Writing Quality content is indeed a major catalyst to succeeding on blogging for money. Your skills in writing quality content will determine how far your revenue can grow. Albeit, your readers engagement will be the final determinant of your blog revenue generation.
Reason for writing quality content
Although, many bloggers are against the reality of writing quality content. Great informative article is a very good use of your time investment on your platform. It adds a lot of values while it also helps the blog in very positive ways. Below are some of the purpose of writing quality content;
- It gives a good first impression
- Great content increase the chance of putting your content on search engine results.
- Quality content increases your audience retention rate.
- It put your blog in good position to get approval from advertisement networks.
This explains the reasons for investing your time on writing quality content.
Guideline on Writing Quality Content
First of all, learn how to make your first article here. Writing great content can be daunting if you are not familiar with the guidelines. Therefore, you need to have the knowledge of a standard essay writing. However, following the guidelines below will make you a great content writer.
1. List Creation
After you must have grasp all the information you will need for your article, list them out. This will give you the chance of a better structure of your content. Also, it will help you know what your content should cover.
Be creative about your TITLE. Put readers in your shoe and put title that is inviting. Also, it is important to know that the length of your article affects both your readers and search engine crawlers. Try to always use title between 35 – 55 characters long (spaces included).
3. Introductory Paragraph
You should start off the article with an introduction of the subject of the matter. Usually before the first image. This will not only give you an edge in grading your content but also enhancing your SEO. Although, the introductory paragraph is not very important, but it goes a long way in all perspectives.
Your article will be harder to read when it lacks subheadings. Employ the use of subheadings like h2, h3, or h4 headings in your article. It is important to note that BOLD TEXTS do not mean subheading, you have to manually change your subheadings to their respective heading tags.
Also note that the words following each of your subheadings should not be more than 300 words.
Also, always try including the subject of the article in at least one or two subheadings. This will both make the article easier to read while it affect the SEO positively.
Creating good content will really depend on how well you construct your paragraphs. Your paragraphs should always be less than 200 words. Keep this in mind at all times.
It is most note worthy to always write short sentences. Ideally, between 10 to 20 words. Sentence that contains more than 20 words lowers the quality of your content.
7. Signal or Transition Words
Guide your readers by using plenty of signal words (also known as transition words). Signal words point out the connection between your sentences and paragraphs. Permit me to call them connector because they help your readers link your points up.
Words like; also, furthermore, in addition etc tell your readers you are enumerating.
|Type of relation||Examples of transition words|
|Summarizing||and, first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally, in addition|
|cause||because, so, due to, while, since, therefore|
|comparison||same, less, rather, while, yet, opposite, much as, either|
|conclusion||as a result, hence, consequently, therefore, in conclusion|
|fuzzy signals||seems like, maybe, probably, almost|
|emphasis||most of all, most noteworthy, especially relevant|
Finally, the more you use transition words, the better the quality of your content.
8. Passive tense
If you want to write an article which is easy to read, avoid passive voice as much as possible. Furthermore, reading sentences with many passive tense are too hard.
Passive voice occurs if the noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice.
9. Image size
The size of the image used as the FEATURED IMAGE is very crucial to how organize your articles appear on social networks. Since many developers make use of first image as featured image when you forget to manually set featured image, its important to note the size. Therefore, let your image size be around 5:3 ratio. Finally, make sure none of the size of your image is less than 300px. Some publishers will argue this, but I know for certain it is quite rewarding effort.
10. Content length
Ideally, a standard article should be, at least, 600 words. However, the minimum word count for pillar content tends to be non-static depending on the niche. Its best to put it from a thousand minimum word count.
In conclusion, making use of the above guidelines will help you to write quality content. Albeit, will require your time and patience. It is also important to let your creativity play out in its full force when creating quality content.
Your questions and contributions are most welcome. Therefore, hit the comment section and I will get back to you.