Tips on copywriting, LinkedIn and building an online presence.
You can do both. It’s best to publish content on your blog first and then republish on LinkedIn. See my article on blog republishing.
The current industry average is around 4 hours. For an in-depth blog post, I often take 8 hours or more to write mine. These articles are intended to stick around for a long time, so I think they’re worth the effort.
There is no ideal length but the average length reported in the 2019 Orbit Media Studios survey of bloggers was 1236 words.
My best-performing blog posts tend to be 2000–3000 words long.
My free LinkedIn starter guide contains tips on getting your profile right and starting to share content that will help you get noticed.
Don’t put links directly into your LinkedIn posts. Doing so restricts the reach of your content.
Instead, use the write-post-edit method as a way to include links to your external content.
Find out more here:
The real answer is to create a clear personal brand, create content in line with your values and then show up long enough for others to notice you. I talk about this in my book, Content DNA.
For some more immediate tips, see the guidance here:
My blog acts as my portfolio but I’ve also written content for other websites.
I’ve been interviewed on more than 20 podcasts. I usually talk about copywriting, LinkedIn and Content DNA.
Free email tips to improve your web content and LinkedIn presence.
Always fewer than 200 words.
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I’ve written for small and large businesses since 2009,
including for Virgin Media, Fujitsu and Sky.
I was struggling with my own homepage website copy. I wanted someone who was able to see ‘me’ from a client’s perspective and to put into words how someone would feel when they work with me.
John’s Copy Fix showed me what I couldn’t see on my website. The comments and feedback made perfect sense and improved my copy so much.
Tip: nice people get a quick response.