Saturday, September 17, 2011

How To Rewrite Articles Into Blog Posts

The hardest part about blogging to me is to come up with good, relevant content on a regular basis. A blog only works when you update it several times per week. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time to sit down and write those posts with everything else we’re doing to grow our affiliate sites.

One thing I’ve found extremely helpful is to recycle parts of articles I’ve written into blog posts. Let’s take a look at the process of doing just that.

Reusing Parts Of Articles As Blog Posts
Start with an article you’ve already written. Take one point or tip from it. Copy and paste that section into your blogging software as a new post. You now have a good starting point to work from. You have your topic, your main idea and probably about 100 words or so of content already written.

Editing The Content To Make It Work
The next step is to edit it a bit. Write a compelling title for your post. Introduce your reader to the concept you’re going to share, then transition into the content that’s already there.

A Few Tips For Formatting And Monetizing
Last but not least, it’s a good idea to do a bit of formatting on your blog post. Adding an image will help, as will breaking the content into small paragraphs that are easy to read.

If needed include some sub headings and break up content with a list, some bolding, etc.

Before you hit publish, think about what you are trying to accomplish with this blog post. Is it to make your blog more interactive? Then ask your readers to comment at the end of the post.

Do you want to build your list? Send them to a closely related opt-in page and offer a bonus report if they sign up for your list.

Is there an affiliate product you could promote? Recommend it within your blog post and again at the end of your post. I like to do this in a P.S. Point out the main benefit, mention the money back guarantee or remind your readers if there is some sort of element of scarcity (i.e., only 200 will be sold, price goes up on Tuesday, etc.).

Once all the formatting is done, just push the publish button and you’re done.

Now do the same with each of the remaining points or tips from your article and schedule your blog posts to go out in the coming days. Rinse and repeat with other articles.

And now I would like to invite you to learn more about affiliate marketing and how you can grow your own niche site in as little as 30 minutes a day using the strategies and checklists I’m using.