Welcome to Content is King – How to Writer Killer Content for the Web.
Just like the title says, this course is going to teach you how to write killer content for the web so you can:
My name is Steve McDonald and I make my living from online content. My claim to fame is that I have published over 115 Kindle and print books on a wide variety of topics. If there is anything I know, it is that Content is King.
In this course you're going to learn:
In addition to learning how to create Killer Content we’ll look at how to use keywords, headings, titles and descriptions to help your content attract and keep readers, and to be found in search results.
This course is for:
Whether you are creating eBooks, websites or blogs, or writing freelance articles, Content is King will lay the foundation for attracting traffic and keeping that traffic coming back.
Are you ready to take your content writing to the next level?
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This course will teach you:
This lecture includes an introduction to some of my favorite Killer Content. Some of it I have written. Some of it I have hired authors to write, then edited and published it.
Each type of online content is a little bit different. This lecture highlights the distinctions between websites, blogs and eBooks.
Brainstorming is a valuable process for generating Killer Content Ideas. This lecture will teach you the whole process of effective brainstorming. When you finish this lecture you'll be able to generate more great content ideas than you know what to do with.
This is a live walk-through of one of my brainstorming sessions. If you're having trouble brainstorming effectively or just don't really see how the process will work for you, this lecture will show you exactly how I do it.
Keep track of the whole brainstorming process by using this simple to follow, 8 step process. These are the "rules" of brainstorming. Follow them closely or modify it to fit your own preferences and increase your Killer Content Ideas drastically.
Keywords are critical to your content. They not only help search engines to find your content, they also form the framework for what your content is about. More keywords equals more things to write about.
Forums and websites related to your topic can be valuable resources. Use them to research new content ideas or to get a deeper understanding of you audience; their wants, needs and desires.
Writing about something you know and love make writing fun, easy and powerful. Cultivate your own passion and experiences to develop the best writing topics.
You need to know what type of content you are writing before you start writing it. Knowing the difference between evergreen and trending content before you write it can save you a ton of time and energy down the road.
Your writing will be much better if you know who your audience is. This lecture will teach you some key distinctions to look for when getting to know your audience. Then you'll be able to write specifically for them and create a more focused, loyal readership.
VALUE is the most important word in this course. If you only learn one thing from this course, learn to add value to your content. If your content doesn't provide specific value to your reader, they won't want to read it. In this lecture you'll learn the 3 ways to add value to your content and understand how to chose the right one for your style.
Your voice is your brand. Your tone is the mood of your content. This lecture will teach you to use these two writing techniques to improve your content and connect with your readers.
Content that flows is a pleasure to read. Content that doesn't flow is difficult to read and won't keep a reader's attention for very long. Learn 8 common issues with flow and how to correct them.
Flow is something that you can always improve upon. It draws your reader deep into the content and makes it a pleasure to read. Learn 8 more ways to improve flow in your content.
Obviously editing is important. But editing isn't just correcting simple spelling and grammar mistakes. Editing will improve everything else about your content too, including flow, voice and tone, and value.
Also in this lecture, you'll learn how to work with and editor, what to tell them so they edit your work correctly and some tips for self-editing if you cannot afford an editor.
Note: The next two lectures are also included in my other courses, so if you've already seen them you might want to skip to the next section.
If you haven't watched it yet, this lecture might be the most important one in the course. Keywords are the key (pun intended) to getting traffic to your content, which is key to engaging an audience and making money with your content.
In this lecture you'll learn how to do some deeper keyword research and even more importantly, how to make good decisions about which keywords to use and which keywords to ignore.
Note: This lecture is also included in my other courses, so if you've already seen it you might want to skip to the next section.
Once you have done your research what do you do with your list of keywords? In this lecture you'll learn how to take the list of keywords that we came up with in the previous lecture and weave them into your content. I'll walk you through how I would use that keyword list to create a book title and description that not only appeals to potential readers but also has tons of searchable keywords so Google will help your readers find your book.
Your homepage is the single most important page on your website. In this lecture I'll teach you about the two essential elements of a homepage. First, I'll show you how to write killer headlines on your homepage and show you why they are so important. Then I'll teach you 4 important elements to include in your homepage body copy to attract and keep the right visitors.
Your about me page is a very personal expression of who you are or what your company is about. In this lecture I'll walk you through a set of questions you can ask yourself to refine and define your about me page, plus some best practices that every about me page should include.
Your product or services page is often the most important and most frequently visited page on your website. Follow this lecture to add some essential elements to your page to engage your visitors and get them to take action.
Thank you for joining me in the Content is King course. This lecture is a summary of everything you have learned, and it's been quite a bit. Now go out there and start practicing what you've learned.
This eBook contains the entire script for the course. You can read it as a stand alone book, use it to follow along with the lectures, or use it as a quick reference guide after completing the course.
Learning is easier if you are given the right tools and instruction. In every one of my courses I take my students step-by-step through the tools and knowledge they need to accomplish their goals.
Whether I am teaching How to Publishing Kindle eBooks, How to Learn Excel, or How to Create Killer Content for the Web I always share an inside view of my knowledge about the subject. You get access to all of my secrets.
For over 10 years I have studied strategies to create passive income and how to use passive income to vastly improve the quality of your life.
I have tested many different strategies from investing in rental real estate to building niche websites about my hobbies to publishing Kindle eBooks. I have studied what works and what doesn't work, and I have narrowed my research down to the strategies that work the best for creating financial freedom and an improved quality of life.
Each of my courses is designed to share my hard-earned secrets with you.
I hold nothing back. I won't bore you with all of the strategies that didn't work. I'll get right into the exact steps that I have taken to be successful so that you have the opportunity to replicate them.
Of course, it's no secret that one of my favorite ways to generate truly passive income is through publishing Kindle eBooks. I have published over 100 eBooks and published five of those in print. Many of my books have been bestsellers including my own pottery book The Despicable Five.
Once I developed my Kindle publishing system, learned some formatting secrets, and learned how to use some simple SEO skills, publishing eBooks became remarkably simple.
Even hiring writers, which would seem scary at first, is really easy and even fun when you follow my system.
Using my system, you can publish one or two books and then roll the profits from them into hiring people to write more books for you, so you aren't taking any money out of your pocket.
It starts out as a little passive income snowball and as you add the profits back into the snowball it grows and grows until you are seeing a surprising and exciting amount of passive income.
I retired in 2014 thanks to my eBook publishing success. Now, I'm using my spare time to find the best ways to create passive income. As I find great ways to make money from home I'm more than happy to share what I learn with you.
You'll notice that my new favorite way to create passive income is teaching courses on Udemy. Check out my Udemy Course Creation course to see why I love it so much!
I am here to guide you on your way to success. You can contact me at any step of the way for assistance, even if you're unsure whether my course is the perfect fit for you. Let me know your concerns and I'll point you in the right direction, even if it's to someone else's course.
I'm always happy to help.
Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? It all starts with knowledge, and my courses make that part easy for you.
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