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What could be better than to get paid to create cool, fun, informative, educational, entertaining and inspirational infographics?
I’ve written a bit over the last month or two about Adioma, a super cool and creative way to make highly engaging infographics and visualizations in rapid fire turn around time.
I even shared a few ways I’m using in my own content marketing business for fun and profit and based on the amount of times folks are downloading the graphics when they accompany an article on my own blog, I can tell first hand that they are offering value to may audience.
I had an A-ha moment a few days ago while stalking some of the great visualizations the founders of Adioma created on their super popular fundersandfounders blog, where they graph out, timeline and storyboard lots of cool ideas and events in visualized form.
There are so many topics I love to write about these days, and so few opportunities to really quickly and concisely cover the information in a way that encourages retention, while also offering an opportunity to be funny, creative and entertaining as well.
(something that I’ve learned the hard way can be a mixed bag when combining on a normal blog post or article – people usually want education – or entertainment – and rarely both at the same time)
But infographics, I’ve found, sort of allow you to push that boundary a bit, and create stuff that is shareable, potentially viral and most importantly for me for monetization purposes, CLICKABLE, as well.
(you can use them as CTA’s or in place of adsense or banner ads and watch your clicks go through the roof – which opens up a wide window of income opportunities)
But then there is this:
What is you covered an entire topic that YOU love, in nothing but infographics? What if your entire site is nothing but visual information – and you do one post a day or 3 posts a week or whatever you have time for, and you present your entire database of niche knowledge in a fun format that literally, takes mere minutes to create?
I decided I’m going to build a test site for our mindfulness project with nothing but meditation and mindfulness visualizations with fun and entertaining graphics and illustrations (which you can add with Adioma’s higher plans – I did just sign up for a year in advance to be able to do this the right way) – and I keep getting inspired ideas on how to “teach” concepts that I find heavy lifting to conceptualize with an article……but using infographics instead.
Check out their article below on how they’ve done exactly that, and have built an entire site that is monetized only through infographics and visual information. It’s really a great idea and a killer product – and their visualizations are so damn good and tasty, it’s inspiring to see for a design dummy like me.
(note: You can sign up for Adioma here – this ain’t an affiliate link either – someone reprimanded me in the comments below for promoting their affiliate program – they don’t have one or I WOULD sign up for it. It’s just a great service that I love and highly recommend – no incentive otherwise)
Discover a content void – the easiest way to think of a content void is this: on one hand there are people who have a question that they are searching for, on the other hand there are not enough people who write answers to this question. So there is a void between information demand and information supply. These voids exist for many reasons. 1. Elephant in the room questions (obvious questions that everyone assumes are obvious but they are not). I wrote more on this below to give you examples. 2. Question about how exactly to do something – here readers are looking for more details than writers tend to provide. 3. Connecting the dots questions – these questions seek to find a connection between things that people have traditionally views as not being connected. There are others examples of content void, of course.
Extract insights and organize them. How do you extract insight? Find the most actionable (advice) and/or well-researched (facts) pieces in each article.