When you are writing for many different outlets and websites, you need to produce high quality content and produce it quickly. I’m going to share with you my secrets of using my time efficiently to produce quality content.
The first way to save a ton of time when you’re writing blog posts and to prevent writer’s block is to keep a hit list of articles just spin one day a few hours getting your keywords that you find using our Google alphabet-soup method that we always use and put them in a Google Doc then any time you want to write just go to your hit list and grab your headline already.
Complete seven tips for writing an ATV safely or six ways to make your ATV start more smoothly whatever we grab our headline and just copy and paste it into a blog post that way when you sit down there’s no thinking you’re ready to go next step is to write the first sentence and the answer paragraph
however you may not know how to do that unless you first do a little bit of research Ricky has a mission didn’t know how why four wheelers backfire and I would have no idea either the way to cut your research time in half is to not come off as an expert instead present yourself as the person’s neighbor just a friend who has a similar problem if Ricky writes this blog post from an experts point of view then you have to spend time proving yourself and why you know you want data and statistics to prove your points however if instead you’re just the friend then you can just do some research quickly finding an answer usually that’s spread across forum posts and YouTube videos that you may spend 10 to 15 minutes researching to find
however because we’re writing on such a niche topic it shouldn’t take long to do the research if you’re writing on something broad like a pillar post 3 500 words then this is going to take a longer amount of time however this is a response post response posts are 1 500 words long and directly answer a niche question that isn’t answered elsewhere online if you’re not sure the difference between response staple and pillar posts and why we do that to rank better on Google you got to check out this video that we’ve done the next step is to write your first sentence and your answer paragraph
so you use the keyword and you’ve kind of developed a little a little bit of a connection with the reader you know say hey I’m here I a human being I’m sitting here writing this for you and I find that that’s usually the best way to do it is because this is probably going to be your description in a Google search result unless you’re actively entering in something different in CEO plugin which i think is kind of a waste of time because you can already just make the first sentence of your blog post something that works well as a description so that I think that’s a great first sentence and then you’ll have your answer paragraph the answer paragraph is about three to four sentences long and this is usually bolded and it just is a quick summary like this is the answer the reason that we do this is because we win snippets this way so many of our blog posts get a snippet on Google because of this technique
it’s killer and nobody else is talking about this and blogging a bolded second paragraph that directly answers the question. I like that you said I did some research and and you said you know I’ve wondered this like you’re not coming off as though mechanic who has all the answers you’re instead coming off as somebody who’s wondered the same thing and looked around the web to find the answer and then put it all together in a nice neat package for them. Now we are going to put down his structure of subheadings that will further develop the topic
we almost never see blog posts that ranked number one that are incredibly short. In fact, a recent study and they found that of number one search results on google that the average word count was 1,980 words so a longer blog post like almost always is going to outperform a really short one.
so we need to develop this a little bit more yes we’ve given a direct answer however they probably still have some lingering questions and that’s what these subheadings are there for so you may have a subheading of you know examples of why a four-wheeler might might backfire or of course their next question after you tell them why it’s backfiring is how do I fix it and so that would be another great subheadings have you already written your subheadings I have let’s hear em alright I’ve got what is back frying on a four-wheeler so I’m going to give this short little get more yeah why does my four-wheeler backfire ok when do four-wheelers backfire so like what situation cause it does back frying hurt my ATV and how do I stop my poor wheeler from backfiring ok perfect so you have now have you’ve really set up yourself for the rest of your 40 minutes of writing
to make this easy because we did about 10 to 15 minutes of research we already had our keyword research done in the beginning it needs to straighten one quick answer paragraph an intro sentence and three subheadings that is not hard to do in a 20 minute period and now that he’s done that he doesn’t have to come up with 1 500 words now for his blog post he’s probably already written old maybe 400 words from doing just that intro however now he has his subheadings he has four or five subheadings and now he doesn’t have to write a 1500 word blog post what he’s doing is he’s writing five 300 word blog posts he has the subheadings already now he just has to fill in the data for each of these
just explain each of the subheadings it makes it so easy to write and it totally prevents reader writer’s block because it’s just a short thing that you’re writing also it makes it much more pleasant for the reader to read through this so it isn’t like a dense text book it’s quickly scannable to see where you want to get the information in the post however it still has a lot of meat so one of my favorite tips for just filling in these paragraphs now is to use speech to text on a Mac if you’ve set up your set thinks correctly all you have to do is tap function function and then it pops up the Boop and you can just start talking
I find that that’s a much quicker way to write your blog post so after you have the information you can just start talking and your computer will hear what you say and write it down windows also has this capability however the best one probably out there is Google Docs does a really good job of speech to text and getting everything correct so you can just just say it in there and then copy and paste it into your WordPress back-end so by doing that it just makes it quick to get out information you’ll probably have to go through it again and clean things up where you didn’t say things the best and stuff however it’s just nice to get to your length out there in a few minutes and then you’re just doing polishing for the last 10 minutes
now after all the text is in you obviously have to put at least one nice big image at the top I like to do something full with at the top you may also need one or two supporting images now again this is a response post 1500 words which we find works works well for many things a staple poster a pillar post may take longer sometimes for a pillar post all spent for working days just poring through research and finding everything I can and making a little video to get in there and just custom images for the post and you’ll go all out however that’s only for a poster that’s on a big keyword where you really need to be competitive if as long as you’re finding nice niche quick answers that you can make in a blog post you can make them quickly it’ll take practice the first few times you do this however if you get used to following this systematic approach you can finish your blog post much more quickly than you imagined you could.