Content Creation 101
- Mar 11, 2020
- By Sara Myers
In what we read and see in our everyday lives, we are constantly absorbing different types of content. When scrolling through social media, e-mails, or the news, we are observing the unique ways that content gets communicated across all digital platforms. But how do we start creating good, quality content that will engage the reader? Whether you are writing a pitch or creating social media content, here are some of our top tips on how to get started with content creation.
Understand Your Intended Audience
If you don’t know who you should be writing or creating content for, it will be impossible to create engaging content for your viewers. Before you start creating content, it is necessary to understand the audience you are trying to reach and engage. The way to understand your intended audience is by doing some customer discovery and understanding the demographics of your readers. Customer discovery will allow you to better understand how your viewers engage with content.
Target Your Audience
Once you understand the intended audience, it is important to then target your content to the viewer. This means creating the content and language that your viewer will relate to and comprehend. To engage your viewers from the start, try using a catchy and comprehensive title and hook to get your audience to read and absorb the content you are posting.
Do Your Research
Content creation is always the first priority, but if the facts don’t align, then it doesn’t matter how compelling or insightful your content intends to be. Do your research and make sure you are putting out factual information for the viewers. When you have factual information, it lets your viewers know that your content is a trusted source of information. It gives you more credibility, and your audience will be more inclined to go out of their way to view your content before others.
Proofread and Edit
This is one of the more basic and straightforward tips, but it is often overlooked when accomplishing content creation. There is nothing that turns away a reader more than errors in an article, post, or e-mail. Run through the spelling and grammar check, read your content out loud, check for factual mistakes, and do some SEO research to grow your following.
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