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Today we are going to talk about the different “Kinds” of blog posts that
you can use on your blog.

Blog posts come in many different forms and lengths. If you want to
keep your blog fresh and interesting, you should post often. Creating
different types of blog posts will keep your audience interested. It will
also keep you from being bored with your blog.

Whether you are blogging to make money directly from the blog or
blogging to drive traffic to an affiliate program, you should know about
these five kinds of blog posts.

1. Review blog posts.

Review blog posts can help you monetize your blog. When you review a
product and include an affiliate link, you’ll make a commission off of
each sale generated with your affiliate link. Review blog posts should
go over some of the major plusses and minuses of the product. Even if
you loved the product, you should keep your review balanced by
mentioning a few things that could have been improved. Your audience
will appreciate your honesty and be more likely to trust your
recommendation.

2. Quick tips.

Quick tips are great “in between” posts since they are so short. They
are normally between 100 and 250 words. If there’s a great bit of
information that you want to share with your niche but it doesn’t really
warrant a full blog post, you can post a quick tip. The tip should be
focused on one key area of the niche. For example, “How to Grease a
Muffin Pan” is a perfect quick tip article for a cooking blog.

3. Lists.

Blog readers love lists! If you’ll look at the most popular blogs you’ll see
that they make good use out of this type of blog posts. You can make
lists fit any niche topic imaginable. They are great ways to convey
information online because they can easily be scanned by web readers
who like to skim over information. You can create resource lists that will
help your readers find information on your niche. You can also create
lists of different ways to accomplish a goal in a niche, like “5 Ways to
Drive Traffic to Your Sales Letter.” The possibilities are endless.

4. Interviews.

Although these require a bit of preparation, they can be very valuable to
your blog. You can interview someone in your niche and share the
results of the interview with your blog readers. This will not only help
provide valuable content for your blog, but you can also get more traffic
to your blog. Likely, the person who you are interviewing will publicize
the event on their blog and around the ‘net which will bring more traffic
back to you.

5. How to posts.

Like quick tips, how to posts help you provide valuable information to
your readers. However, unlike quick tips, these posts go into detail on a
certain topic. Some how to posts are even separated out into two or
three part courses. For ideas on what to create how to posts about,
look at the most frequently asked questions in your niche and develop
posts around those topics.

That’s it for today’s lesson. In your next lesson we will be talking about
some easy ways that you can get traffic to your blog.