5 Prompts. One Masterpiece. Use CGPT to Take Your LinkedIn Newsletter from Blank to Brilliant

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Let’s Dive In! When you know the questions to ask, content creation is a breeze. CGPT is an easy-to-use tool that helps you create engaging newsletters with little effort. It can help you identify relevant topics, find relevant sources, and create content that is optimized for LinkedIn.

Ready to amplify your LinkedIn presence? Let’s get started. Creating a LinkedIn Newsletter that informs and engages is easy with this step-by-step guide.

So, are you ready to create with ease and authenticity?

Prompt 1: Know Your Audience

Let’s start with the basics: who is your target audience? It is crucial to understand your audience in order to tailor your content for maximum impact. Write a brief description of your ideal reader. What keeps them up at night? What kind of solutions do they need?

Your target audience is a group of people who have specific interests, needs, and wants. Knowing who they are will help you create content that resonates with them and helps them solve their problems. It’s important to understand their needs in order to create content that will resonate with them and build trust.

Don’t rely on what you think you know.

Instead, get help from CGPT4 with this prompt. Put the entire prompt you see in quotes into one CGPT prompt.

Target Audience Prompt (copy the entire prompt below):

“I want you to help me create an incredibly detailed profile of my ideal client. [INSERT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE]
Consider the following factors and if you find anything that diverges from what I’ve provided, point it out and explain why.
Demographic Characteristics: Age, gender, location, income level, education level, marital status, occupation.
Psychographic traits: Interests, hobbies, values, attitudes, lifestyle.
Online Behavior: Preferred social media platforms, online shopping habits, favorite websites, and communication preferences.
Needs and Challenges: What keeps them up at night? What solutions are they actively seeking?
Goals and Aspirations: What are they striving to achieve professionally and personally?
Preferred Media Sources: Where do they get their news? What publications or influencers do they trust?
Brand Preferences: What brands resonate with them and why?
Decision-Making Process: How do they progress from problem recognition to purchase?
Potential Objections or Concerns: What could make them hesitate or opt for a Competitor?
Role in the Buying Process: Are they the decision-maker, influencer, or end-user?”

Why This Enhanced Prompt?

This prompt is designed to be comprehensive, covering every aspect that could influence your ideal client’s decision-making process. This will help you gain a 360-degree perspective on your ideal client, which will inform not only your LinkedIn Newsletter but also your entire marketing strategy. You have to know your audience to have an engaged audience.

Prompt 2: Topic Selection

Once you have a better understanding of your ideal client, you can focus on topics that will resonate with them. Your topics should be relevant to their interests and needs, and provide valuable insight or advice. You can also use topic selection to identify influencers in your niche, which can help you build relationships with potential clients. Having trouble deciding what to write about?

Get inspired by the following prompt.

Prompt for Topic Discovery:

“List the top 10 challenges or pain points that professionals in [your specialty] are currently facing. For each challenge, brainstorm 3 potential solutions or insights that you can offer. Now, how can these solutions or insights be transformed into engaging LinkedIn Newsletter topics?”

Why This Prompt?

The following prompt is designed to meet the needs of your audience and align with your specialty. Your topics become naturally engaging for readers by framing them in a problem-solution pattern.


Below are 2 examples of the types of responses CGPT will return:

Let’s say you’re a digital marketing expert. Your 2nd prompt response in this thread might look something like this:

Challenge 1 (identified by the 1st prompt): Difficulty generating quality leads

Solution: “How to Optimize Your Landing Page for Maximum Conversions”

Solution: “The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Ads for Lead Generation”

Solution: “Why Your Email Marketing Strategy Isn’t Generating Leads and How to Fix It”

Challenge 2: Struggling with SEO

Solution: “The 2023 SEO Checklist Every Marketer Needs”

Solution: “How to Conduct Keyword Research Like a Pro”

Solution: “Understanding Google’s Algorithm Updates and What They Mean for Your Business”

And so on…

Prompt 3: Initial Prompt for Your Newsletter Article

You have your topic. Now it’s time to get that article researched, written, and published!

