (4) Best Solution Stage.

STAGE 1: Problematic Stage

In the Problematic Stage, the customer goes through the pain of the problem. This is when he experiences the problem but doesn’t know how to solve it.

For example, this can be a woman who is recently broken-hearted because her boyfriend broke up with her. She knows that she has a problem but she is still wallowing in the pain and not looking for a solution.

STAGE 3: Research Stage

At the research stage, the woman vows to search for a solution to her problem. She does this by going on search engines to look for ways on how to overcome her depression. This is the stage where content marketers can come in and provide solutions.

STAGE 2: Solution-Oriented Stage

In the Solution-Oriented stage, there is acceptance of the problem and the disposition to find a solution.

If we go back to our example, the woman will now be ready to move on at this stage. She knows that she is broken-hearted but she doesn’t want to wallow in the pain anymore. She now resolves to find a solution to her pain but she is still not doing the search.

STAGE 4: Best Solution Stage

At the Best Solution Stage, the woman would have searched for all the possible solutions to her problem. This can include talking to a friend, seeking a therapist or simply going outside to do something new. This is the stage where the woman will decide on the solution that is best for her.

This is the stage when products or services are best promoted. It is at this stage that prospects are most willing to spend on products or services that can help them with their problems.

What stage is your customer in? Are you providing the right content?

It is important to map your customer’s quest for a solution so that you can come in with the right content at the right time. This way, they will be more likely to buy from you.

Step 2: Provide Content for Each Stage

Now that you know the different stages that a customer goes through, it is time to know the types of content for each stage. Here are some examples of content that are relevant for each stage.

STAGE 1: Problematic Stage

The problematic stage is emphasized if you relate with your customer’s pain. You can do this by simply having an introduction that reminds your target market of their pain.

This can be a question.

Or it can be a story of how you or someone experienced the pain.

The most important thing about this stage is to relate with your customer’s pain.

STAGE 3: Research Stage

This is when you should create in-depth content. You can do this by creating three types of content: an in-depth guide, a tutorial or a detailed list. Here is a brief explanation of each.

A tutorial contains steps on how to do a particular goal and a detailed demonstration of each step in text and pictures. This is useful for it takes the guesswork out of implementing the process. Everything is demonstrated in detail.

An in-depth guide is somewhat similar to a tutorial with the exception that it may contain some definition of terms and other parts.

A detailed list is useful because it shows all the possible solutions to a problem. The solutions just to be detailed enough that the reader can easily implement the items on the list without trouble.

STAGE 2: Solution-Oriented Stage

In this stage, you need to show that the solution that your customer is thinking about is possible. How? You can do this in two ways. You can do it by making yourself the case study or you can make another person the case study, The key is to demonstrate how the solution worked for you or someone else. That is all there is to it.

STAGE 4: Best Solution Stage

To show your customer the best solution, you can create comparison content or insert your product or service in your research stage content. At this stage, it is important to emphasize why your proposed solution is the best solution to the problem.

NOTE: It is important to have a significant number of blogposts before you begin promotion. You should include at least 8 blogposts before you start promotion – this is enough content to get your prospects to trust you.

Step 3: Forget the Write-and-Wait Approach

The write-and-wait approach doesn’t work anymore. Yet, the majority of bloggers do it and then wonder why they are not reaching their financial goals.

Here’s how most bloggers approach content marketing.

They spend hours crafting the perfect blogpost. They spruce it up with images and statistics.

But they don’t promote it.

This may have something to do with all those Content is King advocates who think believe the saying “Buiild It and They Will Come.” But this is a strategy doomed for failure.

Forget the write-and-wait approach and start actively promoting your content.

You Try It

Can you see how the Boost Blogger Content System can work for you?

Forget the Write-and-Wait approach. It is time to write content relevant to the experience of your customer.

Are you ready?

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Blog Traffic Case Study: How I Got a 84.26% Traffic Increase to a Brand New Website In Just 15 Days

Blog Traffic Case Study: How I Got a 84.26% Traffic Increase to a Brand New Website In Just 15 Days

Blogger Outreach is the only way to build links in 2017 and beyond. In fact, it should not be called link building. It should be called ‘relationship building’. There is simply no other way to rank higher in the search engines than through network marketing.

Today, I am going to show you how I increased my traffic by 84.26% with just 15 days of outreach – Yes. It is that powerful!

How I Increased My Traffic in 15 Days with the Guildmaster Technique

On January 21, 2017, I launched a 6-page website for my client in the Self Development niche.

This is a brand new website with 0 backlinks and 0 connections.

With just 15 days of promotion, here are the results.

And it was not just empty traffic. All of the visitors were engaging with the brand new website.

And a good percentage of them are coming back for more.

Aside from that, we are also getting some traffic from the backlinks that we got from highly relevant websites like these. (Note: We also got traffic from 2 top influencers in the niche)

You can also do the same to your website… even if you don’t have any budget for any fancy software or service.

It was just a week ago when I launched the website for a client of mine in the Self Development niche.

I created the blog from scratch with just 3 pages of content, an about page and a contact page.

I made sure that the design is relevant to the niche of my client. So I used black and white in the design.

Then, I also designed a quick about page and contact page just so the website is presentable enough to be promoted.

Then, I created 2 lists and 1 guide. I consider these types of content to be highly linkable and shareable. I created a tab in the navigation bar for the guide and linked the blogposts in the homepage.

I then went ahead to find my guild.

