How do you guys write so many articles on one topic?

by inxie
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If I chose to create a blog, write 1 article a day and place affiliate links on that blog using the following:

Example:
Choose a category: Cosmetic Surgery
Choose a Niche: Breast Surgery
Choose a hyper-targeted niche: Breast Reduction

Honestly, even if it was of great interest how can you pump out daily articles on such a defined topic, wouldn't you run out of things to talk about without repeating yourself?

Maybe I missed the boat on this one...
#articles #guys #topic #write
  • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
    Hmmm, if you only write about breast reduction, you WILL generate a sense of deja vu among your readers rather quickly. You may want to branch out just a bit...

    Also, writing articles on a fairly narrow topic works better when you publish them in article directories, but even there you can't recycle the same content anymore without getting into trouble, at least not at Ezinearticles.

    My thought - look at different aspects of your topic, and also approach it from related angles...
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    • Profile picture of the author inxie
      So perhaps write about breast surgery as a whole and not just the reduction side. This way I can talk about many aspects of breast surgery, right?

      If so, then why do I keep reading that I need to choose a hyper-targeted niche? It seems to be a catch 22 because yeah, I am targeting a very specific audience but this also limits me when writing articles for that audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    You can talk about the how, the why, the who...

    When it comes to your example for instance:

    Why get breast reduction surgery?
    How do you choose the right surgeon?
    Alternatives to breast reduction surgery.
    Life after breast reduction surgery.
    Stories of people who have gotten breast reduction surgery.
    Different types of breast reduction surgery.
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    • Profile picture of the author inxie
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      You can talk about the how, the why, the who...

      When it comes to your example for instance:

      Why get breast reduction surgery?
      How do you choose the right surgeon?
      Alternatives to breast reduction surgery.
      Life after breast reduction surgery.
      Stories of people who have gotten breast reduction surgery.
      Different types of breast reduction surgery.
      Excellent point that's given me confidence to go ahead with a hyper-targeted niche
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    • Profile picture of the author Spartacus
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      You can talk about the how, the why, the who...

      When it comes to your example for instance:

      Why get breast reduction surgery?
      How do you choose the right surgeon?
      Alternatives to breast reduction surgery.
      Life after breast reduction surgery.
      Stories of people who have gotten breast reduction surgery.
      Different types of breast reduction surgery.
      Then shortly after that you probably run out of topics in such a small part of the niche.:p
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    News.

    News never runs out.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    I use to dragon speak (Dragon - Dragon NaturallySpeaking - Nuance) the hell out of some articles

    these days I outsource!
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      Interesting, how accurate is this software?
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Dragon takes a while to train so it becomes more accurate. When I started I would go through a few of the trainings each day. After a while it became more and more accurate and I use it whenever I'm on my home PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author RHUnruh
    Quite frankly, I wouldn't want to do it that way.

    Broaden your topic/market a little bit more and then create category pages to optimize for your more targeted niches. You will be creating a site with greater overall draw, higher authority, and due to those factors have more chance of ranking higher for those pages.

    Then factor in this question. How many women who go in for breast surgery might also be interested in liposuction, scar removal, an eye lift, or other treatments? I know, that is probably not your real market, but the idea applies to almost any market.
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    • Profile picture of the author magicplumbers
      To write too many article on one topic needs your content writing skills too much strong. If your grammar skills and knowledge on various topics is superb then you can write many articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author theimbible
    iWriter and Fiverr can be useful as platforms to outsource articles if you get too sick of writing articles around the same subject. It is good to have a niche to write around however if it is something you are not actually interested in it may quickly become a chore. If it is something you have a personal passion for then the legwork will that much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    Honestly, even if it was of great interest how can you pump out daily articles on such a defined topic, wouldn't you run out of things to talk about without repeating yourself?

    Maybe I missed the boat on this one...
    I don't know whether you missed the boat, but I think - respectfully - you slightly missed the point. But you're in very good company there, because so many people do.

    Yes, if I had to pump out daily articles on such a closely defined topic as reduction mammoplasty, I'd probably run out of things to say, too. The point is that you don't have to do that.

    Article marketing isn't about the number of articles you have: it's about who reads them.

    I'm a full-time article marketer. I write three articles per month, per niche. That's plenty for all my content needs for the niche.

    What matters is how widely I can get them published in front of the already-targeted traffic I want to attract to my cosmetic surgery site. Article marketing is a traffic-generation method, after all.

    My income is determined by how many people already interested in/considering reduction mammoplasty visit my website and opt in, not by how many articles I write.

