5 Ways to Find More Content Ideas Than You’ll Ever Need
Coming up with a never-ending stream of content is a huge obstacle for many online entrepreneurs. It takes time and effort to keep up with the demands of blog and social media posts. And you can’t just post any old thing… your content has to be engaging! So where do you come up with more content ideas than you’ll ever need.
In the return of the Friday Five, I’ll share five tips that you can use to find more content ideas than you’ll ever need. Are you ready?
Tip #1 – Find Content Ideas on Reddit.com
Reddit.com is a great place to find content ideas for sharing on social media. Reddit has hundreds of millions of users (about 250 million according to this post, and many of them visit the site everyday to discuss every kind of post and topic in the solar system.
Finding topics is easy too. The site is divided into sub-reddits where you can dig into your niche and get plenty of inspiration! The best part is, by checking the stats on a given topic, you can see how popular it is before running with it.
Tip #2 – Find Content Ideas on Scoop.it
Scoop.it is a site that is dedicated to social media content building. They offer content curation services and content marketing automation. You can start using it for free, and you'll find a ton of resources that 2.5 million bloggers and marketers already trust.
Scoop.it allows you to embed content in your website, add your own thoughts to a post, share content on your social media, and search by keywords. It's a great tool for curating content in the blog and social media world.
Tip #3 – Find Content Ideas on Feedly
I know I’ve mentioned Feedly before; it’s one of my go-to places for research and finding content ideas. It’s so much more than just an RSS feed reader. I just upgraded to the pro version and I’m still playing around with all the integrations and extras.
In addition to blogs, you can also search journals, YouTube channels, and set up keyword alerts. You can also organize all of the sources that you choose, including content from your own company. The pro version also lets you integrate with sites like Dropbox, Trello, Evernote, and several others so you can organize your saved articles and research notes in a way that works best for you.
Tip #4 – Find Content Ideas on Alltop.com
Alltop.com has been one of my favorite places to find content ideas for several years. They are a curated search engine to offers up the day's hottest headlines in a several categories. Articles are pulled from the best-rated sites and most followed blogs in the industry.
You can create collections around your niche and keep it all to yourself, or share with your audience. There are several collections from influencers as well, so you can stay on top of the news from big names in your niche.
Tip #5 – Network on Other Social Sites
One of the best ways to find content ideas is still talking to other people. Put your networking hat on and join Facebook groups, Pinterest group boards, Linked In groups, and other forums online to meet people in your niche.
Offline, check out meetup.com for gatherings in your area where you can meet people at a local café, or just hang out with your friends and talk to them.
These are just a few ideas for coming up with new content ideas. Check them out, keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid to think outside your niche for ideas you can share with your audience.
Finally, even though we’re talking content curation here, it’s not just about finding good content to share. You never know what will spark your interest, and result in your next piece of great content.
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