How to Effectively Write for a Business

By: | September 10, 2019 | Tags: , ,
Writing Business Blog Posts, 3 tips

Writing business blogs.

There are millions of business blogs out there.

Writing business blogs is daunting if you’re not used to the formality.

Today’s guest author is here to explain how to succeed at writing business blogs.

Writing Business Blogs: A Few Pointers to Get You Started

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Irrespective of whether you are blogging for an organization, or if it’s a part of your digital marketing strategy for your own entrepreneurial venture, a shift from creative writing to writing commercial blog posts can be quite a challenge at first.

It’s not anything that a skilled writer cannot handle of course, but the following pointers might be useful in making that learning curve a little less steep.

Using Your Innate Creativity to Create Better Business Blog Content

Creative writing has plenty of opportunities to make an impact on business blogs. In fact, creativity is quite necessary to generate marketing and promotional content on a regular basis. However, unlike fiction, everything must be well rooted in facts, and there needs to be a sales angle. The sales angle however, cannot be the focus, or it will become an advertisement.

Understanding the Difference Between Business Blog Posts and Promotional Content

As already mentioned, business blog posts should not just be about the client or the product, because that essentially turns it into an ad. On the other hand, both promotional ad content and business blog posts do have a sales angle, albeit in different degrees. It’s a bit tricky at first, but if you end up trying to sell too much in your blog posts, it will backfire.

To understand the point in more clarity, take a look at this informative blog post about comparing business gas prices on Utility Bidder. The post provides helpful information to companies that rely heavily on their regular business gas supply, but at the same time, introduces readers to the main advantages of comparing quotes from multiple business gas providers to find the best possible deal.

Blog posts are not meant to be purely marketing tools, as they are supposed to provide at least some real value to the reader as well. Once you understand that making a sale isn’t the only objective of a business blog post, you will automatically begin to produce better articles.

Understanding the Target Audience

If you want the business blog to be read, liked and subscribed to, then you will need to write for the particular type of audience that the business is targeting. What this means is that if the company is selling toys, then your posts need to be lovingly addressed to mums and dads. On the other hand, if it’s a B2B business blog that deals with specialized industrial equipment, most posts are meant to address key decision-makers in the specific industry and therefore, should be formal in language.

The kind of language and tone used will vary according to the target audience, and in order to address the target audience, the business blog writer must understand who they are and where they are coming from first.

Aside from the posts themselves, consider following up with the commenters on social media or the blog itself. If interested parties have valid queries, take the time to answer them, because you are the one who wrote it after all! It creates an interactive business blog, something which everybody wants.

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  1. Moss Clement

    Hi Janice,

    There are several ways for one to become a better business writer. And the tips you outlined are upheld to a higher degree. For instance, defining your ideal reader will help you to understand their interests and needs. These finding will aid you in your content creation processes, in that you will have a better idea of how to create blogs that address those issues. It will as well present you in a positive light as an expert.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Moss,
      I agree defining your target audience should be the first step. I go to Google Analytics and Alexa.com to discover where my audience is and who they are.
      Janice

  2. Debjani Sarkar

    Very nice article. Before that I have no idea about business blogging. Thanks .

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debjani,
      Glad to see you here! I’m glad my post could introduce you to the world of business blogging. Thanks for commenting.
      Janice

  3. Elvis Michael

    Another key aspect as a business writer is to sell without selling. That is, provide insanely valuable information while nudging readers to take advantage of your business’ product or service (to help enhance something they already get freely). This also helps build relationships as you always focus much more on them rather than focusing on yourself.

    I used to write for the UPS Store and the above method was always present in all of their materials.

    Thanks for a nice read!
    Elvis

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Elvis,
      Great to see you again!
      As I read your comments, I wondered if you had sales experience since it sounds like you did. Then, you ended by telling us about your experience working for UPS. Interesting! Have you blogged about sales strategies? You sound knowledgeable.
      Janice

  4. Jeangam Kahmei

    Hi Janice,

    Indeed, creative writing has plenty of opportunities to make an impact on business blogs. On every platform, creativity is required.

    Before we start doing anything, it’s important to know our audience. What are their expectations? How do we fulfill them?

    Business works well if you focus on your audience’s satisfaction instead of just focussing on your own.

    I believe creative writing is an art. Grateful to come across this post.

    Cheers,
    Jeangam Kahmei

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jeangam,
      Thanks for commenting on my post.
      I agree it’s important we know the expectations of our target audience and how to fulfill them. I also agree that creative writing just like factual business writing is an art.
      Thanks for the kind remarks.
      Janice

  5. Bella X

    When I write a blog I always target keywords and specify keywords that link to my website. I try not to sound very promotional but I always include informative information that is very useful for my audience.

  6. Finnich Vessal

    Hello Janice,

    Very well explained. A lot of writers focus more on promoting their products which certainly isn’t the right way to promote. We should be more informative about that business and focus less on products

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Finnich,
      I try for a mix of both. What do you try for? 50% of each or…
      Janice

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