[dropcap]C[/dropcap]reating content that is unique and original can sometimes be hard. It seems that online, there’s content for everything and anything. Whether you’re starting out as a YouTuber, Blogger or any other creative artist there can be a few ways to help you find your niche. Here are 10 ideas for creating original content:
1. Run wild:
Rather than sitting there trying to think about content, just stop and let your mind naturally run free. Lie in bed and take not of what your mind is thinking? When you allow things to come naturally, the content will be much better.
2. Take other people’s ideas:
NO! I definitely don’t mean copy, steal or plagiarise someone’s work, I mean use it as inspiration. Creating original content these day can be hard because it seems it’s all been done, but seeing how someone edit’s their videos, or writes their blogs can give you a starting point for your own content. It’s also a good way to make sure there are no crossovers.
3. Get personal:
The best stories come from experiences. It doesn’t have to be a huge thing, even just about a walk to the shops or a drive to school. People relate from hearing about what other’s been through and readers thrive learning about the details of other people’s lives.
4. Keep a Journal:
As you come up with ideas or concepts, write them down in a journal so you don’t forget. This will give you one space to bring all your ideas together as well as any unfinished project you may want to finish at a later stage.
Brainstorming is so important with any content you’re making. Think about the type of content you want to make and what visions you have for it. How are you going to stand out from the crowd? Brainstorming is a great way to give yourself an idea of what needs to be done to create original, engaging content.
6. Be unique:
Obviously… this is all about creating original content but it’s important to be unique. You want to be able to express the type of creator you are. Are you a beauty blogger? A fashion blogger? A gamer? What makes you different from the other thousands of people who are as well. It’s important to stand out from the crowd and find your own little quirks that make your content original and unique.
8. Dig deep
You know those little unknown aspects of things you’re interested in but not many people talk about? Talk about them. Because not only will you tick tip 7, you will also be original. While other artists are just writing and talking about basics, go one step further and give your viewers information they won’t find anywhere else.
9. Know your content
If you’re going to be talking about something, you want to ensure you know what you’re talking about. Do a lot of research and give your readers / viewers information that will leave them wanting more.
10. Believe in yourself!
It’s cliché but it’s so important. Trust yourself as a creative and ideas will come fowing. It can be daunting making sure all your content is original and unique, but you can always put your own personal spin on it. Trust that what you’re making is going to be brilliant!