Hi everyone and welcome to Day 7 where we will concentrate on our readers.
You’ve written a blog post and you’re ready to hit publish. You just know your readers will love it. Before you actually hit that publish button, take a minute and think about what you want your readers to do when they’re done reading your post.
What do you want them to do next? You have quite a few options here. Maybe you want them to leave you a comment. Maybe you want them to share your post on Facebook or Twitter. Maybe you want them to read another post of yours. Maybe you want them to sign up for your email list. Maybe you want them to buy something (either your own product or something you’re an affiliate for). This is not an all-inclusive list, but we have the big actions covered.
The one thing you don’t want to do is leave them hanging at the end. Not only is it not beneficial to you if all they do is “x” out of your blog, you’re also doing your readers a disservice if you leave them hanging. You’re taking them on a journey with your post, now tell them what they should do next. It’s part of your job as a blogger.
It’s called a Call to Action (CTA) and usually comes toward the end of your blog post. It doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it should be clear and convincing. Sometimes you want to push hard and get a little aggressive, but most of the time, keep it easy and casual. Let’s run through a few CTA examples.
What are your favorite ways to end your blog posts? Do you use a particular call to action? Leave me a comment below and let’s talk.
Comments work well on posts with maybe a bit of controversy. Or posts where you are teaching some tips. What is your best tip for teaching your dog to sit? for example.
As we mentioned on day 4, your readers can give you ideas for future posts. You can encourage them to add a comment to give you more ideas.
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There’s a lot more to be said about crafting a strong call to action. Take a look at this guide to learn more.
This works great with your own products. It also works well with products you have talked about that you use yourself.
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If you have no other calls to action in mind, you should aim to get your readers on your list.
Calls to action aren’t hard to write and they give your readers clear directions on what to do next. Before you hit publish on your next blog post, make sure you have a clear CTA at the end.
Think these things through before you create each of your new posts.
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