A few weeks ago, I shared some information on article spinning and the importance of focusing on creating quality content that offers value to your readers. It dawned on me that not everyone is overflowing with blog post ideas and article topics. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes it’s hard to sit down and write something that offers value and actually helps people. So I thought I’d share some of the ways I come up with blog post ideas.
Stay Plugged In To What’s Important In the Industry
The topics that are important in your industry can vary, but you can choose the ones that you think you and your readers will find most interesting. As a network marketer, topics that are important in my industry include networking events, company updates, prospecting, closing, lead generation, etc. As an Internet marketer topics include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content marketing, lead capture pages, traffic generation, blogging, social media, and more.
So how do you stay plugged into these topics? Following top blogs on these topics is great start to staying plugged in to your industry. You can read what others are talking about, stay updated on new happenings, and learn new things. Read books on the topics or listen to audio books. I do this daily and I always get some great blog post ideas based on the information I’m reading about. Tapping into resources like blogs, books, and even online webinars will keep you updated on new topics and learning new things. This will allow you to take what you learn, try it for yourself, and then share your experience with others.
What About Private Label Rights Content?
PLR content is prewritten content that you purchase and have rights to use in whatever way you wish. Some bloggers buy it and then use it to help supplement their blog content when they run out of ideas. I love PLR content, but I’m very picky about where I buy it from because I’m a stickler for quality. In addition to this site, I have a few niche blogs that are designed to generate me affiliate commissions or Adsense earnings and PLR is great for those types of sites.
PLR is also great for generating blog post ideas. It gets your creative juices flowing so you can take some of the ideas in a PLR article, rework it, and then make it your own. Rewriting or reworking PLR content doesn’t have to be a complicated process either. If you don’t want to completely rewrite your PLR article, but instead want to simply, but quickly modify a PLR piece you can try doing one or all of these instead:
- Write your own personal introduction for the article.
- Go through the rest of the article and change some of the sentences around a bit, and maybe even change a few words.
- Cut part of the article or add a new section, which will modify it’s original length and make it more unique.
Here are few high-quality PLR Content providers I use and recommend:
- EasyPLR.com – Quality PLR articles and reports.
- PLRMiniMart.com – Top-notch PLR articles, blog posts, autoresponder emails, ebooks and reports.
Finally, here are some really great resources you can use for blog post ideas when you’re ready to write but just have no idea what to write about… or how to write it. Check these out!
- DailyBloggingIdeas.com – a blog by Michelle Shaeffer (co-creator of the Ultimate Blog Challenge) that’s devoted to giving your new blog post ideas!
- The A to Z of Blog Post Idea Generation – a blog post from Daily Blogging Tips that includes a formula for creating blog posts and methods to get it done.
These are all methods I use to generate blog post ideas, what about you? I’d love to hear how you get your blog post ideas, so leave me a comment below and tell me all about it. And if you’ve found any of the information I’ve shared useful, consider sharing it with others and even subscribing to my mailing list below!