Well, I have time for what I want to do. I know, I’m currently only bringing in money from my writing, but I used to pull a full-time job and write at the same time. My volume has gone up significantly since then, but only because I’ve put certain things into play. I use the elements of structure, research and outlines to do a whole lot of my legwork so that when I do sit down to write, I can pump out about four articles an hour, at least. Coming up, I’ll show you how to do it as well.
Structure is very important. When writing, you always need to use an appropriate structure. If you’ve ever read an article online, you’d probably noticed that there are about three or four main structures that every author uses to make it easier for readers to read their work. I chose one, and only use that structure, unless another one is much better suited. Because of this structure, I can do between three and four articles in an hour’s time, meaning that if I devote more than an hour a day to just writing, I could probably do more in volume than most of the people on Associated Content.
There is an important thing to know about research. When writing for any of the other major article databases, you don’t really need to cite sources, so do research the easy way, and search for the terms you’re writing on (I’m not going to give away where I use), and take the main points of three different articles as your main focus points for your article. This is a genius technique, and I can’t take credit for it, nor do I use it much, since I’m currently focusing on writing for Associated Content from Yahoo! Here’s how I get around a need to site my sources. I write about things that I have personal experience in. I’ve done a lot of things, and so there’s no real need to site sources when I’m writing about my car accident or my experience at a certain restaurant. As a result, I spend as little time researching my topics as possible, just checking to see if it’s a popular enough topic before I start writing.
Here’s where it really cuts my writing time down. Since I use basically the same format every time, I can outline every article I want to do in advance, in about a minute. I take note of the main points that I want to make, and at least two supporting statements that I want to use, and BAM! I’m done with the outline. I always have at least ten articles outlined and waiting for me to just sit down and write them. When I’m sitting watching television, during the commercials, I’ll write down article ideas, and then outline them all. Just yesterday in a span of about fifteen minutes, I outlined about sixteen articles, four of which are math related and included examples.
There are many ways to increase your efficiency with article writing specifically and any writing in general. These three are the best ways I have to do it. Remember, use the same structure, do as little research as you can get away with, and outline your articles ahead of time, preferably at the same time as when you are writing down article ideas. If you use these tips, I assure you that you’ll speed up your article writing time dramatically.