Write An Article In Less Than 30 Minutes
I always recommend that people new to article marketing need to understand that article marketing is a numbers game. The more articles you write, the better your chances are of actually succeeding at it. Success means that you increase traffic to your website/squeeze pages. Success means that you start building your list. Success means that prospects want to read more of your information, or are even ready to buy from you. Success also means that you are seen as an authority in your niche.
All these types of successes come when you write constantly and consistently. But who want’s to spend hours writing articles, especially when there is so many other things to do in your business? That’s why it’s a great to skill to learn how to write an article in 30 minutes or less. I wrote this one in about 23 minutes and you can do the same. Over and over again.
Get ideas from the last article you wrote.
Write an article based off of a major or bullet point from a previous article. Sometimes entrepreneurs think that they have to reinvent the wheel every time that they write an article. That’s way too much stress on yourself. Many of your articles cover many points. You can write several more articles from that one article by taking each point and expanding them into individual articles.
Q & A is tried and true.
Write a question and answer article. These are one of the easiest formats to write articles in because typically the questions come from folks on your list or people who may have emailed you. All you have to do is write the answer. You can usually write these articles in way under 30 minutes.
Write A List
I’m big on writing lists for everything in life. For instance, when I am in the middle of a big project I like to create “to do” lists on a big ole’ legal sized yellow lined pad of paper. You know the kind you can grab from work:) Imagine taking one of your many to do lists and creating an article from it. It’s simple really. Intro paragraph, list items with a few sentences for each, conclusion paragraph. The End. The list will serve as an outline for your article, which will make it much easier and faster to write a completed article in under 30 minutes.
On my iPhone there is a digital voice recorder. No matter where I am, if an article idea strikes me I can talk through it on the recorder and go back to the recording later and type it out. Sometimes I have spoken “bullet points” for my article, other times I have given myself an intro paragraph. But getting your ideas and thoughts down immediately in an audio form, can help you write dozens of articles in half the time.
If you don’t have an iPhone, no worries:) There are plenty of inexpensive voice recorders that you can purchase from Staples, Walmart, Target, or an Office Max.
List Your Article Topics
I find that when I sit down on a Saturday morning and write a list of article ideas I have concerning a topic I want to cover for the month, with article titles, and a few notes — I am able to write many more articles in a much quicker pace. That’s because the hard work of coming up with article topics has been finished – and it’s just about fleshing out the body of those articles.
In conclusion, these are just a few of the tips I use to produce more articles in less time — but there are probably many more that you will find as you master how to write articles in less than 30 minutes. Little short cuts that are especially yours and work well for you. Have fun getting there!