So everyone has been telling you to start blogging, but they usually forget one essential element… how to create enough blog content. Oh yeah, they’ll tell you it’s important. And that content better answer your readers’ questions and be high-quality. But they forget to tell you how much work writing blogs posts can be. Do you wonder if there’s another way of getting content without doing all the writing yourself? There is and I’ll tell you how.
Content is King! You probably have heard that. Whether it’s written, images, audio, and even video, content is what draws readers into a site. Those readers are the traffic that can also help you earn a work from home income. Large amounts of visitors can bring advertising revenue and create eager buyers for products, yours or affiliate sales.
Most blog content is written and to hear the blog pushers tell it, writing is easy!
Or maybe not.
Often times, it’s not a matter if you love to write or are good at it. It’s about the time. And if you’re a new blogger who still works a day job or you are a work at home mom hoping to find a way to earn extra income between naps, then time is a precious commodity.
But blogs need consistent content. It doesn’t matter if you’ve committed to seven times a week, five, three or even once a week, to keep the momentum and readers, you need to publish regularly. Publishing haphazardly or when you get around to it, is not going to not going to get, or keep, readers. And the Google bots will get tired of checking your site.
Luckily, when you don’t have the time or desire to write, you do have a few other options.
Find Guest Bloggers to Create Blog Content
Other bloggers in your niche might be willing to write an article post for your blog. A good place to start looking is on Facebook networking groups for bloggers. In return, you might have to write a post for the other blogger. One of the biggest hurdles to finding guest bloggers is your traffic. Or, lack of traffic. The reason most bloggers choose to write a free post for another blogger is to gain access or an introduction to a broader audience. If your audience is still small and growing, you might have to look elsewhere for more written content for your site.
Hire a Writer to Create More Content for Your Site
That might be the easiest solution. But not the cheapest. There are a number of places to find writers. You might try going back to those Facebook groups. Or to specific writers groups on Facebook.
You might also want to try services that provide writing and access to writers. Upwork is one such company. As an employer, you post your job. Upwork then sends you a list of qualified candidates. You choose the best writer for your needs. Money is handled in an escrow account and payments are usually made when thresholds are met.
The upside to hiring a writer is that you might find somebody you’ll be able to work with again and again. The downside is you might not get exactly what you want. And it takes time to work with a writer, from creating the assignment to final edits.
Buy Ready-Made Articles to Meet Your Publishing Deadlines
If you don’t want to take the time to work with a writer then you can go looking for pre-written content that will work in your blog niche. Constant Content offers unique ready-made articles from a variety of freelance writers who write in a variety of categories.
The articles go through an editing process before they are put up for sale. Writers set the usage licenses and the prices. The more exclusive the license, the higher the price of the article. e aware, however, that only a full rights license grants you total control of the article that would allow you to change the wirting and remove the writer’s name.
Another interesting take on pre-written blog posts comes from BlogMutt. I’ve written about them from a writer’s point of view on this site. Writers submit blog posts based on the requirements and keyword needs of the client. There’s no promise of the sale for the writers unless their article meets the criteria of the client (that would be you).
Use PLR Content and Make it Your Own
One of the ways to create more blog content that has me excited is private label rights, otherwise known as PLR. This is also ready-made content but instead of being sold for a one-time use, it is sold multiple times to many other to be used. While some bloggers might use it as is, PLR should be considered as the brainstorming, research and first draft writing that you do not have to do. (As a writer and editor I can tell you it’s a whole lot easier to start with something than a blank screen).
Other than guest posting or writing it yourself, PLR is the cheapest way to obtain more content for your site, too. It works out to about $1 per page (around 400 words) as opposed to a written-for-you article that cost $50 and up. Reworking the PLR to fit your needs can be as easy as adding a new introductory paragraph and conclusion and tweaking a few words within the body of the article. Of course, you can rewrite each and every word, if that’s your choice.
You’ll find a lot of PLR material for all types of niches. As a matter of fact, if you sign up for my newsletter I’ll send you my PLR in action report and keep you updated on new PLR offers The report will give you an idea of the kind of content you can expect to find in three popular lifestyle niche is. Also, take a look at my favorite PLR providers, all of whom provide quality work.
If there just isn’t time to create new blog content for your site, don’t fret, you do have alternatives.
Hope to see you soon,