If you have been following my other posts and have chosen your niche, got your shiny new domain name and added wordpress either through my recommendation(see domain name post) or by yourself. What do you do now? As a complete newbie at blogging how do you know what to write about, you need content to build your website don’t you? Today I am going to give you a lot of ideas of where you can get inspiration for the content of your blog posts.
Go to google and type in your niche plus forums and you will probably find a few on your niche. Go in to the forums and look and see what questions people are asking. This should give you countless ideas for your blog posts.
Below I went into google and typed affiliate marketing forums and this is one of the results I got. This is what you are looking for a list of forums that you can look through. It says 11 forums but there are only 8 listed, but if you click more items you are taking to the guys post which tells you all about the various forums. Here is the link to his blog post. If I see a good post I don’t mind sharing it with others, good on the writer for giving us the information I say.
One tip do not get too involved in the forums as you can spend a lot of time on there and the next thing you know your day has gone. You just want to go on there get a few ideas, write them down and leave, you should bookmark the forum and go back the next time you are stuck for an idea for your next blog post. Trust me I have done this, it is easy to get submerged in all the interesting stuff on these forums.
Quora.com is the biggest Q&A site on the internet. Add your niche into the search section and see what questions people are asking. These questions are from people who are desperate for answers and they will look at you as some sort of leader if you can answer it for them. That is how people start to get noticed online. By helping others solve their problems you will be seen as someone to follow and of course you can advise people to purchase products that will help them.
Make sure the products you are promoting are the real deal, nothing will go against you more than plugging a rubbish product. If you do send people to a bad product you have just lost a potential customer that could have been a repeat buyer for years to come. Do not say you have not been warned.
In the example below I typed in affiliate marketing tips and these are the top answers that appeared. As you can see people are asking questions, it is your job to answer these type of questions within your blog posts.
Another great place to find inspiration is Facebook groups. Type in your chosen niche and click groups you will get a list of groups. The size of these groups vary but some have hundreds of members and you can be sure there are questions and discussions going on in these groups to give you a lot of content ideas.
I typed in affiliate marketing and the drop down had groups on it so I clicked it and these results below appeared.
Go to our old friend google and type in your niche and see what appears in the drop down. These drop downs are searches real people are entering so you will get a lot of things to write about by answering these questions on your blog.
Make sure you research the answer and do a blog post in your own words. I have heard it said that you should write at least 1000 words in your blog posts to catch the interest of the search engines. If you do this with the right keywords, your posts will get picked up by Google, Yahoo and Bing which are 3 of the biggest search engines out there.
It is the same with You Tube, go on there and type in your niche and see what the drop down reveals. Quite a few ideas I would imagine. Then go and check out a couple of the videos and see what questions they are answering. That’s something else you can write about.
Who in your chosen niche do you admire? In every niche there are always people you look out for and read their posts isn’t there. Visit their site and look at their past posts for inspiration, do not copy them just put your own slant on things. You don’t want to be stealing someones words do you. Duplicate content and all that.
Whilst you are there I would advise you to also have a look at the comments on their blog posts and see what questions people are asking. I bet you pick up a few lightbulb moments there. See I said you would find some ideas in this post didn’t I?
Go to Apple and listen to podcasts on your niche, you are sure to get some fresh material ideas from there.
In the example below I typed into google affiliate marketing podcasts and this is what appeared at the top. You can do the same with whatever your niche is and listen to one or two to harvest some ideas for yourself to write about.
There you go a mountain of potential blog post ideas that should keep you going for months if not years. There is always something to write and there will always be people with questions that need answering. Why don’t you provide them the answers they need. I wish you well with your writing and I look forward to maybe reading some of your posts.
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