Although the per-article rate of pay is often quite low, article writing has become a major source of Internet income. Unfortunately, authors sometimes suffer from what is typically called writer’s block. This simply means that the writer’s mental sweathouse is not producing any article, content, or story ideas. So we look for tricks that help overcome writer’s block. When applied correctly, free SEO tools can act as nifty article triggers. Here is a brief example:
I determined to write a series of articles concerning how to overcome writer’s block. As a natural part of the research, I opened a free niche finder tool that is located on the home site of www.wordstream.com (see figure 1). Now, although I do like Wordstream’s tools, I am not promoting any specific website. The Internet is loaded with free SEO seek-and-organize type tools. Hunt them out, cut away the waste, and then put them to work for your purposes.
In utilizing free SEO tools for this project, I first focus on niche words that best suited an article that is based upon writer’s block (see figure 2). Notice that the key words “block writers” actually shows up as the first and most frequently searched term. So, though it is unnecessary for content sake, I choose to slip it into this article. Yet “block writers” is not my primary term. Indeed, the research goes far beyond a mere search for words that relate to “writer’s block”.
You see, I am actually searching for a series of articles. I want long-term solutions with a backlog of ready to write materials on my mental content-burners. My utilization of free SEO tools centers upon eventually coming up with a simmering list of article materials. In other words, I am not merely seeking to come up with a single article; I want my mind primed for a series of waiting to be written content.
Collecting and Organizing a Group of Keywords for an Article Series
Wordstream also includes a free tool called “Keyword Grouper” (see results in figure 3). The information returned by this tool far exceeds that which is shown in this single included screen shot. By utilizing this simple keyword-grouping tool, I have generated a series of base article titles, all pertaining to the same subject matter, and each already keyword optimized to a limited degree. Each heading in the following computer generated lists acts as a title prompt for various articles in a series:
- Writing article
- Article writing
- How to write an article
- How to write feature articles
- Write a product review
- Online article writing jobs
- Online article writing software
- Internet article writing
- Writing books and articles
- Get paid for writing online articles.
Each keyword heading, prompts me with an article idea. By time the SEO research and keyword grouping is completed, any trace of writer’s block has also faded into the purging fires of my local mental sweatshop. So let’s go to work. Start writing again.