Once you have convinced your CEO to add inbound marketing to your marketing mix, a new set of problems arises. You have to produce content on a regular basis that connects with your audience, educates, informs and inspires, and drives calls-to-action that generate leads. And not only do you need to do this, but you need to do it regularly. Over and over. You need some writing strategies.
But don’t worry! There is a lot of help available to get your creative “muse” working for your website. Take some time to read through these articles to begin with. And here are our top five tips for creating content consistently.
- Keep a comprehensive list of blog topics and inspirations. Keep this list in an easily accessible place such as Evernote, Google Docs or even — gasp — a notebook!
- Look around your organization for coworkers who are able and willing to write for you once in awhile. The added perspectives and voices on your blog add depth and knowledge base to your work, and if you can schedule coworker content consistently, you multiply your effectiveness.
- Consider alternative forms of content. Not every blog post needs to be 1000 written words. Video is one of the best forms of storytelling. Infographics add a needed break from pure textual content. Intersperse short posts with longer in-depth posts. Curate content, such as the bulk of this post.
- Use bullet points. Sometimes just jotting down 5-8 bullet points will get the ball rolling. I ask all our writers to rely on bulleted lists to improve focus and readability.
- Talk to your sales department. The questions your customers as are the topics that need content on your website. Write the answer to those questions in a blog.
Now move on to this round-up of amazing writing strategies for B2B marketing!
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