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15 Writing Hacks You Must Learn To Become A Great Writer

Everyone who can speak knows how to sing, but the voice makes a difference. Similarly, every literate person knows how to write, yet baking the piece with the perfect ingredients makes the difference. However, unlike singing, you can be a pro in writing with the right mindset and guides.

If you are wondering, “How can I develop my writing skills?”  Well, these are the 15 Writing Hacks You Must Learn To Become A Great Writer. These hacks will help you in writing web articles, not for academic or research papers.

1. Find the purpose of the writing and know your audience

Before starting your writing ask yourself: why are you writing? Your answer might be, generating money. Yes, this is true to some extent. However, apart from the joke, the more logical questions are 

  • Why would the readers care?
  • Will it serve the readers’ purpose?  
  • How will this benefit them? 
  • Is it worthwhile considering their time?
  • How will they feel about it? 

Keep those questions in mind while writing. It will help you to craft a better copy. Think about your audience. Writing isn’t about what you are thinking, it’s about what the audience wants to know.

For example, if you write a research paper for a publication you should write in a formal tone with sophisticated language. On the other hand, if you write a blog for an entertainment site you should write in a funny tone in simpler sentences. 

2. Voice and Tone

 Voice is like a personality that is constant while the tone is abstract that changes according to circumstances. Grammarly states that voice is the fingerprint of an author. Voice makes you different from others. However, the tone varies based on your writing topics and audiences.

3. Person

If you are writing an academic paper, research, or financial report you should make it impersonal. Don’t use the first or third person.

On the other hand, if you are writing web articles do the contrary. Make it conversational by using the third person especially “you.” Use “you” more than “I, we, and us” people like to talk more about themselves instead of you. Don’t use “some of you”/ “many of you.”

Nobody likes to be addressed as a part of a crowd. Everyone likes attention, so does your reader. Instead of focusing on the “faceless crowd” choose one reader and write as you are having a conversation. 

Your writing voice should have the resonance that connects with the reader. You may imagine having a conversation with your favorite reader in a coffee shop. Make your tone conversational, and by conversational I didn’t mean to write a transcript.

You might have a broad audience but when each reader walks through your writing they will feel special that you are attending each of the clients individually. Writing isn’t all about what you are writing, it’s about who you are writing for.

4. Write Scannable texts

Do you think people read web pages word by word? No, they don’t. Hardly anybody reads word by word, rather they scan through the text, pick pieces of information, and click on the next page. -Jakob Nielsen

Similarly, before reading anything, the reader reads the title, scans through the list of contents then decides whether to read it or not.

Therefore, it is crucial to write scannable texts. A checklist to make text scannable:

  • Informative title
  • Highlight the keywords you may use hypertext
  • Write key points as bullet points 
  • Informative headline
  • Clear visual representation (image, infographics, or diagram)
  • Summarize sub-headline

5. Use familiar words

Remember web visitors are here for hunting information or products. They will find whether you serve their purpose at a glance before reading through the whole copy. Use familiar words so they can easily find what they are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a wedding dress at a lower price. What are the possible keywords that come to your mind? I might search with 

  • low price wedding dresses
  • wedding dresses at a lower price
  • low-cost wedding dresses
  • cheap wedding dresses

Let us have a look at what people search for most of the time.

People rarely search for low price wedding dresses, wedding dresses at a lower price, and low cost wedding dresses. However, look at the search volume for “cheap wedding dresses.” Prioritize your reader’s choice of word.

6. Put your most important information first

Usually while writing the academic paper what you do? Start with stating the main topic followed by an overview, literature review, discussion, and finally conclude. But unlike academic papers on web pages the sooner you write the key points the visitor will engage more. 

For example, if you are looking for a wristwatch, after coming to the website you will look for the features and prices. You will lose your interest if you have to scroll down and down to find the feature. 

7. Remove “gobbledygook  

“We need a more blue-sky approach to three-dimensional relative matrix approaches.” 

Did you understand the sentence? I didn’t. This is an example of gobbledygook. Gobbledygook means the technical terms that common people don’t understand. 

“David Meerman Scott” listed the most commonly used gobbledygook phrases in his analysis, “The Gobbledygook Manifesto(pdf).” He analyzed 388000 press releases that include the commonly used gobbledygook, “easy to use,” “world class,” “next generation,” “innovate,” “optimize” “user friendly,” “best of breed,” and others that are used over 1000 times.

8. Eliminate Wordiness

Which sounds better: “Get rid of unnecessary words,” OR,” Eliminate wordiness.”

The second one is better since it doesn’t have any unnecessary words. There are five words in the first sentence while there are two words in the second one. Yet the meaning of both sentences is the same.

The words “in my opinion,” “just,” “very,” “really,” and “actually” don’t add any value. Many experienced authors sometimes use unnecessary words that can be written in another way-

  • Walking slowly — sauntering, strolling, striding
  • Saying loudly — barking, yelling, shrieking
  • Talking aimlessly — blabbering, digressing, yakking
  • Working really hard — slaving, laboring, toiling

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9. Write with rhythm

Without rhythm the writing is lifeless. To add rhythm vary the length of your sentences, rearrange sentences or phrases, change your tones considering the scenario or emotions, and sometimes forget the rule. By forgetting the rule I didn’t mean grammar. Use metaphors, similes but not too much. 

