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Article Marketing: Running Low On Ideas Or Topics?

Jun 18, 2008
Article marketing can boost traffic to your website or your blog. You will have to write lots of articles and over time you will see the results of your efforts. Writing so many articles can sometimes bring on writers block. Learn how to overcome this obstacle.

When you are getting ready to promote your web site or blog through article marketing, you need to keep in mind that you will need to write a lot of articles to generate a decent amount of traffic. Four or five articles won't cut it. It will take more like four or five articles a week, over the course of several months, to reach your goal of getting a steady, regular stream of traffic to your web site.

Writing that number of articles can seem like a challenge. The difficult part is coming up with a constant flow of new ideas for articles when it begins to feel like you have already written everything before. However, I am going to give you some tips on how to keep the article ideas flowing so that you will not have to struggle quite so hard! First of all: when you run out of ideas, head to the bookstore. Honestly, once you start using this technique, you will never run out of ideas.

Whatever your niche is, there will be a section in the bookstore that addresses it. Fitness, starting your own business, internet marketing, parenting, crafts, public speaking, career changes, gardening, dog training...you will find a section of the book store that addresses it. You don't necessarily have to buy any books, although if you look in the bargain section of the book store you will frequently find books that cover your topic, for $5-$10. However, if you don't want to spend the money, all you have to do is flip through some books and skim some of the chapters and chapter headings.

If you have a web site about fitness for men, look at the books in that section. Now look at the different techniques that are recommended in those books, and start writing down lists of ideas. Next, head over to the magazine section. It's well worth the investment to buy a few magazines in your niche and flip through them to mine for new article ideas.

For instance, a recent issue of Dog World had articles on top dog friendly vehicles, and caring for a dog with arthritis. These are perfect article subjects for a dog site. You can also go the library to read recent magazines for free, and you can check out books on your niche area. And, if you want more inspiration, go to the article directory that you write for and see what other people in your category are writing.

Don't worry about the fact that you are covering the same subject. Magazines recycle ideas, books recycle ideas, ezine article publishers recycle ideas. There is only so much that can be said about a particular niche; but, when you write your article you will give it your own unique twist.
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