5 Places You’re Not Looking for Content Ideas 79 Comments
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It’s time for my most popular post of the week, my blogging tips series.
It kinda makes me wonder whether I should’ve just created an internet marketing blog. I’d probably run out of topics too quick though. I couldn’t imagine trying to write hundreds of posts about such a limited topic.
Also it would be tough competing against all the marketing blogs out there. It’s much more satisfying to share these tips with the finance blogging community and be called a master lol. Plus I think I can be much more helpful to my blogging friends with this series.
Here are some blogging tips topics covered recently:
This week we have a guest contribution. So you’ll have to wait until next week for some of my personal expertise. On the bright side the guest writer provided an instructional video to mix things up around here.
5 Places You’re Not Looking For Content Ideas
Hey guys, my name is Matt. This is a guest video and video summary for Jeremy here at ModestMoney.com. I thought that since he occasionally gives tips out for how to improve your blog or website, that maybe you’d like some tips on how to find content ideas. So that’s what I have for you in this video and summary.
So what this covers are 5 different places that I’m sure most people aren’t looking for content ideas for their blogs or static websites.
At least until today, that is.
What’s great about 4/5 of these places is that you’re getting content ideas straight from the horse’s mouth. In other words, you’re being told what to write by people who are interested and/or are having problems in your niche.
By finding and answering these questions on your site, you’re providing actual information that people are looking for. You’re solving problems. You’re becoming someone’s hero.
And their new favorite website.
At the end of the day, that means more trust in your website, service and brand, ultimately leading to more leads and sales. That’s something that we all want, right?
Ok, so are you ready to know what these 5 places are? Here we go:
- Yahoo Answers
- (Your Niche + Large Company Fan Pages) Facebook
- (Your Niche) Forums
- (Your + Competitor’s) Adsense
The only place on this list where you won’t really find people answering questions or looking for help is Pinterest. But with a little bit of creativity you can use Pinterest to come up with helpful content ideas all the same. And in the video I show you how I do that.
As long as you’re not in some obscure niche, or you’ve already covered every topic and question known to man in your niche, I’m confident that by using these 5 places you’ll never have to worry about content ideas again. Especially if you use them in addition to whatever it is you’re doing now.
So, what do you think? Can you see yourself using these places for content ideas? Are you using them already?
Tell me all about it in the comments.
So does anyone use any of Matt’s strategies for finding new topics to cover? I think he had some really good ideas that don’t just revolve around putting a different spin on topics covered on other blogs. Or maybe there’s some other strategies which have been useful for you.