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5 Examples Of Content Ideas That REALLY Converted



Content marketing is the one form of marketing that in many ways has remained stable through the years. Sure, there is a difference in some of the strategies used, such as in SEO, or in the general style used to really catch attention. A viral article from 15 years ago posted today would be unlikely to gain the same traction as it did back then, without a new gimmick to give it legs.

It is the power of content that allows it to continue to wear the crown, even though every year on the internet can be counted in the same way dog years can. Trends move fast, but the right tools remain the focus of marketing as each one floats by.

When speaking about content we have to specify it not by style, but by purpose. That purpose will inform on the audience, the tone, the format, its placement, and everything it is meant to achieve. In this case we are looking at content that converts, and converts well.

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Content Examples

These five examples are the pinnacle of what we should be aiming for.

The Live Contest

Grow and Convert has an interesting idea: create a contest where the winning B2B website gets to be the guinea pig of a traffic experiment involving one high quality, high conversion piece of content on their blog, written by the experts at the G&C agency. Out of the 86 that applied, it was TAR Productions that beat out the competition.

We can use this example two-fold. First, we have the initial content, which not only brought a lot of attention to G&C, but it led to the 86 interested B2B companies taking part, sending in their applications and (presumably) helping to spread the word.

Second, we have the conversion-leading post written for TAR. They identified one piece, improved it, and in part three of their case study we learn that they improved traffic by 67%. This leveraged into increased conversion rates, and proved the value of their strategies.

I won’t go into it here, but it is worth heading over and reading all three parts to go step by step into their process.

Use The “LIFT” Model

The Landing Page Influence Function For Tests (LIFT™) is an awesome strategy created by the brilliant conversion gurus at Wider Funnel. It hypothesizes that you can test, analyze and increase conversion rates by using a landing page format rather than a traditional content or blog style.

LIFT bases the entire concept on their model of six different factors leading to conversion: Value Proposition, Relevance, Clarity, Distraction, Anxiety, and Urgency. Using these factors you can analyze the effectiveness of a landing page, or content that uses the same general format as a landing page. The idea can actually be applied to any content neatly, which is really cool.

Introduce (Holistic) Clarity

Syntaxis wrote an awesome breakdown of clarity as it applies to business writing. This should be applied to all content when you are trying to push for conversions. Because clarity is not just for the words you use, but every element of your presentation. That is where the idea of “holistic” clarity comes in…as in, being clear in each aspect of your content, from headline to page colors.

Coherence is key here. You want to make sure your content remains relevant and tightly worded throughout. Your headline should have punch, but never bait and switch the reader. Your format should be clean and easy to read. Even the colors on your blog, side advertisements, links and images should have a uniformity.

This creates holistic clarity, and it makes it much easier to convert.

Get Psychological

The human brain has a number of interesting quirks, and we exploit them in marketing on a daily basis. That is all conversion is: using tactics that appeal to the subconscious and conscious minds to lead to an eventual benefit for both the user and brand, right?

Sony used a psychological tactic when they released their ads in October 2012, teasing a release with next to no information behind it. Any brand that uses a “offer ends soon”, or “only x left in stock” tactic are taking advantage of the Scarcity Effect, or the customer’s fear of losing a deal.

Another good idea is to make the user feel a sense of being part of an exclusive club. For example, they sign up for your newsletter, you give them access to a new, free ebook. They follow your social media, you give a heads up about new products or services. They join your VIP list, they get access to new features months before anyone else.

Make Sure You Aren’t Reducing The Value Through Choice Overload

Marketing Experiments did a fascinating case study that exposed what they call “value inhibitors”. The idea is that too many brands will offer a glut of choices that overload visitors with options. This reduces the overall value on a page, and so lessens the conversion rate, By eliminating these choices they were able to boost conversions by 162%, not by adding anything, but by removing it! This reinstated the value represented by the page.

Select cool WordPress themes that allow for impressive content presentation. Remove distractions and you will see better conversions. One I like to point to a lot (and not everyone agrees with me) are popups. Don’t get me wrong, these still work when you are trying to get people to sign up for email lists, or get free content. But placement is important, so keep them away from areas where you are funneling your conversions.

To Recap: Here Is What You Can Do To Make Irresistible, Convert-Crazy Content

Write. Good. Content.

OK, I realize I just went through five examples of intensive strategies and you should use those, too. But none of those tactics will amount to a cent if you aren’t applying them to high quality, incredible content that people want to see, read, and share.

If you really want to make content that converts, make content people like. Then apply the above ideas to give it that boost.

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Why Invest Money in Your Blog?



