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101+ Content Generation Ideas and Counting.. Never hit writers block again!
As a writer and blogger myself, one of the questions I sometimes get asked is how do you come up with all these new blog post and content ideas? And I'm like everyone else, I sometimes hit writers block or just have blank moments. But coming up with new content generation ideas is never too tricky for me as I simply listen and look at what's going on in the world around me. That and I apply different tricks of the trade to come up with ideas for content writing services, blog posts, etc etc.
But since there are literally so many ways of gaining content ideas, I thought it would be best to start sharing these ideas and tricks and methods that I use to get them on here, with you. Bit by bit, idea by idea, method by method, with people here. Since this is WordClerks and it's about writing services. These ideas and methods should really get the idea juices flowing for those of you who sometimes struggle to come up with ideas or hit a brick wall and can't see past it!
Now what I'll do is post these ideas and methods as different posts. And after every post is posted here, I'll edit/update this main post with a link to that new content generation idea and method for you. That way you'll only have to view this one post that should (by the end of it) have around 100 different content generation ideas and methods that you can make use of yourself.
And one other thing I should say before I post my first idea and method is that it's all about your frame of mind. You need to put yourself into a problem solving frame of mind. And what you'll mostly be doing is looking for problems or questions that people in your industry mostly ask and have and then from that, be able to come up with content ideas for your blog or article marketing or even social media posting campaigns.
1. Use Q and A sites like Quora, Yahoo! Answers etc
I love Quora the most compared to any other Q&A site simply because it's so popular and so easy to use and so, so very useful for finding content generation ideas! All you have to do is visit Quora (quora.com) and then search on the site for keywords that are related to your industry. The great thing is, with so many millions of users all asking questions, and people eagerly answering them to gain some respect and kudos for it (while establishing their selves as experts) it can reveal a ton of content generation ideas for new blog posts, articles and all sorts of things.
Let's say you wanted to get some content ideas for something like invoicing apps for freelancers. A lot of freelancers need those to be able to generate an invoice for their clients on-the-go. They could be away from the office or their computer, but still need to generate a quick invoice they can email to their client from their phone. A good invoice app would let them do that. So go to Quora and type and search something like "invoicing apps for freelancers" or just "best invoicing apps" or something.
I found one question that has 24 answers in it! This one for What are the best invoicing apps for freelancers? Each answer has recommendations, lists of invoicing apps, even how they work etc. Their own personal reviews of them. Some even list good points and bad points about it. Now from that, we could create a blog post for something like "10 Invoicing Apps for Freelancers". And have enough content in what's been said about each to write things on. You see? This can be applied over and over again for many different things and niches and keywords.
Another good Q&A site to use for this reason is Yahoo! Answers. It works in basically the same way. Someone asks a question, and someone else posts an answer to that question and provides links and insights into those links. You can search Yahoo! Answers site for virtually anything and everything and just from the answers alone, be able to come up with an almost infinite amount of content ideas. Some of the answers are short and not very helpful, you just have to dig around a bit.
And that completes part 1 to my 100+ Content Generation Ideas and Counting..
Do you use these sites and methods for content generation ideas? What spin on it do you take and why?