For content creators, sometimes the most stressful part of the role can be opening a completely blank document to start a new project.
Whether it's writing a blog post, designing an infographic, or creating an ebook, it's challenging to start creating a new piece of content from scratch, especially if you've never done it before.
Here in the HubSpot content shop, we want to take the work out of it for you. Instead of trying to master how to create every type of content in existence, cut down on the stress and inefficiency and read about our collection of nearly 400 free, customizable content creation templates.
We've broken this list down by each type of content marketing template represented. Jump ahead if you specifically want:
HubSpot teamed up with Smart Insights to create a content planning template that will help you put together an effective content marketing plan for either your business or those of your clients. These templates will help you complete a SWOT analysis on your content marketing efforts (and develop a plan to improve them), define the right objectives and KPIs for that plan, brainstorm content ideas and map these across your funnel, and create a timeline for your content plans.
You know you need a content marketing strategy in place to support the success of your inbound marketing and sales organizations. But how do you get started? We've created a content mapping template so you can walk through your target audience's buyer's journey. The template helps you identify buyer personas, their challenges and needs, and to brainstorm content that provides solutions. You'll come away from the template with tons of targeted blog post ideas to attract your audience to your site and convert them into leads.
Marketing with buyer personas means marketing smarter. This buyer persona template will help you easily organize your research to create your very own buyer personas. Use it to create beautiful, well-formatted buyer personas that you can share with your entire company, while learning best practices for persona research along the way.
Having an editorial calendar for your marketing content will save you a whole lot of time -- not to mention sanity -- as you plan your content release timeline. We realize there isn't a one-size-fits all solution, so we've created three editorial calendar templates to use at your leisure: one for Google Calendar, one for Excel, and one for Google Sheets. (Read this blog post for a step-by-step guide for using the Google Calendar template.)
With so many different social networks to manage, a social media manager's life becomes a lot easier when they can plan which content to share on each account -- and when. This easy-to-use social media content calendar for Microsoft Excel lets you organize your social media activities far in advance. Use it to plan your updates and learn how to properly format your content for the six most popular social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.
The more content you publish to your website, the more traffic sources you'll want to prioritize. One of those sources is organic traffic. To make on-page SEO easier, we've rolled out a handy planning template to help you create a website structure that organizes each webpage, what its purpose is, how long it should be, and how to optimize the metadata associated with each new page you publish.
Here's the thing with blogging: There isn't one, easy template you can fill in to produce a quality content offering. You need to spend some time brainstorming a title, outlining core content, and so on. Our templates will walk you through the critical steps for creating the following six blog post types:
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We've seen these formats crush it on our blogs, and we would love for you to use them to hit your own goals.
Year after year, marketers cite lead generation as one of their top content marketing goals for the year. If you want to succeed at lead gen, then you need content offers -- like ebooks -- to help you get there. Our internal creative design team went to work building 18, beautiful ebook templates -- for use in either InDesign, PowerPoint, or Google Slides -- for you to download, customize, and use.
Memos are essential content for effective internal communication. While they might not be customer-facing, they can align your team to ensure better, more aligned content is created by everybody on your team.
Redesigning your call-to-action buttons can improve clickthrough rates by 1,300% or more. That means visitors will spend more time on your website, and it'll encourage them to become leads. To help you design clickable calls-to-action, we've built 28 pre-designed CTAs for you. These CTAs are super easy to customize, so you don't need to know any fancy design programs -- just PowerPoint or Google Slides.
Bonus: There's also a handy free tool in there that lets you track your CTA clicks in real time so you can see the exact number of clicks that your designs are reeling in.
While public relations has adapted to be more lovable and less spammy, press releases can be effective when used correctly. Our press release template takes this into consideration and provides an inbound-optimized version. This means the template can help you script press releases and do so in a format optimized for sharing on your company blog. You can easily adapt and customize as needed for your PR needs.
Not a designer? Not a problem. We partnered with graphic design software company Canva to create over 195 visual marketing templates that are easy-to-use, work for any industry (finance, dentistry, agriculture, law -- we've got 'em all), and are completely free. Best of all, they're ready to edit in Canva's online design tool, which is included for free with this set of templates. The templates include...
We've created fifteen, pre-designed infographic templates right in PowerPoint (+ five bonus illustrator templates). That way, marketers can skip the frustrations and start creating the graphics right away. Within each template, we even provide guides to teach you how to use the templates effectively.
Visual content is 40 times more likely to be shared on social media than any other type of content. But we know well that creating visual content takes more time and resources -- which why we've created these 50 customizable templates for you. These templates are in Google Slides, so they're very easy to edit -- no Photoshop skills required. Simply customize the text on an image, save it, and post it to social media.
With how frequently businesses change and improve on their Facebook pages today, it's crucial that you have new material in the pipeline. Double-down on your Facebook designs with these 11 templates dedicated to your Facebook cover photo. Get these designs by clicking the link above or the graphic below.
Did you know that workers spend almost one third of their time at work reading and replying to emails? There are many ways you can streamline your inbox to save time, but you ultimately will still have to create and send emails. That's where these content templates come in. We've written the copy for 15 emails marketers and sales reps are likely to send over and over again to save you time and get you results.
Give purpose to and set goals for your email marketing planning with this free template. Available via Excel and Google Sheets, this template can help your marketing team plan out an effective email marketing campaign.
There you have it, content marketers: nearly 400 templates to help you start creating content easily and quickly and further your inbound success.
Originally published Dec 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM, updated April 02 2021