Do you ever struggle to come up with ideas for your emails, blog posts, videos, or products?

Maybe you sit there staring at a blank page not sure how to get started.

We’ve all experienced this at some time.

The secret to solving this problem is having an editorial calendar or a list of ready-to-go ideas.

There are stories all around you.

A lot of my own personal ideas come from calls with clients.

The same problems clients and I solve together become solutions for others.

But that’s only one avenue to ideas.

Keep an eye out as you’re going about your day looking for stories you could apply to your subject. Thor, my German Shepherd, is always doing silly antics that gives me ideas. The waiter may have a great upsell for dessert. The billboard on the side of the road has a horrible offer!

All potential fodder for content.

Run a quick one question survey to your list where you ask, “What is the biggest challenge you’re facing with X?”

Replace X with your topic.

Just tell people to reply to your email. Even small lists of a few hundred people should give you several great ideas for upcoming content.

Look at emails subscribers and website visitors send you. Answer a few questions and expand them out for bigger content pieces.

Join some groups on social media and pay attention to the questions people ask about your topic.

Subscribe to email lists and filter them to a folder you can check at your leisure for potential ideas (it’s especially good when you see content you disagree with and you can write something controversial).

Search Youtube for keywords in your market to see what the most popular videos are. Visit those channels and check out their most popular videos.

Look at your calendar and see what holidays are coming up. What’s on the news? What movies or songs are popular right now?

Ask yourself some of the questions below to help you get started…

Why is no one else talking about this?

Why is the common approach to success wrong?

What is the root problem?

What should be the buying criteria in your market?

What is the 1st step someone should take to get started?

What detailed case studies do you have to share?

What objections would someone have to buying from you?

What is the origin story of your background, your business, your product, etc.?

Those are just a few of the questions you can use to come up with ideas.

Here’s the biggest secret I’ve found.

Know what you’re going to write about before you sit down. Continually take notes on everything going on around you, what you’re reading, and what you’re talking about.

That way you can already have your topic chosen when it’s time to write.

Sit down and let it rip.

One more big tip. Write like you speak. Don’t put on your ‘writing’ hat. Instead, write like you’re talking to one individual. Be yourself. It may be a more energetic, outgoing version of yourself in the case of an introvert like me, but it’s still part of who you are.

You’re not putting on a writing voice. You’re speaking to a friend.

These are just a few of the ideas I share in Autoresponder Alchemy.

Not only do you get my step-by-step system for writing emails (which can also be applied to virtually any other form of content creation), but you also get 80 of my best templates you can model as your own.

They give you ideas, and also become virtual ‘training wheels’ to deposit the ability to write order pulling emails directly into your heart.

Soon you too will be creating emails that sell effortlessly.

This is the core secret that helped set me free from a string of dead-end jobs and helped me produce millions of dollars in online profits…

Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.

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