Instead of being boring, swing your words. Give the rhythm by changing the tone of your writing often. Write a variation of sentences. Yet make sure that the sentences are not too long. It will be easier to read. But don’t make it monotonous and boring. Instead, give a variety of sentences. 

Connect the facts with your personal experiences. Take the readers to dive into your personal experiences.

10. Use hook in the introductory paragraph

Thousands of content are scattered on the web. To stand out you have to be unique and serve the purpose of the client. An introduction is the first section where you have to hook your audience’s attention. If you cannot engage your audience in the introductory paragraph most of them will leave immediately. You may start with a question that arouses readers’ interest, an anecdote related to your topic, a statement to trigger the pain point of the readers, interesting quotes, and/or fact/statistics.

11. Use Transition: 

Using transition often it will make the writing flawless. The audience will enjoy the journey without stumbling in the way.

12. Outline

The outline is not a silver bullet that will work for everyone. Every writer has their way of writing. You might work better with an outline. Yet there are plenty of writers who don’t need outlining before writing. Sometimes, I harness good writing without following a strict outline. However, I prefer to write an outline before I start working. It helps me to think clearly, research precisely, and speeds up the writing. 

You can test yourself to check which method works better for you. Try writing with and without an outline and check which way you can mold the best writing.

13. Read It Out Loud while editing

Don’t write and edit at the same time. It will kill your time. After completing your draft take a pause. If possible edit after 24 hrs and you will be surprised by seeing the outcome. While editing, reading out loud will help to edit the rhythm and flow of the copy.

14. Find a suitable time to write

Every person has their time for concentration. I prefer writing in the morning. After having a sound sleep around eight hours I can focus more in the morning. You might find a night or any other time of the day more fruitful unlike me.

15. Read and Practice

If you ask me “How can a beginner improve writing?” The answer is practice. There is a proverb you may know, “ practice makes perfect.” Try to write a few words every day. It will surprise you beyond your imagination. Keep reading, reading is the best way to develop writing skills. 

Happy Writing 🙂

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What is Semantic Keywords: A writer must know to optimize an article

How to upgrade your ranking by understanding Semantic Keyword Research and update the content accordingly?

Have you seen the sessions of Sharlock homes or the movie? Not go nuts to hear about this amazing spy character here. Because, Google is another Sharlock who knows how to magnify the real search content.

So what’s help Google Search to understand more about people search quarry?

Yes, here is why we are talking about Semantic Search. The new update on December 3rd hit and crash many websites based on the poor semantic search.

What is Semantic Search?

Semantic words is the gem, it orbits around the main keyword. Google gives rank to such content which is more useful and relevant. The relevant content doesn’t mean the keyword stuffing rather it tells more in-depth story about the main keyword.

In affiliate marketing, the buying intent matters, indeed.

Let me figure it out giving you an example. The main keyword would be Best Laptop in Black Friday Sell

Here, they mean:

Do they want to buy a laptop?

What is about the occassion: Black Friday

Do they want to get discounts on Black Friday

Affordable price does a matter with this keyword

Latest Laptop or old one, which Laptop comes with more price-cut?

And, the search intent goes on……………………..

How to optimize your article for Semantic keywords?

The answer is:

Research
Research
&
Research

Now the question comes up your mind, how to conduct an actionable research, right?

The best research means, you know your audience, and the best way to know your audience is to track them from social medias.

Let’s make it more interesting to you. For example, in real life when we want to understand someone, we read the recent Facebook post of him/her, allowing us to understand what’s in his/her mind, right?

Why not you will track your audience in the same way? Reddit: (the frontpage of internet) is the amazing place where you can track specific people with their specific buying intent.

If you are a writer, you must get guidelines from your client to put the keyword naturally. For example, when we talk about best laptop in Black Friday, then “best affordable laptop in 2020” LSI has to come in a natural tone.

To understand more about the main keyword and where it directs to the number of semantic keywords, an amazing tool would be alsoasked.com

This article will update soon to know more keep your eye on our Facebook group

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How To Earn Money By Writing Articles In Bangladesh

Want to earn hard cash in just a few months of training. Or if you are superb confident why not from next month? 

Writing is fun and when it turns out a money-making machine, this will make you amazed, for sure. 

But starting a writing career in Bangladesh is not that easy, you must have to face some issues. 

No worries, today we will talk about how to earn money by writing articles in Bangladesh and let you know a few effective guidelines as well.

How Can I Earn Money By Writing Articles? 

You can earn money online from writing but only when you are good at English.  Aside from that, you should know some SEO tips to optimize your writing for the website. 

No worries, the hacks are easy to understand, which takes only a week to execute. But the creativity of writing is the key here which you will come to develop over the years of practicing & learning. 

