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What To Write About? Article Writing Tips and Ideas

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Before you start writing, spend some time in knowing your audience.

Before you start writing, spend some time in knowing your audience.

Where do I start? Which topics are HOT?

Article writing on the internet has become hugely popular with more and more people signing up through various article writing websites in the hope of making money through Google AdSense and other affiliate programs.

But the question is, what do you write about so that people read your articles and you are able build a trusted fan base? One of the key rules to article writing is "knowing your audience" which basically translates to "knowing what others like to read about".

I would say that there are two approaches to answer this question.

  1. The first one would be to build a "niche" for yourself and stick to that if you have abundant knowledge on a particular subject.
  2. The other approach would be to do some research on what people like to read about in the internet and write on those topics. A word of CAUTION! Always write original content and do not resort to plagiarism.

The strategy that I follow is the second one and I have made a collection of the topics which can be considered as HOT and can fetch you traffic and money for years to come!

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Niche topics

A "niche" is a subject on which you have a lot of knowledge and experience. This could be your current job, your hobby or anything on which you have collected loads of information.

For example, a fashion designer, musician or a real estate agent who also loves to write will have more expertise in writing about related topics than someone who is not from that field.


Do you have niche content to share? Join HubPages today and start writing!

So, if you already have a niche or you have just discovered it, go ahead and start writing today!

You can do so at HubPages, right NOW by clicking HERE! HubPages is an excellent resource for writers to expose their niche and meet other writers with similar interests. Check out the video below for a short introduction to HubPages.

1. Fashion

If you are style savvy and keep yourself updated with the latest fashion trends you can find a lot of stuff to write about in this category. And fashion does not include only clothes and accessories but beauty and personal care products as well.

For example, you can write about...

  • Seasonal fashion ideas
  • Makeup and beauty products
  • How to dress according to your figure?
  • What to wear to a specific place such as a casino, office party or a date?
  • Where to find cheap clothes, shoes, accessories? Thrift/vintage shopping.
  • Hairstyles and hair colors
  • Homemade natural beauty products
  • Manicure and nail art
  • Styles inspired by your favorite celebrity
  • Jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves and hats
  • Men's fashion

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2. Celebrities and Hollywood

If you check out Google Trends you will always find celebrity names under the "Hot Searches" section.

You can write about your views on celebrity news and gossip which people never get tired of reading about.

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Read some example hubs below

As an example, take a look at these hubs. I came up with my own version after going through Google Trends and reading relevant articles on the internet.

  • Diabetes Diet: Diabetes Meal Plan And Sample Menu
    Diabetes, which is more commonly known as "blood sugar" is a situation wherein there is an excessive level of glucose in the bloodstream. Why and how does this happen? In order to understand that, we need...
  • Cool iPad Cases
    You have bought your $500 iPad and are looking for the prefect case for it. Take a look at these cool picks! Did you miss your iPad in the shower, in the kitchen or by the poolside? If so, you don't need to...

3. Technology

When people want to buy an electronic item or computer software they always look for first hand reviews of customers who have had some experience with the product. If you are well versed with the latest and upcoming gadgets and softwares in the market you might want to consider writing about teaching how to use them or your experience as a user.

Some examples are;

  • Laptops and notebooks
  • E book readers (iPad, Nook, Kindle etc.)
  • Cellphones and cellphone applications
  • Gaming
  • Antivirus softwares
  • Digital cameras and camcorders
  • Cases, sleeves and other accessories for your laptops, e book readers, cellphones, iPods
  • Fixing computer hardware/software problems
  • How to use particular softwares?
  • Online softwares and services
  • Social media

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With more and more people becoming health conscious these days, there is a plethora of information to share in this category.

With more and more people becoming health conscious these days, there is a plethora of information to share in this category.

4. Health

Health related topics seem to be very much in vogue now. With more and more people becoming conscious about leading healthy lifestyles, there is a lot to write about in this category.

For example you can write about;

  • Healthy/eco friendly living
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Exercise and fitness
  • How to prevent certain diseases?
  • Weight loss tips
  • Low fat diets
  • Diabetes, heart diseases, breast cancer - symptoms, prevention and cure
  • Alternative therapies
  • Yoga, Reiki
  • Massage therapy
  • Vegetarian/vegan recipes

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'How to make money?', certainly one of the 'hottest' topics online.

'How to make money?', certainly one of the 'hottest' topics online.

5. Making Money

This has got to be one of the hottest topics of all times! There are many ways to make money online and offline and people are constantly looking for ideas to do so.

You can also include those who are looking for jobs into this category. Hence you can share resume writing tips, ideas on how to build your professional network and how to ask for references here.

Here are some examples.

