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The Best Tips & Resources for Creating Content

August 31, 2019
TJ Zastrow

As I've built mezzolio, I've been thinking a lot about marketing. Does content creation even matter for your brand? What has your experience been?

If content creation for SEO or brand building purposes is part of your strategy, or could be... I wanted to share some stuff with you.

One of the helpful things I picked up somewhere (can't remember the source) was ‍

The 4 C's of copy writing

1. Clear Value

2. Credibility

3. Conversational

4. Character

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In addition to keeping these in mind as you write new blog and social posts, I would add to this one more: consistency. (no matter how meagre!). Making it a habit is tough, but once it is, you'll find more engagement and organic discovery of your site.

Creating new content can be really difficult, but I want to share with you some great resources & tools that I've collected. Let me know if any of these seem helpful, and if there's any additional tools you'd suggest we all check out!

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How to Make Blogging Easier with Artificial Intelligence

https://www.crowdcast.io/features β€” Video chat meets webinar for creating evergreen content or standups

https://socialweaver.com β€” Discover the top-performing content for any topic and expertly manage it

https://videoteleprompter.com/ β€” A teleprompter app for iOS to help shoot great video

https://missinglettr.com β€” Turns each of your blog posts into a 12 month social campaign, which is then dripped out to your social channels.

https://www.tldr.one β€” Turn any google slides presentation into a social story

https://proofree.com/ β€” free proofreading

https://www.marketmuse.com/ β€” MarketMuse uses AI to help marketers measure and improve the quality of their content.

https://www.brightedge.com/ β€” AI-powered to help content marketing with SEO

https://storrito.com/ β€” Create and schedule instagram stories from your desktop

https://visual.ly/view β€” Find popular infographics

https://www.quuu.co/ β€” QuuuContent API to get handpicked content in your app

https://app.quuu.co/discover β€” Examples of quuu's content

https://www.genial.ly/ β€” Telling great stories has never been so simple; So easy that it seems like magic

https://contentstrategychecklist.com/ - 7 steps to create a solid content marketing strategy

Always Up to Date Social Video Specs

Always Up to Date Social Image Sizes

https://problogger.com/jobs/ β€” hire great content writers

Picsew β€” Stitch together multiple screenshots / images

https://publicate.it/tools/twitter-rss-feed-generator/ β€” Convert Twitter Lists, Hashtags, User Feeds and Searches Into RSS

https://rocketium.com/workspace β€” Transform writers into video creators

https://contentfly.co/ β€” Hire a writer for just 250/mo.

https://typito.com/templates β€” video text animation templates

https://www.uscreen.tv/ -- all the features at your fingertips to create a powerful, fully-customized video on demand business.

https://riv.yt/ -- Distraction-Free YouTube Video Sharing

http://www.hashcut.com/ β€” lets you clip a youtube video easily, and add text.

http://feltmusic.com/production-music/tracks/track/suns-risen β€” Jacob Smith music track -Sun's Risen

http://www.hellothematic.com/ β€” Enabling creators to find & use great music in their videos.

https://app.soundstripe.com/ β€” Unlimited music for videos etc.

https://speakpage.com β€” make any article text to speech

https://www.diffbot.com β€” Extract content from articles, products, videos and more

https://www.quuu.co/ β€” posts target market specific content to your social media for you! Pretty great.

https://icons8.com/music = free music

https://bentensound.com β€” free stock music

https://wistia.com/video-marketing/channels

https://www.bootkik.com/ β€” Create step by step instructions and track engagement in a linkable format

Email Google Spreadsheets Automatically

Product hunt search: "content"

http://www.contentmarketingstack.co/

https://paper.li

http://www.contentforest.com/ -- find content your market interacts with

Content marketing stack

http://snip.ly/

Content marketing playbook

http://www.authoritycontent.com/

https://contentmart.com β€” Commission written content

https://contently.com β€” Commission written content

From Social Animal.io β€”find people talking about specific topics or keywords, find potential  influencers using those words, and chart trending keywords and shares of articles and images containing your chosen keywords. Monitor your competition.


Which is the best day to post?

Monday

What title length should I consider?

13

How long should my article be?

>1000

>1000 words saw significantly higher shares.

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TJ Zastrow

Founder

I'm a husband / artist / photographer / designer & startup nerd. I love to travel, disc golf, eat sushi, and hang with my wife and friends. I'm a podcast junkie, I love deep discussions, and curating playlists. Big ideas are my jam! The more disruptive the better.

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