The Enhanced Prompt for Crafting a LinkedIn Article

Ready to craft a LinkedIn article that informs and captivates? Let’s elevate your game with this enhanced prompt that ensures you’re hitting all the right notes.

The Newsletter starter prompt:

“We’re about to craft a LinkedIn article that’s a game-changer. The topic is [insert your groundbreaking topic here]. You’re stepping into the shoes of [insert an industry-leading expert or a marketing/copywriting genius], but remember, it’s my voice that’s going to shine through.
Before we dive into writing, let’s lay the groundwork with an outline for a 5000-word masterpiece. You’re not just a writer; you’re an expert copywriter and a marketing virtuoso. Let’s make every word count.”

Why This Enhanced Prompt?

This prompt sets the stage for a comprehensive and compelling article. It emphasizes the importance of expertise while ensuring that your unique voice isn’t lost in the process. Plus, by specifying the word count and asking for an outline, you’re setting clear expectations for a well-structured and impactful article.

Review and Repeat:

Review the outline, add sections based on your experience and knowledge, and prompt again to add your updated sections or insights. Refine your outline as needed based on the revised information. Your next prompt should tell CGPT to incorporate your revised info into the outline.

Prompt 4: Fill in the details of each section

Time to dive deeper. To really get the most out of this section, it is critical to take the time to thoroughly consider the language and focus of each section.

Use this prompt to develop each section:

Prompt for Each Section:

“Now we will develop each section one at a time. Starting with [name of section], write a 500-word paragraph for each point. Be accurate. Don’t hallucinate. If you don’t know something, ask me.”

You can repeat this instruction simply by using this next prompt for each section because CGPT remembers what has been developed so far.

“Same request for this section: [insert section]”

Don’t like the response? Ask for 5 variations. Compile the parts you like into one document, which will serve as the foundation for your final article.

Compile Your Draft

Copy and paste the parts you like into a Google Doc. When you are pasting content, remember to choose “paste without formatting” to remove the grey background. You should never use the content that is generated in this manner as it is. People are savvy. They will know if it hasn’t been written by a human if it hasn’t been written by a human. Furthermore, you want it to accurately represent you, your brand, and your distinct voice.

Prompt 5: The Newsletter Post: The Hook and Close

Head back to CGPT4 in a NEW chat. Put YOUR final version of your newsletter in the next prompt so that it can help you write your headline and newsletter post. These are your hooks, so make them count!

Prompt for Headline/Post:

“Create a compelling headline and a post to summarize the article using my voice.” [INSERT YOUR ARTICLE]
Ask for several iterations for some inspiration! Remember, the goal is to get people to read your newsletter!

Create Your Visuals

Time to add some flair! Use Canva or other AI tools to create graphics that align with your content. Using visuals in your newsletter creates a more engaging and memorable experience for the reader. Visuals such as images, charts, and graphs help to break up the text and make the newsletter easier to read. They also help to illustrate and reinforce the message of the content.

Download your visual to your computer for easy uploading to your LinkedIn Newsletter.

Go to the LinkedIn Article Editor

Navigate to the LinkedIn home feed and click “Write Article.” Copy and paste your content. Upload your images where they fit best.

Time to Publish

Click “Next” and paste in the caption you created earlier. You can post immediately or schedule it—your choice!

Pro Tips

  • Turn on Custom Instructions (I’ve got a guide for that!)
  • Ask for way more copy than you need for your newsletter. It’s easier to craft your masterpiece when you have more to work with.
  • Always make it your own – Never just cc/paste…you will regret it later when folks stop listening
  • Promotion: Share your article across other social media platforms.
  • Analytics: Keep an eye on engagement metrics to refine future newsletters.

Ready to Start Your LinkedIn Newsletter?

There you have it! A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to crafting a LinkedIn Newsletter that informs and transforms. Your roadmap to LinkedIn success just became clear.

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