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In this post, I will share the top 15 ways that Affiliate Marketers can buff up their blog posts and make their readers go, “Holy Moly!”

Once you develop the skills you will learn in this post, you will also celebrate results like Georgia Austin:

And, you know what?

It will only improve your content’s quality and increase traffic to your website.

Increased traffic could result in more clicks and maybe… more commissions!

So, without further ado, let’s dive into and look at the ways you can become a magician!

#1: Break Down The Writing That You Admire

#2: Learn From The Writers You Admire

#3: Accept That First Drafts Are Terrible!

#4: Create A Structure

#5: Write Regularly To Become Better

#6: Analyse Grammar And Spellings

#7: Read Content Related To Your Topic

#8: Research To Create Something Valuable

#9: Keep It Simple So Your Readers Understand Easily

#10: Proofread And Fix Mistakes

#11: Get Trained From An Expert

#12: Write Short Sentences So Your Readers Digest Information Easily

#13: Fix Minor Elements

#14: Seek Feedback To Identify Flaws & Improve

#15: Start Writing And Improve As You Go!

(1) Break Down The Writing That You Admire

Way 1 - Break Down The Writing That You Admire

According to studies, there are millions of Affiliate Marketers in the world. However, almost all of them read blog posts from only a handful of websites. This is because their content appeals to them.

So the first step for you is to visit the website you love.

The second step is to find blog posts that you found valuable and print them out, if possible. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the content into a file.

Once you have the content, the third step is to highlight the sentences, phrases, paragraphs, or anything that you liked.

The fourth step is to examine why you liked them and see if they can be used in your blog posts.

Note: Please do not copy and paste the content in your blog posts. Find the content and give it your unique twist, okay?

(2) Learn From The Writers You Admire

Way 2 - Learn From The Writers You Admire

Do you like a celebrity? Have you imitated them?

Yes?

This is what you will now do while writing content.

Create a list of blog posts or writers you like, note down elements that you love about their work, and incorporate them into your writing.

For example, your favourite writer could be using humour to spice up boring topics, you can use it to add spice to your blog posts, too!

Or, they could be using some web series slangs to make their work more entertaining. You can give it a shot!

When you start imitating other writers, you will notice that after writing 10-12 pieces of content, you will have developed your own unique style!

(3) Accept That First Drafts Are Terrible!

Way 3 - Accept That First Drafts Are Terrible!

When I wrote my first blog post, I remember it took me about 3 days and it was a serious pain in the rear.

After posting it, I thought many people would love it because, you know, if I have taken 3 days to write, it’d be exceptional, right?

WRONG!

It was a pathetic blog post! While reading I was hating every line of it!

After reading my terrible blog post, I realised that your first blog post will usually be – how do I say it politely? – CRAP!

And, that’s alright!

Don’t judge yourself if you do not create an iconic blog post on your first attempt. When you start writing, start by noting down ideas on paper, then go over them, find errors, and clean them up.

Building writing skills is a gradual and continuous process and the more you do it, the better you will become. Even the best Affiliate Marketers and the best writers have spent a lot of time publishing something of value.

They have also edited their work many times.

So if you don’t like your first blog post, do not stop writing. Writing better blog posts is like developing muscles. You have to grind and, it will take time. But, you will get there!

Believe in yourself! Do not quit! ❤️

(4) Create A Structure

Way 4 - Create A Structure

Every blog post that you write is like building a house. To build a house, what do you start with?

A blueprint.

A blueprint or outline defines how your blog post will be structured. You can also think about the structure as a roadmap from the start (the introduction) to the finish (the conclusion).

To write an iconic blog post, you do not need to make your outline complex. You can keep it simple and create a framework that contains your ideas in an organized way.

You can start with the introduction, the points and subpoints, the benefits or results, and the conclusion.

Once the basic structure is ready, you can start to fill in the details.

Later in this post, I will share the framework that I follow to write my blog posts. So, please stay tuned!

(5) Write Regularly To Become Better

Way 5 - Write Regularly To Become Better

As I said earlier in the blog post, becoming a better writer is like building muscle. You start at step 1 and with continuous practice, you get better.

“That’s fine, but how do I get started?”

I hear ya!

To get started, you can start to write about your day. Write about your day from waking up to going to bed and include every remarkable incident of the day,

 Once you feel your writing reads better, you can start to write about the topics that you love:

  • Games
  • Movies
  • Web Series
  • Sports
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Spirituality
  • etc.

You will notice that as you improve, you will enjoy writing.

That’s what happened to me! When I started, I hated the cursor blinking on the screen and staring at me.

However, as I improved, I fell in love with writing and, Grammarly will tell you how much I love writing.

