6 Quick Tips For Efficient Article Writing
In a recent article from the MarketingProfs website “highly effective and efficient marketers tend to report stronger business growth.”
So what does that have to do with article writing? Almost everything.
As a writer most of the articles you create are designed with marketing in mind – you will be selling some type of product or service. In order to grow your own business as an article writer you should focus on being highly effective and efficient – just like marketers.
To be efficient, there are some tactics that an article writer can utilize to speed article turnaround:
Read – do your own research and look at how other articles are written. Article writers can use a variety of styles and approaches. While you should NEVER plagiarize, it is a good idea to look at the technique that is utilized and leverage it for your own writing.
Stock up – if an idea for an article comes to you, make a note of it and keep it for future reference. This can come in handy the next time you are asked to write a particular type of article.
Bullets and numbers – the format and layout of your article can be almost as important as the content itself. Actually, using bullets and numbers can also speed your writing and improve your efficiency as well by keeping you focused on specific points.
Break it – occasionally it might be helpful to write just the introduction or the high level items, then take a break and come back in a few minutes to fill in the details. You should also take a break once the writing is completed and come back to edit or refine your article. These little breaks may seem like time wasters, but they can actually improve your overall writing accuracy and quality.
Focus – do not digress from your subject matter. Keep your focus on the topic and avoid too many deviations that could leave a reader wondering what the article is about. Also keeping focused keeps your efficiency rate high.
Avoid procrastination – if you have an article due tomorrow, try to finish it today – or as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute weighs you down with undue pressure and can actually decrease your efficiency as well as adversely affect your quality of writing.
As an article writer, your content is your calling card – write as efficiently as possible and keep your quality high. Your business growth will come as a result of these efforts.