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 online (offline) business depends on your ability to create a lot of good content. And the faster you can write this content, the more quickly you’ll enjoy the extra traffic, subscribers and sales.
Here are 3 surefire tips on how to write web content, incredibly fast…
#1 Create a Good Outline: If you start with a good outline, then you’ll stay focused and write more quickly because you know exactly what you need to write about.
This is particularly true if you’re writing something longer, like a report or a book. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of writing something so long. When you have a good outline, you can think of each section on your outline as an article series.
Psychologically this makes it easier to write, you’ll complete your content piece faster.
#2 Use Speech-to-Text Technology: Run a search in Google and you’ll uncover several different software products to convert your speech into text. One of the most well-known of these is the Dragon Naturally Speaking, which you can find at Nuance.com as well as your favorite online retailers like Staples.com and Amazon.com.
No matter what software solution you choose, you will need to do 2 things:
- Get a good microphone. Your software will work better if your words sound clear as you say them. If you prefer, you can get a headset microphone for convenience.
- Train the software. 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 the process.
#3 Write Fast Without Editing: One reason that people often can’t write fast is because they stop and edit nearly every sentence as they go. While editing is necessary, it’s something you should do AFTER you’ve created the piece.
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 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.
If you can learn to write faster, then you’ll get more done in less time. And the more content you can create, the faster your business will grow. Give these tips a try and see if they can help you boost your writing speed! Let me know at the comment below.
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Thank KM for sharing this writing technique. It is very helpful!
Glad you find it useful and thanks for your comment.
wow KM, it’s a great post!
Thank you for your compliment.
Hi KM, nice to find you here. Simple yet powerful, thank for the tips.
It’s nice to connect with you too!
Glad you find it useful and thanks for taking the time to read it.
I type fast, like 65 wpm on average. I type as same time as my thoughts… no time for editing. And you’re right, I edit it at the end of each content.
There are still times when I overlooked at the content, publishing it without editing and eventually correct them once I notice them, which is more time-consuming.
You can also try a recorder and transcribe your recordings, if you can or hire someone else. It may be more expensive, but transcriptionist do it faster.
I got the same advice from the book I’ve read about writing. I am not writer (yet!) but would love to be one. And practice helps. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks for adding your thoughtful and insightful comment.
Who knows you’ll get the chance and be a writer one day?