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101+ Content Generation Ideas and Counting.. Never hit writers block again!



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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. 101+ Content Generation Ideas and Counting.. Never hit writers block again!

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.

Working Example
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?

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idealmike

Content Generation Idea 2: Using Related Forums for Content Ideas
Content Generation Idea 3: Using Online Groups, Facebook Groups, LinkedIn etc
Content Generation Idea 4: Industry Publications & Competitor Sites
Content Generation Idea 5: Social Media Questions and Answers
Content Generation Idea 6: SlideShare and other Slide sites
Content Generation Idea 7: YouTube Industry Videos
Content Generation Idea 8: Instagram Feeds and Comments
Content Generation Idea 9: Interview People in Your Niche
Content Generation Idea 10: Internal and External Roundups
Content Generation Idea 11: Customer Surveys
Content Generation Idea 12: Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics
Content Generation Idea 13: Industry and Competitor Newsletters
Content Generation Idea 14: Reddit, Buffer & Flipboard
Content Generation Idea 15: Niche Webinars
Content Generation Idea 16: Google Suggestions & Related Searches
Content Generation Idea 17: Famous Quotes, Proverbs and Theories
Content Generation Idea 18: Using Niche Infographics
Content Generation Idea 19: Controversy, Debate and Dispute!
Content Generation Idea 20: Ask Your Readers for Ideas
Content Generation Idea 21: Run Polls & Surveys from your Audience and Followers
Content Generation Idea 22: Ask your subscribers, followers and readers to submit it!
Content Generation Idea 23: Use Hootsuite to find Trending Topics
Content Generation Idea 24: Write about Popular Movies Related to Your Industry
Content Generation Idea 25: Help your Followers and Audience: Review a Book
Content Generation Idea 26: Using Slideshare to Repurpose Content and Find Ideas
Content Generation Idea 27: Answer The Public
Content Generation Idea 28: Fat Joe Idea Generator
Content Generation Idea 29: Using Niche Infographics
Content Generation Idea 30: Answer The Public
Content Generation Idea 31: Ask Leaders and similar Businesses Questions
Content Generation Idea 32: Run Polls & Surveys from your Audience and Followers
Content Generation Idea 33: Ask your subscribers, followers and readers to submit it!
Content Generation Idea 34: Use Hootsuite to find Trending Topics
Content Generation Idea 35: Write about Popular Movies Related to Your Industry
Content Generation Idea 36: Help your Followers and Audience: Review a Book
Content Generation Idea: Controversy, Debate and Dispute!
Content Generation Idea: Ask Your Readers for Ideas
Content Generation Idea: Using Best Practices
Content Generation Idea: Using Written Tutorials
Content Generation Idea: Using Video Tutorials
Content Generation Idea: Regular Series Features
Content Generation Idea: Using Local Sports Teams, Events & Sponsors
Content Generation Idea: Using Guest Posts
Content Generation Idea: Using Charity Events and Fundraisers
Content Generation Idea: Using Customer Testimonials
Content Generation Idea: Mind The Book!
Content Generation Idea: Using Article Sites like EzineArticles and ConstantContent
Content Generation Idea: Using Sneak Peeks
Content Generation Idea: Embrace Popular and Wacky Holidays!
Content Generation Idea: Using Product Reviews
Content Generation Idea: Get Guest Bloggers
Content Generation Idea: Ruzzit
Content Generation Idea: Listing Your Favourite Writers
Content Generation Idea: Create A Calendar Of Events
Content Generation Idea: Featuring Major Celebrities
Content Generation Idea: Ask Your Email Subscribers
Content Generation Idea: Using Amazon
Content Generation Idea: Just Brainstorming!
Content Generation Idea: Go For a Walk!
Content Generation Idea: Phone a Friend!
Content Generation Idea: Creating a Decision Tree
Content Generation Idea: Featuring Local or Regional Celebrities
Content Generation Idea: Writing About Your Charitable Activities

There are more I just haven't added them yet.. 101+ Content Generation Ideas and Counting.. Never hit writers block again!



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Corzhens

There was a time that I was searching for a name of a grade school classmate that I included the name of our school. In the search list, there were schools and courses. There was a government training center called TESDA which is Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. It is one good topic to discuss in the education category. First, it is free to the public. Second, the courses are short that can be completed in a month and the longest, I think is 6 months. Most of the graduates are now working abroad as welders, carpenters and other similar discipline. Yeah, a search list can give you good ideas for writing.



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Pixie06

If I can't get any ideas about what to write then most of the times I go through the images on Pinterest and then I start writing my content based on a specific image. This has helped me countless times. I also read magazines and this helps me to get new ideas at times. I also go through YouTube videos related to my niche and these have helped me to get ideas about what to write and also to create my own videos.



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jaymish3

I agree and I like this way of generating content. You are truly writing about stuff that people are looking for answers about.Just Answer and Quora are places where people go to have their questions answered. If you can look through the questions and answers and find those that have not been answered properly and further research and do some content on those I think then you are good to go. Great tip.



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