If you’re just starting out with a blog, one of the biggest keys to your success is getting people to read your it.
The only way you can do that is to capture their interest.
While you may have the world’s best blog post, if your headline doesn’t capture their interest, it won’t matter.
In fact, it would be more beneficial to have an average blog post with a great headline, than to have a a poor headline with an amazing blog post.
You need to get the potential reader engaged and the only way you can do it is by making them interested at first.
So, how do you write a good headline?
Some of the best headlines you can write deal with numbers and tips.
5 Tips to Losing Belly Fat and Getting 6-Pack Abs
People love to read tips. They know that most of the tips they’ll read will be short and concise and what they want.
Also, writing about a specific number gives you an idea of how you can outline your blog post.
Instead of running into a wall, you’ll know that you need at least 5 tips to make your blog post complete.
Another great way to create an interesting headline is to use a benefit.
If you’re writing about weight loss, you want them to see the benefit of losing weight.
Such as looking great in a swimsuit.
However, one of the most powerful headlines you can use is ‘benefit + curiosity’ to create a headline that will guarantee to get read.
3 Unwritten Rules to Losing Weight and Looking Great in a Bikini.
This is a great example of a benefit + curiosity based headline.
They’ll want to find out what the “Unwritten Rules” are and they’ll be more likely to open your blog post and to read it.
It’s also important to have a sexy headline, so people looking at RSS feeds will be able to see it.
If your headline isn’t interesting to them, there is no way they’re going to click on it.
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