Now that you’ve published one article, it’s time to publish five more.
Articles that you share on a niche website should relate to one another. This way, you can create a little menu of topic-specific web pages that help readers drill down into the details of whatever you’re trying to teach.
So, for example, let’s say you’re developing a knitting website and you want to reach out to new knitters. You could publish articles on your site, one at a time, on the following topics:
- How to Cast On in Knitting
- 2 Basic Knitting Stitches: Knit and Purl
- How to Bind off in Knitting
- Continental or English: Which Knitting Method is Right for You?
- First Stitch to Learn: Garter Stitch
- Second Knitting Stitch to Learn: Stockinette
As you can see, the articles that you’re writing about knitting can all stand separately on their own, but they also work together to fully explain the basics of knitting.
So now you have six knitting articles, and that’s a very good thing. There’s a lot you can do with a series of niche-specific articles that all relate to each other.[tweet_box design=”default” float=”none”]Think of article series as the foundation for everything you create and sell on your site..[/tweet_box]
We’ll use the knitting articles as an example again
Once you have five knitting articles to share, you can put them together to create…
- a five-day Beginner Knitting email series
- a short e-book on Knitting Basics, to give away or sell at a low price point
- an instructional video that you publish on YouTube, Vimeo etc.
- a set of five short instructional videos covering each article topic individually
- the first chapter of the knitting how-to book that you plan to write
- a chapter of a more comprehensive eBook on knitting, that might also delve into other aspects of knitting such as types of yarn, needle sizes, determining your gauge, more stitches to master, and of course a few patterns for beginner knitting projects
- a series of short social media blips or tweets, that entice readers to click a link and read said articles on your site.
This works for nearly any industry or subject matter that you’d like to teach people by way of your blog or website.
Here are some tools that will help you plan and write your next 5 articles:
Evernote:- Evernote helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.
Hemmingway App – The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it
Headline Analyzer – Write Headlines That Drive Traffic, Shares, And Search Results
Blog Topics Generator – Fill in the fields with terms that you’d like to write about, and we’ll come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles in a matter of seconds!
Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.
Todolist – Todoist lets you keep track of everything in one place, so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.
Grammarly – Grammarly makes sure everything you type is clear, effective, and mistake-free.