Compilation writing is as simple as gathering facts together, rewording them and putting them in some kind of list. You only need about 250 words to write an ad or a blog. When it comes to the Internet, if you can make a list, you have the talent to write!
This is the type of article that you see that has suggestions such as “Top Ten Ways To Waterproof Your Sun Deck ” or “Three Surefire Ways to Get Your Cat to Swallow a Pill.” All you really need to write this type of article is a bit of know how about what you are writing about or good researching abilities.
The idea is to find tips that are unique or that are genuine answers to questions that people ask on about the topic. The most successful approach is to actually gear the article so that it makes the product you are writing about the answer to your question so people are encouraged to click on that affiliate link and buy it.
It is even better if you can make your top ten lists humorous. Think David Letterman when you think of your own top ten lists. A good example would be something like “The Top Ten Ways to Move in With Your Kids Without Them Noticing.” This is a successful formula and the type of article that is often picked up by some huge websites, especially those catering to family, shopping and entertainment. It just never seems to go out of style and the Top Ten List can also accommodate a range of sense of humor – from the very savage and scatological to the very light and child-like.
Tip sheets don’t often have humor but they are “evergreeners” when it comes to information. If the information in them is valuable and timeless you will always have visitors to that tip page on your site.