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Getting Content For Blogging

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by snakeyes37, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. snakeyes37

    snakeyes37 Junior Member

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    Hi,


    My coach says that to get ideas from other successful marketers for creating content. In other words, reverse engineer their content and put your own spin on it. He says this is a good idea when your first starting out and need topics to create content around.




    Now I'm not posting this question here because I doubt his advice, he's quite successful himself. I'm asking my question here because I want to maximize my results and get the best suggestions I can. And what better place then here?


    So, what's the best way for a newbie (or should I say intermediate newbie, is there such a thing?) to get ideas for making content? Now I want to produce content that's going to add value to readers and get's them engaged and is also entertaining. The subject of this content will be about building your own online business no doubt.




    Thanks
     
  2. tahworld

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    Whoever gave you that advice is right.

    You can also write your own content. Or outsource if for cheap on fiverr or whatever.

    Or get a good spinner. I don't know much about spinning software but I heard that TBS (the best spinner) is good.
    Not sure if that's still the case though.
     
  3. screw123

    screw123 Junior Member

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    Best option for Newbie is to write the content.

    At this stage you can really easy lower your quality by spinnig articles or buy them cheap.
     
  4. JessePinkman

    JessePinkman Junior Member

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    You should never outsource or spin content, ESPECIALLY for blog posts. If you want to keep readers engaged, pay extra money for quality content. If most major companies pay bloggers upward of $250 per article, you can afford $25-50 for great writing. As for improving your own skills, analyze how the writer wrote your post. How does he/she relate to the audience? Create a unique voice? Sound intelligent? Format sentence structure? Input his own point of view without sounding like a salesman? In my opinion, you only learn to write from analyzing good writing. Best of luck.
     
  5. ArmoredMedia

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    Is this for like a personal blog or just general blogs for products/cpa offers.

    If it's a personal blog, and you are going for getting your name out there, aswell as profit from the blog, be yourself, don't hire people to write your articles or shit like that. I understand looking at other bloggers and re writing the topic they wrote, I done that a few times since I liked the topic and wanted to write it myself.

    I personally think you shouldn't do that with a personal blog, that's all :p
     
  6. Jason Wolfe

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    It's easy to tell someone to "write your own content" but if that person does not have the time to do that, how do you expect him to regularly update his blog/site? If you can't commit to writing content for your site on a regular basis, it makes no sense to go DIY. Get a reputable writer/ writing team to do it for you.

    Personal blogs are a tad trickier because it has to have "your voice". But if you can find ONE writer (who happens to be familiar with your niche) and outsource all your content writing requirements to that person, I think you'll be ok.
     
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    Your mentor is right, enough said..
     
  8. actnews

    actnews Registered Member

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    for the newest blog entries you need to write a high quality content, a content which will help other people to solve problems and enquiries then you need more subscriptions and shares for your content, i also suggest that you search for good ideas in the internet and write it with your own style.
     
  9. ChrisX

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    Some ways you could get ideas for posts:

    Follow related news on the internet and when something interesting comes up write about it.
    Or see what kind of questions people are asking online and answer them in a post.
    Express your view on a controversial topic.
    Follow the trends and post about trendy stuff.
     
  10. Light5aber

    Light5aber Newbie

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    You can't always have fresh ideas for 100% of your posts, no one does. It's OK to rehash, repackage and revisit other people's content and put in your own opinions and ideas.

    It's not like Apple, Microsoft, Google, came up with cutting edge original ideas 100% of the time.
     
  11. bughumm

    bughumm Registered Member

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    Subscribe rss feed for other authority blog in your niche. Check feed everyday to see new content idea. If multiple blog produce some same topic, so that topic is hot at that moment. Try to write in that topic on your same word.
     
  12. devilishrsps

    devilishrsps Newbie

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    You have to come up with a niche or research some up. You gotta focus on a specific niche that your content will be based on. The more focused you are on a specific topic/niche, the more engaged your readers/viewers will be.
     
  13. aleksandrsmechov

    aleksandrsmechov Newbie

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    ... while still contributing once in a while. Find an hour or two a week to craft a post. Don't get rusty, even if you can afford the freelance work.