Most online article writers know that social networking is vital for boosting income through article promotion and forming friendships with other writers. It’s also important in other ways, not the least of which is generating tons and tons of ideas and themes for quick, profitable articles. Never thought of social networking as a way to obtain article ideas? Well then, you’re missing out. Here’s where I get some of my best article ideas from on Facebook.
I don’t get involved much in comment wars anymore. I’ve learned my lesson. Still, I have no problem taking advantage of them. You see, Facebook comment wars tell you what people are most passionate about. When people are passionate about something, what do they do? They search for it online of course. So, why not give them something to search for? Creating an article based on a comment war topic is profitable, no matter which side of the argument your views fall on.
Snarky, inspirational, funny or silly memes
Oh ya, these are great jumping off points for articles. They can remind you of your convictions or simply provide an idea for a funny blog post. Do be sure not to plagiarize. Make your article a twist on someone else’s thoughts. Allow your mind to be inspired by the thoughts of others, no matter where your ideas come from. Don’t be a copycat.
Status updates (including your own)
What are people into doing these days? What are their interests? Those status updates can reveal a lot about what your Facebook friends might have an interest in. After all, you do promote your work there, right? For that matter, what did you do today worth posting about? Why are you writing a 2 paragraph description of your day on Facebook? With the right slant, you could be getting paid for those words.
Facebook is full of agendas. People post their passions just as frequently as they comment on them. Maybe even more so. Whether you agree with them or not, agenda posts can inspire you to write political rants, opinion pieces, blogs and more. You can even write factual tip articles based on information brought to your attention by other people’s agendas. Just be sure to double check their accuracy and cite your sources.
These days, news stories hit Facebook long before they appear on TV, radio or in whatever newspapers are still publishing. Getting the inside scoop may be as simple as scrolling your news feed. Be careful, though. There are a lot of bogus stories floating around the social network. Once again, do a thorough fact check before you write about any news you heard on Facebook.
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