How to Choose Topics to Write About

By: Bei Maniago

If you want to involve yourself in serious copywriting, you would be needing a continuous supply of new topics to write about. Of course, before looking into topics to write about, you should have decided on a particular niche or specific fields that you should cover. Besides, you can only write as much.

How do you choose an article topic to write about?

1. Well, first and foremost, you should choose a subject that will interest you and your targeted audience. It would be easier if you pick a subject that you have adequate knowledge of or are passionate about. You can start out by looking into what you know or what you do as hobbies. Try to pinpoint three areas that you know quite enough about then start writing.



2. You can take a look at article distributions sites such as eZine to get some ideas about what others write about. There are dozens of topics and hundreds of examples that you can follow.



3. You can also check out blog sites to generate new ideas. There are millions of blog sites all over the web catering to all kinds of topics. You can use Google's blogsearch site or Technorati.com for interesting and traffic-generating blogs. You can find a number of ideas on things you can use for your own articles.



4. If you are planning on being an expert for a particular niche, try to do your own little research about the competition in the market. You can search through search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo! for similar sites and take note of them for future reference. If you are the only one writing about the topic, do not rejoice just yet. In this field, being the only one in the market may not mean you can dominate the niche; it may mean that there is no one particularly interested in it. The decision is still up to you.



5. Of course, you would need articles that will do well in search engine listings. Majority of online users utilize these search engines. To maximize your potential for traffic and conversion, you would need to optimize your articles through the right keywords. You can use keyword tools that are available on the Internet to know how many searches are being generated on the keywords you choose.



You should not look for keywords that are popular, but not too common that there are thousands of them amass on the net. It is always best to keep your keywords as unique as possible. Make a list of all potential keywords that you would like, run preliminary searches then see how many articles have been written on those keywords. If there are much too many, you might need to change them a bit.

In writing articles for the web, your main concern would be in gaining as much visibility as you can. These efforts can only reap rewards if you begin with a very careful and informed selection of possible topics to write about. Use the guidelines mentioned above, write about those topics, and watch as your articles reap the rewards that you have always dreamed of.

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