Here's the situation – You've got 40 blog posts to write about garage door openers and you've hit an enormous chunk of writers' block.  It's staring you down, the couch and TV are calling, and the deadline keeps coming.  You could go out to your garage, open and shut the door for a while and see if the muse makes an appearance. Here are some quicker and more effective ways for an article ghost writer to think of ideas.

 

What Does Your Reader Want To Know?

 

First off, think about this.  When somebody gets online, what are they looking for?  Why are they going to read your articles, and what do they want to get out of them?  Since we've kind of worn out the whole garage door repair thing, let's look at another niche for an example – sedation dentistry.  What on earth is sedation dentistry anyway?  Is it popular?  What do they do that's different?  What are the benefits?  It sounds a little weird; is it safe? 

 

This list of questions that's just popped into your head should give you ideas for at least 5 unique articles on the topic.  Just think – What does the reader want to know?  We look online for information because we need answers to questions, we need problems solved and we need pain eased.  Maybe, like most of us, your reader hates going to the dentist and what they're looking for is a way to sleep through their next visit.

 

Do A Little Marketing Research Yourself

 

There are lots of sites you can go to for ideas.  Some of the best are question and answer sites.  Like Yahoo Answers, these are sites where people post questions and other users answer them.  Take a look at the questions asked about your topic.  These are all great article topic ideas.

 

Forums are also nice.  You can see what things people are talking about in your topic.  This will give you not only some ideas on what to write about, but also a good idea of "what's hot" right now. 

 

You can also check out article directories for ideas as well.  Just look at titles and it will generate some ideas.  But one word of warning – don't copy anything you see there too closely.  Chances are, your articles are going to end up there.  And we all know that plagiarism is a huge no-no.  Just look at titles to get ideas. 

 

You would be surprised at all the ideas out there waiting for you to pluck them up.  Thinking of ideas quickly and without much strain is a really important skill for any article ghost writer.  I once wrote 50 articles on mold removal and, believe me, the above techniques took the pain out of idea generation for me.

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