One of the things you’d need to master as an entrepreneur is content creation.
Your content is the magnet you need to attract leads and prospects and it’s also what you need to keep current customers engaged. But what happens when you are not given to writing? Or what happens if you lose inspiration and at loss of what to write about? Do you jettison the idea of creating attractive content or you find a way around it?
As an entrepreneur, you choose the latter. You are an entrepreneur because you have a “neve-say-never” kind of attitude. If you are not given to writing and you believe it’s worth the investment, you can outsource your content creation.
However, if you are willing to learn or perhaps all you need is an inspiration, here are 5 places to visit for content inspiration.[Great Read: How to Start and Launch a Business Online]
Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams and launched in August 2012. The platform is an example of social journalism having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium, and is regularly regarded as a blog host.
With its powerful blogging and content community, you can be sure that there’s an inspiration for you no matter the industry you are on.
Other than gaining inspiration from Medium, it is also a platform where you can share your content with people all over the world for free. It can serve as a traffic generator for your website and social media platforms.
Answer the Public
Many times, as a busy entrepreneur, you create content based on what you like and while this might not be an entirely bad approach, the better approach to content creation is to write what your audience are itching to read or learn about.
How do you know what your audience are itching to read or learn about?
It’s by paying attention to the questions they are asking. One good place to get that information is a platform called, Answer the Public.
There you’ll find tons of queries people are sharing daily that they need answers to. When you visit the platform, make a note of the questions that people are asking in your niche, answer those questions and you can use them as inspiration for creating your content.
If you are looking for inspiration for creating content that will go viral, Upworthy is definitely a must-visit for you. In there, you’ll find information on the hot topics in your industry.
Knowing the hot topics in your industry and being the first to share it with your audience can help you seal your spot as an authority in the hearts of your audience. People will begin to see your brand as the top spot for breaking news, updates and information as it pertains to your industry.
If you have not visited Quora and you are still struggling with inspiration for content, then you need to visit at your earliest convenience. Like Upworthy, Quora is a platform that allows people to ask questions and get answers from people all over the world.
Other than going there to read questions from people, you can also lend your voice to the conversation. When people see that your comments are thoughtful, insightful and instructive, they begin to look you up and this can bring new leads and unprecedented growth to your business.
Active Facebook Communities
If you need inspiration for content creation, Facebook Communities in your niche should be on your list of go-to places. The great thing about Facebook is that you can view people’s profile and gain some insights about them through their personal Facebook wall.
However, you need to be sure that the Facebook Community is active, so you can truly get inspired to write great content that will keep people coming back.[Great Read: 10 Reasons Why No One is Reading Your Posts on Social Media]
When you get the inspiration you need, beware of plagiarism. Refrain from taking someone’s else’s content and presenting it as yours. The consequences may be grave and the eventual costs may outweigh the temporary benefits.
Also, put it in mind that people work hard to create content and “lifting” their content is the same as forcefully taking what they worked hard for.
If you “lift” other people’s content, be sure to ask for permission and if that’s too cumbersome, you should give the credit where it’s due. Note that name in your posts instead of just writing “copied” or “author unknown”.
Thank you for reading.
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