Top five posts for writing with authority

It’s really important to write with authority and establish credibility if you want to build an audience and/or following for your website or blog. It’s even more important if you want that audience to buy what you tell them to buy. 
 
Writing with authority is about demonstrating your expertise and knowledge and defining where you sit in the market and in your industry. Are you renowned for selling multimillion dollar houses in the hills? Are you the most efficient bookkeeper that your clients have ever worked with? Do you have exceptional and up to date knowledge on what is happening with big data? By writing about your niche and using specific language choice, you can begin to assert your authority. 

​Below are five useful links to help you write with authority.

​1. How to write well

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​This post has many valuable key takeaways but one of my favourite is keeping your writing succinct. Including short words and short sentences.

2. 10 ways to build authority as an online writer

​Although it’s nearly three years old this post is from a really credible copywriting site and has very clear cut information on writing with credibility, with some snapshots from some of the most influential business leaders. One of the key takeaways is to just do the hard work. 

3. Writing with authority: a primer

​Although this is written for fiction writing, it has a lot of valuable advice that can be applied to copywriting. My favourite advice of all time and I regularly employ it in my own copywriting is specificity. Honestly, I believe this is key to success in all types of writing. 

4. Six ways to establish credibility with your audience

This super simple post is ideal for the beginner. These six crystal clear tips will have you sharpen your copywriting in no time. 

5. 8 ways to establish authority in writing web copy

​This content article is more indepth and has a lot more information and some super great bullet points to follow. A brilliant takeaway is ‘Put the important information at the beginning of the writing. Support the rest of your copy with the details.’

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