In the last few days I have had people asking me my secrets to content writing; how I manage to find interesting and valuable topics to talk about. Well, to start off, the purpose of my blog is to share valuable tips and so I do not write unless someone out there will find value in my content.
My blog posts are not always for everyone, but always for at least one soul.
Therefore, if you’ve got a minute or two, I am going to share with you one of my content writing strategies and I really hope at least one person will benefit from this – I think it’s a great tip and I am happy to share this with you.
Now, this has to do with “mind-reading”.
Come with me and I will show you what I mean:
Whenever you decide to write content online, either it is for your blog, article websites, or whatsoever, the best thing you can do is talk about a subject area that people are just dying to know about. I mean, it makes no sense to write just for the sake of it. If nobody is going to benefit from it, then it is as good as nothing.
Imagine how cool it would be if you knew exactly what people were complaining about, or needed help on, so that you are in a position to provide them with the answers; as if you have been mind-reading!
Of course that would be very cool!
Ok, you are probably now thinking that I’m going to say something like, “Ask your audience what they want to hear”, which is definitely something you should do. But, what if you don’t have an audience? Or, what if you do, but they’re shy or you just don’t get that much response from them?
Surely, asking them would not do any good, don’t you think? So, here is my little strategy for finding out exactly what people in my niche want to know about, so that when I am finally done with writing my content and then publish a blog post, articles or whatever, it will be like I have been reading their minds.
I have written this post so that you too can tap into this content writing strategy, here is what to do:
- Whatever your niche is, look for forums where people in your niche get together. The best way to do this is to go into Google and type: forum: niche. So for example, if your niche is baseball, you would type into Google search bar: forum: baseball (PS: make sure you type in “forum” and not “forums”).
- Google will return with an enormous list of all the top forums in your niche, usually ordered by popularity.
- Visit the top few forums, and while inside look for a search tool, or a search field that allows people to search for certain terms that has been written in the forum posts. Note that there are some forums will not allow visitors or guests to perform searches without registering. If that is the case, you might as well register since it is the place where a lot of your target market hangs out, right?
- Now, we know that most people go to forums to seek advises or generally ask questions, therefore in the search field, type in some the following terms and see what you come up with:
o “advice about”
o “I hate it when”
o “I need help with”
o “can anyone help me”
o “I’m looking for”
o “really bad”
o “desperate for”
o “can’t find”
o “have no clue”
o “question about”
I am sure you understand what’s going on here; got the gist? You can add other terms that fit the same kind of idea. When you search for these terms it is more than likely that you are going to get a series of forum threads that have someone in need of something.
…and there’s your next idea for content writing – your very next blog post!
You can even use it for your next eBook having done your research on the subject matter. There are endless possibilities that you can find hidden in these forums, but if you really want to become an authority in your niche, you’re going to have to give your target market exactly what they want to see, and this is one way to do it – just as if you are mind reading!
Content writing without a purpose is really worthless. If nobody is looking for help in your subject area then nobody will visit your blog. Once you know what your audience are looking for, you have your subject ideas, do your keyword research and then get writing!
While some of us enjoy writing, I have come across countless others that struggle with content writing. If that is you my friend, all is not lost – it makes absolutely no sense wasting so much valuable time in the hope of creating valuable content. There is a good friend and mentor that have set up a fantastic MLM PLR Storeespecially for you. You can get quality contents at the most cost effective price you can ever imagine.
Once you’ve got your PLR content, make sure you re-write it so that if others have used the same content in their blogs, yours would be different. More also, you want your content to reflect your personality; good branding tip there!
Here is your takeaway: If you find one or two or three treads that are relatively recent, you can write a blog post or article specifically addressing the need or the problem, and then go into the thread itself as a user and give a brief answer/solution, and then link it to your article for more information.
That’s instant (highly-targeted) traffic.
How sweet is that?
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my secret content writing strategy? Please feel free to share your thoughts.