How To Find Tons of Content Ideas for Any Niche
Beginner Niche Marketer's Guide Vol. 7
You have a niche, a domain name, a niche, and even some product you think you want to promote on your website.
Now what do you do?
The answer is pretty simple, but it's one of the hardest things for a beginner niche marketer: WRITE
But they haven't made a dime yet.
So I tell them to do some keyword research, find some good keywords, and try to rank for them. How to find and rank for keywords will probably future lesson in the Beginner Niche Marketer's guide, but I've already covered quite a bit of that material in my review of Jaaxy.
A few days later, the same person comes back and says, “OK, I did that. What now?”
The toughest answer to give is a vague one because it sounds like a cop-out, but the best way to answer that question would be “Do more of it.”
Do it again, and again, and again until it works.
If you can, you should be publishing something every day of the week.
Oh boy, now you might be rethinking your niche. “There's just not that much to say about printer paper”.
Yes, some of you will find out that you have chosen niche that's far too narrow to support the amount of content that needs to be produce to gain authority in Google. 500-1000 words every single day means you'll be producing up to 30,000 words of content per month. That's like writing short book every 30 days!
(Don't get scared if you can't write that much now, it takes a while to get used to the schedule. If you can only manage 500 words 3x per week, that's fine for now, but that should be your absolute minimum)
So where do you get all these ideas?
Getting Ideas For Your Writing
It may sound obvious, but go to Google and see what other people are writing about in your niche. See which posts get the most comments, then write your own blog post on the same topic, offering your unique opinion on it.
Browse forums and see which topics get the most discussion, and which ones have the most heated debates. There's no reason not to add your own voice to the mix (on your own blog).
Even something as simple as checking Google auto-fill will give you insight into what people are search for related to your niche terms. This can give you thousands and thousands of ideas. Don't forget the lesson about keyword research which has lots of videos about how to find keywords, as well as expand upon basic content to think of lots of specific blog post ideas.
2. Product Reviews
For some niches, there will be way more products in your niche than you can ever write about. Look at Amazon for some products you know about, and see what other people are searching for related to the terms.
Go to big-name websites and see how the products are categorized. Find specialized websites on your niche topic and make a list of everything they offer.
Not everything has to be clearly related to your niche. If you chose water guns as your website topic (a little too narrow in my opinion), there's no reason you can't also feature water balloons, water-related outdoor games, slip-n-slides, and above ground swimming pool supplies.
A site about gardening supplies would be fine to feature indoor herb growing information, or even stuff about Bonsai trees. Again, these are a bit of a stretch, but as long as you can find some kind of overlap, you're in the clear.
Here is a full post about writing product reviews which is expanded up in this training module. If you are a Wealthy Affiliate member there are many more training modules on this topic, but they are in the members area. I haven't created my own free resources yet, but I may at some point in the future.
3. Detailed Information
You might not be an expert now, but you will be. With the amount of content you'll be producing, I guarantee that you will have to stretch your mind a bit to think of topics. Just dig deeper into the world of knowledge.
Let's say your site is ONLY about growing herbs, and you refuse to feature products related to growing anything else. OK. Fine. How many types of herbs are there? Pick one type, and I'll be you can write an article about how to grow this herb in various types of weather. What about indoor vs outdoor growing?
A bit broader, you can talk about soil PH, optimum water schedules, pruning, and allergic reactions associated with some types of herbs. Even pot size and hours of sunlight can affect how plant grows. Does talking to plants really work? That's worth discussing!
Add cooking with herbs to your schedule and there's another 1,000 articles you could write about. I just planned 5 years worth of articles for a niche website in about 10 minutes.
Video: Generate Hundreds of Blog Post Ideas in Minutes
Watch how I do it for my homebrew website! 280 potential post ideas in 20 minutes. I can basically plan a whole year in an afternoon if I want.
But It Doesn't Work For My Niche!
Yes, it does. You can do this with any niche. If you can't, either you aren't trying hard enough, or you just don't care enough.
If you chose a good domain name you can always tweak what you write about without affecting your audience too much. You can either broaden your horizons, or refine and narrow the topic of your website.
Sometimes, it just takes a high volume of articles for you to find what you are really passionate about. I wrote for Pressaz for about 6 months before I realized that I don't really enjoy writing about financial independence and stock investing.
I discovered that what really got my heart racing and really made me want to publish content was being one of a very small group of people out there that are willing to take the time to expose terrible internet marketing products for what they are.
I also find the immense potential of affiliate marketing to be exciting. Imagine that you could make a full time income just by telling people how to grow herbs, pick a safe swing set, find the perfect barbecue, or create awesome music?
I didn't start out with that passion. I just wanted to make some money! But it was only after I discovered what I really enjoyed about my website and really started wanting to help people did I ever turn a profit (seriously, it took me 6 months to make my first $8)
My recommendation for you at this point is to think about what you enjoy most about the topic you are writing about. If you are stuck, then forget about that hippie stuff and just make sure you write enough to fulfill the minimum.
You'll learn how to build an affiliate site correctly and learn many things you didn't expect to learn along the way. Passion may come with time, or you may find that you had a perfect niche sitting in your lap the whole time and just never put 2 + 2 together.
Video: Creating Effective Content: The Basics
This is the first of two live training sessions I did on the topic of creating content that can get traffic and convert to sales. See how I write my articles as I break down the research, outline, and idea development phases of content creation. This video focuses more on beginning writing and conceptual stuff.
Video: Creating Effective Content Pt. 2: Article Writing 101
This is a continuation of video 1, filling in some of the gaps from the last video. I also sit down and write an article for my beer website. This is great because you can see an article being written that I actually care about – not just something as a toss-away example!
- Vol. 1: How to Choose a Good Domain Name
- Vol. 2: Best Hosting For Newbies
- Vol. 3: How to Build a Website for Cheap
- Vol. 4: Choosing a Profitable Niche
- Vol. 5: Get Free, Targeted Traffic
- Vol. 6: Finding Profitable Products
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