5 tools to help you get back in your creative flow

Generate More Writing Ideas with These 5 Google Tools — 5 tools to help you get back in your creative flow
Generate More Writing Ideas with These 5 Google Tools — 5 tools to help you get back in your creative flow
Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash, Edited via Canva

Empty notebooks. Empty idea boards. Empty Google docs. Empty Medium posts. Content creators often have to deal with a lot of blank space to transform it into content that attracts, engages, and converts.

Once you’ve defined yourself as a content creator, it can be difficult to sustain the kind of idea consistency you need. It’s challenging to create quality content day after day without that consistency.

Then the question is: How do you maintain a constant flow of ideas to keep consistent traffic, reads, and views? The ideation process is a little different for everyone. I usually get most of…

#1. Starting a new challenge is fun

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash, Edited via Canva

A month ago, I set myself a target:

A target to ship 30 atomic essays in 30 days.

And I did it ✅

‘Minimum Viable Content’ framework

Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content With This Method —Minimum Viable Content
Stop Wasting Time on the Wrong Content With This Method —Minimum Viable Content
Visual Created via Canva

How many times have you faced a situation that your amazing blog idea generated no interaction? Quite a lot of times, right? Now let’s picture that situation again:

You think you have an amazing idea for your next blog post that will go viral and be read by hundreds of people.

With this motivation, you start spending 4-5 hours per day for the next couple of days writing the blog post. After finishing, you review the article couple of times, then you send it to your friend for a final review. Because you want your amazing idea in perfect format…

You need to create a niche within a niche

Before Starting Content Creation, Create Your Creator-Market Fit —Find your Ikigai to build a personal monopoly
Before Starting Content Creation, Create Your Creator-Market Fit —Find your Ikigai to build a personal monopoly
Visual Created via Canva

Twitch, Instagram, Medium, Youtube, Twitter, Substack…

Nowadays, all of the content creators like us try to reach large audiences through these platforms. Still, a tiny portion of content creators are reaching more than 1,000 people or making more than $1,000 regardless of the platform.

Only 6% of Medium writers make more than $100 per month. The top 3% of channels on YouTube earn 70% of the total ad revenue.

Even if the platform changes, only a small fraction of creators makes money. And others create content for nothing — no followers, no views, no comments, no likes, and no money

An uncomfortable U-turn

Domino’s “100 Years of Free Pizza” Backfired When ~400 People Got Logo Tattoos —An uncomfortable U-turn
Domino’s “100 Years of Free Pizza” Backfired When ~400 People Got Logo Tattoos —An uncomfortable U-turn
Visual Created via Canva, Compony Logo: Wikimedia Commons

A marketing campaign that outperforms expectations is usually a good thing.

However, due to an overwhelming number of entries, Domino’s tattoo campaign quickly became one of the year’s worst marketing campaigns.

The campaign promised fans 100 free pizzas per year for the next 100 years when launched in Russia.

The only condition to get a life-time deal was that fans expected to get the company’s logo tattooed on their body and post it on social media.

What Domino’s didn’t predict was such excessive participation. In less than a week, they received just below 400 entries. …

How to use ‘Google Autocomplete’ for SEO-driven content

Generate More Content Ideas With Simple Google Search — How to use ‘Google Autocomplete’ for SEO-driven content
Generate More Content Ideas With Simple Google Search — How to use ‘Google Autocomplete’ for SEO-driven content
Photo by Ludovic Migneault on Unsplash, Edited via Canva

Writing both creative and data-driven content that generates constant traffic is difficult.

Once you’ve defined yourself as a content creator, it can be difficult to sustain the kind of idea consistency you need. Likewise, it’s challenging to create quality content day after day without that consistency.

To keep consistent traffic, clicks, and views, you need to maintain a constant flow of ideas. I believe there is no better source to maintain this continuous flow of ideas than Google itself.

Google Autocomplete, one of the features of Google, displays searches that people make on a daily basis. …

And today, “doing a Ratner” is in the dictionary

One Offhanded Joke Cost This Business $1.8 Billion in 10 Seconds —And today, “doing a Ratner” is in the dictionary
One Offhanded Joke Cost This Business $1.8 Billion in 10 Seconds —And today, “doing a Ratner” is in the dictionary
Visual Created via Canva, Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Have you ever thought of making a joke during your speech?

Let me start first: I thought about it a couple of times when I was preparing for a speech. I thought It’d be nice to make a joke to break the ice with the audience.

Well…

Not always.

Unless your jokes cost a company nearly 2 billion dollars, there is no reason not to make jokes during your speech.

However, after reading Gerald Ratner’s story, you’ll think twice when you make a joke during your speech — especially the ones related to your company.

In 1991, Gerald Ratner made…

What I did, a few strategies and resources to start with

How I Became a Top Writer and Made Thousands of Views in My First Month
How I Became a Top Writer and Made Thousands of Views in My First Month
Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash, Edited via Canva

First thing first, it wasn’t my first month on Medium. I started writing on Medium around early March. However, April was my first full month writing on Medium.

After clarifying this, let’s get to the business.

I started my journey on Medium to:

→ Keep my book reviews in one place
→ Write and learn more about content creation
→ Share something with the rest of the world
→ Clarify my thinking and organize my thoughts

Before deep-diving into what I’ve done and which tools I’ve used, let’s look at my numbers quickly:

  • 2 stories published in The Writing Cooperative

ATOMIC ESSAY #31

Because creativity is driven by intrinsic motivation

Visual Created via Canva

Can you increase the creative output with incentives?

Is there a correlation between creative productivity or the ability to innovate and incentives?

The Incentive Myth argues that the quantity and quality of creative work can be increased by bigger incentives — monetary or otherwise. Because incentives will increase motivation and hence increase creative productivity.

It sounds true, right? This was the framework many organizations were using to increase their profit:

→ First, give incentives

→ Next, increase motivation

→ Then, increase creative productivity

→ After that, increase output

→ Finally, increase profit

→ Ultimately, give more incentives to increase the…

Habit 1: They give themselves permission to fail

Visual Created via Canva

Creativity is not something innate.

There are common traits of highly productive online creators. Behaviors that anyone can replicate and apply.

Contrary to general opinion, these behaviors aren’t something only a few selected people have.

Or, there is no genetic coding for creative thinking or for breakthrough ideas.

Creating something is not a talent. Rather, it’s an emergent quality of the mind, a trait that anyone can develop. It’s a skill that anyone can learn. It just requires practice, practice, and more practice.

Whether you’re a podcaster, photographer, writer, painter, or filmmaker, anyone can apply these creative power into their…

The Finanz

Writing about marketing & business stories, content creation, and a little bit about creator economy

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store