A guild is simply a one-word description for your niche network. This is a group of people who are passionate about your niche. They can be bloggers or influencers. The goal of these people is to spread the word about your niche and to inspire as many people as possible.

Your goal is to find your guild. You can do this in two ways:

Search for Guild Members on Google

The easiest way to find your guild is to search for them on Google. To do this, simply look for your main keywords. These can be topics of your blogposts or it can also be the main keywords of your blog. Type them and take note of at least 10 influencers.

The way I do this is that I keep all the influencers in a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet includes their first name, last name, email, website and social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn and G+.

Find The Most Shared Posts in Your Niche

You can also use a tool called BuzzSumo for searching guild members. Simply key in your main keyword or topic and it will uncover highly shared pages in the niche. You can then visit these websites and record all of the influencers that you find.

Once you find a list of influencers, it is time to support them. You can do this commenting on their blog, commenting on their facebook page, replying to their tweets, replying to their Google+ updates, commenting on their Instagram updates and connecting via email and Linkedin.

To comment on their blogs, I use a tool called Feedly. This allows me to have all the blogs in one place and see their latest updates without the need for mention tools.

NOTE: The key is to just connect without asking for a link. Just participate in the guild and get a feel of it. Don’t ask for anything. Just support them.

Aside from influencers, you can also empower your guild supporters. These are the people who tirelessly support the influencers.

To do this, simply look for a popular influencer blog and look at all the people who guest posted in the blog. Visit their websites and support them.

Here is an example. For the case of my client, I was targeting websites that are relevant to simplicity or minimalism. Here are the guest posts that I found in an influencer’s website.

And he has more…

I also add these people into my spreadsheet.

In the same way, you can also support their commenters, likers and followers. You can do this by clicking on their names and visiting their websites from the blogs. You can also message them in social networks.

One of the things I have noticed is that supporters are more open to conversations than influencers. This is great especially if you are just building your brand from scratch.

Out of the 15-Day Outreach promotion, I got a 84.26% increase in traffic, got a position in the 4th page of Google (our Facebook page is in the 3rd page of Google) and got 10 high quality links that directed traffic to the blog. All of the visitors are high quality – visiting 1-2 pages in my 6-page website and staying for at least 2 minutes. Also, 22.7% are still coming back for more.

I am also gaining traction because I also see some authors of the blogs responding with the promotion.

I got two influencers to like our tweets. Two influencers to like our comments and we even got one influencer reaching out to the website to make the first comment – The feeling was amazing!

Now You Try It

I hope you can see the potential of the Guildmaster Technique for your website.

It doesn’t involve massive submission of links or emails but it worked in getting the influencers’ attention. This is surprising for it is done with just 15 days of promotion.

Are you ready to do it?

Download the Guildmaster Technique Worksheet Below.

Blogging Tools: The Ultimate List (235 Tools and Counting)

Blogging Tools: The Ultimate List (235 Tools and Counting)

Blogging tools lists are all over the Internet. But this one is different.

This is a real blogging toolkit that contains tools that you can use right away. This is not a mishmash of tools that contains SEO and marketing tools. It just contains tools that are relevant to blog creation and marketing.

Here are 235 Blogging Tools sorted by task. I hope that you find this list useful.

