How to Choose your Writing Niche and More...
4 Questions that'll Answer what Most Writers Struggle With.
Happy Tuesday! How'd your Weekend go?
In today's Issue of Digital Nomads, you'll read about :
- How to Choose Your Writing Niche?
- How to Maintain Consistency as a Writer?
- How to Set Milestones in your Writing Career?
- 25 Headline Templates Readers find Irresistible to Click on
This Issue will take you 5 mins to read.
1. How to Choose Your Writing Niche ?
Choosing a Niche begins with Writing on topics of your Interests.
Maybe it's Travel, Sports, Food or Marketing - Don't hesitate to explore them.
Here's how to choose your Writing Niche :
- Choose a Platform to Write : LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium or Quora
- Start Writing on topics you like - Don't think about a Niche right now
- Analyse your Results. Which topics are bringing in more views?
- Double down on them and repeat-Analyse the topics
- Do this 2x-3x and you'll have your Niche
Lesson : Not only did you find your Niche, you even found your Target audience.
Want to choose a profitable niche? Go ahead and read Justin's blog.
And here's an Ultimate Niche Guide by Alex :
5. 'Ultimate Niche Guide'
Identify something specific you consider knowledgeable on, whether getting better sleep on an aeroplane, writing copy for opt-in newsletter pages or reducing anxiety through a particular breathing technique.
— Alex Mathers (@Alexmathers84)
Mar 20, 2022
2. How to Maintain Consistency as a Writer?
Start Small. Scale Big.
When starting out as a Writer, one often loses their vigour due to a lack of :
- Engagement (likes/comments)
But there's a way around it. Start small with writing just 50-100 words daily.
It can be anything. Just sign up on a free content platform like Twitter or Medium & start putting your thoughts into words.
In a few weeks, try scaling it to 100-200 words. Keep increasing the word limit as long as you feel you can handle it. No pressure.
Now instead of just sticking to a single platform, try distributing it by repurposing it for other platforms.
Tools like Hypefury (affiliate link) help me repurpose my tweets into LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram posts.
Lesson : Building consistency comes with compounding efforts over time. It'll never be an overnight achievement.
Here's a Twitter thread on building a bulletproof writing habit in less than 5mins a day.
I write 5,000 words daily.
Doesn't matter if I'm inspired or blocked.
How you can build your own bulletproof writing habit (in <5 min/day)
— Rob Lennon 🗯 (@thatroblennon)
Jun 4, 2022
And another one on building an effortless daily writing habit.
11 tiny habits that make writing every day effortless (no matter how busy you are):
— Dickie Bush 🚢 (@dickiebush)
Apr 30, 2022
3. How to Set Milestones in your Writing Career?
The best way to set milestones? Keep track of them by jotting them down in your journal or a habit tracker/planner. It's more effective than leaving it to your memory.
Here's a list of 4 tools that'll help you pen down your writing goals.
Fancy a Journal? Go ahead and set your milestones in it. Divide them into :
And further divide them into - Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly. Check out Dan Koe's Power Planner for setting down your morning/night thoughts and priority tasks.
Here are a few examples of some basic milestones I set 'almost' daily.
- Write 500-1000 words daily
- Track my Mental Health
- Read for at least 30 mins
- Write 3-5 Tweets daily
All of the above tasks are subject to compounding. In my mind, I know that setting these milestones is eventually going to help me accomplish my Writing Goals.
But hey, it doesn't stop there. You can try out what Justin says in his tweet below.
More people should share wins online.
What feels like a brag can be an inspiration for others.
So if you aren't already, please start sharing those milestones.
— Justin Welsh (@thejustinwelsh)
Mar 12, 2022
And don't forget to celebrate every Milestone, as Alex does. It motivates you to strive for better and larger goals.
#3 - Celebrate every milestone, no matter how small
Every time I give my dog a treat, she celebrates. Sometimes it's for a special occasion, sometimes not.
The enthusiasm remains the same, however!
Do the same with your milestones. Celebrate!
— Alex Llull 🕵️♂️ (@AlexLlullTW)
Dec 3, 2021
4. 25 Headline Templates Readers find Irresistible to Click On
Headlines are the make-or-break element of your blogs.
If you're spending 40 mins writing your draft, spend at least 20 mins coming up with a Headline that :
- Delivers a promise
- Takes a stance
- Is Specific
- Is Clear, not Clever
But don't affix yourself to a given structure. The best way to practise writing Headlines is by actually writing them, analysing how effective they are, and templatizing those that bring you better results than the rest.
But just in case you want to get started with a few proven Headline templates, here you go.
- X Little Known [Something] That Could Be Causing Your [Outcome]
- A Day in the Life of a [Profession]
- How [Industry] Is Taking Advantage Of [Audience]—And How To Fix It
- Is [Thing] a Scam? Here's my Honest Review
- How To Get Rid Of [Something] Forever, Even If You’re Tried Everything
You can get access to the rest of the 20 Templates by reading this blog, written by one of the best digital writers on the Internet today - Nicolas Cole
In fact, go ahead & feel free to make this your Headlines Bible.
That's it for today inside Digital Nomads.
I'll meet you next week with some more juicy resources.
See ya soon,