Looking for article ideas was a major stumbling block for me in the early days. I would commit the time I needed to write articles, then find that I just did not have any ideas for articles to write. This is a common problem for very many article writers.
I found that in my frustration I was able to develop a few simple rules that would guarantee that I had ideas every time I sat down to write.
1. Anything you think about can be an article.
If you think about tweaking your squeeze page, what are you thinking about changing and why? That can be an article.
If you think about a product to send to your subscribers, what is good about this product and why? There is an article.
If you are passionate about your niche, why? There is an article.
2. Carry a notebook with you.
Did you realize that you lose 90% of what you think about? If you are not in the habit of writing down your thoughts, then everything you are now, is a result of 10% of your ideas. Imagine how successful you would be if you could utilize 100% of everything you ever thought about. Whenever you think of an article idea or title, you can write it down. Then when you sit down to write, bring your notebook with you.
3. Use the forums.
Whatever your niche is, it probably has a forum. Use the forum. Either ask people questions, or answer questions, or just lurk, it doesn’t matter. The things that people are talking about will give you a great idea for articles to write, and more importantly, articles that you already have a good idea will get read.
Another good reason to use the forums is that it gives you some very good writing practice. While you are answering peoples questions, you are also in the initial stages of creating an article. Then simply rewrite what you wrote, expand on a few points, and you have an article.