How To Write A Killer Intro For Your Art Post

Content Marketing

Art, photography, images tell a story. But what about the story behind the image?

Anyone can post an image of their art or a really beautiful photograph. But it’s the story behind the image that separates the artist from everyone else.

You as the artist create because you want to. You want to share and you want to teach. Customers and art lovers look at your work, not just for the beauty, but for the experience.

Your writing sells that experience. That experience starts with a good, strong and clear introduction.  Continue reading “How To Write A Killer Intro For Your Art Post”

How To Write A Killer Headline For Your Content

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Have you struggled to write quality content? Have you wondered where to start?

Writing good content isn’t easy. It’s a skill requiring time to learn. It takes practice.

But who has the time? Especially if you’re an artist, you want to spend your time creating. Not writing content.

Think of content marketing as a necessity that drives traffic to your site, gets potential leads and eventually gains conversions and customers. That’s great and all except you draw or paint. You don’t write.

You want the conversions and the customers to buy your art. But how do you write content?

This post is the first in a series of posts for writing content for creatives (and really anyone else). Today, I’m going to give you five tips on how to write a killer headline for your content.  Continue reading “How To Write A Killer Headline For Your Content”

Selling Your Art Through Storytelling

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Do you want to tell a story with your art? Or are you just trying to make a buck? If you’re just selling art to try to make some money, good luck. This post isn’t for you. But if you want an actual creative business, keep reading.

When I’m creating art, I’m really trying to tell a story that’s come to my mind.

Stories aren’t just for writers. Storytelling is as integral to the visual artist as it is for the aspiring novelist. But what’s even more important, is telling your story is key to your content marketing as an artist. Continue reading “Selling Your Art Through Storytelling”

How To Improve Your Blogging Using These 2 Tools

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How often do you struggle with your blogging?  I bet you just said every time you write a post. What about your writing in general? Writing, like any craft, takes time. It takes effort. Writing takes practice.

For visual creatives writing is probably one of the scariest parts of promoting work and building their creative business.

Writing, however, is one of the most important business skills. If you are an effective writer, you communicate well. Your ideas are clear and concise. Your writing leads to profit.

Writing for your blog is no different. Your blog is your business or at least a key component of your business. Your success depends on your writing. Yet you continue to struggle.

In this post, I’m going to tell you about two tools you can use right now to improve your blog writing and business writing.

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Why A Brilliant Blog Post Title Can Get Tons of Clicks (With Free Printable Power Word List)

Blog Post Titles

Blogging is essential to any content marketing. We all know this. Content marketing for creative entrepreneurs is key in today’s saturated digital world. The problem is getting noticed. How can one expect to be found if one doesn’t go above and beyond to create good, valuable content?

The answer is simple: you won’t.

A good blog post starts at the very beginning with the title.

Just like the front page of a newspaper, a quality, catchy headline has to hook the reader. A visual artist wants to evoke emotion when others see their work. A blog post title needs to make the reader feel they need to read the post.

There are a number of things that go into a blog post and creating a blog post title that will catch readers. For this post, I want to focus on the use of strong, powerful words in your post titles.

The Title Is the Hook

Think back to how many times you clicked on a link because of how catchy it was. Curiosity is a basic human trait and clickbait works every time. I’m not advocating for you to become a clickbait pro. What you need to do is learn how to create that “hook” in your post titles.

Notice for this post I used the word “brilliant.” What I’m writing about isn’t necessarily profound, but you clicked.

As any poet, writer or blogger knows, words hold power. Visual creatives are not always comfortable with their writing. But your content marketing relies on having a hook to get readers into your sales funnel. We talk about keywords and their importance, but what about basic vocabulary and writing? Using words of strength and emotion are just as important as finding the right keyword.

Vocabulary List

To help those of us who struggle with vocabulary, here’s a short list of dynamic, effective words you can use in your blog post titles:

  • Brilliant
  • Effective
  • Unique
  • Uncommon
  • Powerful
  • Stupendous

These are just a few to get your creative juices flowing for your next post. Download my free list of 25 Words To Make Your Blog Post Titles Pop.

Wrap Up

The content of what you post will always be the most important aspect of any good blog. When I write, my goal is to provide value in everything I write. I want my posts to be simple yet effective. I want to tell my readers a story and provide guidance from what I’ve learned. It’s that value that we’re all searching for. Using words to provide that hook, is the key.

What words can you think of that will catch readers?