As a freelance writer, I know the value of being able to produce a large volume of high quality content in a short amount of time. In addition to offering you the benefit of revenue, writing a lot of content quickly enables you to increase your online presence and expand your fan base. With these ideas in mind, it seems that content writers in search of commercial and/or cultural success should implement strategies that can help them produce great content fast. Here are three such strategies:
1. Keep A Running List Of Article Ideas.
I have recently begun using this strategy and it is very helpful. By keeping a running list of article ideas, you never have to worry about the initial and potentially time-consuming brainstorming process in which you decide what to write about. I keep a yellow legal pad with me wherever I go so I can scribble down article topics whenever they come to mind. You can benefit from this strategy as well.
2. Set Aside Blocks Of Time To Write.
Writing randomly is not a good idea for the writer interested in producing a ton of great content. Rather than writing whenever the spirit hits you, set aside one or several time blocks in which you will completely devote yourself to writing. Your productivity level will probably increase exponentially and you’ll be able to “get in the zone” with greater ease than if you were to write at random times throughout the day. As of late, I have been turning my phone off during the time blocks when I write. I know I’m saving time this way because I don’t have to grapple with being interrupted and losing my train of thought.
3. Set A Goal.
In discussing the value of goals, Neil Farber notes that “Goals help us to focus our energy, form plans, live a purpose-centered life, and give us a feeling of accomplishment.” This assessment is accurate, and that is why goal setting is important. To make goal setting work for you in the field of writing, decide how many articles you want to write per day and then plan your daily life so you can write them. This process can result in a larger volume of produced content because it gives you a definable number to work towards publishing. I currently have the goal of writing 80 articles per week, and I have noticed myself become much more focused and diligent ever since I devised the goal.
As many freelance writers know, producing a lot of content is often the key to attaining great success in the online world. If this is your goal, implementing the strategies outlined above can be very helpful for you. Good luck!
About The Author
Jocelyn Crawley is a 28-year-old college student currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree in preparation to become a pastor. While her writing interests are diverse, topics of intrigue include politics, history, literature, and religion. She holds B.A. degrees in English and Religious Studies. Her work has appeared in Jerry Jazz Musician, Nailpolish Stories, Visceral Uterus, Dead Beats, The Idiom, Thrice Fiction, Four and Twenty, Kalyani Magazine and Haggard and Halloo. Other stories are forthcoming in Faces of Feminism and Calliope.