100+ Types of Digital Content You Can Create To Make Money

100+ Types of Digital Content You Can Create To Make Money

When starting a blog, the first major decision you will have to make is the kind of content to create. This article brings a long list of content types. Hopefully you will find something that interests you. 

The list is divided into three major groups:

  • Textual content
  • Multimedia content
  • Other

Textual Content

This type of content does not require video or audio material. You only need to arrange words into compelling text. 

  • Blog posts (long, consistent text)
  • Articles such as announcements and news
  • How-to instructions for readers
  • Guides that share knowledge
  • Top “X” lists
  • Q & A
  • Case studies
  • Testimonials (what clients say about you)
  • Interviews
  • Product reviews
  • Checklists
  • Research—sharing your findings
  • White papers for technical information
  • Industry news
  • Company news
  • Guest posts—let other bloggers post on your site
  • Personal stories
  • Success stories
  • Personal bios
  • Comments (readers’ feedback)
  • FAQs section
  • Glossary
  • Wikis
  • Versus articles
  • Comparisons
  • Predictions
  • Inspirational messages (this is a good way to go viral)
  • Content on avoiding failure
  • Interesting facts
  • Funny stories
  • Quotes by famous people
  • Literary works
  • Microblog posts (short valuable content)
  • Best practice experiences
  • Metaphors
  • Scheduled events (so your audience can meet you)
  • “Why” content 
  • Cost sheet
  • Product announcements
  • Newsletters
  • Promoted posts
  • Recipes
  • Disclaimers

Multimedia Content

Here, you mix different kinds of materials. It is a large group that includes pictures, audio, video or a combination of them all. 

  • Infographics (for statistics, facts, etc.)
  • Cheat sheets
  • eBooks
  • Screenshots
  • Audio posts
  • Audiobooks
  • Photography (post your work)
  • Podcasts
  • Vlogs (e.g. travel vlogs)
  • Live videos
  • Micro videos (short, promotional videos)
  • Presentations
  • Webinars
  • Polls
  • Online events
  • Courses
  • Surveys (gather opinions and data)
  • Roundups
  • SlideShares (create and post slideshows)
  • Data visualization (portray data with graphs and charts)
  • Data collecting (post cool research results or data)
  • Diagrams
  • Illustrations (tell a story with pictures)
  • GIFs (best for social networks)
  • Demonstration (e.g. how something works)
  • Transparency 
  • Posters
  • Memes (graphic content for entertainment or comedy)
  • Cartoons and comics (create something funny and interesting)
  • Competitions (contests for your audience)
  • Online magazine
  • Fun quizzes
  • Music videos
  • Public service announcements (PSA)
  • Maps—show historical places
  • Forums for people to discuss various issues
  • Fan page for your favorite celebrity
  • Media mentions—show what the media says about your business
  • Giveaways- people cannot say no to free stuff
  • Feature pages 
  • Daily shows—talk to your audience regularly about anything

Other

  • Plugins that could be useful for readers
  • Templates 
  • Free tools 
  • Browser extensions—integrate your content into browsers
  • QR codes 
  • Free resources for readers to download
  • Chat rooms for visitors to share information
  • Mobile apps 
  • Countdowns to significant events
  • Social network buttons
  • Calculators 
  • Converters for different units
  • User generated content (allow visitors to post)
  • Collaborations with fellow bloggers
  • Email campaign
  • Landing pages 
  • Promo-sites (promoting services or products)
  • Income reports 
  • Best awards 
  • Online games (simple browser games to attract visitors)
  • Offline magazines—scan and post printed magazines
  • Swag—send branded little gifts to your audience
  • Ads

Conclusion

Content does not have to be long articles. Use different forms of content to attract a wide audience. 

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