Profitable Content Creation – What to Do When You’re Running Out of Content Ideas (3 Big Tips)

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writers block 2_thumbContent creation is a great way to bring in more prospects and profits. And you do want more prospects and profits, right?

The struggle for many content marketers, both new and experienced, is consistently coming up with ideas for creating content. I’ve noticed that many go through a few stages in their struggle to come up with content ideas.

Let’s take a closer look at those three stages and more importantly, what to do about each one.

3 Stages

Stage 1 – Ideas are not flowing – When you sit down to create content you have to repeatedly stop and think about what to write about. The flow has not stopped, it’s just not as easy as it normally is for you.

What to Do – Step back and brainstorm. Make a list of content ideas. Don’t edit – just brainstorm. This is something you need to be doing anyway, so you always have a list of content ideas from which to pull.

Stage 2 – Ideas are a struggle – Even when you look at a list of your ideas, nothing pops out for you. It feels like you are seeing the ideas on a list, but they are not making sense in your head, and not making the trip from your head to your fingers.

What to Do – Take a trip to your supermarket and check out the titles on the covers of the magazines in the checkout line. Thousands of dollars have been spent deciding how to title these articles. Find titles that you can use in your niche and get busy creating great content.

Stage 3 – You are beginning to believe in writer’s block, even though it does not exist. Ideas are not only not flowing, ideas are just plain stuck. Your frustration level is high, and you’re honestly getting a little bit frightened by your lack of ideas.

What to Do – Go to your topic in EzineArticles and look at some of the top articles in your niche. See which ones are getting lots of traffic. Choose an idea that you know will appeal to your community and simply do a better job with it.This is not plagiarism. This is research because you are simply looking for ideas. You are not copying what someone else has said, you are just going to do a better treatment of it because of your skills.

The Next Step – Your next success step is to grab your Free Instant Access to one of my most powerful Content Creation Templates when you visit http://3MistakesArticleTemplate.com

This template will also give you great content ideas, and will get you started right away.

About The Author

Jeff Herring

Discover 5 simple steps for 6 figure success online with content marketing.

2 Comments

  • chris

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    Jeff,

    A great piece of advice and whenever I get stuck I go to the BBC website and see what topics are hot in business, health and leisure and yes that provides the stimulation for many blog-posts or articles.
    Chris

  • Once again…

    Simple, easy to grasp, very practical material. In one sense, I also think that at times “shutting down” and doing something else — especially that you enjoy or listening to someone that you enjoy listening to — can get a few of the ideas flowing.

    Of course, questions can help as well as you move through the day. Again, simple things like “What am I feeling right now? Why?”

    No doubt you have tons more, but I thought I would quickly chime in with something.

    Have a super day influencing others, Jeff!

    Lee

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