You sit down to write your latest blog post and you might not even have an idea, or maybe you do have an idea but you need proof. You need to have some facts to back it up, you need to just flush out the idea a little bit more so you know exactly what you are talking about.
How do you research these articles and blog posts,
Go to your competitors, look for questions on forums, and even examine your own products so you can have a call to action after you have completed your free training.
The very first thing you should do when you are writing anything is look at what other articles and blog posts have already been written on this subject. You might think that you are checking out these competitors to figure out if you can write on something that has never been discussed before, but you are in fact doing the opposite. I will give you an example.
If you were thinking about writing an article about WordPress blogs, you might look on article sites and blogs and see that many other people have discussed WordPress installation, they might have discussed how to choose the perfect theme, they might have discussed the top WordPress Plug-Ins and so on. Just by looking, not even at the articles or blog posts themselves, but at the titles of these articles and blog posts you can easily get a flood of new ideas that you can put your unique spin on.
The next thing I would do is take a quick look at your local forum. This should be a forum in the same niche, so if you were writing about WordPress look in a WordPress forum. And again, don’t look at the actual posts just examine the titles of each forum thread and see what questions or what topics seem to come up over and over again.
Once more, if you see that there are a lot of discussion board posts about the top ten Plug-Ins to use on WordPress, then you now have not only thought of the idea for your article, but you have now discovered that there is a demand for it that others want to know this information, they want your opinion on this subject.
Finally, when you are finishing that article or blog post of your own, look at your own products or look at what products you already promote as an affiliate that way you can have a nice transition from your article or blog post into some kind of an offer.
For example, if you promote some WordPress Plug-In as an affiliate and you are teaching how to set up WordPress that is a nice transition because you talk about setting up WordPress, maybe even touch on the best Plug-In and now here is the link to get that Plug-In.
When you are researching articles and blog posts look at your competitors content on article sites and blogs to get new ideas, check out forums to validate those ideas have a demand, and finally look at your products or your affiliate links to transition from your content into your offer.