Headline Generation Tools
  1. Portent Headline Generator – Can’t think of a good blogpost title? Just type in your subject here and it will automatically think of a title for you
  2. ContentForest Ideator – Get an idea or be inspired. Let the ideator do all the thinking. Just key in your subject or keyword.
  3. SumoMe Headline Generator – I like this tool out of the bunch because it allows you to specify the type of content that you want to generate as well as let you choose from different types of headlines.
  4. Title Generator – This acts pretty much in the same way as the other generators. The titles says it all.
  5. Hubspot’s Topic Generator – Instead of generating topics based on one keyword, this tool asked for three nouns instead.
  6. SEOPressor Blog Title Generator – This works pretty much in the same way as the others. The only difference is that you can specify the nature of the keyword through a dropdown menu.
  7. Title Generator by Impact – This is a rather straightforward tool that lets you come up with a title based on your topic.
  8. TweakYourBiz Title Generator – Works the same way. You can only specify if the keyword is a noun or a verb.
  9. inboundNow Blog Title Idea Generator – This tool generates a replaceable title. It doesn’t ask for your input. It just auto-generates.
  10. Linkbait Generator – Running out of ideas? Use this linkbait generator. I am loving the ideas that I am getting here. Just input your keyword.
  11. Upworthy Generator – Generate a topic that can get you clicks on social media. Use Upworthy.
  12. Blog Post Idea Generator – This tool is as direct as its title. It does what it says it can do. But no surprises there.
  13. Tim Gross Free Headline Generator – This tool is really old but offers a unique twist to headline generation.
  14. Quandry’s Content Idea Generator – This is unique because it will ask a series of question before it generates an idea.
Headline Analyzers
  1. Headline Analyzer by CoSchedule – Get your headline analyzed in a few seconds. From wording to the type of content, the tool is able to detect it.
  2. Advanced Marketing Institute Emotional Marketing Headline Analyzer – Analyzes the emotions in each word in your headline.
  3. Thrive Headline Analyzer – Be able to analyze your headline in real time. Also do some split testing. Just to warn you though – this tool is not free.
  4. Sharethrough Headline Analyzer – This works the same way as CoSchedule only that it looks more into how engaging the words are.
Content Research
  1. Inbound.org – have the latest marketing articles delivered to you with Inbound.org.
  2. Alltop – Find the latest topics that topped the niche with AllTop.
  3. BuzzSumo – get the most shared content in your niche with BuzzSumo.
  4. BuzzStream – a good alternative to BuzzSumo. It helps you to reach out to influencers as well.
  5. NinjaOutreach – Find Influencers in your niche with NinjaOutreach.
  6. Epicbeat  – Look for the top articles for any topic with Epiction’s Epicbeat.
  7. RightRelevance – Find out more about your passion by inputting your main keyword.
  8. Reddit – Find the most unique topics to write about with the Reddit Community.
  9. Quora – Find the answer to almost any questions and get a stream of content ideas.
  10. Twitter – Explore topics through hashtags and look at the most shared content to get some topic ideas.
  11. Facebook – This may seem common but it is not that obvious to you. Your own feed can be a source of content ideas. Only if you are willing to look.
  12. Google Trends – Find out the most popular news. Fully updated, this tool will show you the latest news.
  13. Ahref’s Content Explorer – Find out the latest and mostly shared content in your niche.
  14. Alchemy Language – Generate topics or keywords right out of your competitor’s content while using this tool.
  15. Brandwatch – See what people are talking about and generate some content ideas.
  16. NewsCred – Have access to over 2,500 sources and millions of articles, images and videos to help you in your content creation.
Keyword Research
  1. Google Keyword Planner Tool – We cannot have a keyword research tool list without this one. This is the go-to keyword tool of all time.
  2. Bing Keyword Tool – Even if Google is always the most popular choice, Bing also has a keyword tool. The best part is that it is able to uncover really low competition keywords.
  3. Ubersuggest – Looking for longtail keywords? Ubersuggest gives you the keywords based on Google Suggest.
  4. Soovle – Generate keyword ideas in an instant with this tool. This puts all of the keyword ideas across different websites in one convenient place.
  5. Moz Keyword Explorer – Want to find out more than just searches? This tool offers in-depth metrics to your keyword.
  6. KeywordTool.io – Known as a popular alternative to Google Keyword Planner, this tool generates keywords from different website.
  7. MajesticSEO – Want exclusive metrics for your keyword? Try Majestic SEO – a unique keyword analysis service.
  8. SEO Book Keyword Tools – This tool may look old but it is still effective. Aaron Wall did a great job in crafting this tool.
  9. SEMRush – Want to do competitive keyword research? You can do it with this tool. SEMRush allows you to compare keywords and find out the keywords that you would like to use.
  10. SpyFu – Another competitive keyword research tool is SpyFu. Find out what your competitors are using and swoop down to take the rankings from them.
  11. WordTracker – Warning: This tool is not free. It may look free but it’s not. But it is a good tool for keyword analysis.
  12. KWFinder – Another tool you can use for longtail keyword research is KWFinder. It is designed just for that.
  13. Yoast Suggest – Working almost like Google Planner, this tools creates suggestions and gives the option to export the results to a CSV file.
  14. Wordstream Keyword Tool – You may have heard of this before. But this tool also allows you to do some keyword searches. Only that searches are limited to 30 a day.
  15. FreshKey – This tool is not free but it is for good reason. This generates more than just keywords. It generates buyer keywords.
  16. Ninja Search Combination Tool – Want to generate a huge list of keywords in a short time. Also utilizing the Google search query, this tool is able to create a huge keyword list in a click.
  17. Keyword Discovery – Really old but this tool still does the job of getting keywords and displaying them on a table.
  18. WordPot – Want to know the daily search volume of your keyword? Wordpot can do it for you.
  19. KeywordSpy – This tool can help you generate keywords based on similar words and spelling mistakes. Designed for PPC, this is a tool that can help you target the right keywords for your advertisements.
  20. KeywordEye – Based in the UK, this tool is the only one out there that generates LSI keywords.
  21. KGen – KGen is your browser’s best friend as it analyzes keywords on any webpage. Because of this, it may also be a good competitive keyword tool as well.
  22. SerpStat – Looks like a professional tool with lots of inside tools. Might be useful for in-depth keyword research.
