10 Newsletter Ideas to Write Articles for Your Newsletter

Since you publish your newsletter on a regular basis, sometimes
it’s difficult to find newsletter ideas for your next issue’s
content. You sit in front of your monitor and stare at the white
screen where the typing cursor is blinking… but your mind
doesn’t seem to come up with any ideas.

Here are 10 tips to help you find good article ideas…

#1. Make an Ideas List

If you’ve been writing articles for a while, you know your
brightest ideas don’t usually come to your mind when you need
them. Actually, you usually get the best ideas when you’re doing
something else and thinking about another thing.

But everything changes when you decide to sit and write an
article… you get the writer’s block. You really need a good
idea for your next issue… but your mind doesn’t help a bit.

The solution is creating an idea list. Whenever you get a bright
idea, just add it to your list. After a short time, you’ll have
a list full of creative ideas for your next 20 issues at least.
So whenever you want to write an article, you simply take a look
at your list and choose an idea you feel like writing about.

I’ve been using this technique for almost a year and it has
really helped me write better articles faster and easier!

#2. Do a Little Keyword Research

Find out which keywords your target market are searching in
search engines. Then write an article about it. So not only you
will provide your subscribers with the exact information they’re
looking for, but you may also get a top ranking for that article
in search engines – which will bring you lots of targeted
traffic for free.

Wordtracker is an essential keyword research tool that I always
use to get many keyword ideas and find out how many times people
have searched for them. You can use it at: http://www.wordtracker.com/

You can also use Overture free keyword suggestion tool at: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/


#3. Ask Your Readers

To turn your subscribers into loyal readers and win their trust,
you should provide them with the exact information they’re
looking for.

The easiest way to find out “what” exactly they want to know is
simply adding a “Ask the Editor” section to your newsletter.
Soon you will receive lot of emails from your readers asking you
for advice about various topics.

You can choose the most common questions and problems and write
an article about it. So you’ll get lots of great article ideas
for your future issues. What’s more, your readers will love your
newsletter for providing them with the exact information they
need!

#4. Study Forums where Your Target Market Hangs Out

More and more people participate in forums these days. One of
the reasons is because you can get professional advice for free.
And this is exactly what makes forums a great place for you to
get bright ideas for your newsletter content.

You simply need to go to the forums where your target market
hangs out. There you will discover many of the most common
questions and problems your target market has. So you can write
helpful articles about them.

#5. Browse Article Directories

There are many article directories available online. You just
need to browse related categories to your newsletter topic and
take a look at article titles. They will inspire you and give
you awesome content ideas for your newsletter.

Here are some of the largest article directories…

* http://www.ezinearticles.com * http://www.goarticles.com *

http://www.articlefinders.co

m * http://www.articlecentral.co
m * http://www.article-direct
ory.net * http://www.articlesfactory.
com * http://www.connectionteam.co
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#6. Review Other People’s Products

You might know many great books, software programs, and services
that will benefit your newsletter readers. So why not write an
honest review about one of them to help your subscribers make
the right decision?

What’s more, you can join their affiliate program and earn a
commission from every sale you make via your affiliate link.
This can make you a lot of money because if you provide your
readers with a honest review about a useful product, many of
them will buy the product and you’ll get a commission.

Just remember your role as an affiliate is NOT to sell. It’s the
most common mistake affiliates make. Selling is the duty of the
merchant. Your role is PREselling. It means warming up your
visitors and putting them in an open-to-buy mindset.

I had almost no affiliate income before I discovered this
secret. Then a friend recommended me Make Your Content PREsell -
An awesome ebook about the #1 secret to affiliate marketing
success.

I owe a big part of my success to this ebook. I highly recommend
it! You can learn more about it at:
http://mycps.sitesell.com/best-offer.html

#7. Interview an Expert in Your Field

People like to hear success stories and learn how successful
people have reached to where they are now. You can interview
successful people in your field by email or phone.

Well-known experts are usually very busy, so they won’t accept
long interviews. In general, the more famous an expert is, the
shortest your interview must be or they won’t accept it.

The experts you choose to interview should not necessarily be
very famous – like multi-millionaires. They hardly accept to let
you interview them. You can interview an ordinary person who has
been fairly successful in your field.

#8. Write How-To Articles

You can write how-to articles about almost anything. People love
how-to articles. Here are some sample titles…

* How to Go to Sleep in 3 Minutes * How to Cure Your Headache in
5 Minutes without any Medicine * How to Look 10 Years Younger

#9. Give a Certain Number of Tips, Ideas, etc.

People love articles that promise to give a certain number of
tips – like this article :). These articles are also easy to
write. For example you can easily find 3 tips about any topic
and turn it to an article. Here are some title examples…

* 5 Tips on How to Deal with an Overbearing Boss * Top 10
Questions to Ask in an Interview * 9 Creative Home Business
Ideas to Start with Less than $100

#10. Use Guest Articles

Don’t feel like writing an article or just don’t have the time?
No problem. You can publish someone else’s article in your
newsletter for free. I’ve introduced some large article
directories here in this article in Idea #5.

Since it’s much easier to copy and paste a written article than
spending time on writing your own, you may be tempted to use
guest articles as your main article in many of your issues. But
do yourself a favor and don’t do it too often. Let me explain
why…

What’s the goal of your newsletter? Isn’t it to win your
prospects’ trust and prove your expertise to sell them your own
products or affiliate products? So if you don’t write the
majority of your newsletter articles yourself, how can you prove
your expertise?

# Final Thoughts

I hope this article helps you get creative article ideas for
your newsletter. But if you haven’t found a good idea yet, don’t
push yourself too hard. Don’t point a gun to your mind and order
it to give you a great idea or you will shoot. :)

After all, it’s YOUR mind. It’s what has always helped you in
your business… and your life. So be kinder to it. Relax and
take sometime off. Go outside and let your mind rest for a
while. Don’t even think about your newsletter.

Then get back to this article and try to find a good idea. If
you get an idea for your next issue, well done! I’m happy for
you!

But if you still can’t seem to come up with anything, no
problem. Just send a message to your readers and let them know
you won’t publish your newsletter this week/month.

And remember… your happiness, your health, and enjoying your
life is what matters the most. You don’t have to write your
newsletter until next week, next month… or even next year.
Your newsletter is just a small part of your business… and
your business is only a small part of your life.

Wish you happiness, health and wealth! :)

Ladan Lashkar

Ladan Lashkari is a respected Internet marketing expert, and the
owner of http://www.FreeNewslet
terIdeas.com/ where you’ll find free newsletter templates, creative newsletter
ideas, honest reviews, and helpful resources to start your own
highly profitable email marketing campaign.

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