Let’s now begin with content creation because it’s the lifeblood of content marketing. If we don’t have any content, then there’s nothing to market, nothing to monetize, and nothing to make a difference with.
So, now that we know that we need content, the new question becomes how to find content, and then find it even quicker than we are currently doing. Also, we also have to make sure that our content is good content. And for content to be good, it needs to provide a legendary experience. And for it to give a legendary experience it has to either entertain, empower, or educate, or do some kind of combination of these three.
So, how does one find content? Well, according to Guberti, in his book, Content Marketing Secrets it’s simple. All we need to do is just go back and look at our old content and figure out what we missed, or what needs to be explained more. We can also do the same kind of thing with other people’s content or blogs, too. What did they miss? What do they need to explain more? And voila! We now have material to develop.
Another great way to find content is to look at the questions that people ask at the end or the bottom of the blogs that interest us. Anyone of these questions could be a future blog written by any one of us.
Inspirational videos and podcasts can also have great material that we can expand upon to come up with some great new content of our own.
Now, according to Guberti, it is possible to create great content quickly, but to do it, we’re going to have to get out of our own comfort zone and consciously make a mind-shift toward action rather than fear of being judged.
Also, according to Guberti, most spectacular content and/or blogs have a recipe for success. First, they start with an attractive headline, then the first sentence entices readers to read the first paragraph, and then the first paragraph hooks readers to read the article. Next, great content or blogs have a body that is skimmable and ends with a call to action. The outstanding ones also have some form of media sprinkled throughout the article.
Finally, to create content, the successful ones create an environment and a schedule that is conducive to rapid quality content creation. According to Guberti, one of his secrets for popping out a ton of content is getting the right nutrition to fuel his body so he can perform at high levels. Also, believe it or not, Guberti is a big believer in taking breaks and 20-minute power naps, as well as getting exercise. He feels the combination of all of these things really helps him pop out a lot of content. And looking at his work, I can’t disagree with him. He seems to have found a winning formula for really popping out the content.Oh, and one last thing here. Guberti also believes it is a good idea to outsource to freelancers on the things that he doesn’t love to do. At a minimum, he thinks we should at least outsource the jobs that take the most amount of time.
Dan Blanchard is a bestselling author, award-winning speaker, and educator who has written books on leadership, education and professional speaking. He has been featured on over 100 television and radio shows, as well as some of the world’s top podcasts. To find out more about Dan please visit his website: www.DanBlanchard.net