Maybe you are the entrepreneur that fills up your social media calendar months in advance. Or, maybe you are the one who posts content on a whim. Either way, you are going to need to have a steady source of incoming great content, right?
This Becomes a Challenge for many Entrepreneurs
We seeing an increase in the number of businesses jumping on the social media wagon everyday. And, we’re seeing a huge increase in the quality of content being produced and shared.
Whether you create it yourself or share it from another source, your audience is expecting content that is;
- Visually Stimulating
- Original or Unique
- Does not go spammy trying to sell a product or service
… and so on.
One of the biggest struggles we’ve seen people experience when it comes to content is finding it. Knowing how, what or who to even post about. Well, guess what? We are about to leave you with our favorite spots for curating great content. And, if you have any places you love to tap into for content make sure you let us know in the comments – we’re always on the hunt!
7 Places to Find Great Content for Entrepreneurs
Remember, if your platform of choice is Facebook do your best to avoid sharing the link in your post and consider adding it to the comments instead. The best way, is to create your own commentary on something you’ve read – and share the source/reference in the comments. Additionally, if you are not using direct content from any of the sources listed below, you can state simply ‘an article I read/came across/etc.’
You always want to make sure you are staying 100% within copyright laws. This goes with any content you discover on and offline. So, use these places for ideas, provoking thoughts, perspectives, and so on – but always give credit if or when credit is due.
1. Email Newsletters
We look at our email inbox every day. But, how often do we search it for great content? You make your interests known by signing up for newsletters, and your inbox delivers that content. Newsletters are often filled with hand-picked topics and links of interest. So, instead of just trashing the newsletters that come in, check them out for great content you can repurpose.
Pocket is a multi-dimensional great content finder. First, you can use the app like we’ve all become accustomed to. Save the articles you find online to read later, scroll – save, repeat. Inside the app, Pocket will even notify you of what stories are popular and trending. How helpful is that? Especially if you are someone who likes to post topics currently happening in the media.
3. Twitter (Lists)
Many Twitter users rely on lists to make sense of their huge stream of tweets. Lists are an ideal, minimal way to focus on a smaller number of voices— which means you don’t end up seeing replies or retweets. Overall, a cleaner feed. A common practice is to set up a list around a topic (example: wellness, entrepreneurship) or a group of people (example: influencers, athletes). Find the niche topics fast with snippets to get you started.
Pinterest is not just a rabbit hole of recipes, interior design ideas, and DIY crafts however, those do make great content. You will find a little bit of everything on this social media site, from photos and memes to how-tos and instructional guides and posts. Just head up to the search bar and get lost in the world of great visual content. Follow a board that you grab great ideas from – this way you can visit them easily at a later date.
If you’ve never visited Reddit, what you need to know is that it’s a massive website with millions of users submitting;
… and all other types of online content.
Learning how to navigate the subreddits can be overwhelming at first, but once you figure it out, you’ll hit the great content gold mine!
Q&A anyone? Quota is a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users in the form of opinions. The users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to answers that have been submitted by other users. And, Quora will also send you content to your inbox daily, based on the items you clicked upon on your last visit. Sort of like a friendly content reminder.
7. User-Generated Content
User generated content is a source of both insight (your audience) and content ideas. Reviews and feedback on your products, comments and messages on your Facebook page, emails with comments and suggestions regarding your business — all full of great content. When you tap into user-generates content — your audience not only feels answered, but heard.
Overall, the more you tap into these sources regularly and find which ones suit you best – the easier it becomes. Think about it, using just this list alone … will turn on 7 faucets of great content for you in the amount of time is takes you to visit their website. Now that is some good stuff!