You gotta put out content! As Gary Vee would say…
But here’s the thing…
You and I both know that creating content takes a lot of time and there’s not enough time in the day for most of us to keep pumping out content when we have other stuff we need to work on.
And frankly, you don’t have a camera crew or social media team helping you to create content either. So I’m about to show you how to pump out a blog post in just 30 minutes.
Yes, you read that right… Just 30 minutes.
In fact, it took me like 20 minutes to write this one.
So enough chit chat. Let’s dive right in.
1. Always Keep Learning
The first secret is consuming a ton of content. In order to write a lot, you need to read a lot. Otherwise, what the heck are you gonna be writing about?
As Stephen King once said: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot,”
You need to build up that mental library… So start watching educational videos while having your dinner. Listen to audiobooks while you’re doing house chores or exercising. And while you’re doing that, you need to…
2. Develop Your Own Experiences
Apply everything you learn so you can develop your own unique experiences. Sure you can definitely just consume content and rehash it to create the same boring content everyone else puts out. But what good does that do?
In order to write a unique article or any piece of content, you need to speak to it from your own unique angle and you can’t do that without building up your own experiences.
Plus it’s more memorable when you have your own story for both the audience and yourself.
BTW I made a video on this topic if you want to check that out.
Anyway, once you’re done with that, we can now jump into writing.
3. List it First
Forget about writing an introduction to your article. After you’ve decided on the topic just start brain dumping or “listing” the main points you want to write in your article.
Once you’ve written all of the points down.
Your next step is to go in and fill up each bullet point (or subhead) one by one. That’s what I did to write this one.
I wrote down:
1. Read a lot
2. Apply the knowledge
3. List bullet points
4. Add pressure
Then I went ahead and filled up each point (obviously I also modified the bullet points to make them more intriguing).
This leads us to the next “hack” I use to squeeze out as much content as I can in the least amount of time.
4. Add Pressure
I could have written this article in 1 hour, added scientific evidence, linked to 100 articles from high DA sites, and created all sorts of graphics to make it exciting and interesting. But it would be pointless. That sort of writing is just to wow the search engines.
The aim of content is to provide value to the audience and not fill their heads with unnecessary information that makes them want to take a coffee break after rather taking action of what you just shared.
I’ve written my fair share of long-form content and it’s great every now and then for certain topics (and for SEO). But I like to write short and to the point content so people can quickly consume and take action on.
So what is adding pressure? It’s timing yourself to finish within a specific deadline. Set a 30-minute timer and start typing.
Create the pressure for yourself to finish in that time like I’m doing now. Don’t forget to add an alarm that scares the hell out of you when it rings… that way you’ll make sure it’s done before it does.
So now that you’ve read this article. What are you going to do?
Search for the next 3,000-word article to read and never take action? Or pull the trigger now!
It’s your choice.
Until next time 🙂
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