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Content Generation Idea: Make Predictions!



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Content Generation Idea: Make Predictions!

Content Generation Idea: Make Predictions!
Everyone loves a good prediction! And if they come true, that can earn you a lot of respect and credibility. Especially among those that were skeptical about your prediction! But if you know quite a lot about the industry you're in, such as the one your blog or business is in. And you have a lot of experience and knowledge about that industry, then it's likely you'll have some predictions about how that industry will change, evolve, adapt, grow and survive in the next year or the next 10 years that are coming!

And making predictions for things can all be turned into great content for your site or blog. All you have to do is brainstorm up some prediction about your industry and write down what those predictions are. You'll have to think about things like, the buying process for people, the process and ways in which they use that industry or even your own products and services.

And writing down these predictions in the form of a blog post can create content that is very compelling to read for some people and also very shareable and engaging too! For example, let's say we created a blog post titled: "5 Ways the Writing Industry Will Change Forever in the Next 5 Years". As a writer, I would be very compelled to read such an article wouldn't you? Content Generation Idea: Make Predictions!

Well that's just one way that you can use your predictions about any such industry or product, business or service. Of course, you could make up some very wild predictions! And these would make for even more compelling reading. But don't try to make them up just for click bait purposes as if they don't come true, you'll likely lose some credibility and respect and people may brand you a crack pot! LOL Content Generation Idea: Make Predictions!

Do you have any predictions about your industry, business, products or services?

About the way that people use that industry, your business or products etc?

What other ways can you come up with predictions which you can spin into killer content?

Thanks!

Mike.

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LeJayJ

I like it. It never occurred to me before reading this, that my thoughts on what is likely to happen to my area's housing and real estate investment market, would have any kind of reading appeal, but having read your slant on the subject, sure why not? It never ceases to amaze me at how short sighted people are when it comes to the changes that are happening right in their own backyard so to speak. Though young people today are being pushed out of the real estate investment market at an alarming rate, there are still some opportunities out there for those who are up to the risk and the challenge. Some examples of what I see happening on my local front are: Courtenay to Victoria will soon become one large sleeper community for the lower mainland as the prices in Vancouver are driving people to the slower paced Island life. Buy up what you can of the lower priced property on the outskirts of the larger centers now before these prices start reaching mainland highs. It won't be long before these outlying areas are all connected in one long string of housing.
Those living in Campbell River and beyond will stay relatively safe from mass urbanization because there is nowhere central to commute to from those points. However, they will become sought after fishing and retreat locals for the well off, so trendy, upscale lodges while keeping a rustic, authentic appeal is where the money will be for those living on the northern half of the island. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next 10 years.




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NicholasMukuha

Human beings are so overwhelmed by the fear of the future. They really want to know whether events will turn out in their favor, or not and just like you have said, if events turn out as you predicted, then you gain nothing but glory, fame and honor. What more could anyone ask for?

Besides what you have listed above, I would also think it wise to consult with experts. A good example is in the weather industry. Tourists and business travelers would be interested to know what they will find in their destination of arrival so as to know what to carry. Consulting with the meteorological department, can help you come up with a prediction and maybe therein, suggest what is expected of them. Help them know if they too, expect any airport delays.

Also in some cases, it's good to find out who is involved in a certain activity. For example, in making a sports prediction, it's good to know who are the players and what is their likely effect on the outcome. This information could be very important for fans and gamblers.




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Baburra

This is a great tip. Not only can it provide for tons of content, but also it can prove to be therapeutic, since putting out some possibilities for the future that is definitely unpredictable can help with easing stress, not only for the writer but potentially for the audience as well. Not only that, but if it turns out your prediction is correct it might potentially be recognized and catapult you into fame.




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DarthHazard

A great post although you have to be really careful because if you make some really bad predictions that are completely wrong then it may ruin your reputation. But people do love those prediction style content. People like it because it may give them ideas about future business ideas and if they are able to do it early enough then they can really make it a success because they make be the first people to go with that idea.




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radiowaves

This is actually a really good idea as long as you focus on stuff you actually know about. Getting stuff wrong isn't the end of the world, but making bold predictions and not explaining how you came to your conclusion will probably just make your readers think you're making things up and ruin your credibility. As long as you make a solid case for each of your predictions you should be fine even if they end up being slightly inaccurate; if you do your research thoroughly you will probably end up getting a few things right, which may be enough to keep people coming for more and maybe recommend your pieces to their friends.




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JoeMilford

radiowaves,
Good point here. I am really not exactly sure what I am qualified to predict or prophesy myself. I can see some trends in academia, publishing, and poetry, but to try to predict where they are ultimately going might set me up for a big mea culpa for my arrogance and ignorance down the line. I am hesitant, although I think this is a really cool idea, to make these types of predictions in my fields because of the margin of error involved. I think I am much better at analysis after the fact than before it. I think you are right in the importance of really knowing and researching your subject here in order to ascertain what is trending next in your field.




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Corzhens

I guess this is a good attraction when your content is about predictions. This reminds me of an article I read in a magazine sometime before the millennium that says the number 1 websites are pornographic and dating sites. In a few years, it was predicted that the most popular websites would be gaming sites. I don’t know if that prediction came true after 2 years but now it is true, right? And it still lingers on my mind simply because a prediction is amusing especially if it has logic in it. So maybe now we can predict that blogs will replace forums as the number 1 private networking aside from social media? Make a guess.




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jaymish3

I always love your content generation ideas. You have such creativity! You're right speaking from personal experience people are bound to read an article, that has a prediction as a heading, especially at the end or the beginning of the year. You can spin this article to generate more articles during the course of the year by highlighting you were right about your prediction or you were wrong. With new trends in the industry, you could use the same article to predict how the new trend supports or cancels your prediction.




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Martinsx1

Well, there is no way of knowing if one's predictions are going to work out but only looking up to time in the future and seeing if it actually worked or not. Personally, I don't see any harm in trying it out but my advice is not to invest too much on a mere prediction because there is no guarantees.




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stbrians

Is this some sort of magic or what? Predictions that I make do not come out right in most cases




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jaymish3

Guys I think that you are completely missing the point. Prediction as a content generation idea is genius. This is specifically applicable at the begging of the year,at the begging of the world cup e.t.c. Your predictions don't have to be right but people will enjoy reading them especially for planning purposes. People know that this is your point of view. Off course if you are right people will keep coming to your websites for further predictions.




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Kakashi2020

I've done predictions in the past and was thankful that all of my predictions came true. One thing about writing content based on predictions is if it doesn't come true, it would have a negative effect on your site and or reputation.




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jpk0007

Although I have a habit of reading predictions and speculations it never occurred to me that this can be a very good method of creating a lot of quality content. People do like to read predictions about things that have an effect on their day to day life. they also like to read predictions about various kinds of investments and figure out the ways and methods of investments that could assure them good returns in the future. I think a good prediction which comes true will definitely establish a lot of credibility and goodwill for the writer.




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