I know, I know, your mother told you never to take credit for anyone else’s work. And if you’ve had kids this decade you probably also have “Swiper, no swiping!” annoyingly stuck in your mind.
But there are situations where it’s not only totally cool to swipe work but encouraged!
With a little bit of smart “sticky fingers” from these acceptable sources, you can create valuable blog content for your readers in 15 minutes or less–and no cops waiting for you afterwards, just so long as you always give credit.
Swipe Your Own Content
What do you already have that you can use as a blog post, or turn into a post with some editing? Start your search one of these places…
- newsletter articles for your ezine or list
- articles for reprint you’ve shared on other sites
- your FAQ page
- customer welcome kit
- instruction sheets
- forum posts
- autoresponder series
- ebook (for sale or free)
- short report (great for getting list opt-ins)
- press release
- you tube videos of you on camera
- you tube video of a slide show with narration
- webinars of your content
- audio blogs
- short audio tip series
Social Networking Content:
- Facebook fan page content
- Facebook profile notes
- LinkedIn discussions
- slide shows
Swipe Someone Else’s Content
Only swipe content from others with permission. But lots of people have given permission for their content to be shared. And they WANT you to swipe it and republish.
How about one these content sources?
YouTube or TED Talks
Lots of great videos worth sharing are waiting on YouTube and TedTalks. Choose one that your readers would find value in and share it along with a few of your own thoughts.
One of my favorite strategies is to search sites like EzineArticles.com for topics or people I’d love to feature on my blog.
Just go search for your topic and you’ll find lots of possible blog posts just waiting for you to share. Step by step this is how I do it (with screenshots of what you’re looking for).
Infographics and Visuals
You can embed infographics from sites like Visual.ly or AllTop, or find slideshows to share at SlideShare.
Now, go swipe something!
Have you used any of these strategies to publish content faster? What works for you?