Ideas needed - Run out of idea to write quality post once a week

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Hi All,

I'm pretty new to IM and I need some advice on how to get new idea related to the topic I wrote. Currently I'm having a post on "Work from Home for Beginner". I've read through online and know that we've to write quality content regularly in order to gain more traffic. However, I'm right now brain dead, exhausted and run out of idea to write relevant articles on "Work from Home" niche.
So far I've touched on some topics such as :

1) Work from Home Challenges
2) Tips on avoiding work from home scams
3) Legitimate paid surveys
4) Work from home job types
5) Why some beginners are successful and some are not..
6) 7 ways to increase website traffic

I'm afraid I cannot sustain any longer to produce a weekly post (at least, a quality post a day is beyond my reach now). Other than making some minor tweaks or add on or give a daily updates, I've no clues on what to write seriously. Any sound advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

Regards
Terence
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by skylarkDE View Post

    I'm pretty new to IM and I need some advice on how to get new idea related to the topic I wrote. Currently I'm having a post on "Work from Home for Beginner".
    Your problem is that you are trying to do a blog on a subject in which you are not only no expert, but totally inexperienced. You don't have new ideas about it because you don't have enough knowledge on the subject to generate ideas. Either go out and learn your subject, or pick a subject you already know.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Your problem (as is clear from looking at your site) is that you're in the "make money online" markets, without yourself having successful experience of this. Basically, you're trying to teach people how to do something you haven't done yourself. So you're in one of the most difficult and competitive niches in the world, and you're not even retaining your traffic.

      This is probably the single commonest mistake that beginning internet marketers make, and the single biggest reason for their failures.

      For the reason you describe, and for countless other reasons, I strongly advise you to get out of that niche altogether, and start blogging about something you know all about, have experience of, and have enthusiasm to convey to your readers: you'll find it very much easier to come up with blog posts, that way.

      Please excuse my being outspoken, here. I've seen hundreds of members in exactly your position come and go from this forum, not earning anything online. I've seen a small proportion of them still here a year later, sometimes even two years later, still without having made any significant money at all, and more and more people gradually suggesting to them that maybe "make money online" isn't the most appropriate niche for them. All too often, they don't take any notice, and they don't progress, and then a proportion of them end up believing (and maybe even announcing) that "internet marketing's a scam and it doesn't work". All because they started off doing what you're trying to do.

      Don't get me wrong, please: I'm not complaining about your doing that - I'm explaining that the fact that you're doing that is directly, causally connected with why you're not going to make any money from that site.

      The combination of "make money online" with SEO traffic and no list-building - whether you can write blog posts for it or not - is just "Disaster City". Not just for you: it would be for me, too. The difference is that I already know that and I avoid it.

      Sorry to be the bearer of what sounds like bad news, but I'm just being realistic, and that's the way it sounds, in these circumstances, when you do that. The truth is that your problem won't be fixed just by doing what you're doing in a different way: it will be fixed only by doing something different.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Originally Posted by skylarkDE View Post

    Hi All,

    I'm pretty new to IM and I need some advice on how to get new idea related to the topic I wrote. Currently I'm having a post on "Work from Home for Beginner". I've read through online and know that we've to write quality content regularly in order to gain more traffic. However, I'm right now brain dead, exhausted and run out of idea to write relevant articles on "Work from Home" niche.
    So far I've touched on some topics such as :

    1) Work from Home Challenges
    2) Tips on avoiding work from home scams
    3) Legitimate paid surveys
    4) Work from home job types
    5) Why some beginners are successful and some are not..
    6) 7 ways to increase website traffic

    I'm afraid I cannot sustain any longer to produce a weekly post (at least, a quality post a day is beyond my reach now). Other than making some minor tweaks or add on or give a daily updates, I've no clues on what to write seriously. Any sound advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

    Regards
    Terence
    Go through some success stories, that should give you some new posts..
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    • Profile picture of the author skylarkDE
      Thanks all the valuable advice. I'll do on some topics that I'm passionate about first and re-visit back to this topic at a later stage because I really put in some sweat and effort though. Have a great day!

      p.s. I can't thank you personally because I've no "Thank" button since I've less than 6 posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    When you get an idea jot it down.

