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Article Writing: How To Find Great Topics
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Brainstorming Article Ideas

Brainstorming Article Ideas

What Should I Write About?

This is probably the most common question I receive, and one that I sometimes find myself wondering for my own article marketing campaigns!

Even if you’re an experienced writer, I think we all run dry on ideas sometimes, and it helps to have some tricks for stimulating those creative juices and getting the ideas flowing.

I’ve written many resources on the topic of ‘how to find an article topic’, and the links below are to some of the key posts on this topic. I hope you’ll find this to be a useful reference.

Getting Started:

The Fastest, Easiest Way To Write Your First Article…Starting From Square One – a step-by-step guide for writing an article, starting with coming up with a topic and ending and going through writing and submitting your article.

How To Never Run Out Of Topics To Write About – 5 methods for creating new article topic ideas.

7 Common Fears Of New Article Writers – a list of list of 7 of the top concerns new article writers have and some re-assurance for each one.

How To Create An Article Idea List – 3 key idea-stimulating questions to ask yourself when brainstorming an article idea list.

How To Write Articles For A Product Based Website – probably the most popular article on this site. This is a resource that teaches people with product based websites (sales oriented websites) how to choose effective article topics.

How To Create A Monthly Article Writing Schedule – guide for creating a writing schedule, which makes it much easier to get your momentum going and stay ‘in the groove’. Also covers how I personally brainstorm topics for my articles.

SEO & Article Topics:

How To Find Great Article Topics – a tutorial for creating article topic ideas that are also SEO friendly (they’ll help your target market find your articles when they do Google searches). Also covers how to use the free WordTracker keyword suggestion tool.

How To Use Keywords To Find Article Topics – a 2-step process for effectively using your keywords to grab the attention of readers and also appeal to Google. Teaches about targeting long-tail keyphrases, among other things.

How Do You Know What Topics Strike A Nerve With Your Target Market? – covers 5 ways to determine what types of topics your target readers are interested in.

Article Writing Formats:

5 Steps To Writing A Killer ‘How To’ Article – explains why ‘How To’ articles are so attractive to readers and outlines 7 steps for creating a ‘How To’ article, starting with your article topic.

How To Write A Great List Article – list articles are some of the easiest articles to write. This post goes step-by-step over how to create a list article, starting with brainstorming article topic ideas that would work well in a list form.

Using Blogs, E-Books and Other Content To Generate Article Ideas:


How To Use Your Blog To Generate Articles – Getting double duty out of your marketing content is a great way to save time and have a steady stream of writing topics. This is my method for using my blog to come up with article ideas and outlines.

How To Turn A Blog Post Into A Free Reprint Article – a guide for bouncing an article off of a blog post.


Promote An E-book With Article Marketing – Coming up with article ideas is easy if you’ve got an e-book that you’d like to promote–just use your book as your idea source! This post covers how to write articles to promote your e-book and also other key steps for getting more attention to your book.

Tricks For Bouncing Articles Off Of Other Articles

How To Get 5 (or more!) Articles Out Of 1 List Article

Examples On Our Article Directory:

It also might help to take a look at our article directory for some examples of articles by other authors.

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11 Responses to “Article Writing: How To Find Great Topics”

  1. Thanks for another great post. This is a fabulous resource to have. I’ve been writing articles for about a year and I haven’t run out of content yet. But, I always have a fear in the back of my mind about what I’m going to do when I’ve said all I have to say.

    I haven’t read all of the articles you reference here, but I’m definitely bookmarking this post for future reference.

  2. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you! Glad you like this. :-)

  3. dileepa says:

    Hello Steve
    I am quite very new. I just about to start s asession on Article Writing – one a day foa a month.It is going to be challenging in spite of the fact that – I CHOSE TO DO IT.

    I happened to come over here because of a mail from you. Haven’t gone through the whole page.I always scan & browse firt.

    I did find some body nice in Jennifer Herndon too.

    First “Thank You.”
    I shall be here often.

    Regards Warm.

  4. Jason Yun says:


    That was great info. Sneeze page it is then. Thanks for sharing keep up the good work!

  5. I wish I was as prolific a writer as you, Steve. Keep up the good work.

  6. markk says:

    I’m banging my head for not having thought of this before but many thanks for giving me this evil idea. Got to get to work on it.

  7. By the way, your site has a nice, clean simple layout. I think it’s effective visually.

  8. [...] Just sit down before your writing session (or at the beginning of the month, or whenever), and start brainstorming article topics. Choose topics from that list for your articles. This saves bunches of time, since one of the hardest things is coming up with ideas of what to write about. [...]

  9. Vivek says:

    All articles here are no doubt of very high quality. Especially I found “Batch process your articles’ and how to find great topics’ very very useful. Rest of the articles I am yet to grasp. Thanks for real help.

  10. Thank you for the tips. Article writing can benefit you personally as well as financially.

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