I often see new bloggers say they want to blog on a free platform to see if it works. If blogging works on a free platform then they invest in a domain and hosting.

I guarantee guys: you will fail on a free blogging platform. Blogging never works for cheap, fear-filled bloggers using free platforms. Blogging works for abundant, generous bloggers who buy their domain and hosting and who persistently create helpful content and build strong connections.

Why invest money in your blog?

Stand Out From The Crowd

Most bloggers use free platforms.

Investing money in a domain, hosting and premium theme helps you stand out from the crowd. Free themes and free platforms do not impress people. But seeing a premium, clear, professional-looking theme on a hosted platform creates an eye-popping, attention-grabbing experience.

Visualize your blog looking like a lighthouse in a storm. Invest money in your theme and a domain, and hosting.

Standing out from the crowd also helps you connect with the right people online. Birds of a feather flock together.

Listen to this podcast as Alonzo Pichardo and I chat about connecting with successful folks online:

How to Connect with the Right People Online

Maximize Monetizing Potential

Free Platforms like do not even allow monetizing. How insane is that?

Blogger is not much better. Tough to monetize on free platforms because you have few options to work with. Plus your blog does not stand out; critical factor in the blog monetizing game.

Investing money in a self-hosted WordPress blog gives you crazy monetizing potential. I currently have established 11 income streams through my blog. You can sell virtually anything through a blog that you own because you call the shots. Toss in sweet customizing options on a self-hosted blog and your blogging profit potential raises the roof.

Build a Respected Brand

Everything is branding online.

Successful bloggers build successful brands first because a brand makes you memorable.

Peep that image above guys.

I built a brand that got featured on:

  • Virgin
  • Forbes
  • Fox News
  • Entrepreneur

because I created a clear, powerful blogging brand in Blogging From Paradise.

See the investments in that picture? I invested in a domain and hosting. I also bought a proof copy of my paperback to promote both my eBook and paperback and to bolster my blogging brand.

Spending money helps you lap most bloggers because most bloggers are terrified to spend money. If you dive into the fear of investing money you stand out from bloggers who are terrified to spend even a cent on their blogs.

Drop some dimes guys.

Invest in a bright blogging future.


Imagine if you visited my blog and saw something like:

Looks rough, right?

I would not trust me. No way. Why would I trust someone who could not afford to drop $10 a month on a domain and hosting? If someone is so terrified or cheap they cannot possibly lead and teach readers genuinely. Nor can the individual have the vision and drive to create something meaningful over the long haul.

Think about it guys; imagine if an aspiring doctor said they could not afford med school? Imagine if an aspiring lawyer said they could not afford law school? No way would you trust these doctors and lawyers. Just like no way would you trust a blogger who says they cannot afford to buy their domain and hosting, plus their premium theme. One look at a cheap or free theme on a garbage free hosted blog instantly alerts readers not to trust you. Nor should they trust you.

Wrap Up

Invest money now to make more money through your blog.

All business ventures require investment.

Spend money to make money.

The eBook

If you want to become a full time blogger you can buy my eBook here:

How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging

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How to Get Endless Content Ideas for Your Blog



Writer’s block.

Smacked you in the head sometimes, right?

Me too.

Nothing feels worse than slamming into writer’s block. But nothing feels better than having endless content ideas on tap, making you a prolific, traffic and profit driving machine.

Content ideas abound. But you need to learn how to and where to find these ideas to become incredibly prolific.

This feels challenging at first but finding content ideas seamlessly:

  • increases brand awareness
  • gives your readers a steady stream of content to benefit them
  • increases your blogging profits through a variety of income travels
  • inspires your readers to defeat writer’s block and other mental blocks
  • helps you become a prolific guest poster
  • gives you more ideas for future blog posts

Follow these tips to get endless content ideas for your blog guys.

1: Poll Your Readers

Poll your readers via an email newsletter.

Publish posts questioning readers on their biggest problems related to your niche.

Ask readers questions to get blog post solutions.

Content ideas dance around in the minds of your readers.

Just asking my readers on Facebook or Twitter about their most pressing blogging problems is an easy way to get content ideas. Sometimes I probe into their struggles. Other times I just ask if they have blogging questions. Some days I get 10 answers or questions and other days, 1. Keep asking guys. Probing and polling readers provides ample blog post ideas for you.

2: Hang out on Niche Specific Forums

I spend time daily both answering questions and finding content ideas on the Warrior Forum.

Help folks and see what to write about by observing forums aligned with your blogging niche.

See the most popular posts. What questions do people ask? How do people struggle?

Mine content ideas in the struggles of your ideal readers.