Freelance Market-place:

Before getting started with writing, you should come to know the marketplace very well. You will have the following marketplaces to start a freelance writing career: 

  1. Upwork

Upwork is the world’s most reputed marketplace right now, where you will have tons of writing jobs. The especially of this marketplace is to get long-term high-paying clients. But the drawback is with the limited connection for bidding. However, you still have space on it if you are ready to buy a few connects and utilize them well. 

Pros-

  • Good payment rate
  • Long-term client

Cons-

  • Clients are not easy to hook
  1. Fiver
How To Earn Money By Writing Articles In Bangladesh

Fiver starts with the idea of getting a freelancer for just 5$. While starting your writing career fiver is the cheapest choice but it is the place where you can easily hook clients without bidding like Upwork. 

If you know a little knowledge about low-competitive keyword research to rank your gig on fiver. You can get clients in just a week, believe it or not!

Moreover, for every gig on fiver, you can send 10 requests to buyers, who are looking for a writing service. 

Pros-

  • Easy to hook clients
  • No need to bid

Cons-

  • Earning is low compared to international pricing
  1. iWriter: 
How To Earn Money By Writing Articles In Bangladesh

iWriter is the only content-based marketplace where you can directly get the article tasks. But they are not currently taking writers from our location like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan regions. What you can do is to keep an eye on this site, whenever you get any opportunity never miss it. 

  1. Facebook Group: 

You would never know that facebook is the easiest platform to get hired from tomorrow. All you need to do to either hunt your client from Facebook Writing Group Post, or you can simply post by telling a few words about your expertise and your writing skill. 

How To Earn Money By Writing Articles In Bangladesh
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How to write any Evergreen content for ranking?

Before you are going to read our post ask yourself

Why should you read It?

Yes, it is about the Title that arouses you to come into this sweet trap!

Holla! You get to know the first tips on writing in 15 seconds

Through-out the post, we will tell you about one frailty or imperfection of your write-up, which you never make any fuss about, earlier or today.

Forget about Ranking! We are not SEO experts.

FIRST OFF, LET’S IMAGINE

When we talk to someone, we smile, laugh, and show our anxiety or rudeness.

Writing means, you will do the same thing even though your sentences have no face to show-off.

But your article has an Imaginary Expression, just like what we have aroused you above.

WHAT YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT THE WRITING EXPRESSION RIGHT NOW?

have you imagined something from my write-up? If an ideal crosses across your mind what is the pre-face of our article. Then it has got the first and pretty important reward from you.

It means your readers are investing their valuable time to read!

AN IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER WHICH WE OFTEN OVERLOOK BUT WHAT IT IS?

We barely think of our expression when we talk to many people like whether we squint or smile.

A smiling face is a good sign of expression similarly readable and interesting write-up.

There are so many hacks to write Evergreen content as it is a contemporary issue to write about.

But we will simply emphasis on one thing that is about writing expression

Writing Expression would have the following features:

Clear voice in write-up to reach the audience mind.

Make readers believe (The hardest task ever) Readers will find the correct information to solve their issues.

Finally readers will know what they are going to read & to do this, we often see most articles show up the whole story in the list of contents

How to tell your writers to Improve the Expression or Tone?

Improving the writing expression for a beginner is a big story that I dare to explain. But we can help clients who are buying content.

Do’s: Tell your writer to improve these Hacks:
  • Keep sentence simple, friendly, conversational
  • Avoid jargons, passive voice, a big sentence without commas or semi-colons
  • Write an introduction about problems or the thing they are curious about
  • Avoid big paragraphs more than 21 words
  • Ask your writer to also ask their readers about the key-problems
  • Indulge your readers with the metaphoric sentence as a plot or picture

NOTE: Big sentence without commas, semi-colons, or making any fatal mistake in grammar is discouraging. But if it scores higher then silly-simple sentences, only if consider it.

Imagine the first ray of sun, it seems soothing, light without glaring and won’t make us squint ( This is an example of a metaphoric sentence)

Don’t: Tell your writer to avoid such issues:
  • Fluffy sentences with too much boasting of
  • Giving any misconception what readers will come to understand
  • Spelling or grammatical flaws
  • such words which are not usually spoken or hardly spoken among natives

THE AFTERMATH OF CONTENT PUBLISHING:

Nobody ever comes to know whether their content will rank higher or not.

But we all know good content flips over bad content. Ironically, your content will any time lose its position or develops

Needless to say, the maximum article on the web is not readers friendly?

LET’S FACE-OFF HOW:

The common answer would be:- they are hard to read, dull, and boring to consume.

We all agree on this matter, no confusion.

But we never know how we find out a solution so the writer will optimize or improve Google usually rank 100 articles on the same topic. Everyone tries to flip their competitor’s article.

Finally, a few of them win but what if they won’t sustain? We will talk about this somedays later.

Google AI is getting advanced and it will be onwards.

The most important puzzle the AI wants to crack is to understand readers’ behavior like how they react after reading it.

WRITING EXPRESSION IS FULLY INCLUSIVE TO RANK YOUR CONTENT. THAT BEING SAID IT DOES EVERYTHING THAT GOOGLE IS LOOKING FOR.

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