Content Collection
  1. Scoop.it – Leading the list is Scoop.it – the perfect place to find highly relevant and shareable content for your niche.
  2. Pocket – Looking for an app that can help you find, annotate and keep all the content in one place even if you got it in different places on the Internet? Pocket is the answer.
  3. Curata CCS – A tool that assists you in your content marketing efforts by helping you search, annotate, organize, compile and share content.
  4. DrumUp – Fuse social media and content marketing in one with DrumUp – the tool that can mine content from social media channels in real time.
  5. Feedly – Have all of your favorite blogs in one place. Go there when you need some ideas but find all of their feeds in one place.
  6. List.ly – The list is a very popular type of blogpost. It always get shares. Generate a quick list through this website.
  7. Storify – Join a community of storymakers. Share your story and curate some useful ones for your website.
  8. Paper.li – Want your own online newspaper? You can now do it with Paper.li.
  9. Pulse – Find the latest news on LinkedIn and have the news flow in your mobile gadgets so that you can find easily find and share them.
  10. Delicious – Delicious may be old but it is still working well. Keep all of your bookmarks in one place with its compact bookmarklet.
  11. ContentGems  – ContentGems offers a service that helps marketers find and share relevant content to their followers.
  12. Bundlr – Group items together and pass them off as new content. Bundlr can help you in that area.
  13. Flipboard – Want to be able to create your own online magazine? You can do that with Flipboard. Put all of your favorite news, stories and articles in one place.
  14. EverPost – Need story ideas? No problem! With EverPost, you’ll get a steady stream of ideas along with the option to save the information that you find.
  15. CurationSoft – Offers a service that establishes a company as a thought leader by helping them find content while keeping their authoritative voice.
  16. RockTheDeadline – Want to access a stream of updated news and content that you can instantly curate and share? That’s what RocktheDeadline can do for you.
  17. TumbleCloud – Find stories that you can arrange, co-create and share. A tool for collaborative storytelling.
  18. UpContent – Find the most relevant and recent content from social influencers with UpContent. It is able to pull up news and blogposts and sort them accordingly.
  19. Kuratur – This is content curation on steroids. Have your curation done automagically with this tool.
  20. ClipZine – Have your own ezine with Clipzine. Easily generate your own ezine with curated content and share it with your followers.
  21. Magnify – Have the ability to curate content in video form. Magnify will help you do that.
  22. Scribit – Search and track conversions of your content all at the same time with Scribit.
  23. BagTheWeb – Collect content in a bag and share them with others through this tool.
  24. TagBoard – Search content through hashtags across different social media channels with TagBoard.
  25. MassRelevance – Social media is no longer optional. It is a good thing that there is Mass Relevance to help brands connect with their audiences.
  26. iFlow – Look at real time streams on any topic and have the ability to curate it to craft new content.
  27. Curation Traffic – Using WordPress? Use this plugin to harvest posts, articles, graphics and videos to fuel your blog.
  28. Addict-o-matic – Key in a trending topic and Addict-o-matic will look for it in real time websites across the Internet.
  29. HeadSlinger – Tap the power of headlines through this headline search tool.
  30. Postano – Looking for content for your website and other materials? Postano targets brands and organizations to deliver the most relevant content to them.
  31. Trap!t – Want to choose the content that you see? You can do that through the personalized content discovery of Trap!t.
  32. Postplanner – This is an advanced search tool that let you find ideas based on keywords and lead you to the experts in your chosen niche.
  33. Bundlepost – Here is another tool that utilizes the power of social media. This tool helps find statuses so that you can curate and schedule them for sharing.
  34. Liiist – Looking for an online folder where you can keep everything? Liist is what you are looking for.
  35. Newsle – Want to keep yourself updated with what your Facebook friends, email contacts and LinkedIn connections are doing? Have it all in one place with this tool.
  36. Summify – Do you want a summary of all of your fees in one convenient location? Use Summify. It will be great for content research too.
  37. Prismatic – Prismatic is another tool where you can create a personalized feed. This is better than just scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. It is better because it is highly customized
  38. Storyful – If you need to come up with a story everyday and you don’t have access to a professional newsroom, use Storyful – a tool that curates the most relevant news and puts it in one place.
  39. RebelMouse – Create your own website ready with content and connections to your social network.
  40. Channelkit – Have all of your content in one place. It doesn’t matter what format they come in. They can be PDFs, images, webpages or documents. You can have it in one place with Channelkit.
  41. Sharpr – What I like about this tool is its ability to disseminate information to a team. It is a good collaboration tool as well as an information sharing tool.
  42. Huzzaz – Like Magnify, Huzzaz allows you to curate videos in one location. It can be from Youtube, Vimeo or other video sharing websites.
  43. LinkHubb – Want to share links in a visual platform? LinkHubb allows you to upload everything in a cloud platform. The best part is that it also has some metrics.
  44. Crowdynews – need a constant stream of content to your website? Have Crowdynews deliver real-time news to your website.
  45. The Tweeted Times – Twitter addict? No problem! Have this tool aggregate all your favorite tweets in one place.
  46. GageIn – If you want to know the latest news about a particular topic, then go to GageIn. It will deliver everything conveniently to your device.
  47. Eqentia – Need a platform that can get content through text? Eqentia does this and it even delivers news in real time.
  48. Shareist – If you love taking note of your favorite content so that you may use them later. Use Shareist. It integrates with various platforms and allows you to share content in real time.
  49. Pearltrees – Another visual platform that lets you organize information in one place is Pearltrees. It also allows images.
  50. Juxtapost – Like an image on the web? Bookmark it with Juxtapost. Organize them on boards and share them.
  51. Pluggio – Managing all of your social media profiles can be troublesome. So have everything in one place with Pluggio.
  52. Kbucket – Join this community of content curators and see what they are sharing.
  53. elink – Need content right away? Turn a bunch of links into content with elink.