Be an active contributor on forums to better tune into the needs of folks intrigued with your niche. By regularly publishing posts on Warrior I can see and hear problems experienced by aspiring or even professional bloggers.

3: Follow Top Blogs in Your Niche

Read top blogs in your niche. Keep an eye out for popular posts. What do folks have problems with?

Read the comment fields to get a feel on what readers are chatting about. Many commentors have few issues sharing their pain points via blog comments. Pay close attention to complaints, rants or folks who share their biggest dreams. Tune in to these emotional push buttons to find an endless flow of prospering content ideas.

Pro Blogger and Blogging Tips are 2 smart places to scan for blogging tips bloggers.

4: Become a Life Observer

I have nabbed more blog post ideas watching life than you’d ever believe.

Look at yesterday’s blog post: Blogging Outside of the Lines.

See how I spotted a blog content idea by coloring with my niece? Life presents you endless blog post ideas if you quiet your mind, relax, and become an observer of it all. The key is to cease trying to do stuff and to simply relax, and watch, life unfolding around you.

Review your last trip to the store. Who did you chat with today? What life lessons did you learn recently?

Draw an analogy between your experience and your blogging niche. Stay on blogging topic. Be on point. Speak to your readers while relating to them on a deeper level. Be a watcher. Find unlimited blog post ideas.

Bonus Tip

Meditate or do deep yin yoga.

Both practices expand your awareness, a must for folks intent on clearing their head trash to find more blog content ideas.

Wrap Up

Work these streams diligently.

Calm your chattering mind.

Find unlimited content ideas for your blog.

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11 Tips on Finding the Right Infographic Ideas for Your Brand




Infographics have become ubiquitous on the Internet. Whether you’re on Facebook, Pinterest, or Linkedin, you’re bound to come across an infographic online.

Infographics are popular due to their ability to convert complex data and information into something much simpler, making them interesting to look at and easy to understand.

According to Hubspot’s study, infographics are three times more likely to be shared than any other type of content— a perfect investment for those who are looking to bring in traffic and generate leads.

As more infographics are published on the Internet, creating one that will stand out from the rest takes more than illustrations with charts and data. An infographic can have great design but without a compelling topic, it might as well be skimmed through.

So, how do you come up with a compelling topic people want to read?

The truth is, it’s not going to be an instantaneous process. It’s going to take time, effort, and a lot of in-depth research. There are times content creators overlook research and end up with a lackluster infographic.

Narrow Down

Figure out who your infographic is for. Knowing your target audience beforehand can make the process of choosing a topic much easier.

Avoid aiming for a wider audience. Instead, aim for a specific group of people. A one-size-fits-all approach isn’t going to work.

By creating a narrow target, it’ll be easier to create effective strategies for the specified target audience. For example, an infographic about basic exercise won’t be of interest for people who are in advanced exercise programs such as Crossfit or calisthenics.

Cook up a (brain)storm

There are a variety of brainstorming methods to use when coming up with ideas for your infographic topic, such as word association, mind mapping, and keyword research. These methods are perfect for coming up with loads of ideas by exploring different angles and connections.

Tools such as Mindmeister and Ahrefs are great for brainstorming and keyword research. Mindmeister lets you create your own mind map online. You can also export the file into different formats and share it with anyone. Ahrefs is a great tool for keyword research, helping you find high-ranking keywords to use for your infographic.

Another way to find ideas for your infographic is to repurpose existing content. These can be from blog posts, videos, or any other type of content.

Repurposing saves you a lot of time and effort. When you’ve gathered the materials you already have on hand, decide on an angle you want to display the information in. For example, if you have a blog post about 30 ways to save money, you can focus and shorten the blog post and instead, do an infographic on 10 money saving tips for impulsive shoppers.

Knowing what is currently trending can also help you come up with ideas for your infographic. A tool like Google Trends allows you to find the most searched keywords. You can see the searches on different topics and different regions.

Although it’s great to have a completely unique topic for your infographic, it’s also important to consider whether or not it’s feasible. Having a topic that’s too niche and has little to no information to support your research won’t do you any good.

A feasible topic has abundant information that’s easy to access and come from credible sources. Since infographics are meant to inform readers and provide valuable content, an abstract or opinion based topic would have little credibility and wouldn’t be very informative.

For more tips and tricks on finding the right infographic ideas, take a look at the visual guide here!

Andre Oentoro is one of the co-founder of Milkwhale, an internationally acknowledged infographic production agency. He helps businesses increase visibility on the internet with visual data and well-placed outreach campaigns. Read more on his latest guide to Viral Infographics and learn how to get the most value out of your website’s traffic.

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