How to Generate Content Ideas for One Year Ahead (2022)
As a digital marketer, affiliate or blogger, you always have to create content and then work on marketing it. However, trying to fund a new topic everyday or every week is exhausting. That’s why it is better to do your searches once and gather a lot of topics, so you never run out of content ideas.
In this post, I will discuss a few methods that will help you generate a big list of content ideas, so you have topics to write on your website or blog for one year.
For me, I’ve always worried about where to get new ideas for my blog posts as I keep my eyes and ears open to what people around me are interested in as well as the content written on the popular platforms.
If you focus on the topics below, you’ll get even more topics than you want.
How to Generate Content Ideas for One Year With Others?
In order to create a successful business online, you have to include a lot of topics related to the business. Moreover, statistics proved that small businesses posting blog posts regularly can grow 126% compared to businesses that don’t have any online presence.
First of all, you should start with your organisation and audience as well.
Brainstorm Content Topics Within Your Organisation
Sitting at your desk and trying to write a list of content topics for your next videos or blog posts is not a simple task at all if you do it alone.
However, if you are sharing your thoughts with your team, the task would be much easier. Therefore, most content creators make brainstorming sessions every couple of months with their team to gather new ideas.
Listen to Your Audience
You are writing content or publishing videos for your audience. You are trying your best to give value, solve problems and help others. So, your audience can be your best source of topic ideas.
Ask your audience about their problems and try to solve them, or just ask them. to share ideas for your next posts.
Make sure to fulfil their needs to gain their loyalty.
How to Generate Content Topics Yourself?
Away from your team and audience, you can still generate content topics yourself using certain tools, platforms and communities.
Look around you carefully and try these methods:
Explore General Forums and Communities like Quora & Reddit
People looking for answers or wanting to discuss important topics usually go to communities like Quora and Reddit to find people interested in their topics
You can also do the same. Go to Quora, Reddit or other communities and see what people are discussing or asking about, then start building your content ideas list.
You can also get inspired by the variety of ideas and content formats found there.
Dive Into Social Media: Hashtags & Questions
More than 75% of people are on social media. This means that you can easily find groups, audiences and posts related to your niche.
Use hashtags for Instagram and Twitter, keywords for Pinterest and more to find posts related to your niche, then take all the topic ideas for your list.
Benefit from the Power of ‘Google Autosuggest’
If you know the power of Google Autosuggest, you’ll use it every day. Actually, this is one of the best and easiest ways to generate topic ideas for free and in seconds.
Open your browser, go to the search box and write your keyword like “Email marketing”. You’ll get a lot of suggestions in seconds like:
- email marketing tools
- email marketing templates
- email marketing jobs
All these are content ideas for your business. If you craft content around them, you’ll get noticed soon.
Research Other Bloggers in Your Niche
What about analysing your competitors? This trick always works. You can find out many interesting topic ideas by analysing the blogs of your competitors.
Check who are your competitors, read their blog posts and conclude some awesome content ideas.
Answer the Public Using AnswerThePublic
One of the best tools I know for getting topic ideas is a website called AnswerThePublic.
Just type a keyword on the site and let it do the rest. You’ll get a lot of questions and ideas for your content.
It is similar to Google Autosuggest, but more accurate and organised as the ideas are divided into categories like questions, comparisons, etc…
Repurpose Your Content for Other Platforms
Repurposing existing content on a certain platform to fit another platform is a great idea to get new content with less time and effort.
For example, this medium post is a small version of this guide: How to Generate Content Ideas for One Year Ahead
Plus, this Quora post is another format of the same guide.
You can do the same with every blog post. You can also turn them into slides, eBooks, videos and more.