  54. Zimilate – Don’t you think that it is great to screenshot your favorite webpages? You can now do that with Zimilate. Capture every file, image and website in its cloud storage.
  55. Roojoom – Having an online magazine is a must for small business owners. Lucky for you, Roojoom helps you create these by collating content from users in your niche.
  56. Flashissue – Want to create an email newsletter. You can now do that with Gmail and Flashissue. FlashIssue is a Gmail newsletter creator that curates content for your subscribers.
  57. Vidinterest – Looking for videos you can share? This is another video sharing platform with a social twist. Get access to sites like YouTube, DailyMotion and Vimeo.
  58. Folloze – Are you into marketing and sales? Folloze is the right tool for you. It curates content across the industry.
  59. Lingospot – Lingospot is a software that automatically updates content throughout your web properties. With it, you can create thousands of pages for your website.
  60. XYDO – This tool curates content for your email marketing efforts. It feeds your subscribers regular content fodder for maximum conversions.
Content Editing
  1. Hemingway – This is the most popular editing app out of the bunch. Simply paste your content and it will highlight the parts that needs some editing. There is also a desktop app that you can download.
  2. Grammarly – This tool can integrate with Firefox so that you can edit content in webpages.
  3. GrammarBase – Have your content edited online. You can paste your text or upload a file.
  4. Spellchecker – Aside from grammar, you also need to check your spelling. A spellchecker is perfect for that.
  5. Cliche Finder – Do you think that you are using too many cliches in your work? Let the Cliche Finder find those nasty cliches.
  6. SlickWrite – Have an online editor critique your paper on the spot. It even highlights the words and tell you what to do next.
  7. ProofreadBot – Copy and Paste your content on the spot and have the bot do all the editing for you.
  8. 1Checker – This is a free tool that lets you check your grammar. You can even use it online with an account.
  9. Writefull – See your content being edited in real time so that you can write with confidence.
  10. Ginger – This is an editing tool that you can download on your PC or on your mobile phone. This is like having an editor on-the-go.
  11. After the Deadline – This tool can be used as a WordPress plugin or can be used online through its demonstration tab.
  12. Readability Tester – It is important to not only check for grammar but also for readability as well.
  13. EssayMama’s Word Counter – Want to know how many words you have written so far? Use this tool.
Content Enrichment Tools
  1. Unsuck it – Need to replace a word? Use Unsuck It to generate word ideas.
  2. Thesaurus.com – Thinking of Synonyms? Thesaurus.com should be your first choice.
  3. Big Huge Thesaurus – Need more words? Then use another thesaurus.
  4. Power Thesaurus – Another thesaurus. Another source of word ideas.
  5. Thsrs – This has a unique twist in the sense that it gives you shorter synonyms.
  6. Synonym.com – Like Thesaurus.com, this is one of the first websites you’ll see when you are looking for synonyms.
  7. Synonyms.net – If there is a .com version, there is also a .net. It does the same thing.
  8. Synonym Finder – Think that your content doesn’t sound quite right? Use a synonym finder.
  9. SnappyWords – Looking for a word and want it displayed visually? Then use this and you’ll be amazed.
  10. Visuwords – Here is another visual dictionary for you.
Content Auditing Tools
  1. Google Analytics – Want to know which content gets the most traffic for free? Nothing beats good old Google Analytics.
  2. OpenSiteExplorer – Want to look at the Domain Authority of your website as well as your backlinks and want to track the activity in your website pages? You can do that with OpenSiteExplorer.
  3. SEMRush – Get to know about your backlinks and your broken links with a quick overview of your website using this tool.
  4. Moz Pro – Get your site crawled by one of the most advance crawlers on the Internet.
  5. ScreamingFrog SEO Spider – This is a useful tool for looking at broken links in your website. It is a free desktop application.
  6. Google Search Console – This is often left out from the list but it is highly useful in finding broken links and de-indexed pages.
  7. Deepcrawl – Look closely at all of your links, redirects, canonicals, etc. with this tool.
  8. SEO Workers’s Tool – Look at your HTTP Headers and know what to do next with this tool.
  9. Web CEO – A slow website can kill your traffic. So you need a tool to help you make your website faster and this is what Web CEO is for.
  10. SERanking – Find your website errors as they occur. Use SERanking. Comes with a free trial.
  11. SEOptimer – Don’t know what’s wrong with your website or content? SEOptimer will tell you what to do next.
  12. Website Grader – Working in the same way as SEOptimer, you can now see the parts of your site that needs improvement.
  13. Dareboost – Is your website doing well? Find out with Dareboost.
  14. Raven Site Auditor – It is another site auditing tool that gives you results.
  15. SiteAnalyzer – Another good tool for website analysis is SiteAnalyzer. It is able to analyze your website in a click.
  16. Seomator – Find out what’s wrong with your website SEO-wise and how you can automate your tasks.
  17. SEOSiteCheckup – Want to know how you can improve optimize your site for the search engines? Use SEO Site Checkup.
  18. Found SEO Tool – Find out more about your website. All this tool needs is your URL.
  19. WooRank – WooRank offers an instant review of your website. Just key in your URL and you are ready to go.
  20. Nibbler – Know what’s wrong with your website with this one-click analysis tool.
  21. SEO Report Card – Working in pretty much the same way as other analyzers only that it gives you a detailed report on your website.
  22. Lipperhey – Want to analyze your website for free? Try Lipperhey.
  23. SEO Audit – Look at your links and your domain authority just as how a SEO audit should be.
  24. WebGnomes – Measure how well your site is optimized with this tool.
  25. Varvy SEO Tool – Find out how optimized your website for SEO, Speed and Mobile.
  26. Alexa Audit Tool – Audit your site with this tool that has been crawling the web since it began. You get a 7 days free trial at the beginning.
  27. Contentlook Plugin – Have a Content Audit Tool right inside your WordPress dashboard. Use this plugin.
  28. CAT (Content Analysis Tool) – This tool crawls your content to show you all of the links as well as the pageviews, bounce rate and the likes.
  29. Blaze – Know which content is getting the most pageviews and the lowest bounce rates with Blaze. Comes with a free demo.
  30. DynoMapper– Find out what type of content you have by looking at the keywords, the images and other information.
  31. Brafton – Brafton offers more than just content analytics. It also helps you when it comes to SEO and social media marketing.

