Speed is money. If one article can make you, say a $5 income, then it makes a huge difference whether you write 1 article per hour or 5. So how can you write your articles faster?
In many ways, in fact.
- Know your topic. If you know the stuff you write about, you don’t have to spend time on research.
- Know how to do research fast. In case, you don’t know your topic, or need some extra information, knowing how to obtain this makes a huge difference.
- Type fast.
Yes, typing speed matters! If you write 40 words per minute, a 400 word article cannot be written in less than 10 minutes, even if you write without interruption. It’s technically impossible. And 40 words per minute isn’t bad at all. 80 is better, though. That means that you can spit out articles in 5 minutes, if you don’t have to do any research at all. That means 20 articles per hour.
Right! I need to boast about this. I have to get it out of my system, and onto my blog. Here it comes:
Typing Test — Read on, when you’ve done the test.
Now, I learned how to type blind when I was 12 or something like that. I haven’t used this all my life, because for many years (10 actually) I worked in a supermarket, and the only typing I did was on the cash register.
But many years ago, I started as a lawyer’s secretary, and began writing a lot again, and since I quit my day job in 1996, I’ve been writing daily, and more and more.
It has improved my writing speed.
If you want to type faster, you should learn to type blind, and you should use it. Daily!
When I’m not writing e-books, articles or blog posts, I’m playing World of Warcraft, and guess what? When I chat with my WoW-pals, I write. And sometimes, we don’t have much time for communication. No need to write: Look out! Rogue behind you! if the rogue has already killed your friend during the time it took you to find the right keys.
Challenge yourself to writing faster and faster. Always make sure to correct mistakes. Ay, there’s the rub! When I learned typewriting, it was on an old-fashioned type-writer. You couldn’t just go back and correct a word later. You had to make it right the first time. This could be a disadvantage, now, for me to have learned that, because with computer technology, it’s easy to go back and correct errors later. And if it breaks your writing stream, don’t correct the words on the fly. I do it, but it’s been a habit for me the last 38 years. Not easy to change then.