What can the 100 blog post challenge do for your online business?
It's going to help you get your affiliate marketing business on track with a clear path towards success.
We'll provide you with some ideas so you know what to write about, how to plan your content strategy, and how to build a solid foundation of content on your website so your audience knows you are the expert.
First off, it's a way for you to have a goal in mind that you know you can reach but will require you to take action.
You should set a date when you will complete this task.
Second, writing one hundred articles will require you to do a lot of research to learn your niche inside and out.
You will learn quite a bit and you should end up in the top 20% of your niche. We all know about the 80/20 rule.
Writing that many articles can provide you with the knowledge you need to become an expert in the field you chose.
So what should you do before you get started. Research is the first step. You should also come up with a content marketing strategy.
That will require a well though out plan on what you are going to write about and you are going to need some new fresh ideas.
You might even be thinking why do I need a blog for my business?
The ultimate goal of this challenge to write 100 blogs and to earn yourself some money for all of the hard work for your business.
Set realistic goals that you have time to accomplish.
It's not about how fast you write these articles.
Only plan for the things that you can control.
Don't plan for outcomes. Like how much money you are going to make.
You have no control over that. You do have control of how many articles you can write and how great they will be.
But you should set a specific date that you want to complete this exercise.
The first week or even month should be spent on coming up with a schedule that you will be working to complete your work.
When setting up your schedule make you plan specific time frames that you will set aside for research and writing.
Do you even know how to structure a blog post so it has a chance to get ranked on Google?
If your new to internet marketing or if you are a struggling marketer then you may want to consider to get the training you need before you start.
It's always good to get some refresher training if you lack any internet marketing or SEO skills.
Remember, this is not a race. You want to have a successful online business that produces an income.
Next, break your 100 blog post into bite size chucks that you know you can accomplish. Maybe you can fit in 15-20 hours per week.
Half of that time spent should be researching.
Why so much time on research? Because you want to write the best article for that specific keyword phrase you choose.
You want your audience to know that you are the expert.
The go to man or woman in that niche.
That's why you need to learn as much as you can by researching.
Depending on how much time you can dedicate to your business per day, week, or month will be the deciding factor on how many posts you can write.
Remember, most of the time you put in will be on researching the subject if you want to write a great article.
Come up with a content strategy. Now, coming up with 100 different ideas that you are going to write about might take you a few days.
It doesn't matter what niche that you want to get into.
Just think about how to get started and the end result.
Let's use the fishing niche. Break it down even further. The type of fish you want to catch. We'll use bass fishing for this example.
What's the first thing you need to know about?
What type of bass. Large mouth, small mouth, or even peacock bass fishing.
It's habits, where they hang out, what do they eat, when do the spawn, seasons you can fish for them, the water temp they hang out in, and where to find them in your community.
What are the most popular bass fishing lakes?
As you can see. These questions will provide you with a few different articles to start your journey.
Next, what equipment do you need to catch them?
You can write about cheaper equipment, med grade tools you need, and the top of the line rods and reels to catch these bass.
Just think about explaining this to one of your children or a child you may know. The better you can explain it, the more they will comprehend.
Think of all the why questions they have.
It works the same way with your audience. That is why you want your articles to go into a step by step format.
Just think, what is the next step.
It's a learning experience and you need time to get into detail.
You probably already got 20-30 blog post ideas for your content strategy from the example we are using for bass fishing.
To come up with ideas, be creative, ask questions, and research.
Spend time and conduct research for ideas for your content marketing strategy. Your not writing to reach that number 100.
Your writing so your audience will benefit and so you have an opportunity to make some money online.
Coming up with ideas isn't that difficult when you break it down.
Just think about the steps you need to get to the end. Every complete detail. Each step is an article to get you to the next one.
You have taught your audience all about the fish and explained different gear you need to catch them.
But what is the next step? You need fishing line. How many different articles can you write about the different types of lines that you can use. At least 3, correct?
After you cover the different types of line you may want to write about and even create a few videos on how to tie different knots you can use.
A few more ideas would be the different type of rigs you could use.