    Asside from that these articles ought to help:

    How to Get Ideas - How do you get ideas for blog posts and RSS feed posts?

    Blog Posts - Tips for Blog Posting

    Blog Posts that Get Attention - Blog Posts that Get Attention
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  • Profile picture of the author maxjpip
    Don't worry and take easy, research more first, you can't rush on it.

    Read these posts, they might help...

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    Find Great Blog Topics with these 50 Can't-Fail Techniques | Copyblogger
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  • Profile picture of the author DeborahDera
    Looks like you've already been slapped on the wrist for attempting to write about a market you know nothing about.

    Some of the things I do when I'm looking for new content ideas:
    - I browse posts on similar niche sites (not to steal content or titles, but to get ideas on things I haven't written about yet). Make a list of keywords and then do your own research.
    - Set up some Google Alerts for your keywords so you get a notification when there are new blog posts, articles, etc in your niche.
    - Check Google News for timely content and news stories you could report on.

    Originally Posted by skylarkDE View Post

    Hi All,

    I'm pretty new to IM and I need some advice on how to get new idea related to the topic I wrote. Currently I'm having a post on "Work from Home for Beginner". I've read through online and know that we've to write quality content regularly in order to gain more traffic. However, I'm right now brain dead, exhausted and run out of idea to write relevant articles on "Work from Home" niche.
    So far I've touched on some topics such as :

    1) Work from Home Challenges
    2) Tips on avoiding work from home scams
    3) Legitimate paid surveys
    4) Work from home job types
    5) Why some beginners are successful and some are not..
    6) 7 ways to increase website traffic

    I'm afraid I cannot sustain any longer to produce a weekly post (at least, a quality post a day is beyond my reach now). Other than making some minor tweaks or add on or give a daily updates, I've no clues on what to write seriously. Any sound advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

    Regards
    Terence
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      While I agree completely with Alexa's take on this, I'm going to give you some advice that will serve you in any niche market you choose.

      Even if you never ran out of ideas, there's a disconnect in your blog topic and your content. This will turn people off whether your topic is IM or underwater basket weaving.

      Your tagline says your blog is about the journey of a total beginner, yet your articles are written from the standpoint of an authority. If you're going to be a newbie, be a newbie and write about the journey.

      Look at the gal that inspired the movie "Julie and Julia" - her blog was an honest account of her year spent cooking her way through the Julia Child cookbook. Highs, lows, triumphs and flops, it was all there.

      If you're going to do a "newbie journey" blog, that's how you want to present it. You'll build an audience that's rooting for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author skylarkDE
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        While I agree completely with Alexa's take on this, I'm going to give you some advice that will serve you in any niche market you choose.

        Even if you never ran out of ideas, there's a disconnect in your blog topic and your content. This will turn people off whether your topic is IM or underwater basket weaving.

        Your tagline says your blog is about the journey of a total beginner, yet your articles are written from the standpoint of an authority. If you're going to be a newbie, be a newbie and write about the journey.

        Look at the gal that inspired the movie "Julie and Julia" - her blog was an honest account of her year spent cooking her way through the Julia Child cookbook. Highs, lows, triumphs and flops, it was all there.

        If you're going to do a "newbie journey" blog, that's how you want to present it. You'll build an audience that's rooting for you.
        Thanks JohnMcCabe for your enlightenment, I'll make the necessary changes
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Maybe not directly related to your situation but it's interesting
    when many people start doing internet marketing they completely
    ignore the world of print books (which are a lot cheaper)
    and just to digital research. When I first started IMing
    many moons ago, the first thing I did was went to Amazon
    and bought books on marketing--there were no Kindle
    then. I built my library up quickly which brought me to
    "expert" level a lot quicker.

    -Ray Edwards
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    If your blog is about your journey then choose something specific to write about - eaither stuff you have done (create website) or learn about a specific topic and then blog about your findings (G+, Kindle, Facebook, etc.)

    If you are writing a blog then you need to be writing FOR your audience. So do you know who your audience will be yet? If you don't then you need to work this one out or you won't be targeting your content at all.
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