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How To Write Good Content For Your Website Fast In 4 Easy Steps

Having a little trouble writing good, unique content for your website?  I have a simple solution that I think you will love.  Better yet you won’t spend a fortune doing this.  In fact, if you have $5 you’re set.

I have been testing out a cool way to make good content for my website with a simple method that might catch you by surprise at first.  I wrote a simple post a few days go on this blog where I demonstrated what the best affiliate markets are.

The blog post itself is over 1300 words and the best part is the only writing on that page that is mine is the headline!  Do I have your attention yet?

Here’s what I did to create that step-by-step.

Step 1 – Put together a simple Power Point based on a problem or subject in your niche market. 

If you do not have Microsoft Word get a free copy of Open Office.  It’s not quite as good but it has a Power Point knock off.  Hey it works and it’s free!

This doesn’t have to be thorough it just needs to cover your topic, be useful for your audience and make sense.

Step 2 – Shoot a video of your Power Point slides using either Camtasia or Jing (free). 

Jing has some limitations though as it will only allow you to shoot up to 5 minutes free.  Camtasia is awesome but you’ll need $300 for it.  If you don’t plan on shooting vids more often do not spend your money and simple get a copy of Jing.  Besides 5 minutes will be plenty for most videos and you don’t want to scare your audience with a nice long 25 minute video.

Make sure to save your video in a MP4 format as it works anywhere pretty much universally. 

Upload your video to a file sharing site like Metacafe, Viddler or Youtube.  I host most of my own but you do not need to do that and any of the 3 I just mentioned will work fine.

As you record your video use you Power Point slides as queue points or notes to keep you on track with your message like if you were to give a speech.

Step 3 – Find a transcriptionist to do all the content writing for you. 

This is the part you’ll need just $5 for.  Head over to Fiverr and do a search for a transcriptionist.  Many will do up to 10 minutes of audio for $5.  Ask the transcriptionist to time-stamp the transcript for you every 1 minute so your audience can reference your video if they need to.   

Make sure to hire only someone who has mostly positive reviews.  The people I hire almost always have only positives and little to no negative reviews.

“Ugh my secret is out and I could have easily made a product teaching this!”

But, I know you’re thinking it’s better to share and help.  You’re right it really is.  J

Step 4 – Embed your video into your post along with the transcript and publish it to the world.

Trust me it’ll be one of the best $5 you’ll ever spend and very time effective.  You’ll have a nice post with a video that your audience can listen and watch or optionally read it.  You’ll also give Google and the search engines what they love – more content to crawl through, which is great for your site and can help you increase traffic.

Alternative Steps….

Are you scared to shoot the video or just do not want to mess it?  Instead, record an audio track with the free Audacity Player

When you find someone to transcribe on Fiverr you’ll simply need to upload the file as per their instructions.  You can then optionally post just your blog post based on the transcription of your audio or you can add the audio file to your post using a plugin like this one.

Conclusion:

It was much easier to just speak on my subject for 6-7 minutes and have someone transcribe that into 1300 words than it was for me to write 1300+ words myself.  Plus, the added element of the video can give your audience something more than the usual text to read through.

The person also removed all of my “umms” and “ahhs” as well.  I sent them a lot of love for that one!

I will certainly be doing this more often in the near future.  In fact, I have about 60 videos planned as I write this to you.

Thoughts?  Feelings?  Would you use this method to create some good content for your website?  Let me know below.

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About Michael Brown

I'm Michael S. Brown, Internet Marketer, husband and father. I have been successful in business and marketing since 1998. In 2007 I took to the internet marketing world and have never looked back.

I love teaching people the knowledge that I have acquired and the ultimate boost to my ego is to see everyone I teach succeed in business. My goal is to make everyone who comes into contact with me as successful or even more successful than myself.

Comments

  1. Great tips dude :D Content is definitely important if you want to succeed in this industry. Seeing as Michael is one of my favorite writers, I'd listen up if I were you ;)

  2. Now this is seriously a useful piece of information! What a great idea. You always have great detailed advice!

  3. Great advice, Michael!  I am sure that I will use this.  Thanks.

  4. Great article, Your spot on!  I personally use Animoto, very easy, very friendly, and ties in nicely to YouTube, where further edits can be done for Title, Discription, & Tags. Embedding vids w/keyword titles really help to blogs, webpages etc. thereby increasing page and video views.

  5. michaelbrown says:

    Great point on Animoto. I haven’t used that in awhile but that would be a very easy way to create a video that could be transcribed.

  6. Interesting idea with transcribing the video…

  7. Michael,
    This was an excellent post for generating content for your blog post. There's also some additional benefits to using your strategy. You can repurpose your content.
    The powerpoint slide can be uploaded to sites like Slideshare. You can then convert the slides into a PDF using the transcription pasted in the notes and now upload that to document sharing sites like Scribd. The audio can be split from the video and uploaded to podcast directories and the video uploaded to video directories.
    All in all, you could easily have over a dozen of places your content can now be seen at. Not to mention the great backlinks you would creat back to your website.

  8. michaelbrown says:

    June, excellent ideas. Thanks for the share.

    I agree. We should be using our content in as many places and getting as much use out of it as possible. I am sure my reader swill love your suggestions. :)

  9. phil malone says:

    This is great stuff!  What are people's best ways of knowing what to say in the first place (research) on whatever niche you are interested in using?  

  10. I've created tons of videos but never thought to have them transcribed. A good message here is that content is not just referring to words on a page. Videos, podcasts (as mentioned by June), images, slides, etc are all great ways for adding more content to web pages. I'm gonna give the transcriptionists a try. Thanks for the share Michael!

  11. michaelbrown says:

    Phil,

    It can be about any topic in your niche market. Typically, I like to identify a problem and then offer someone a solution. Think about the post you just commented on. I identified a problem in my market and created content that will help solve that problem.

    If your website is more about entertaining than solving issues then just find a good topic that your audience would like.

    If you’re unsure, do some research and see what other sites in your industry are writing about. Do not copy their stuff, just use it for ideas.

    This works in any niche.

  12. michaelbrown says:

    Elizabeth,

    Hey hope all is well with you!  Just saw your update on Facebook and hope that teverything went well.

    Let me know how the video and transcription turns out for you…

  13. Great tips Michael… Looking forward for more good INFO.. i have tried this and it does work…. Have a good day.
    ~Thomas~

  14. Good idea ! More generally always think about repurposing any content you produce….for sake of argument, if you like writing then use software that allows you to film the text, put in a few pictures to liven it up a bit. Then read it out or get it read out by a fiverr outsourcer. 

  15. Michael,
     
    Thanks for the info. I'm going to check this out. I have Office 2010 (can't live without Excel), so I have PowerPoint. I've turned a couple of my presentations to videos with voice over and uploaded to YouTube. I embed the YouTube video in my site since WP couldn't handle it when I tried insert it into my site. This sounds like a no/low cost recommendation I could suggest to my clients for investor presentations if they can't afford my services.

  16. Another great post!  Providing rich content is key to getting the search engines to love you.  I too have used fiverr.com in the past to get some quality articles written for me.   If you provide quality content on whatever niche market you are promoting, then you will succeed in make money online.  I always tell my team to think of the reader's needs first, and not yours. 

  17. Nice article. It is definitely easy to speak about a subject than writing it for most people. If someone does not want to pay out five bucks for each article, they can transcribe the article themselves after recording it. Though it looks they would be better off writing the article in the first step itself, this method would be much better as they can find more ideas and information filled in their articles.

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