It goes without saying that without starting my blog, I wouldn’t have a business.
Like I talked about in this post on the 24 blog lessons I’ve learned over two years, blogging has truly changed my life.
And I’m always encouraging you to create awesome content because it’s a proven way to build trust and provide value for your community, and in turn increase traffic to your website and generate leads that turn into sales, so you can build a profitable long-term business.
But blogging is a beast all on its own and it takes time to master, just like anything else.
That being said, it’s worth the steep learning curve and to help you get started or to keep moving you along, I’ve curated 19 of the best articles, podcasts, and videos to make sure you have the highest quality information on how to create content and build a blog that matters.
Must Read Articles
The lovely Corbett Barr offers up 42 tips for upping the quality of your content + gaining more visitors to your website that will convert. Best of all? They’re timeless.
At a loss for what to write about at all on your blog? Use Google Analytics to make it 10x easier on you. The analytics are a goldmine of information.
If you don’t have Google Analytics set up on your site yet, read this article where I talk all about tracking metrics for your site and social media.
If writing isn’t your strongest suit and you want to become a better writer, but you’re not sure how then start with #3 (Become a Pro) of this article that I wrote after one of my digital sabbaticals.
If you REALLY don’t like writing then you can use social sites like Instagram to create great content that engages your fans.
This is one huge strategy that you might be missing that makes content so much easier to produce and allows you to “be everywhere.”
Still having difficulties producing so much content? Read these three tips on how you can streamline the process.
If you’re wondering why your content isn’t as effective as you thought it would be, you’re gonna love this one from the wonderful Laura Roeder.
Still need a plan and structure for blogging for your business? My Blogging for Business Success training could be the answer to all of your questions.
Is blogging really going to last in the long-term? The Fizzle Team (whom we love over here at The Suitcase Entrepreneur HQ) invited some awesome bloggers on the show to talk about what’s in store for the future of blogging. (They also make some really awesome Lord of the Rings comparisons.)
Looking for a simple system to create content? Listen to my interview with Greg Ciotti, of Sparring Mind, where he reveals his 2-step system for creating valuable content on a regular basis and how he uses this content to compete with big brands.
Interested in using video to create content instead of the typical writing/blogging? Listen to this podcast to learn three actionable tips to get started on Youtube.
Must Watch Videos
Still looking for a foundation to build a blog? Watch this video of me walking you through the strategic process step-by-step.
If you’re experiencing writer’s block, Nathalie Lussier will shake you out of rut with these unconventional blog post ideas.
Does it take you forever to write anything – especially high quality content? Marie Forleo shares 8 ways to create awesome content quickly.
If you don’t know the shortcuts about creating content then you definitely need to check out these from Jenny Shih.
Did Gideon Shalwick really find a way to make videos go viral? Find out for yourself.
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