Free Printable Notepads

If you missed out and didn’t get one of the free “My Next 10 EzineArticles” notepads, fear not… You can now download & print them out yourself:

To help you fill up your notepads, here are 10 tips for generating some fresh article ideas:

  1. Use any keyword research tool or website that can help you identify relevant topics that readers in your niche are currently searching for.
  2. Review the last 3 months of questions your clients have sent you via email or over the phone. Write articles (confidentially!) that answer their questions.
  3. Survey your audience or clients via email. Identify the top 20 concerns or areas of interest for them and write articles that address these.
  4. Run a free teleseminar for your clients, prospects or ideal market audience. Use it to give of your expertise while polling them for ideas and feedback.
  5. Transcribe your teleseminar and break it up into smaller, bite-size articles.
  6. Call your top ideal clients and ask them to help you identify what area of your expertise they perceive as being the most valuable. Then write to your strength.
  7. Setup email alerts (or subscribe to RSS feeds) when new articles are available in your niche. Use these for inspiration only.
  8. Find a curiosity in your field, something uncommon, which sparks your readers’ interest.
  9. Go to and type in a subject similar to yours. Up come hundreds, if not thousands, of titles that can help generate fresh ideas.
  10. Look at the websites that have published your articles from EzineArticles and you’ll find lots of inspiration from people who have see your expertise from another angle.

So submit those articles! We just gave away “real” notepads and an Expert Author notebook sticker to our top (500) authors based on new article submissions for the month of February. We want you to be eligible for our next surprise giveaway. And the next one after that. And the next one after that… =)


Chris writes:

Hey no offense Chris, but when I heard about this I was really excited but then disappointed to see that they are only in pdf format….

Any chance you’ll be doing another notepad giveaway?


Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:22 AM



Most likely we’ll have another giveaway sometime this year of physical notepads to be shipped… but we’re waiting to hear back from the 500 members who received the 1st batch as to whether they liked them, used them, or were they useful.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:31 AM


Ron Bragagnolo writes:

Chris …I know its many months later, loved the notepads


Heather Greaves writes:

Thanks Chris.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM


Sarah writes:

I love the notepad. Helps me keep in perspective when I write for submission to Ezine.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:39 AM



These are great Chris!

Just printed out a whole set so that I can keep with me whereever I go.

BTW: Bookstores (especially the magazine rack) are fantastic places to pick up ideas for articles as well as niches. I can just sit and stare for hours.

Also gets me away from the computer for awhile.


Now I have a cool looking notepad to write my ideas on!

Thanks man,

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM


Shirley Bass writes:

I just luv these note pads, just as I do my Mouse Pad. I look up and see my EzineArticles mug and luv that too.

I think the items are inspirational and a reminder of belonging to something special.

Thanks for the great stuff!

Shirley Bass

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:50 AM


Kelley Rao writes:

I like it! Can I promote these (pdf pages) on my site as well? I’m thinking of doing a article on EzineArticles. Article marketing works — I’ve already rec’d a contact from someone who read one of my articles yesterday.

Kelley Rao, President

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 10:24 AM



Thanks for the pdf Chris. I’m in the UK and was starting to feel very left out with all these lovely goodies. I hope you’ll be shipping some this way soon!

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 10:31 AM




Yes, you can promote this PDF as freeware or shareware provided the actual document is not changed in anyway.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM


Gisele writes:

Tip #10 says “Look at the websites that have published your articles from EzineArticles and you’ll find lots of inspiration from people who have see your expertise from another angle.”

Would someone please tell me where I can find those Websites. The articles views feature @ EzineArticles lets me know someone has published my articles, but only twice have I been able to find an article of mine through Google Alerts (the first one published w/o my resource box or name btw).

Is there something I’ve missed in terms of finding this info?

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM


Fiona writes:

Hi Gisele

All I do is copy and paste the first 2 or 3 lines of my article into my browser and the websites pop up. You also discover all the interesting things that other people have done to your articles.


Marc writes:


You’ll be pleased to know that (3) of the (18) mugs we’re sending out to winners of our St. Patrick’s Day Promotion are going to the UK. Nearly half have international destinations.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 10:56 AM


Cathy Perkins writes:

Love the notepads and the great tips!

And thanks for the info on promoting – I will probably just talk about them and send them here. Maybe put up a thumbnail for people to see but not get until they come here.

Keep up the creative side of your business too. It helps all of us!

