Choose a niche

This technique can be used for any niche that you like. In this case I have chosen a knitting niche and have bought a domain name.

Create a mind map

It doesn't matter whether you use a pen and paper or you use a software program as I've done in the example below. The aim is to just let your ideas run freely and write down any ideas connected to your niche.

Start off with a box which contains your central idea (eg Knitting) and then add your branches. This is your map - it doesn't have to be perfect and it doesn't have to make any sort of sense accept to you.

You can add to it as things come into your mind. I try not to spend any more than 5 minutes to begin with.

Tip: Try not to use more than 2 words on a branch or it does become a bit unmanageable.



Once you have a mindmap with a lot of random ideas you can start to see how these could be turned into article ideas. Turn to the next page to see how.


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deeprekha Premium
Thanks BIS. Writing article is taking lot of time for me and many times I run out of ideas. Your article will definitely help me.
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BIS Premium
Hi. Welcome to WA. Glad you found this tutorial useful. This one might also help you. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/5-easy-article-writing-templates
Best wishes

Beverley
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Beverley,

Your posts and training along with Magistudio's (Jay's) as well, have given me more inspiration than you two will ever know. So much so, I am printing out the 4 different writing templates right now! I've also saved some of your StreetArticles that look interesting. Thanks for all of your help...you're a great writer!
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Thank you. I'm really glad that they help and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Beverley
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ThomasPaul Premium
What program/website do you use to create your mindmap?
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BIS Premium
Sorry - I hadn't realised the link had broken. I use the free version which is quite adequate for my needs - http://www.mapmyself.com/
Beverley
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ThomasPaul Premium
Sweet. Thank you!
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inner1beauty Premium
These are some great tips, Beverly. I currently have a system in place that I use but I don't believe it's a time-saver. I'm going to try this mind mapping method and see what happens!
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BIS Premium
Thanks Sonya. I hope that you find it useful. It doesn't work for everyone, but it's a method I use a lot.

Beverley
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JGray Premium
This is genius! I've been trying to use an outline format to try to break things down, which has worked ok, but I just spent a few minutes trying out your suggestion and with it not being in such a strict format, it actually flowed pretty effortlessly. Now to work in some extra time for more blog/article posts. Lol. Thank you!
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. Glad you've found it useful. Good luck with your writing.

Beverley
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