5 Places to Find Killer Content for your Social Media Calendar
There will be times that we simply run our of content ideas. I can think of days I would scroll through everything I had and nothing felt like it fit. Creative brain shuts down and you find yourself in a content slump. Any of this sound familiar? Well .. you are going to love today’s post then — killer content ideas to pack your schedule.
And I’m not here to just share a few ideas with you either …
I am going to show you exactly where I curate content from so that you have access to the same faucet that just keeps on flowing.
We’ll call it, the content faucet.
Killer Content Spots for your Social Media Calendar
A big time-sucker for network marketers comes from finding relevant, interesting pieces of content to fill up their social media calendar.
Not everything you will find is solid gold, and making your way through the noise to find thought-provoking content is tough. Especially, when you are keeping it specific to your audience and ultimately, your niche.
An ‘easy‘ go-to was always trending topics. However, if there topics aren’t at all relevant to you they won’t do any good. The best time to maximize trending topics are;
- ones you are passionate about
- topics that align with your brand
Unless your product or service falls into one of those categories, stay away. And while you are steering clear of them here are the 5 places I grab killer content from …
Killer Content on LinkedIn
LinkedIn has expanded rapidly as a content platform. They are always encouraging members to share and publish content directly on the network. There are plenty of good stories on LinkedIn that make their Publishing page a fantastic source of solid content.
It includes customized stories according to those you follow on LinkedIn (following is different than connecting; you can follow people to see their stories without having them in your LinkedIn network.)
You can also receive updates via email: weekly, daily, or as soon as new content is posted. Whether you are using the platform or not, taking advantage of those who are pumping out consistent killer content is a huge benefit!
Scoop.it is essentially a social network for content curation. You create a profile on the platform, follow the people and topics that you find interesting and your feed fills up with interesting content.
Remember, you are using this platform for business content so make sure the topics you are following align with your and your brand.
Reddit, has a massive community of users who are constantly adding content to the site.
As long as you know how to navigate the subreddits (topic pages) you should never be short on quality content to share. This is also a great platform for you to share content to as well – just grab what you shared over on your primary platform and post it up.
Reddit is a very engaged community and another great spot for user generated content as well.
SmartBrief contains more than 225 unique newsletters broken down into 40+ topics. Whatever your specific product or niche, chances are good that SmartBrief will have a newsletter for you, full of curated news and information.
Quora (yes, still a fan!)
Quora is one I continue to talk about (and brag on a little). Overall, it is a question and answer platform. However, I have been able to curate killer content ideas by simply reading through others ‘pain points‘.
If I am allotting time on the platform to contribute, then I will always add value where its applicable. But ultimately, I am there to gather great ideas and even grab some of the suggestions/solutions shared by others.
Just remember to preface your post with any necessary credit or story attached.
I would love to know where you find some of your killer content ideas! Let me know in the comments because I would love to check them out.
Seeking more social media training to help grow your business?
Feel free to join our FREE Facebook Group Today!