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We all want to write articles that people enjoy and get traction. Freelance writers are counting on that traction to get paid.

And while it’s no guarantee if your article will go viral, there is something you can do to increase the odds.

Write about a great topic that’s already successful. 

Fortunately, it’s easy to get data on this and come up with the best ideas of what to write. Below are twenty-one places I go to for writing prompt inspiration.

The trick is to find feeder platforms, or sites that provide ideas for content. Below are a twenty-one that I’ve used. 

  • YouTube Video-To-Article

  • Udemy Course-To-Article

  • Amazon Kindle-To-Article

  • Pinterest Top Pins-to-Article: [chrome exten]

  • BuzzSumo + Top Keyword Phrases

  • AnswerThePublic

  • Coming Soon Book Lists + Niche: [amazon] [b&n]

  • Extended Quotes + Niche

  • Podcast-Episode-to-Article

  • Popular Article Correction/Alternative Take

  • Keyword Search Tools Research: [content gaps & others]

The Formula: Popular Platform with accessible data + Niche/Keyword

As you can see, I’m missing certain social media platforms like BitChute, Rumble, and Parler.

I have also intentionally left out huge learning sites like Coursera, SkillShare, etc. But you see the pattern here.

Find your popular platform, analyze the numbers, use your niche/keyword as a filter, and then sort out great topics.

BTW, I capture my best ideas on Trello, Notion, Excel, or Reminders.

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