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10 Techniques For Coming Up With New Article Ideas

  • By Bob Withers
  • Published 03/7/2011
  • Article Writing

Writing articles on a daily basis and posting them at the top directories online is a tremendous way to generate traffic to your home business website. However, if you’ve been writing a new editorial every day for any length of time there will come a day when you will ask yourself: “What am I going to write about now?” And you will struggle to come up with an answer. Here are 10 strategies you can employ to get your creative juices flowing so you can come up with a new topic for your commentary: 1. Depending on what your overall theme is you can check the daily newspapers online, you can surf news sites such as CNN, Headline News or World Report for any stories related to your topic. This is a great way to generate new thoughts which you may be able to develop into several editorials for the future. 2. Create a survey page on your website and ask your regular readers what they want you to write about. Are there any topics you haven’t covered related to your theme that they would like you to expound upon? Are there certain topics they would like to see you expand upon and develop further? Would they like to see you write about a different subject entirely? 3. You can visit websites related to your subject matter to find out what they’re writing about or to discover what type of content they’re generating. Certain editorial titles you see may stir the juices and give you ideas for different approaches you can take to the topic of interest. 4. Revisit articles you’ve already written and re-read them. This may give you an idea of how you can expand on a particular topic or help you discover other thoughts related to the subject at hand.

5. Use Google as a resource to search for topics related to your

overall theme. For example, you can conduct a search of your website’s key words to find related websites and articles which may help you spawn new topics. 6. Visit the comments section of your home page to find out what your visitors are thinking and saying. This is a great way to get you thinking along the same lines as your visitors and if there’s a question waiting for your reply you may be able to develop your answer into a full blown editorial. 7. Pick up the telephone or email some of your business associates online and explain that you’re experiencing writer’s block and ask them what they would suggest or what they would like to see you write about. Sometimes communicating with someone who has been in the same situation can help you overcome your problem. 8. Talk to a family member or a friend, who reads your work on a regular basis, about your situation and ask for any input or advice they may be able to offer. Sometimes the answer is as plain as the nose on your face and you may just need someone to point it out to you. 9. Visit some of the online forums or chat rooms you may be a member of to discover what the hot topic of the day is and to find out what’s the most pressing problem some people may be facing with their home businesses on the web. There may be a question there someone has that’s right up your alley that you can expound upon forever. 10. Finally, if nothing’s working and you can’t come up with an original thought then just take the day off. You don’t want to push it to the point of becoming burnt out which has been known to happen with Internet marketers and authors online. Sometimes a rest is the best medicine.

By using one or more of these tactics you should be able to overcome your idea generation problem and produce an article which will drive more potential customers to your home business home page.


Bob Withers is a professional sales and marketing person with over twenty years in the field. He has now set his sights on Affiliate Marketing and creating successful Home Based Businesses online to apply his trade. If you want to get in touch with Bob or learn more about Affiliate Marketing or setting up an Internet based Home Business please visit: Free Home Business and Affiliate Marketing Advice

by Bob Withers



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