Do You Find Writing Content Hard?
I regularly see people struggling to come up with content ideas and what sort of posts to write… But once you know where to look, there is an abundance of inspiration all over the web.
In this post, I’m going to share with you some content writing tips that have helped me and I’m sure they will help you too!
One of the best places I’ve found for inspiration is PINTEREST. If you think about it; it’s just a giant search engine for blog posts!
Just type in a potential keyword in the Pinterest search bar and it will come up an unlimited amount of ideas that you can save for a later date.
Create separate boards, related to topics. Then just scroll around an pin anything that looks interesting.
You can generate a mass amount of content ideas in such a short space of time, I don’t think enough bloggers and writers make enough use of this platform.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can drive crazy traffic from Pinterest to your blog – this free Pinterest bootcamp can help!
What Content Will You Rank For?
It’s really important to remember what sort of things you’ll have a reasonable chance of ranking with in the search engines.
For example; writing reviews is one of the best ways that you can rank in the search engines.
It doesn’t matter what your niche is, writing product reviews will help you generate traffic to your website.
Some people feel uncomfortable about writing a review if they haven’t tried a product themselves, but this really isn’t always necessary.
You can find a wealth of information all over the web; you can curate that info and get it on your site!
You can quote and link to other peoples various opinions and even upload a plugin so that people can leave their own reviews on your website.
Don’t be afraid of linking out to other websites and blogs!
Not only can it be good for SEO, but it’s also just good practice.
If you link out to authority websites and blogs, they may well take notice.
If you do mention another blog within your post, you could always contact them and let them know too. Sometimes they can be incredibly grateful and even share your content!
Some other key ways to come up with content ideas:
Aside from reviews, what other sorts of posts could you write?
Sharing your opinion on a matter can be a good way to create an interesting post… “why I think…”
An example of a post I did opinion wise was: “Is affiliate marketing a scam? Nope, but it ain’t no cakewalk.”
How to posts.
How to posts are really popular because they’re helpful and can show someone step by step how to do something. I have plenty of these on my site here.
A couple of examples from my site…
A guide of exactly how to go about something, going into some depth.
Ideas And Tips.
For example; this very post is based on content writing tips.
Sharing the things you love.
Depending on your niche, there is so many ways you could approach this.
In my own niche; I could share my top affiliate programs, plugins, WordPress themes, blogs and websites, training programs and so on….
An example of a “my favourite,” related post on my blog would be: “5 Podcasts That Changed My Life.”
There are some great podcasts on that list, I highly recommend you check them out!
Interview Type Posts.
This is something I haven’t done myself and really would like to do in future.
This is where you may interview another blogger in your niche – or perhaps an owner of a program you’re promoting.
It would be a great way to connect to others in your niche, but also a nice way to add some variety to your blog and engage your readers.
Your Greatest Mistake Posts.
This is an area where you could open up about some of your failures. Something like: “My X Biggest Mistakes In…”
While I haven’t done specific posts in this regard, I did talk about my own failure within a post I wrote a while back about blogger outreach:
This post was: “How To Connect To Other Bloggers In Your Niche – The Smart Way!“
The Comparison Post.
This is where you could simply make a comparison between two products or services.
It’s something people are regularly looking for in the search engines and are fairly simple to do, (particularly when you’ve previously written separate reviews for each).
An example of a comparison post from my blog is: “Clickbank Vs Amazon Affiliate Program, Which Should You Choose?”
I’m thinking those are plenty of ideas to get the ball rolling and break your writers block!
The hardest part for me is really just getting started. Once I start writing, it’s a lot easier to keep going.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post; finding a great space that you can seek out inspiration regularly, can be so important.
For me, one of my go-to places is Pinterest.
But for you, you may prefer Twitter, (you can search for topics via hashtags); Facebook, (again you can search with hashtags) Instagram, or even Google.
I do often put search terms in Google and then skip the search to Google images; because you can also find a lot of blog posts that way.
Whatever method you’re comfortable with – just go with that. Another thing I’d recommend you make use of is Google Docs.
With Google Docs, you always have access to your documents, (as long as you can get online). It’s a great place to keep all of your ideas in one place and you can organise them by creating various documents.
If you’re the type of person who constantly scribbles notes on pieces of paper and then forgets where you wrote them… this is the organisational answer you need in your life! 🙂 Thankfully, it’s also free.
So, is there anything I’ve missed that you’d like to add? Feel free to leave me a comment below!
All the best,
PIN ME 🙂