Words Analysed by Grammarly

#6: Analyse Grammar And Spellings

Way 6 - Analyse Grammar And Spellings

“I am a Affiliate Marketer off India. I love is Affiliate Marketing!”

Isn’t the above sentence wrong grammatically?

Believe it or not, I have come across many blog posts that contain such errors.

Writing content with correct grammar tells your readers that you are a professional and pay attention to minor details. It also makes your writing seem easy to understand.

However, the challenge that many Affiliate Marketers face is that they don’t know if what they are writing is correct grammatically.

They usually feel that “I didn’t KNEW!” is grammatically correct! If you are an experienced writer, you will easily notice this error and say, “No, it should be, I didn’t KNOW!”

To avoid such silly mistakes, you can use Grammarly. Grammarly has helped me write better by highlighting such mistakes and even providing alternatives to beef up my words.

(7) Read Content Related To Your Topic

Way 7 - Read Content Related To Your Topic

Having a piece of writing that you want to write about will be a guide for you. For example, if you want to write about or you write about a product’s review, read that product’s review.

If you want to write fiction, read fiction.

When you read, take note of how the content is structured. Note down all the points that you love and incorporate them into your writing.

Needless to say, if you want to become a better writer, make reading a daily habit. You can read whatever you love, whenever you want.

(8) Research To Create Something Valuable

Way 8 - Research To Create Something Valuable

Apart from plagiarism, nothing else will repel your audience more than publishing content that doesn’t help them.

You will lose readers if you post something that:

  • Does not provide value
  • Does not help them
  • Does not solve their problems

Many Affiliate Marketers create content only for the sake of creating content. No wonder, 95% of them quit!

The reasons for creating lousy content could be one or more of the following:

  • You might be bored and want to finish the post quickly
  • You might be too lazy to write
  • You might not be interested to write

That being said, you will find interesting information for your topic on Wikipedia, Statista, and so on, but do not rely exclusively on them.

As you look for information on the web, collect references from blog posts, videos, social media, forums, etc. When you sit down to write, you will already have data for the points you will cover.

One exercise that helped me develop research skills, if I may put it that way, is that when I browse the web, I take screenshots and copy the URLs of the content that I find interesting.

Also, whenever an idea pops up in my head, I note it down on my phone.

Yes, I love taking digital notes! 😛

When you come up with well-researched content, it builds credibility and adds value to your readers’ lives. The fact of the matter is if you produce relevant and valuable content, your readers will love you, they will keep coming back for more, and you will build authority.

(9) Keep It Simple So Your Readers Understand Easily

Way 9 - Keep It Simple So Your Readers Understand Easily

Many Affiliate Marketers feel that they will look brighter if they use complex words. As it turns out, the more complicated words you use, the more you will lose readers.

In the Internet world, you should write content that is easily understood by a 4th grader. As Albert Einstein has said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, then you don’t understand it yourself.”

Write as if you were talking to your friend.

Before starting to write, see if your words can explain the topic to a six-year-old. You do not have to write a research paper for your college project. Therefore, to make your writing more impactful, use simple words.

Your primary focus should be to get your message across. If you promote software or other tech-related products, instead of writing technical terms, write in a way that even a common person would understand, okay?

(10) Proofread And Fix Mistakes

Way 10 - Proofread And Fix Mistakes

When I launched my website, I would finish writing a blog post and publish it at the drop of a hat. I published about 5-6 blog posts before I started to proofread.

After writing the following blog post, I had time so I decided to read what I wrote. You would not believe how horrified I was after catching all the spelling and grammar errors.

I also revisited the previously published blog posts and I went into a state of shock! I had made so many silly mistakes.

Since that shock, I spare a good amount of time to proofread my content.

Here’s how I proofread:

I create a schedule for proofreading:

Although it might seem to be a good idea to start proofreading as soon as you finish writing, according to my experience, it is counterproductive.

So, what’s the perfect time to proofread?

After you finish writing, take a 20-30 minute break, relax, and return with a fresh mind.

Start with silly mistakes:

Before fixing whole paragraphs, I fix silly mistakes, such as spelling mistakes, inconsistencies, and grammar errors (thanks Grammarly!).

Start small:

I struggled with this for a looonngggg time! I used to write long sentences to make my point. With time, I realised that writing long, lengthy sentences only took it long for my readers to understand what I was trying to convey.

So I worked on my vocabulary and learned to convey things in fewer words. As I improved, I pared down repetitive and irrelevant sentences.

Read your blog post ALOUD:

Reading out your content aloud will help you come across unusual words, phrases, sentences, and even paragraphs. You will also find areas where your words do not flow smoothly.

You will also find mistakes that you could not have while writing it. 

If you follow the above 4 steps, you will find mistakes, fix your work, make it better, and hopefully, your readers will love it.

But why is proofreading important?

