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Writing Headlines: 16 Wicked-Smart Ways to Attract More Readers

Writing Headlines the Wicked-Smart Way. Makealivingwriting.com

What’s the secret to writing headlines that engage readers, drive traffic, and get more clicks, likes, and shares?

It’s part art. It’s part science. It requires great writing skills. And if you have the ability to look inside the human psyche to figure out what keeps your readers up at night, even better.

Writing great headlines doesn’t happen by accident.

In fact, the smartest blogger in the world typically spends 2 to 3 hours writing a single headline, crafting up to 50 variations to get it right.

Ever struggle with writing headlines and just slap something together? Don’t do that, OK.

Learning to write better headlines is a valuable skill that can help you move up and earn more…a lot more.

For example: Smart Blogger CEO Jon Morrow can command $5,000 per blog post, because he knows how to write irresistible headlines that generate millions of views.

Want to learn how to write better headlines? Check out these 15 tips from the most wicked-smart blogger in the world:

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Get Better Freelance Writing Gigs With These 7 Sneaky Tools

7 Sneaky Freelance Writer Tools

Have you ever wanted to spy on your prospective freelance writing clients?

There are some ways to sleuth out information that can really give you a leg-up in your marketing. The more you know, the easier it is to avoid scams and suss out better freelance writing gigs.

I love digging up useful info on prospective freelance clients.

So whenever I come across a new tool for this, I start compiling a list.

Below are the seven intelligence-gathering freelance writer tools I’m currently finding most useful:

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Watch Me Write a Headline That Goes Viral

Sometimes I’ll see a top blogger comment on social media and boast, “I just wrote a blog post that’s going to go viral!” When I was a newbie blogger, I would think: “How do they know that?” Now that I’ve …

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Here’s Why Your Article Idea Isn’t Getting You $1 a Word

A well-written query letter can work like a magic wand for freelance writers, opening the door to the great-paying article assignments you desire. Unfortunately, most query letters don’t get a response, even ones to publications that pay $100 an article, …

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An Inside Look at 10 Classic Headline Writing Fails — and Their Fixes

There’s one big problem that holds freelance writers back from earning more. It doesn’t matter if you’re pitching a big magazine’s editor a story idea, or a top blog’s editor a guest post that could bring thousands of new readers …

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Why Vagueness Causes Headlines to Fail

By Sean D’Souza The root of all trouble in your headlines is understanding that headlines aren’t some fancy words strung together. On the contrary, they’re simple words that are put together with a clear thought. But the point where it …

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