 

Content services
  1. Upwork – Look for the right freelancer at UpWork – the leading freelancing website on the Internet.
  2. Fiverr – Need a quick job done? Try Fiverr where you can hire people for just $5.
  3. Contently – Need help with your content? Contently gives you access to high quality writers who can help you craft your content. Everything is handled inside their platform making it easy for your to focus on content ideas.
  4. Skyword – With over 20,000 writers, a connection with Thomson Reuters and a partnership with Bigstock Images, you’ll be sure to choose this over the rest.
  5. Textbroker – Looking for quick content? Look at no other than textbroker.
  6. iWriter – This website allows you to put up a job and wait up to four hours for its completion.
  7. TextMaster – Get your content at an affordable price with TextMaster
  8. NinjaEssays – Get your essays done the ninja way with NinjaEssays.
  9. PaperGears – Need to have some papers done? PaperGears can help you with any academic paper.
  10. EssaysCapital – This is another service for writing essays. Try them out.
  11. Plagtracker – This helps you create plagiarism-free papers.
  12. 300Editors – Hire an editor and watch him edit your work right in front of your eyes.
  13. Reedsy – Connect with writers, authors and editors before you publish your content. Connect with them through Reedsy.
  14. Wordy – Nothing beats real human editors and that’s what Wordy has.
  15. Brafton – if you need content in various formats, then Brafton can help you. They can even do case studies and interviews.
  16. Textworkers – specializing on webpages, this website is known to be the producer of various company descriptions such as that of Maybelline, Avon and oDesk.
  17. Outspoken Media – Do you want nothing less than authority articles for your website? There is no better service than that of Outspoken Media.
  18. Internet Marketing Ninjas – On the Internet, you need more than just content. You need search engine optimized content and this is what Internet Marketing Ninjas has to offer.
  19. iStrategy Labs – More than just written content, this service provider can also do animation and videography.
  20. Mad Wire Media – designed for marketing. This service provider specializes in digital marketing.
  21. Graphtek – Do you need content that reflects your brand? Then use a service from Graphtek.
  22. SEO Advantage – Let a SEO professional do all the dirty work by letting them write your content.
  23. Socius Marketing – Do you need an expert who can give you well researched articles? Socius Marketing can help you.
  24. Phenomenal Content LLC  – This service offers copywriting services on top of their article writing services.
  25. TextRoyal – There is nothing better than real US-born writers doing the job for you. They can do it on a variety of topics as well.
  26. CrowdFlower – Do you need content in various languages? BVrowdflower may lead you to the right writer.
  27. SocialSite Media – This service provider offers something unique in the sense that it gives you a service that looks at existing content instead of creating content from scratch.
  28. Simply Done Tech Solutions – This service stands out in the veterinary industry for its ability to create amazing content and videos.
  29. Express Writers – Sure, you need some professional services but you also need these services done fast and this is what Express Writers is for.
  30. Editor Group – Instead of hiring your own editor, why not hire Editor Group instead?
  31. No. 2 Pen – This is another website that offers brand-centered content.
  32. iWebContent – Want to boost your website rankings? You can do that with carefully crafted content.
  33. Content Writers – You will like this website because their writers specialize on a variety of topics.
  34. Content Development Pros – Do you need content in 72 hours? Then hire the pros.
  35. SEO Article Writing Pros – Professionally written content with SEO in mind.
  36. Articlez – This website offers non-English speaker writers but at really affordable prices.
  37. Textun – Need a report or blogpost? Textun can help you.
  38. Creative CopyWriter – Lead-oriented content? Creative copywriter can help you.
  39. The Write Content – More than just brand-oriented content, this service also offers custom content strategies and editing services.
  40. Vertical Measures – This is the age of long form content and that is exactly what Vertical Measures is going to give you.
  41. SM Content Creation – This is your go-to provider for any creative project.
  42. Content Cavalry – Need compelling content? This is the service for it.
  43. More Than Words Only – If you want top notch content, then you will need no less than real experts and creative writers on your team.
  44. eBook Writing Service – More than just articles, you may also need to write some eBooks and this is the service for that.
  45. Write Collective – Need keyword-optimized content? This is the service for you.
  46. Brivin Corp – This also provides top notch articles as well as press releases and journalistic content.
  47. SureWriteSEO – Another search engine optimized writing service for better rankings.
  48. Writology – Need a writer? You may need to hire a write from this marketplace.
  49. Scripted  – This is one of those marketplaces with tons of writing experts.
  50. TextWriters – This place has over 50,000 writers who can help you.
  51. ClearVoice – This offers more than just content, it also matches you to the right freelancer.
  52. Zerys Zerys is a marketplace for thousands of freelancers to connect with businesses, and also doubles as a project management tool for content.
  53. Ebyline – Hire a freelancer the easy way with the seamless process in Ebyline.
  54. WriterAccess – Need content? Get connected with thousands of freelancers with really quick turnaround times.
  55. CrowdSource – Hire the experts. Hire quality writers and editors to manage your content creation.
  56. Copify – Hire only the best copywriters on the Internet with Copify.
  57. Inklyo – More than penny writers, this website offers real industry expert insights and content.
  58. Godot – Find the right writer no matter what niche you are in.
  59. Mediashower – Written by a journalist and edited by a SEO expert. This is the formula for winning content.
  60. Constant Content – Commission writers for custom articles or buy premade ones with this writer community.
  61. Blog Mutt  – Don’t wait on one writer. Hire a crowd with Blog Mutt.
  62. Content Writers – Need professional content? No problem! Content Writers have you covered.
  63. CopyPress – Need content for your website? Then hire from CopyPress. It is one of the oldest out there for it started way back in 2009.
  64. Crowd Content – This is another provider of brand-focused content.
  65. RightlyWritten – Instantly connect with a network of writers without the need for a contract. Hire on the go!

