Don’t stress over this. I know it’s not easy figuring out how to write headlines that attract attention, generate curiosity and pull in readers; but I’ve got something that will help you create blog post headlines without the headaches.
Use what’s already out there!
Why reinvent the wheel? Simply use the blog post headline ideas below and plug in your blog post criteria to create traffic pulling headlines every time.
Use these traffic pulling blog post headlines
How To headlines – Always a favorite in any niche
How to [blank] in [desired time]
“How to become a speed reader in a few short days”
“How to build a website quick and easy”
“How to lose 20 pounds in 20 days.”
“How to write a blog post in just 30 minutes”
“How to potty train your dog in 3 days”
“How to build a dog house in an afternoon”
How to [blank] even if [obstacle]
‘How to write buy a car when you don’t have credit”
“How to save money when you’re on a tight budget”
“How to find a good job without a college degree”
“How to have an elegant wedding on a tiny budget”
How to [do something] while you do [something else]
“How to blog while traveling”
“How to blog when you have a day job”
“How To Get Fit While You Sit”
[Thing] Mistakes that [undesirable result]
“Typical Blogging Mistakes that rob you of traffic
” Shopping mistakes that hurt your credit”
” Car buying mistakes that cost you money”
” Common mistakes parents make that spoil their kids”
Headlines that offer a benefit
Have [something desirable] and [benefit]
“Now you can get your degree and not spend a dime”
“Learn how you can drive farther on less gas”
“Now you can lose weight and eat dessert too”
“Find out how you can get less sleep and have more energy”
Headlines that Piggy back off a popular figure
[Do something] like [a popular figure]
“Write like a best J.K. Rowling”
“Dance like Fred Astaire”
“Cook like Emeril Lagasse
“Grow a Colorful garden like Martha Stewart”
[Things] that bring [Desired Result]
” 10 Blogging tips that will make you money”
” 5 Things that will Make You Happy Right Now”
” 7 books that will make you rich”
“10 Blogging tips That Will Make You A Better Blogger”
[Things] that [Undesired Result]
“Popular diet tips that actually make you fat”
“10 Things that turn women off”
“5 Things you never want to blog about”
10 retirement tips that will send you to the poor house”
List Headlines – Tips, Steps, Secrets, Ways
People love lists that give them the information they need in manageable chunks.
Here are several ways you can work them into great headlines.
[x] ideas for…
[x] triggers for…
[x] resources for…
Top [x] [things] for….
[x] laws of…
[x] remedies for ….
Get more [of something]: [x] surefire ideas that work
[x] things that will …
[x] reasons to …
[x] secrets to….
[x] Ways to [do something]
[x] Steps to [blank]
A few final tips.
When describing tips, ways, remedies, ideas, etc. use descriptive words to describe these things in a desirable way.
Here are some examples you can use.
- [powerful, killer, effective, easy, surefire] tips
- [effective, simple, killer, sexy, uncommon] ways
- [healthy, home, natural, age old] remedies
- [popular, latest, new found, privileged, best kept ] secrets
With a little creativity and practice, you’ll be writing headlines that your readers won’t be able to resist.
Just remember, keep your headlines simple, make them desirable and keep them coming.
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