    I'm a very slow writer. It takes me hours to write an article that's really good enough to be widely published in the right places. But that doesn't matter much, because I don't need many of them: the time-consuming part of my business (as is true for any successful article marketer) is making sure that I get them all published in the right places to attract the traffic that turns into real income. (And that's not "Google traffic", by the way!).
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      It takes me hours to write a really good article.
      I can publish 1,000 words of content in 7 minutes.
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          Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

          Me too - while simultaneously posting to the WF, drinking coffee and yelling at my kids
          I'm not kidding Mike (psst, video transcriptions)
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              Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

              Me either - Dragon Naturally Speaking
              Touche! ...............
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        Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

        I can publish 1,000 words of content in 7 minutes.
        Do people read it?
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          Originally Posted by fin View Post

          Do people read it?
          They read, they watch, they listen, they download ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Luella
    I'd be taking the topioc "breast surgery" and taking it in many directions, all good and relevant reading.

    - Surgery considerations
    - Cost of overseas surgery
    - Other similar surgery you could do at the same time
    - Before & after stories
    - When cancer is involved
    - Change in clothes after surgery
    - How it affects women's emotions after surgery
    - How marriages cope after surgery (good or bad)
    - Does it positively affect women's self-image if surgery is solely for cosmetic reasons
    - How many women reverse breast surgery later in life.
    - Alternatives to breast surgery
    - Book reviews of books about cosmetic (or breast) surgery
    - Coping strageties women use after cosmetic surgery
    - Reasons why women have breast surgery
    - Any male breast surgeries, why?

    Then google your topic online, look at others articles, look at the comments on blogs and get inspiration from what people are talking about, or asking more about...


    Kate
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    First of All great topic, there are some good replies, some not so good, some super replies, I'm not telling which ones are which, but writing often involves many different processes, from the kind of content your writing about to the actual express point of the piece your writing.

    For example, if I am writing about sociological issues, where people view the world in different ways but still see common meanings in how they pursue life, then I can write about that topic in many different ways, I can add emotional components, that bring the reader into a world where they can see how shared experiences can lead to a better understanding of how we really all share a very similar way of life on the inside that can be shocking to the mind. We think were so different, that were totally and completely unique but the truth can be somewhat different

    Given the proper motivation, you could write about the crumbs at the bottom of your toaster.
    You can write about the positive things, the negative things, you could write about product experience, how extended warranties, hardly ever seem to actually result in product replacement.

    The list is endless and yes, the content does matter, the venue matters, and the target matters, it may be a little more difficult to produce better content but its usually a lot more rewarding...
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    If I chose to create a blog, write 1 article a day and place affiliate links on that blog using the following:

    Example:
    Choose a category: Cosmetic Surgery
    Choose a Niche: Breast Surgery
    Choose a hyper-targeted niche: Breast Reduction

    Honestly, even if it was of great interest how can you pump out daily articles on such a defined topic, wouldn't you run out of things to talk about without repeating yourself?

    Maybe I missed the boat on this one...
    This is the very reason that I am more interested in creating authority sites as opposed to tightly defined niche sites.

    If I had to stick to writing just for niche sites, I would go absolutely out of my mind.

    In my opinion, running niche sites gets boring...
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    • Profile picture of the author zannix
      You can spit out tons of articles on the same topic as long as you use news and stories as your leverage. Think about it, how many unique stories about a certain niche can you find on the forums and internet in general? Virtually endless amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    When it comes to writing on the same type of topic I found it the best approach will be to create relevant sub headings that have to do with the subject but make sure they are all different from article to article.

    This way you are still talking about the title but there are different angles to it. I usually put the keyword in Google and it gives me ideas also I search it and other people give me even more ideas.

    Example: Cosmetic Surgery

    What are the effects of a cosmetic surgery on teenagers?

    Will older women suffer side effects after a cosmetic surgery?

    Top 3 benefits of performing cosmetic surgery

    Then when you tackle Breast Surgery:

    What are the costs of breast surgery?

    When is breast surgery really needed?

    How to prepare for breast surgery - 3 crucial suggestions

    Hope that helps!

    -Will
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    You can always branch out from one topic to another but still make it relevant to your main topic. This ways, before you run out of ideas you will be able to create more than a hundred of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author inxie
    Excellent suggestions, overwhelmed by the amount quality response on WF.