 

That's It!

That is what I have so far (235 Tools in Total).

Have I missed some of your favorite tools? Feel free to comment them below.

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Content Marketing Strategy: 10 Reasons Why No One Reads Your Content

Content Marketing Strategy: 10 Reasons Why No One Reads Your Content

You are probably familiar with this content marketing story.

You write an article, add some images and publish.

You sit and wait for people to read your content…

You get some hits…

BUT no comments, no shares and no links.

From here, you are probably wondering ‘What the heck is wrong with my blog?’

Today, I will discuss the 9 common content marketing mistakes that bloggers make when they create content.

 

Blogging is not a chore. It should be done out of passion.

Sure, you learned that blogging can make you money. But if you create a blogpost just for the sake of productivity, that is a grave mistake.

If you did not enjoy writing your blogpost, no one is going to enjoy reading it.

Why? Because it shows.

The words you use, the way you create paragraphs and sentences and the way you showcase items on the list – it shows how much you enjoyed what you are doing.

And if you dread every minute of writing, your audience will know.

Now: if writing is not for you, hire someone to do it.

That’s better than creating articles that will just clutter the Internet.

No one likes to read an article that is just a rehashed version of all the other related articles on the Internet.

Seriously, learn to do your research and add some creativity to your articles.

As a rule, you should aim to provide something new to your niche’s body of knowledge.

How? Share your personal experience, share a unique twist to a method or share a combination of strategies that you have learned.

Don’t simply rewrite articles and claim that the ideas are yours. That’s a no-no!

I have seen blogs who are so focused on publishing on a daily basis that they focus too much on just having any type of content published without even thinking of inserting images or altering the format.

The result?

A big block of text so huge that it scares anyone that comes to read it.

You see, online readers are skimmers. They don’t read text as much.

This is the reason why image-centric social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat is currently so popular.

Please, do your readers a favor and insert some images into your blogposts.

The more, the merrier.

I’ll be honest. You have one chance to impress your reader.

Once he sees that you only provide ‘ideas’ without the ‘how’, he will quickly click ‘back’ and look for another blogpost that can help him with his problem.

Your goal as a content marketer is to create content that will bring your reader from where he is to what I call his ‘dream status’. If your content cannot do this, it can quickly send your readers off to look for information in another blog.

That’s the same as losing customers.

If you don’t want this to happen, you might as well develop the habit of explaining the ‘how’ behind your ideas.

For example, you wanted to teach your reader how to go on a diet.

Instead of saying general phrases like ‘ drink more water’ or ‘eat less carbs’, you should be very specific about the steps.

For example, say ‘eat less than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day’ or ‘drink 2 liters of water everyday’. Make the number super specific and expand the phrase with step-by-step instructions.

Please don’t make the mistake of putting an ordinary headline on an extraordinary article.

An easy way to have an interesting headline is to include a key benefit and a specific number. If you can include a timeline, that’s better.

Here are some examples of good headlines:

It has a benefit and a number – plus, it has an unspecified timeline.

Here’s another one.

It can get better. But this is a rule that you must follow if you want people clicking on the links to your blogposts.

Benefits are not just for salespages. You also need to include benefits into your blogposts.

You see, we live in a world where there are millions of content online. You need to prove to your potential reader that you are worth their time by showing them the benefits of reading your content.

How? By stating it in your headline and in the first sentence of your post.

Just highlight the main benefit that your readers can get out of your content.

Will it give them ideas on how to do something? Will it help them reach a certain goal?

The harder it is to get to the goal, the higher the likelihood that they will read your post to know more.

NOTE: Just make sure that you have explained the ‘how’ behind your ideas. If you don’t provide enough information, there is a risk that your readers will not visit your website again.

The Internet can now be considered as a sea of information. There are simply too many articles online and it is hard to know what to believe.

With this issue on trust comes the need for proof. And you need this in just about every blogpost that you write.

As for me, I love providing proof to my case studies.

While I show my readers how to go from point A to point B with these blogposts, I also provide proof right at the beginning.

Why do I do this? Because I want them to see that the case study is not just me theorizing that my method can work. Instead, I have the proof showing that it indeed works.

You can also provide some proof in other types of articles. It is an amazing way to win your reader’s trust and to get them to come back and read more content.

People love to talk about themselves. I get that. But you don’t have to do that in your blogposts.

I have seen people who ramble in their blogposts as if they are talking to their diary. Please don’t do that. If you keep doing that, your readers who are not getting anything from reading your ramblings may just stop reading your blog.

I have seen people who talk about their personal information in detail. They put this in the beginning of the blogpost as proof that they can be trusted. What they don’t know is that the fluff just scares people away.

Stay away from fluff. If the sentence can be deleted without affecting the article’s value, do so. Your readers will thank you for it.

You may have the ‘how’ covered. But if your ideas is too vague or requires too many hoops and turns to get your prospect to their destination, they will look somewhere else.

It is with this reason that the ‘how’ in your blogposts should be super specific.

For example, don’t just say ‘get a domain’.

Instead, take screenshots of the domain registrar and show the entire process of buying a domain step-by-step.