  • Making money online
  • Home based jobs
  • Home based careers for moms
  • Resume writing tips, interview tips, how to dress for an interview, business communication tips, online professional networks
  • Running a home based business
  • Online marketing, SEO, Backlinks, Building traffic to your website through social networking
  • How can you earn from your hobby?
  • Content writing, article writing, blogs
  • Ways to save money and managing your finances
  • Tax saving tips

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6. Kids

Babies are going to be born everyday and parents are always going to look for information on childcare and parenting. If you are a parent you will certainly not have any problems in finding topics to write about under this category.

Take a look at these examples;

  • How to feed fussy kids?
  • How to help a child in holding a pencil?
  • How can you pack a nutritious meal for your child at school?
  • How to say "no" to your child?
  • Educational toys for kids
  • Child proofing your home
  • Child lock softwares for computers and TV's
  • Family vacations
  • What gifts to buy for kids?
  • General parenting tips

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Topics on relationship advice, sex and romance are hot too!

Topics on relationship advice, sex and romance are hot too!

7. Relationships

Relationship advice related to romance and sex are always hot. People always want advice on wether they are doing things the right way and how they can improve on their existing relationships.

  • How can one build a stable relationship?
  • Online dating
  • Marriage and divorce related advice
  • Tips for having great sex
  • How to dress on your first date?
  • How to break up with an annoying partner?
  • What gifts to choose for him/her?
  • Where to go on a date, how to behave on a date?
  • Romantic getaways
  • Anger and stress management

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Food and cooking is another topic which will never go out of vogue. People are ALWAYS, always searching for recipes online!

Food and cooking is another topic which will never go out of vogue. People are ALWAYS, always searching for recipes online!

8. Food and Cooking

There will always be an occasion for which you might want to prepare a special meal so food, drinks and cooking will never go out of fashion.

Some ideas which you can implement are;

  • Interesting recipes, traditional recipes belonging to your community
  • Recipes for festivals such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Diwali
  • How to plan a party at home?
  • How to make cocktails at home?
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Wines
  • Cakes for weddings and other occasions
  • Meals for kids

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9. Home and Gardening

Ideas on home improvement and decoration sell well. Take a look at these examples;

  • Home decoration within budget
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Cleaning your home
  • Pets and pet care
  • Setting up a home office

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How can you find happiness?

  • What is Happiness? How to Find Happiness?
    The dictionary defines happiness as "a state of well-being and contentment, a pleasurable or satisfying experience". Do we all agree with this definition? To me happiness is a state of the mind, an...

10. Self Improvement

Self improvement through meditation, yoga and inspirational reading is popular too. Examples are;

  • Meditation
  • How to be a leader?
  • How to speak and listen effectively?
  • Building self confidence
  • How to come out of depression?

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How to write an article? A quick explanation of the writing process and what you need to know

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Did you find this hub useful?

I hope this hub has been helpful in giving you information on what to write about if you are ever at a loss of words! If you found the article useful, please do drop in your comments/suggestions in the "Share Your Views Here" section below.

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Share Your Views Here

Abby Slutsky from LAFAYETTE HL on July 28, 2020:

This was a helpful article. I am always struggling to decide what to write. I have certain topics I love, but they don't always appeal to the masses.

Kyson Parks from San Diego, CA on April 24, 2020:

Personal finance and music are my two main niches. It was a helpful exercise to identify those.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on October 03, 2014:

I am always looking for ideas that I can use to write about. Thanks.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on August 24, 2014:

Thanks there are some great ideas here. I will do some research on a subject close to my heart.

Joseph Kaiser from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 01, 2014:

If you are in it for the money, one piece of advice is to find what are the current top selling products in a particular category that sells between $7 and $50 on a site like Amazon and write about that product in your blog or hub.

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Marko Vucinic from Cuprija, Sebia on December 02, 2013:

Music, celebrities and making money . Those are subjects for me.

Researching is also funny when you're writing about something that you love.

Ponx (author) from USA on January 22, 2011:

Thanks Chatkath! Appreciate your comment and you stopping by my profile.

Kathy from California on January 22, 2011:

Bravo! It is amazing how many times I have thought about these exact strategies, only to have brain freeze the next time I sat down at the computer! You have organized your extensive thought provoking lists into a very informative, easy to follow Hub! Good Job!

Ponx (author) from USA on January 18, 2011:

Thank you so much harrison. That is a very nice compliment! Hope so HP will have a look at your comment and feature it :).

harrison8bal from Shanghai on January 18, 2011:

Awesome Ideas, this should be featured ahah bookmarking it :D

Ponx (author) from USA on November 28, 2010:

Thanks Koffee :). Appreciate that you like them.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on November 24, 2010:

Great ideas and tips. Thanks for sharing.

Ponx (author) from USA on November 17, 2010:

Thank you prairieprincess.

Sharilee Swaity from Canada on November 16, 2010:

Great ideas! Thanks for writing this ... !

Ponx (author) from USA on November 16, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by Deborah. I am glad to know that you will bookmark this hub and refer to it when you are in one of those tight situations. :)

Deborah Demander Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on November 16, 2010:

These are all great suggestions. I am bookmarking for those times when I am plagued by writers block.

Namaste.