    On a side note briefly, I would just like to quote Alexa,
    making sure that I get them all published in the right places to attract the traffic that turns into real income. (And that's not "Google traffic", by the way!)
    Alexa, what you say makes absolutely perfect sense when I think about it, however, I fail to see what you mean by the "right places". Other than being active in forums of your niche I was under the impression that search engine traffic is a crucial factor and so regular, original content is important?

    I do apologize, I read a lot of contradicting advice...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by inxie View Post

      Alexa, what you say makes absolutely perfect sense when I think about it, however, I fail to see what you mean by the "right places".
      Explained here, and here.

      Originally Posted by inxie View Post

      I was under the impression that search engine traffic is a crucial factor
      Not to many successful article marketers.

      Article marketing isn't an SEO-based method. It's a traffic-generation method in its own right (though it can have some SEO side-benefits, admittedly).

      Search engine traffic is just one kind of traffic. There are many other kinds, almost all of them of far higher quality (and a lot less precarious, too).

      The first of the two posts I've linked to just above explains in some detail how you can make a very successful living from article marketing without any of your traffic using a search engine at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author inxie
        Alexa, you are a GOD!

        You should think about charging for an advice service
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If you know your niche really well, you shouldn't run out of content to create.

    For help, you should go to EzineArticles and download their list of "article templates" that you can use to build brand new articles from scratch.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      It doesn't necessarily have to take many articles at all to generate floods of highly convertible traffic, especially when they are published widely in the "right places" as explained by Alexa. For example, within any given viable niche there may be thousands or even hundreds of thousands of suitable outlets; niche ezines, newsletters, blogs, websites and offline publications such as specialty magazines, newspapers, etc. In the article syndication marketing model, the possibilities for syndication outlets generally rise commensurately with the amount of competition within the niche itself. In some such highly competitive niches, search engine traffic may be comparatively minimal or even insignificant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Creativity and expertise are the tools to use to write prolifically about one topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freddy Rodriguez
    I would recommend looking for forums related to your niche and browse some of the questions that people there have. I'll bet you can get an unlimited source of content ideas from there. You might even find that you're answering questions you never knew existed.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    It all comes down to...the more you know, the more you know you don't know.

    Or as Thomas Edison said, "We don't know one-millionth of one-percent about anything.

    If you don't know a topic well, and have written a few articles, you may think you have exhausted it. However, there are always articles to write.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Kohler
    You can actually get an idea of how to write on any topic at Ezine Articles. I usually pull that up in one browser. Then, in another, I will have Google and type in that particular keyword. Between the two of them, you can usually find enough information. There is no magic formula. You can use whatever resources you are comfortable with.

    I use Dragon to write my articles. It really doesn't matter if you use it or not. If you want to get them done faster, then you use Dragon. If you type fast, do that.

    The key is to have an understanding of the topic. It's like writing a paper for college. You get all of the material out in front of you, and absorb the content, getting a feel for it. Then you'll write an article. It won't be the best. But after 2 or 3, you'll understand how to write on the topic.

    As far as how many to write, I like to write as many as possible. Quality is not limited by speed. Your mind can process very quickly, and so it is possible to write articles in 5-10 minutes that are fairly good. 20-30 that are informative. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. In college, my best papers were always crammed. Even at the master's degree level. My mind needs the stress to do well. Maybe yours does too. Maybe not.

    It all comes down to doing it your way, not following a system, and forming your own way of writing. Many of the people on this post have great ideas. Take what they have presented and create your own way of writing content. No one person has all of the answers. Alexa always has great info, so start there, and then learn from someone else and apply what they teach you. Soon you'll be writing without too much trouble at all, regardless of the topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    Google themselves will also furnish you with lots of article titles and ideas. Just put your main keyword or related keywords into google's search field and start taking note of the suggestions google throws at you.

    You will only get 4 or 5 each time but if you add a space or change just one letter then you get 5 more. Not all will be useful but you will find some gems and they will be good relevant keyword phrase suggestions direct from google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt121
    I am able to produce 5 articles a day on a single topic just by planning.

    It helps to get a piece of paper, or open a text editor, and plot what the title of your article is going to be and add the supporting points behind the title.

    I find that this method allows me to churn out articles easier. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Everyone can write a few articles about something they ignore by making a research, by talking about the news, or even by interviewing experts on this matter, but for how long?

    I don’t think that someone can keep writing about a topic they ignore forever, without unavoidably repeating their words.

    Even when you are an expert on a certain topic and your knowledge is vast, and even if you are a real writer, you will have many problems. It’s very hard to say something different in each article; even if you'll spend all day trying to write a perfect article.

