5 Ways To Get Clicks (Without Clickbait!)

Gimmicky clickbait is obnoxious (#4 will blow your mind!), but you still need to make people curious enough to click and read. How do you do that?

  • Content that Your Readers Care Aboutย 
  • Listicles (like what I’m doing right now!)ย 
  • Good Picture(s) (get your thumbnail right!)ย 
  • Funny or Striking Pull-Quote on the Social Media Post Linking to the Articleย 
  • Authorial Ethos (I will almost always click on a post by Ben Shapiro)

How do YOU get people to read your content?

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“Thoughts & Prayers” (a poem)

“‘Coincidence’ is not an appropriate word
to describe the workings of an omniscient God.”
-Neal A. Maxwell

With prayer, we cannot quantify
Exact amount of ROI
And still, the heavens hear us cry
(There’s ample proof to testify)

Some say it’s just mythology
A fake epistemology
Some figment of psychology
And yet, from all that I have seen

My “thoughts and prayers” that some dismiss
(A silly, unimportant wish)
Do so much to improve, uplift
A world that’s dangerously adrift

No believer worth their weight
Says “choose one! Either God or fate”
The evil actions men may take
Don’t prove that the divine is fake

Can’t understand it perfectly
But one thing that is sure to me
So much of all the good we see’s
Directly linked to deity
๐Ÿ™‚

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Present Your Fees With Confidence (a poem)

Present your fees with confidence
There’s no need to be shy
A track record of value is a
Great reason to buy

Don’t think it’s either/ or
Helping out or getting paid
Money’s just a system
A consented form of trade

I know that aiming high in price can
Sometimes make us nervous
But undervaluing ourselves does
Clients a disservice

Not saying rip off customers
Negotiation’s fine
But still, don’t go too low in price
Don’t give away your time

Your service and/or product take a
Lot of energy
The value you provide
Should come with a great fee!
๐Ÿ™‚

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No Failure In Formula (A Poem)

No Failure in Formula
Similac? No shame.
Don’t be embarrassed by
Enfamil’s name.

Yes, there are upsides to
Feeding from Mom.
But some of us can’t keep that
Up for too long.

No lack in lactation
Could fill up a lake
I nursed for 3 months (that was)
What I could take

We’ve heard breast is best
But is that really true?
I say that what’s best is
What works for you
(especially with two! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป)

Determine what fits both what
Mom and babe(s) need
Bottle, breast, both are all
Great ways to feed!

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Killing Debt (a poem)

I get a thrill (from the)
Debt that we kill
Love watching that balance go down
So we up and move (when I’m)
3 weeks from due
Even when my man wasn’t in town

I get a rush (from the)
Loans that we crush
So all waking hours, I write
(How) much can I earn?
what costs can we burn?
The finish line’s far, but in sight

Might say I’m obsessed
It’s not wrong, I guess
And sure, a vacation sounds nice
But there’s something more,
A future secure
That’s worth all the sacrifice

Not one bit deprived
I’m more than alive
I don’t feel like I’m missing out (truth be)
Told, I can’t hide (that I)
Feel some smug pride (that we’ve)
Chosen to do this all-out

So what will I do
When the chase is through?
What foxes will I next hunt? (When you’ve)
Got self-control to
Smash through your goal
There’s nothing I cannot confront
๐Ÿ˜Š

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Too Many Clients?

Too many clients?
You’ll shortchange them all
A tower of business built
Too high can fall

A good kind of problem
To have rich demand
And still too much market can
Get out of hand

Set back and assess
Be sure to be wise
When your work’s quality
Starts to be comprised

The long-lasting names
Expand even slow
Resist the mentality of
Just Grow! Grow! Grow!

Don’t sacrifice value
For people who pay
(If you do, your professional
Image gives way)

Say no to new business
When the load is too heavy
The dam just might break (when)
You grow b’fore you’re ready

An abundance of business
A blessing no doubt
And still take good care you don’t
Burn yourself out!
๐Ÿ˜Š

 

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Reasons to Write (Poem)

Write to tell, or write to sell?
Good content does both
Captivate as you create
Boost your sales growth

Identify the purpose for the
Words you generate
To motivate, persuade, express
Inspire or educate

Don’t be hokey, sleazy sales-ey
Still have to stand out
(Make things on the “write to tell” side
If there’s any doubt)

But money makes the world go round
Sad to say it’s true
As you create, should contemplate
What can this do for you?

Still don’t neglect the artful side
Of how things ought to be
It’s possible for sales copy
To be done tastefully

And while we’re at it, think about
How you use punctuation
And for the love, don’t overkill
On crazy exclamations!!!!!!!!

Write to tell or write to sell
Pros/ cons to both the sides
It’s your pen, so think and then
It’s your choice to decide

๐Ÿ™‚

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