You also may need a fishing landing net? There's another article.
Next up could be using live bait to catch bass.
What about fishing from shore or fishing from a boat?
Kayaking for bass. Different types of boats to use. Low end and high end. Trolling motors, gas motors, and safety gear you need.
What about all of the different lures?
As you can see, if you take it step by step starting from the beginning like we did with the fish (bass) and work it every single angle you can come up with many ideas to reach your 100 blog post challenge.
The end result would be for you to be catching a bass.
Make sure you add in videos to reinforce all of your articles.
Vlogging is a form of blogging except you are using video to reach your audience.
It's a great way to show people what you are taking about.
Do you need any expensive equipment to get started?
Not really. You can use your smartphone to get started.
Video is an excellent traffic source and you can get people to trust you faster as long as you are producing content that offers value.
Try to use short, how to and explainer videos. YouTube is a great platform to get this done. Embed those videos into your blog post.
You may already have 100 ideas to put your content strategy into action. One thing for sure, you have a few different categories to get you started.
But the next thing to do would be to start writing reviews about the different products you use or have thoroughly researched.
That would include your favorite rod and reels, tackle, tackle boxes, landing nets, or any other things related to bass fishing.
Next, start adding in blog posts about your personal experiences.
This is when you get to tell your fish stories.
Who doesn't have a story to tell?
It really doesn't matter about the niche that your website is about.
This is when you get to reach your audience on a emotional level.
You get to add in your own personal touch.
It could be about BBQing, exercising, cooking, taking care of your dog, or anything that you have a passion for or have experience with.
The point is come up with a starting point and fill in the blanks until you get to the end result.
Share your personal experiences. Show your audience that you have a human side and that you have passion for what you are doing.
Write honest reviews of the products that you use or if you do not use them make sure you research the product down to the finest detail.
That way you can provide your audience with information so they can make a good buying decision.
Do you still need a few more ideas to reach that magic 100 number?
Did you write about how to cook the fish (bass)? Pan frying, baking, and cooking bass over a camp fire.
How does it taste and how often is it safe to eat?
That should help you achieve the challenge.
Taking action and implementing your content ideas is how you get your plan rolling. It's time to move your business to the next level.
Once you come up with your ideas, content strategy and have everything written down. You can now start planning out your schedule and figure out how long everything is going to take.
Now you have the ideas, a content strategy, and specific goals in mind for your 100 blog post challenge.
Not only are you wanting to write these one hundred articles but you want to provide value to your audience. You'll be solving problems for them by providing the solutions they need.
You'll build trust and credibility along the way.
Make sure you set specific dates when you will start and when you will have completed this exercise. It will depend on how much time you devote to this task.
One thing that you need to understand. Making money online is not what you should be striving for.
It will come if you provide the value your audience wants to receive.
In addition, everything we concentrated on during this write up was for you to have an effective content strategy.
If you are really serious about earning money online then after you complete your content strategy you must turn it into a plan.
You turn your strategy into a plan by taking massive action on your own strategy that you wrote up. Learn the skills you need for starters.
Then start researching and writing those great detailed articles.
It's not a plan until you take action.
Are you ready to take the 100 blog post challenge?
Do you have what it takes to be a winner and succeed?
You'll need lots of motivation and putting in the time to reach that number. It all starts right between your ears.
Hang out with a positive community of entrepreneurs to help you reach your goals and to get the coaching they offer.
100 Blog Post Challenge With Sample Content Strategy
Can you write 100 articles about your niche? We provide you with a content strategy to help you get started.
Start by having a positive mental attitude and hanging out with people that can coach you along the way.
Break your goal down into bite size chucks based on how much time you can devote to your online business.
It's not about how fast you get there but how much value you can offer your audience and show then that you are an expert in your niche.
Most of your time will be spent researching if you want to write the best articles for your followers.
Expect at least half of your time researching and taking notes before you even begin writing.
If you follow the guidelines we listed in this article your website will have a solid foundation of content.
The success that you have will all be determined from the work you put in. We cannot determine your performance.
There are just too many factors that go into the equation.
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