Thanks, Chris.

Cathy Perkins
The WordPress Wizard

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM


Jailani writes:

Hi Chris,
Love the Printable Notepads and thanks for the tips. It can help me to plan and schedule my next article not only for EzineArticles but for my blog too.

Thanks you so much…keep the info coming…



Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM



Hi Christopher, this is a great idea! I am back in article writing mode, and this will really help! Keep up the interesting ideas to keep the juices flowing!

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM


cyramiles writes:

I can’t wait to print it! Thanks a million!

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM


Alessandro writes:

Thanks Chris, this pages are so beautiful that I can’t resist… I download them !

And thank you also for the 10 steps to find nich ideas, really valuable for newbies !

Goodbye by

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 11:48 AM


prank email writes:

Hey such a good idea to prepare something like this. Anyway I didn’t print it out I’ll keep using my notepad.exe software written by microsoft :)

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM


Shirley Bass writes:

Hum, seems Home Fitness Equipment was in a hurry for something to say.

Look four comments above…

I’m pleased they liked the comment, enough to use it. ;-)

Shirley Bass

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM




Home Fitness’s comment has been removed for not meeting our blog comment policy of no keyword stuffing in the name field.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 1:10 PM




If you’re already using Google Alerts that are provided by, you may also want to try a fee-based 3rd party: as they provide a different level of insight sometimes.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 1:15 PM


Shirley Bass writes:

Thanks Chris.


Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 2:29 PM


Samson O writes:

Thanks for the Notepad. Also those tips are great. Both gifts are great tools to work with. Thanks again.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 3:11 PM


Edward writes:

Chris, the PDF notepads are good but you know what would be even better? A branded EzineArticles gadget that lets you write notes right on your desktop.

Reason I mention this is that I have one on my desktop and jot down things all the time. Just a thought.

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 3:41 PM


Melanie Jordan writes:

Hi Chris,

I want to thank you for the PDF notepad–it’s a great idea and it will help remind me to give EzineArticles more love by submitting new articles more regularly. But I have a good excuse since I was busy finishing up the writing of my new book.

I gave EzineArticles some love there as a resource, and I did the same tonight conducting a book customer Q&A teleseminar.

Thanks for being a class act! More articles coming next week, I promise!

Comment provided March 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Cathy P.,

Here’s the thumbnail you requested:

Feel free to use it on your website if you’d like linked up to the PDF:

Comment provided March 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM


Joi writes:

What a great idea! Thanks a lot.

Comment provided March 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM


Shirley Bass writes:

I was so interested in the note pad, that I really didn’t study the “10 Article Ideas,” until this morning.

There’s a world of wealth and knowledge here. I never thought about searching

Nor, searching the sites that have published my articles for ideas.

Thanks Chris! It’s amazing what one can learn, if they slow down and study what has been offered them.

Also, I have learned, you can market yourself by the words your customers use, when referring to you and your customer service program.

Chris, your ‘word and phrase list’ must be at least a mile long.

Thanks for all the teaching and learning moments at EzineArticles

Shirley Bass

Comment provided March 19, 2009 at 2:48 PM


Edward wei writes:

Thank you Chris. I love it. And I love Ezine.

Comment provided March 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM


Majelis writes:

Thanks Chris. I hope this tool will help me regain my motivation to write again for EzineArticles. Hard copy version will be a wonderful gift for international authors, Chris.



Comment provided March 19, 2009 at 9:53 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Brett above makes an excellent observation and good tip for online article writers. I do that, and would recommend anyone re-read Brett’s advice above.

Comment provided March 21, 2009 at 10:29 PM


Janet Edin writes:

Thanks – very helpful to me – a Newbie Blogger – good stuff!

Comment provided March 31, 2009 at 9:36 AM



Thanks for the (pdf) note pad Chris, it’s just totally awesome! Just printed my first batch of ten and placed them on my coffee table in my living room. They truly promote the creative writing juices! Have to run but when I get back will print some for my night stand. Thanks again :)

Comment provided April 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM


Fran Aslam writes:

Hello Chris:
For a week or so, I was puzzled with this topic. Now I know what to do. Appreciate the idea, I am going to use it from tonight. Thanks.

Fran Aslam

Comment provided March 10, 2010 at 7:38 PM


John McKenzie writes:

Cool note-pads, have been looking around for something similiar. Tried vistaprint but not great. Got some from in the end.

Keep up the good work

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 3:35 PM


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