As an article author, sometimes you can only pull so much out of your head before you need to turn to a system or a strategy for how to produce more original content.
The following are (7) types of great content sources to help you produce your next batch of 100+ quality and original articles:
Article Content Source #1: Old Ezine Articles
This includes your archives for articles that you sent your ezine from the past 10+ years. If you’ve created multiple articles for each email newsletter issue, I recommend that you break your old EzineArticles into single article chunks rather than multi-topic articles. If you have large ezine articles from your email newsletter archive, consider breaking them down into 250-500 word chunks rather than 1,000-3,000 word articles.
Article Content Source #2: Old Original Forum Posts
If you’ve been on the Internet for some time, there is a good chance you belong to a few forums that you might call yourself a “resident expert” on. All of your old forum posts that are greater than 250 words in length will make great new articles that you can put into distribution to create more traffic and sales for your business, if not to enhance your credibility alone.
Article Content Source #3: Old Blog Posts
The whole point of blogging, besides posting frequently, is that you can easily syndicate your blog for others to read via the RSS reader of their choice. Because of the syndication orientation of blogging, your blog posts that are greater than 250 words make great articles that you can slap on a longer title, add a resource box that pitches your blog website and put a fast 250-100+ articles into immediate distribution.
Article Content Source #4: Out of Date Books
Are you an author that has a book that is no longer in print? If you own the copyrights to it, this is an excellent place to create hundreds of quality articles with just a few days or a week of editing.
Article Content Source #5: Your Current e-Books
Grab 10%-20% of your hottest selling ebook and flip it into articles designed to introduce your reader into wanting the whole ebook from you. You still need to deliver real content value here and not get skimpy or tease them with ‘what they could learn if they bought your ebook.’ Just keep the articles short, with bullets or small numbered lists.
Article Content Source #6: Top 10 or Top 7 Articles
Everyone likes content they can read very fast. Why not create top 10 lists (or any number of “Top” things) related to your niche or area of expertise. To begin, just create a headline such as “Top 7 Leaders Strategies For Newbie Managers” and then number the list from 1-7. Come up with a sub-headline for each tip and then do (1) paragraph describing the tip. You’ll find these are easy to produce and crank out 5-10 of them per day.
Article Content Source #7: Keyword Research
Using Google Suggest ( http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&complete=1 ) or any keyword research tool, you can enter in keyword relating to your niche and discover topics that people are currently searching for that are related to your expertise. Use this as a springboard to launch another 25 articles that are 250-450 words each related to answering or providing short tips on how to solve or get more out of the keywords they searched for. Example: “Yoga” when entered into Google Suggest tells me that I should write articles about “Yoga Journals or Journaling” and about proper form or different types of “Yoga Poses.”
ps: Would it surprise you if I told you that this very article was created from a compilation of blog entries that I created over the past 2 months? I just stitched together relevant blog posts until I had a brand new article that delivered a single themed message…and YOU CAN DO IT TOO!:-)