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So you want to write an article fast. As fast as possible. Why? You want to write an article in 7 minutes or less? But why. What is the difference in taking 20 minutes or 30 minutes to write an article for your niche site or blog? I don’t think writing a good article in 7 minutes is realistic for most people or for most topics.
The real question you should be asking is not “how to write an article in 7 minutes or less” but should you even try to write an article in a set amount of time. My answer is no. Take the time you need for each article. But there are tips to speed up the process across the board.
The tips I want to put forward in this article will help you speed up your overall time with some practice. These tips are for writing the article, adding images, and editing the text will add some time but only a couple of minutes if you are efficient at it. So let us dive in and check out these helpful tips.
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Tips For Writing Fast Without Losing Quality
Writing quickly is a skill like anything else. You have to work at it. One of the most daunting parts of affiliate marketing with written content is actually writing the content.
Many beginners spend 3 or 4 hours writing a single 1500 word article. It can be demoralizing for new marketers. So improving your writing speed is important to keep your online business moving along and running smoothly
Some turn to purchasing articles, which is a great way to go if you have the capitol to begin with. But writing you first articles yourself gives you an attachment to your business that you cannot get any other way.
So here are some tips for training yourself to write faster and better with a little preparation and practice.
Have Prior Knowledge Of The Subject
One of the best ways to write quickly is to write about something you know. That means you can sit down and write just from memory and experience and not have to constantly research as you write.
You will be surprised how well and how quickly and article can come together if you are already knowledgeable about the subject or topic you are writing about. For example, maybe you are starting an article for a pet niche site and you find a great topic about the habits of a golden retriever.
If you own a golden then you probably witness these habits every day and can put down 1500 words about them in a matter of minutes with personal stories about your pup to give it even more credibility.
That is prior knowledge about a subject and it speeds up your writing time to a fantastic degree. When scoping out new topics to write about be sure to find ones that you will have a great deal of prior knowledge about and stick them on your topic hit list.
That way you know you will have dozens of topics that you can crank out in short order if you need to and keep that steady supply of content rolling through your site.
Or Research Ahead Of Time
In addition to having prior experience with a topic, you can always research the topic ahead of time. This will dramatically increase your writing speed. Research for a few minutes during your free time or whenever you have a minute.
Take 5 minutes at lunch to research the topic you intend to write about in the evening. By doing this prep work you can cut down on the writing time and break up some of the monotony that sometimes comes with the research part of article writing.
Keeping The Article Under 1500 Words Will Reduce Writing Time
Shorter articles are typically going to take less time that longer ones. So if you want to produce quicker content you will need to limit the word count. Under 1500 words is good for a shorter article that you can write fairly quicly with some practice.
This does not mean that you can write a short article for every topic. It means that you will need to select topics that you can write shorter articles for and still include everything you need to int the article. Don’t write half finished articles just to hit a word count or a time limit.
Use Editing Software
A good editing suite is going to save you tons of time once you start writing your articles. I personally use the free version of Grammarly, which works wonders for my speed when it comes to writing articles.
Not only does it auto-correct common mistakes it highlights problems and can fix them with a simple click. There is plenty of editing software out there and much of it is free so there is no reason not to use it.
Most word processors will have some form of editing/grammar checking built-in so there is no excuse not to use it. It saves tons of time and makes you work look that much more professional.
Voice Typing Is An Unbelievable Time Saver
Some people just can’t type all that fast. I would classify my typing as slightly above average. If I were trying to write an article as quickly as possible, my typing my just be the week link that slows me down.
But I have a secret weapon when it comes to writing articles quickly. Voice to text typing. I simply sat what I want to write and the software does the rest. If can increase your words per minute dramatically. If you really want to increase your article writing speed voice typing is a great place to start.
The one caveat with voice typing is that it typically needs more editing since the technology is far from perfect. That is where a good editor come in handy. Most of the mistakes in a voice typed document can be fixed with the click of a mouse and won’t slow you down to much if you have a decent editing suite.
I personally use Google Docs for most of my article writing. It is a solid free word processor than has built in voice typing that does a pretty good job all things considered.
There are paid voice typing solutions that might be more accurate, but I am happy with the free voice typing in Google Docs that I don’t feel I need to spend any money on one of the paid solutions.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Nothing is going to speed up your writing time fast that simply writing. Practice, Practice, Practice. Every article you write is practice for the next one. Eventually you will get quite good at writing just by writing.
What seemed hopeless when you wrote your first article is going to be quick and easy after you do it for a few months. But it is not easy. You will need to be creative and consistent with your article writing to really become great at it.
With enough practice and some time you will be a pretty good writer and one that can turn a topic into an article in short order. Maybe you can even write an article in under 7 minutes.
Buy Your Articles
The fastest way to get articles onto your niche site is of course to buy them. If you can afford it then this is a great way to get good content on your website in short order.
The inherent issues are that not all freelance writers are of equal quality with their writing. So it might take time to find an writing that you are comfortable with. At times the editing of poorly written paid content can take longer than writing it yourself.
Here are a few places that you can buy articles from.
- Text Goods
Another option is to buy articles written by AI. This is new technology and the results vary wildly, from good to downright unreadable. Articoolo is one of the premier sites for AI written articles, but there will be many more in the coming years. They are typically cheaper than hiring writers, however.
The Big Finish
That brings us to the end of our article. About 17 Minutes is the length of time I took to write the article, with a couple of minutes added on for editing and placing an image.
It is not 7 minutes, but it is still a quickly written article that I am very comfortable with publishing on my website. There have only been a couple of occasions where I have written an article in under 10 minutes.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter how long it takes to write a good article. 7 minutes,10 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours. Take all the time you need. Most of your articles are going to need a couple of months to get any traffic traction to begin with, especially if your site is new, so spend a little extra time crafting your content and making it great.
Don’t set a time target for your articles, instead optimize the time you spend writing the articles. The most important tip for writing articles quickly, accurately, and sustainably(ie. less chance of burnout) are to writing at your own pace..
The bottom line is that with practice you can dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to write a solid article you would be proud to publish on your niche site or blog.
Will you eventually write articles under 7 minutes? Maybe. But however long it takes you will have confidence in the knowledge that it is a good article, not just a fast one. Maximize your writing quality and the speed will come gradually.
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