7 Ways You Can Create Surprisingly Amazing Headlines - Angie Papple Johnston Copywriter for HireIf you’re blogging–and you should be–the only way to get people interested in your posts is to start with an awesome headline.

That’s easier said than done, though.

Here’s a springboard to get you started: use one, two or more of these fantastic words to create something that’s snappy and engaging.

1. You

Readers want to feel like you’re talking directly to them, and there’s no better way to do that than… um, to do that.

2. Surprising

Nobody wants crappy, recycled ideas. They want you to WOW them with something new, and using the word surprising is a great way to draw them in.

3. Instant

We all know that web readers want information now, so make sure they can have yours instantly. No waiting involved.

4. Secret

Everybody wants to be let in on exclusive information, and telling secrets is one way to push your posts to an insane level of popularity.

5. Tools

Who doesn’t want life to be easier? Tools have been making that happen since the dawn of time, and everybody knows it.

6. 10

Or 5. Or 7. Readers want to know how much you’re going to help them, so numbered lists are incredibly popular.

7. Pros

If we were all professionals in every field, we wouldn’t need to read up on things. Right? Giving people inside access, which you can do by alluding to pros or by saying that what you have is exclusive, is a phenomenal way to get them to read what you have to say.

Did my headline work on you?

Case closed. Now go write some awesome headlines (or hire the world’s greatest copywriter to do it for you).