Content is the basis for social media. Without it, it would be impossible to connect with our ideal customers and clients. But, how can we make sure that we don’t run out of content? Today, I am going to share with you my favorite 8 ways you can come up with social media content ideas…easily!
Let’s Dive In!
My goal is to give you out of the box, unique ideas, and tools to use to help you come up with content ideas, avoiding the usual advice of things like:
- Show behind the scenes
- Answer FAQs
- Share a tip!
If you’re like me, you want other ideas, something different than what all the experts are telling you so you can stand out in the crown and in the newsfeed making an impact on your audience.
Here are some ideas to help you come up with original and unique content:
Do some research.
Explore your niche on social media and take a look at what others are talking about. Are there trending topics that you can put your own spin on, positioning yourself as a thought leader and expert on the topic?
Yes! They exist! Here are two you can check out…
This tool is extremely handy. Type your keywords into the search bar and it will generate topics and content ideas for you to flush out into posts.
Another great generator to help you come up with prompts to generate content ideas. Plugin your keywords and get ready to jot down lots of ideas!
Pinterest is a huge search engine that will unlock content ideas for you. Here’s how it works when looking for content ideas. Type your keywords into the Pinterest search bar. Now, look at the tabs underneath the search bar. The words that show up in the colored “bubbles” below are the top searches related to the keywords you typed into the search bar.
Sign up for industry newsletters. They will help to keep you up to date on trending topics. These trending topics can help you come up with content post ideas.
This forum is perfect for exploring the questions people have about the niche or industry you are in. For your next post, answer those questions or address any trends you discover while you are there.
This is a great tool to see what is “teachable” in your niche or industry. Looking at the slides and content available through SlideShare will get those creative juices flowing.
Personal Successes and Curve Balls and How You Overcame Them
People love to know the details of how you achieved goals and overcame adversity.
Ask Your Audience
This one tool or strategy is often forgotten. Take the time to ask your audience what their struggle is, how they can help and what they would love to learn from you.
Hopefully, these tools will get your creative juices flowing and help you to create new, unique, valuable posts for your audiences. Do you have a go-to tool you use to create original content for your brand? Share them below!