This part can be very time consuming but if you’re writing about something you are interested in or passionate for, the research and content should come fairly easy.
You must create content before going live. People need to know what your website is about and why they should visit it and be a part of it. Here’s what we came up with during this stage:
- Mission of website
- Who we are
- Descriptions of businesses and models
- Steps to make it happen
The content generated at this beginning stage is what makes your website and will determine it’s success. If you can capture peoples attention, you’ll be able to build an audience.
Once you have finished your initial content and launch your website, you’ll need to keep things interesting. This can be done with blog post and/or forums which give people reasons to keep visiting. As you generate more content, ideas will constantly pop in your head on things you would like to share with your audience. If and when your audience becomes too large for you to handle yourself (a very good problem to have), you can hire people to write content. Of course, make sure the content they write is quality towards you and your audience.
Photos & Videos
Use photos and videos! Pages with more graphics not only looks better but is proven to increase views as well. When choosing photos and videos to include in your website, make sure you are not violating someones copyright. What you find on google images will most likely be owned by someone and getting caught can be embarrassing and costly. Here’s 14 great websites to find free images!