PLR article writers where do you get your ideas?

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Hey PLR article writers,

OK, tried and true subjects, such as, dog training, weight loss, SEO and stop smoking are tried and true subjects to write about.

After you do those and other popular subjects til you are bored to tears, how do you come up with other good topics?

George Wright
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanz
    Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

    Hey PLR article writers,

    OK, tried and true subjects, such as, dog training, weight loss, SEO and stop smoking are tried and true subjects to write about.

    After you do those and other popular subjects til you are bored to tears, how do you come up with other good topics?

    George Wright
    Imagination and creativity, George! How do writers of comedy sitcoms keep writing new jokes?
    In the case of subjects like weight loss, you can drill it down. Instead of writing about weight loss in general, why not write about something more specific in that category?
    Preparing a good diet or counting your calories or eating small or perhaps writing about routines which help weight loss?
    Have you yet written about how the amazingly popular Wii Fit can kick your butt into shape? How you can go play a little tennis and lose weight? Things like that. So much potential in that category alone.
    It's best to concentrate on the popular topics you mentioned. People can't get enough of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    George,

    One way is to simply check what successful PLR writers are doing. You can also check on which articles are coming up on the EzineA main page.

    But, I think I understand what you mean. The sales will be lower for most other niches. Here is a hot one: Mortgage Modification. I've not written anything on that yet, but I've had requests. Problem is, I don't know much about the subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    George,

    One way is to simply check what successful PLR writers are doing. You can also check on which articles are coming up on the EzineA main page.

    But, I think I understand what you mean. The sales will be lower for most other niches. Here is a hot one: Mortgage Modification. I've not written anything on that yet, but I've had requests. Problem is, I don't know much about the subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    One afternoon in a big chain bookstore and I can come back with literally tons of ideas to write on. Specific topics and variations on the topic. Check specialty magazines as to what they're writing about.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
    Google trends, but I pick something that will last a little while
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    George,

    One way is to simply check what successful PLR writers are doing. You can also check on which articles are coming up on the EzineA main page.

    But, I think I understand what you mean. The sales will be lower for most other niches. Here is a hot one: Mortgage Modification. I've not written anything on that yet, but I've had requests. Problem is, I don't know much about the subject.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyfromdurham
      Here in the Uk the Daily Mail newspaper has set days for various topics, Monday Womens features, Wednesday finanance, Thursday, business etc.

      On a Tuesday (today) it is health.

      Todays topics feature:

      Should you spend £160 on a vivrating toothbrush (it tests 10 of the most effective vibrating toothbrushes.

      How to remove a corn

      Fitness myths: You need to stretch first

      A potential cure for stammering

      Facts about hair

      Dental flossers

      An article about anger and mental illness

      Surgeons chopping off bits of a womans toe so she can wear high heels

      How to prevent migraines

      Information on Pryronies disease

      A new skin patch which you feel less depressed

      A hospital survival guide

      A huge double page spread on Endometriosis

      The benefits of honey

      .....all in todays pullout section

      I know you are bored with health topics but this is the only example I have to hand as I have thrown the other papers away.

      Quite often they link the articles to recent story in the news or to a celebrity and so are very topical.

      I have found topics I have never heard of before and found them very helpful.

      Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    George,

    What is in the news is a great way to find out. We have written on things like swine flu and MRSA when they were getting lots of coverage in the media.

    Someone asked me the other day if I had any PLR on pregnancy, and I had to admit it was a subject I hadn't considered. The other side of the market is infertility which is huge, and I could write on that topic forever and a day without doing any research.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    You can use this forum and click on the thread views to see which threads are hot.

    If everyone wants to know more about article writing then give it to them. Again. Rewrite, reuse, and re purpose to keep up with the forum demands.

    After all, these are your customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author rconejr
    I'm in the process of building a PLR site, but what I've found easy is to come up with categories and then under those, think of as many topics that apply. Also try to come up with topics that interest you. You may find the ideas will flow better. Also, the news is a great source. It's a barometer for what will be trending.
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    • Profile picture of the author grayambition
      The Daily Mail's a great resource. Thanks, Gary!

      And, of course, it's online.

      Daily Mail Online

      I don't know about set days for various topics, but I found huge topic lists similar to the one Gary showed us in the Health, Science & Tech, and News sections.
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      • Profile picture of the author greff
        Originally Posted by grayambition View Post

        The Daily Mail's a great resource. Thanks, Gary!

        And, of course, it's online.

        Daily Mail Online

        I don't know about set days for various topics, but I found huge topic lists similar to the one Gary showed us in the Health, Science & Tech, and News sections.

        I wish you hadn't shown me that link to The Daily Mail. That site rocks! Now I will waste my time there instead of Twitter.
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        • Profile picture of the author grayambition
          Originally Posted by greff View Post

          I wish you hadn't shown me that link to The Daily Mail. That site rocks! Now I will waste my time there instead of Twitter.
          Sorry!

          On second thought... Nah, not sorry at all. If I'm gonna waste hours perusing the site, I might as well have some company.
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      • Profile picture of the author garyfromdurham
        Originally Posted by grayambition View Post

        The Daily Mail's a great resource. Thanks, Gary!

        And, of course, it's online.

        Daily Mail Online

        I don't know about set days for various topics, but I found huge topic lists similar to the one Gary showed us in the Health, Science & Tech, and News sections.
        Hi Jan

        When I first read your post I thought you were a fellow UK Daily Mail reader then saw you live in Seattle

        Magazines are obviously very good resources for niche marketing but I find newspapers very helpful for on trend topics.

        The Sun newspaper, www.thesunonline.co.uk is Britains biggest selling paper. It claims to to influence opinion of the people in the UK but in fact it follows them.

        For example we had a reality show winner called Jade Goody who became the darling of the tabloids for a few years then fell spectacularly out of grace because of an onscreen argument.

        The Sun had headlines calling her "A Vile Pig" and for a while the public went along with that.

        She unfortunately developed cancer and the public opinion swayed and made comments on The Sun web site and it realised it was out of sync with the British public so it dramatically changed direction and claimed to love her.

        When Jade died last year, the headlines were "The People's Princess". Quite a turnaround!

        The Sun does that all the time.

        It launches a story with one slant, then you can follow the comments of a story on the web site and by the next day it will completely change direction and arrogantly claim that it always had that opinion.

        The lesson is to watch the newspapers and gauge how people react to different stories and you can generally get an idea of what is popular and what is not.

        The weekend papers, The Sunday Times, Observer and Mail On Sunday, including all of the supplements are an endless source of inspiration and niche markets.

        Gary
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    I only write on pet niche topics, so I figure if something raises its head regularly enough at the vet surgery I work at, it's fair game for a plr package.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    For those of you who want to use the Daily Mail, you can have it delivered directly to your inbox. It is basically a summary of the paper and then you can click the links to see the full story.

    We got the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph delivered this way for 6 years when living in the Far East, and don't forget their expat version as well, which gives you different information.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyfromdurham
      Hi Bev

      of course! I forgot about getting it delivered. Good tip

      I didn't realise that there was an ex-pat version too.

      Thanks

      Gary

      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      For those of you who want to use the Daily Mail, you can have it delivered directly to your inbox. It is basically a summary of the paper and then you can click the links to see the full story.

      We got the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph delivered this way for 6 years when living in the Far East, and don't forget their expat version as well, which gives you different information.
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