Welcome to Day 16, Where to Get Content Ideas, Part 1.
You already have an idea of how to promote affiliate products in your articles. In the coming lessons you’ll discover how to create specific types of articles, such as “how to” or “case study” articles that promote products.
However, maybe you’re wondering how to get article ideas. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll just plain run out of things to write about, eventually.
No worries! In this lesson and the next you’ll learn how to drum up dozens or even hundreds of article ideas in a matter or a few minutes.
Read the Table of Contents of Popular Books
You can turn the topic of each chapter into an article.
Tip: Read what I said above again – I’m talking about getting inspiration from the table of contents. In other words, don’t use the content itself from the book, as you could get in legal hot water.
Guess what’s the best part?
Just look on Amazon.com – you don’t even have to buy the book in order to get a peek at the table of contents!
Lets try it. First go to Amazon.com
I used a book like you see in the image to get ideas on topics for how to blog when compiling this course.
But let’s use this Example: Let’s say you’re promoting a dieting book with the following chapters:
- How Many Calories Should You Eat?
- What Can You Eat on This Diet?
- What Foods Should You Avoid?
- How Much Exercise Do You Need?
- How Often Should You Lift Weights?
- How Do You Stay Motivated?
Each chapter is at least one article. For more articles, look at the sub-chapters, too.
Tip: This works even if you’re promoting physical products. For example, if you’re promoting a weight loss supplement, you can still browse the table of contents of popular weight loss books to get article ideas.
Browse the Sales Letters of Popular Products
Instead of looking at a book’s table of contents, read the sales letter. In particular, pay attention to the bullet points, as each bullet point should give you an idea for an article you can write.
As an example a bullet point for a diet book might be:
“You’ll discover ten antioxidant-rich foods that taste great and are low-fat!”
That’s great! You can create your own article from this one bullet point!
Browse the table of contents and the sales letters of popular products to come up with at least 20 article ideas.
Then stay tuned for even more ways to get content ideas tomorrow!