Your content is your livelihood. So whether you’re using your content to pull in traffic or you’re selling content to fill up your bank account with cash, your business depends on your ability to create a lot of good content. And the faster you can create this content, the more quickly you’ll enjoy the extra traffic, subscribers and sales.
Here then are three surefire tips for creating good content, fast…
If you start with a good outline, then you’ll stay focused because you know exactly what you need to write about. And this focus will help you write more quickly. This is particularly true if you’re writing something longer, like a report or ebook. That’s because it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of writing something so long. However, when you have a good outline, then you can think of each section on your outline as an article.
Thus you can think of it as writing a series of articles rather than writing a book. Psychologically this makes it easier to write, so you’ll complete your content piece much faster.
Run a search in Google and you’ll uncover several different software products to convert your speech into text. However, one of the most well-known of these is Dragon Naturally Speaking, which you can find at Nuance.com as well as your favorite retailers like Staples.com and Amazon.com.
No matter what software solution you choose, you will need to do two things:
• Get a good microphone. Your software will work better if your words sound clear as you say them into your microphone. If you prefer, you can get a headset microphone for convenience.
• Train the software. Yes, you will need to spend some time training the software to recognize the way you speak (your voice, accent, etc). So while this does take some time upfront, in the long run you’ll save time once you’ve gone through all the training with the software.
If you prefer typing then that's okay. Check out your typing speed, learn to type faster so that you can type out ideas and words as they come to your mind.
One reason that people often can’t write very fast is because they stop and edit nearly every sentence as the go. However, while editing is necessary, it’s something you should do AFTER you’ve created the piece (not during the writing process).
Think of it this way…
Editing is a bit of a logical, left-brain activity. That’s because it requires you to remember grammar rules, look at your sentence structure and make decisions about whether you’ve written a sentence or paragraph correctly.
On the other hand, the actual writing itself tends to be more of a creative process where you come up with unique ideas and interesting ways of expressing these ideas. Thus if you stop midway through the writing process to think logically about things like grammar rules, then you’ll just end up stifling your creativity.
If you’re used to editing as you go, then it’s going to take practice to write without editing. Best thing you can do is set a timer for 15 minutes and write as fast and furiously as possible during the allotted time. When the time is up, take a short break, reset your timer and do it again. You can even make a game out of it by challenging yourself to write more words during each 15 minute block of time. When your content piece is all finished, then you can edit it.
The purpose of your content is to get your point across, to get your readers, audience to do something, to help them with their problem. You don't need your content to be best, or 100% grammatically correct or have the best of the best examples. Avoid perfectionism. Good is enough is enough. The sooner you get your content in front of your audience, the sooner they get to benefit from it. You can always update your content later. That's why there are different editions of books and courses, blog and other contents get frequently updated with new information.
More importantly, you don't get good at writing in one shot. The more you write and get your content in front your audience, with feedback and more practice and time you will get better and better. It is an ongoing process. Your content just needs to be good enough to help your audience solve their problem and get better at what they are doing.
Never lose sight of your purpose for writing your content.
So, there it is 4 secrets to writing great content, fast.
When you have a system, an outline it's easier to write content. The more you write the better and the faster you will get. And with more quality content, your business will also grow faster.
So follow these ideas and see if it can help you get better and faster at writing quality content.