According to Elsevier, “The main purpose of proofreading is to improve the quality of the paper, ensuring there are no lingering mistakes, and correcting generalized discourse errors or writing inconsistencies. Essentially, you want to make sure you have a well-defined communication goal. ”

Yes, it will take time, but it pays off!

(11) Get Trained From An Expert

Way 11 - Get Trained From An Expert

You might have heard this many times: Content is king!

However, how can you create content that helps your audience, provides value, and solves their problems when you have no experience writing blog posts before?

Thanks to the Internet, you now have everything you need at your fingertips.

When I desperately wanted to write better content, I went on YouTube and searched “How to write better blog posts?”

I watched many videos, diligently took notes, and incorporated the points into my writing.

The result?

I started to write better!

I am not the best writer, but I am way better than before.

If you are looking to improve your writing, here are a few of my suggestions:

(12) Write Short Sentences So Your Readers Digest Information Easily

Way 12 - Write Short Sentences So Your Readers Digest Information Easily

As I shared in an earlier point, instead of writing long sentences, write short ones. It will keep your reader engaged and they will understand your point faster.

For example, which of the following sentences helps you understand the message/point faster:

  1. I bought these red apples that are great for health from ABC mall located in the western part of Mumbai, a metropolitan city in India.
  2. I bought these red apples from ABC Mall in Mumbai.

I am sure for almost all of you, the 2nd sentence was easier to read and understand, isn’t it?

I had a hard time even writing the first sentence, so I can imagine how hard it will be for my readers.

If you are guilty of writing long sentences, you can visit any of the platforms I linked in point #11 and improve.

Writing short sentences make them easier for your readers to digest and since reading is a laborious task, don’t add insult to injury by writing long sentences. The Internet population has very small attention spans, so make your writing easy to read.

(13) Fix Minor Elements

Way 13 - Fix Minor Elements

Even if you write juicy blog posts, you could make them more interesting with some varnish.

For example, you can use more descriptive verbs, such as “joyful”, “delighted”, or “gleeful” instead of “happy.”

You can shorten the length of your sentences as I discussed in point #12.

You can use simple words instead of complex ones to make your content easy to understand.

You can take a look at the resources I linked in point #11 that helped me improve my writing skills.

(14) Seek Feedback To Identify Flaws & Improve

Way 14 - Seek Feedback To Identify Flaws Improve

This was so difficult for me! Getting feedback for my work.

Why?

I know I wrote the best piece of content!

I was just reluctant to get my work checked by an expert and get feedback.

When I reread my blog posts, I realised there were mistakes and, in some places, I sounded arrogant and boring!

Reluctant and unwilling, I requested my friend to read my post and give feedback. He highlighted points that were difficult to swallow.

However, when I incorporated his feedback into my work, I noticed that I started to write better and enjoy writing more.

(15) Start Writing And Improve As You Go!

Way 15 - Start Writing And Improve As You Go!

You should give your 100%, take time, and create something that helps your audience, provides value, and solves their problems.

Additionally, you should also ensure that your blog post flows smoothly from one point to the next. However, this does not imply that you should take days or even weeks to finish one blog post.

Your aim should be to present information in the best possible manner. And, that does not mean publishing a perfect blog post.

One of my good friends spends a lot of time researching and after having so many points, they are stuck in “analysis paralysis.”

They always look for ways to attract thousands of visitors to every blog post they publish.

But the reality is, not all of your blog posts will attract thousands of visitors. Even if you write the most exceptional blog post, you could get only a handful of visitors.

Hence, instead of being stuck with perfection, open your laptop and start writing.

My mentor always says, “Version one is always better than version none.”

So instead of focusing on writing the best post, try to write something that helps your audience. Your goal should be to solve our audience’s problems by providing easy to understands content, okay?

Conclusion

I hope this post showed how you can become a better writer through some cool, untapped methods.

Now, I’d love to know which method you will use.

Will you start dissecting writing that you admire?

Or

Will you take action and stop worrying about perfection?

Either way, let me know in the comments box below.

You can go through the below list and revise the 15 ways to buff up your blog posts and make your readers go, “Holy Moly!”:

#1: Break Down The Writing That You Admire

#2: Learn From The Writers You Admire

#3: Accept That First Drafts Are Terrible!

#4: Create A Structure

#5: Write Regularly To Become Better

#6: Analyse Grammar And Spellings

#7: Read Content Related To Your Topic

#8: Research To Create Something Valuable

#9: Keep It Simple So Your Readers Understand Easily

#10: Proofread And Fix Mistakes

#11: Get Trained From An Expert

#12: Write Short Sentences So Your Readers Digest Information Easily

#13: Fix Minor Elements

#14: Seek Feedback To Identify Flaws & Improve

#15: Start Writing And Improve As You Go!

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