    I believe that if you are not a real expert in your field, you should remain silent. If you want to make money somehow, you should care about becoming an expert on something. Then, write about what you know.

    An online business is exactly like an offline business.

    Will you buy something from someone you ignore? Will you trust a product you have never seen before?

    No; you will look for the best quality everywhere, and for the best price you can find.

    So, if you want to make money online you have to give real information to the public, and help everyone really solve their problems. If you are just playing around with words and links, you don’t deserve their money.

    And they won't give it to you, because they are very demanding. They are exactly like you when you want to buy something because you believe that it will help you solve your problems.

    Blogging with the intention to sell something to the public is very difficult.

    If you believe you can make money with Adsense, CPA offers, and all the ads of the world even without selling your products, remember that you need traffic.

    Blogging is not for everyone.

    If you just want to make money online somehow, there are better options for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    Every market has lots of different topics, niches and sub niches that you can write content around

    There is plenty to write about but you do need a fair bit of experience in your particular industry otherwise you will be struggling to know what to write about

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    One of my first clients asked me to write 30 articles on Diabetes and I thought to myself "how on earth am I going to come up with enough info for 30 articles?"
    3 years later I have written over 500 articles on diabetes and related topics and am still going strong. I do struggle for ideas at times and so I try different angles and there is a LOT to cover with diabetes but I am sure there would be a lot to cover on most topics if you can think laterally enough and use Google to its fullest extent.
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  • Profile picture of the author adusin
    Most of the people use the spinner software to write the articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnet4Marketing
    I've found that using good old fashioned brainstorming works a treat, put the main topic in the center and branch out, then branch out even further from the mini topics. Reading, learning and researching also helps to build a portfolio of ideas for coming up with new content.

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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    I write articles and I blog - think they are two quite different things/approaches.

    Articles are written primarily for widest distribution (syndication) as Alexa quite rightly (and once again) points out. Getting the widest coverage for your article is something almost nobody is doing today, hoping that the "write em fast and furious" technique will somehow magically lead to a big win.

    On the other hand, a blog does need more frequent updating, tends to be a more intimate and personal experience with your audience - and to me, is a way to bond with your visitors and customers.

    When you think of blogging this way, you can end up sharing personal opinions, interesting examples, news, quick references back to your articles on your own site, notices of updates, quick tips, etc...

    The primary motive is to connect and personalize the experience with your marketplace - yes this can attract new visitors as well, but primarily I think of our blogs as step 2 in our sales funnel - taking our cold leads and turning them into warmer prospects as well as enhance the relationship with our existing subscribers and customers.

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  • Profile picture of the author OutsourceFactor
    Originally Posted by inxie View Post

    If I chose to create a blog, write 1 article a day and place affiliate links on that blog using the following:

    Example:
    Choose a category: Cosmetic Surgery
    Choose a Niche: Breast Surgery
    Choose a hyper-targeted niche: Breast Reduction

    Honestly, even if it was of great interest how can you pump out daily articles on such a defined topic, wouldn't you run out of things to talk about without repeating yourself?

    Maybe I missed the boat on this one...
    I've written a few things about these topics and I think that you won't really run out of topic if you do your research. There are a million (well maybe not a million exactly) topics under these categories that you can write about.

    Get ideas from Google. Subscribe to Google Alerts for these categories so you can find out what people have written already. If that doesn't work, go for content curation. We have a blog post about that in OSF.

    It's like saying your opinion about a specific post done by a person.

    Mea @ OutSource Factor
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    Yeah there are plenty of ways to expand or drill down on a niche. Googles wonderwheel was cool, since went missing, but google also gives you similar results at the bottom of the serps page.
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  • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
    I love my topic, never run out of things to say
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  • Profile picture of the author TimHutch34
    If you don't know alot about the subject, write a few articles, keyword related ad placement ...hope for the best

    If you do know alot about the hyper targeted niche you could write a thousand articles on the subject. Spontaneously write as you speak and engage the reader into a conversation

    I remember emailin' a guy about some Miles Davis, Coltrane, Oscar Peterson Albums. By the third email I forgot I was tryin to sell him somethin'. We just struck up a conversation and within days he went through my link and made a purchase. (just an example)
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    What I do every week is to find about 35-40 keywords every week and write about 5 articles for each keyword and I look for hot topics that I can write about relating to that keyword. Then I make a video out of that article and post it on my blog.
    The basic concept is to find other popular resources online relating to your keyword and feed on that.
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