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How to Generate Ideas for Content? – 3 Powerful Tips

How to Generate Ideas for Content

Generate more ideas with these powerful tips!

Are you running out of content ideas? Are you pondering, “How to generate ideas for content?”

Today I will give you three powerful steps which will guarantee that you will not run out of the content ideas anymore.

First, I will give you the most powerful one

1. Create Content Daily, Publish Daily

“WHAT!?!?!? HOW COULD I PUBLISH DAILY AS I AM ALREADY RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS??”

Let me explain.

When you set yourself a goal to publish something daily in your website/blog, you force yourself to create something. You force yourself to learn.

You are not pushing yourself to learn if you just create content when you just “feel like it”.

When I was writing one post per week I just managed do that but sometimes I felt like running out of the ideas. Then at some point, I decided to try publishing EVERY SINGLE DAY. It was a crucial breakthrough.

Now as I am publishing content every day I feel that new ideas come automatically. I never feel like running out of ideas.

Before I felt that posting once a week was sometimes challenging but now I know that publishing every day is not too hard if you get used to it. Publishing every day will put your brain into a “mode” when it seeks ideas from the environment. That’s power!

I admit that publishing daily is quite an “extreme” but you can try it for example for one week and see how it works for you.

In a nutshell

  • Write every day. It will become your second nature.
  • Publish every day (at least answering comments on your website).
  • Push your limits and reach your potential.
  • You can make a test how many texts you can produce in one day (Remember also the quality, not only the quantity).

2.Study Your Niche Daily

One successful online entrepreneur was teaching about the online business and content creation. He saw how some people just study, study and study while they are never doing anything. Working, working and working it’s not good neither. You need to have a balance!

His rule of a thumb was:

Use 50% for content creation (writing, making videos, etc.) and 50% for content consumption (studying your niche)

It’s very hard to generate new ideas for content if you are not studying your subject at all.

As you begin writing something every day, it’s also important to study every day.

How to Generate Ideas for Content

Study your niche. Become the expert!

“But how do I have time for all that?? How can I write every day and study every day???”

That’s actually quite simple

If you have 1 hour, use 30 minutes for studying and 30 minutes for content creation.

If you have 2 hours, use 1 hour for studying and 1 hour for content creation.

When you study your subject daily you will always get new inspiration, new ideas and expand your knowledge. Little by little you will become the expert in your niche.

If you are really serious about your online business, you will use much more than 2 hours every day. If you want to succeed fast, you will use 8 hours every day. And I don’t mean using 8 hours scrolling Facebook’s or Twitter’s news feed. I mean that using 8 hours doing the real work!

Here are some tips that you can do to study your niche

  • Search the blogs/channels from the niche experts
  • Talk with the people who are working in your niche (in forums, in social media or “in the real life”)
  • Think about the things that you want to learn in your niche. -> Write them down -> Search for the answers (-> Write a tutorial for others)

3.Be Open for the New Ideas

This is one extremely powerful!

There may be two persons. The other one sees the opportunity and gets the idea while the other one doesn’t see anything. It’s a mindset thing. Some people are always willing to learn and they see opportunities everywhere. Some people just live this life without seeing the ideas and opportunities around them. -> Be the one who sees the ideas and puts them into action.

As you study your niche be always open for the new ideas and write them down.

Don’t only sit in front your computer watching a webinar or an article but make notes at the same time. You can use the good old pen and paper or type the ideas straight to your computer.

Then after watching or reading the teaching you have already generated some new ideas for content.

And as you have generated new ideas put them into action.

The success comes to those who work for it.

Be open for the new ideas

  • Keep the pen and paper with you (or use your mobile phone/iPad/laptop) to write down the ideas
  • Write down ideas right away when you get it.
  • Have the attitude, “Let’s see what new I am going to learn and create today.”
  • Put your ideas powerfully into action as fast as you can!

Three tips on , “How to Generate Ideas for Content?”

1.Write daily, publish daily
2.Study your niche
3.Be open for the new ideas

Learn More about Content Creation!

One the most important things in the successful online business is to create quality content.

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I hope that you found this article useful!

How do you generate ideas for content?

How often do you publish content on your blog/website/channel?

About the Author:

Roope is the founder and creator of YourOnlineRevenue.com. He has created this website in 2015 to help you to create a successful online business. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below! We hope you enjoy!

6 Comments

  1. Therese Roth May 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    A great excercise in Internet working and mind sport has just happened, and, like usual in my case, it has a technical cause.
    Don’t know if its my server or whether I’m giving you feedback at the moment, but the loading time for my previous comment was somewhat slow.

    I thought the comment hadn’t been sent, and sent it again.
    Oops, duplicate content message!

    Just had to straighten that out by engaging again, with a person I consider highly intelligent,
    you may laugh a little, I’ll be laughing together with you, my friend.

    Have a great Thursday!
    Therese

    • Roope Kiuttu May 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the feedback. I will check if I can reduce the loading time.

      Thank you very much for the compliment. I believe that you are very intelligent too!

      We can laugh together then. 😉

  2. Therese Roth May 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Seeking ideas from the envirnoment. I’m going to try that. Sounds interesting, my friend.
    Usually only have trouble if I set myself a goal of 1200 words or more.
    Ecspecially, if I don’t just start without that concept bugging me.
    I think just starting and seeing where it ends might be a strategy that works for me and gets the fun level up.
    Lets see…
    I’m already a happy member of WA (theresroth), if you like, have a look in.

    8 hours a day?
    I’ll need to generate income very quickly to make that happen.
    WA’s about the most trusted journey around today, but haven’t yet had the chance to explore its resources to the max.
    If you’ve any tips on that, I’m all ears.

    Thanks for your work here!

    Cheers
    Therese

    • Roope Kiuttu May 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Therese,

      your concept “I think just starting and seeing where it ends might be a strategy that works for me and gets the fun level up.” sounds good! It’s good to have a plan what is the purpose of the text and where it’s going to end as you say. Great to hear that you are already a member in Wealthy Affiliate, I will have a look in your profile!

      Yes, 8 hours a day is quite a lot and not many people have the possibility to put so much efforts in the online business.

      I recommend to find some very successful people from WA who are already earning a big income and connect with them. Ask them a lot of questions and do what they are doing. I believe that works. 🙂

      Thank you for the comment,

      I wish you all the best!

      -Roope

  3. jCamden May 5, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

    It’s one thing to write daily, a lot of bloggers do that, but publishing daily? That would hard! Not because I’d be worried about running out of ideas but because it’s very hard to churn out high quality posts day after day with break in between. Also, how do you avoid burnout when you’re doing this? I agree that the publishing frequently is absolutely essential but every day is a whole new story.
    I agree that it’s very important to have a balance between studying and generating content. The last thing you want is to look like someone who doesn’t know their niche.The tips you’ve given here for studying any given niche are exactly what I’d recommend 🙂

    • Roope Kiuttu May 5, 2016 at 6:26 am - Reply

      You are right JCamden. Publishing daily is hard and that’s the point there! When you are publishing daily, you are pushing your limits. I even know one guy who was publishing sometimes 3 posts with 1000 words in the beginning of his online business career. And he made the great success.

      I avoid burnout because writing quality content daily becomes a habit as anything else. Of course, publishing daily is not possible if you are putting only 1 or 2 hours to the online business. It requires more time.

      Publish daily if you can. If you think it’s too hard, it’s totally okay! You can go for three times a week also. But publish frequently, as you say :).

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