Remember, ideas that can be implemented are worth more than ideas in the air. Show them how actionable your ideas are with some step-by-step instructions.

This is perhaps the main reason why no one is reading your blog.

You see, bloggers have developed this bad habit of writing a blogpost and waiting for people to come. I call this the ‘Write and Wait’ Approach.

This is based on the idea of ‘create great content and they will come’. But seriously, it’s a lie!

No one is going to know that your blog exists if you don’t tell people about it.

So please do yourself a favor. Stop writing and start promoting – that’s the easiest way to get people to start reading your blog.

Conclusion

Are you committing these mistakes? This list is not a rehashed version of what is out there. Instead, it is my honest observation on blogs and their content.

What are you currently doing that could drive people away from your website? Tell me more about it in the comments.

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Make Money Writing Case Study: How I Made $48,963 Selling Services

Make Money Writing Case Study: How I Made $48,963 Selling Services

Today, I am going to show you how I made $48,963 selling services. And I did this by employing some psychologically-backed up techniques that I learned.

What did I do?

I used the Bullseye Technique – a psychological tactic that gets any client to work with you.

This is mindblowing.

With this technique, you’ll be able to get high paying clients coming to you for help – no need to reach out for they’ll be begging you to work for them!

How the Bullseye Technique Helped Me to Get 4-Figure Clients

Back in 2008, I am just a normal college student who is just looking for an online part-time job that can help me get through school. I used to have ZERO knowledge in Internet marketing, SEO, graphic design and programming.

But after implementing the Bullseye Technique, I managed to land 2 4-figure clients who are ever-so-willing to hand me their money every week.

And have my PayPal looking like this:

On top of that, I also landed a 30k deal locally as a researcher and writer in a popular University in my country that has over 50+ Units.

Not only that, my connections also paved the way for me to be recognized in my niche. This allowed me to land a job at a huge influencer website.

The best part?

You can do the same thing for yourself… even if you don’t have connections or any special skill.

Bullseye Technique: The 3-Step Approach to Getting Clients for Life

There are three steps to the Bullseye Technique:

STEP 1: Begin By Creating Relationships with Your Target Market
STEP 2: Help Other People
STEP 3: The One Thing You Should Do to Land High Paying Clients

Here’s why this technique works so well…

This technique targets the right people so that they can refer you to the highest paying clients.

This way, you will no longer be throwing your shots everywhere. Instead, it will be highly targeted.

Also, this technique allows you to exploit one aspect of persuasion: the moral aspect. I will go into detail about this in Step 3.

As a freelancer, your target market is your clients. Your clients will depend on your skill.

For example, programmers can have designers as their target market. They can also have marketers and game developers as their target market.

Meanwhile, writers can have bloggers as their target market. They can also reach out to product owners who like to have their sales copy written or edited.

The key is finding a target market that is so specific that your market will have no choice but to choose you once you start recommending yourself.

Once you know your market, you can now start reaching out. You can do this by researching people in your niche.

As for me, I do this easily via Feedly. I find that the most interesting blogs are there. I search for my topic and BOOM! I have a list of niche-specific blogs with active subscribers.

I then record everything on a spreadsheet.
Next, I just look at the latest updates on Feedly on a daily basis and I comment on their blogs. If I’m feeling extra generous, I would also go out and share their content.

Continue doing this for 1 to 2 weeks.

After I get a feel of the niche, I now start getting some ideas on how I can help my market.

Why?

That’s what service providers do. We are here to help. And not just because we are paid. We do it because it is what we must do.

Repeat After Me – “I am Here to Help Other People”

Once you have drilled this quote into your head, you can now reach out to your target market to ask them if they need help with anything in their blog. But this can only work if you did Step 1. At this stage, they’ll be more receptive to your offer for help.

NOTE: You may be looking for some form of email template in this section but you’ll find none of that here. Sorry, I’m not really a fan of email templates and I think that all emails should be written personally for it to work.

Many freelancers enter this industry with a ‘make money’ mindset. While this is natural, it is way too overrated.

Why?

This is because the big money don’t come to people with that mindset.

Instead, it goes to people who are willing to go another mile for their clients.

You’re probably wondering… Does this mean that you should work for free?

Well… That depends.

You should not work for free for just anyone.

But you should work for free for someone who can bring you lots of new clients – this is the one thing that 84% of freelancers don’t do.

In the research conducted by a UK Startup, Approve.io, which surveyed 1,009 part-time and full-time freelancers in the UK, only 16% agreed to work for free. That is extremely low compared to the 84% who refused to do it.

Think about it. What do you have to lose? Your time? Your pride?

Are those things worth losing for 5-figures worth of clients?

Think about it.

You probably know the right answer.

This step works because it uses one aspect of powerful persuasion: the moral aspect. Derek Halpern, a marketer who focuses on the power of persuasion in his marketing process, utilizes three elements in his copy: the economic aspect, the social aspect and the moral aspect. The moral aspect is the weakest but is the easiest to use.

The concept is quite simple to understand.

People are more open to doing things for people who have already done something for them.

The same concept applies to anyone – any business owner, big or small.

So the next time you are wondering how to land the big clients, think about something that you can do to help these people. And try to offer your help.

You’ll be surprised with the results.

Now You Try It

If this concept will not land you high paying clients, I don’t know what will.

Yes. It will require you to let go of your pride and some of your time, but it will be all worth it.

That is unless you are more comfortable making pennies for each work that you do for the rest of your life.

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