Working online is so busy, plus you have to balance it with what’s going on at home. Ideally you’d set aside enough time to write a thought provoking and information filled blog post each and every day. I know that’s what I aim to do. The fact of the matter is, you aren’t always going to have enough time for that. On those days where time is short there are still ways to provide value to your readers while saving time. Here are three of my favorites.
1. Share a video.
There have been a few posts where I shared some great videos by coaches, marketers, or speakers that I thought would help you. The best way to do one of these types of posts is to find a video that will touch your audience or help them learn something they want to know. Then, rather than just including the video, write a bit about how you found it and why you thought it would help them. Add in some of your own insights to go along with the video.
2. Compile a list of resources.
I did this recently when I wrote about how to use PLR. I found a topic my readers wanted more information on and I created a list of links to resources. I linked to some of my blog posts as well as other people’s blog posts. Next to each link I wrote a little bit about the page they were clicking over to so they weren’t clicking blind. Telling them a bit about the blogger who wrote the post is also a great idea.
These posts are great for a few reasons.
- They can be created quickly provided you bookmark great resources like I do. I just went to my “PLR Resources” bookmarks and grabbed some of my favorite tutorials.
- You give your readers a lot more information than you would include in the average blog post.
- It helps you build connections. I don’t know about you, but when someone blogs about me or links to one of my posts from their blog I normally tweet their post and give them some extra promotion. I also usually leave a comment to thank them for mentioning my post. It’s a great way to build connections with other bloggers.
3. Syndicate an article.
While some people have mixed feelings on syndication, it’s still very viable. News sites all over do it and they still do just fine in the search engines. Besides, we’re here to help people, not Google!
Syndication is simply republishing articles that you have the right to republish, usually with a “resource box” at the end that links to the authors website. Sites like Ezine Articles have a ton of articles that you can syndicate whenever you want for free. Some people also offer articles for their affiliates to syndicate. I know a lot of PLR sellers have PLR tutorials you can republish with your affiliate link.
The key to doing this right is to make sure the article you syndicate is high quality and has valuable information for your reader. You also want to check over the links included to make sure that it’s something you’re okay associating your blog with.
Note: If you republish an article without permission or without their resource box, you are STEALING. Don’t do that. It’s not okay.
What do you do when you need to blog but don’t have much time?