Nine seconds is the average attention span of most readers. Therefore, you have nine seconds to capture their attention with your content. To achieve that, the first question you may ask yourself is this: Okay, so what is the best blog post length? Well, it depends on a few factors.
You adopted blogging as one of your content marketing strategies to expand your audience and grow rapidly. But you’re having difficulty finding time for blogging.
How much time did it take when you wrote your last blog post? My guess: at least four to five hours. Sometimes, it takes up to eight hours before you hit the “publish” button. In general, you need to do this for one or two blog posts per week to keep your audience engaged and market your expertise!
Because you understand the importance of blogging, you’ve built out a blog to spread your talent and skills in order to position yourself as a thought leader in your space.
Successful blogging requires you to be proficient in a number of skills, like keyword research, user and search engine-friendly content creation, and blog management. Yes, this will eat up your valuable time and energy in order to make the blog a perfect content marketing tool. That’s why most of the successful entrepreneurs, life coaches, and authors find alternatives that work best for them.
Nothing quite prepares new life coaches for the amount of writing necessary to properly market their business. For instance, content marketing best practices all but require a brand blog. That wouldn’t be a big deal if you could write about whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted, but such is not the case here. Instead, your brand blog must feature a steady stream of new and interesting content either ideological or promotional in nature (and sometimes both at once) that targets popular industry-specific search terms in order to drive traffic to your website.
We do (and have done) a lot of blogging on behalf of a lot of clients. From ghostwriting for life coaches to giving voice to a startup brand, we’ve seemingly done it all when it comes to blogging. However, you may never, ever want to outsource blog posts to Team Impressa. Here’s seven reasons why:
Oh, the ghostwriter. He’s made a name for himself. Actually no he hasn’t, but he has for his employer in the form of presidential speeches, best-selling books, and influential marketing material. Ghost blogging does essentially the same thing, but with a healthy dose of digital exposure!
What are the two important things your clients take into consideration before theyhire you?
- Your ability to do what you say you do (i.e. they want to feel that your service is worth their time and money)
- The idea that your are easygoing and they will enjoy working with you
So, how can you inject confidence into your potential clients?
Blogging is a brilliant way for authors (of all genres) to attract new fans, connect with existing readers, and keep enthusiastic followers abreast of upcoming events and exciting news. But many authors don't actually have time to blog for themselves, so they outsource their blog posts to a ghostwriter. Generally speaking, this is a brilliant idea, but it can go awry.
As a life coach, you have to be very careful about selecting someone to create content for your blog (or anything else, for that matter). You--and your clear vision, unique voice, and specific viewpoint--are your own brand, and all of the content created for your brand needs to sound like it's coming from you, even if someone else wrote it.