So you want to learn how to write a 1000-word article in 3 hours or less. Or you are a blogger that is finding it difficult to write an article a day.
Blogging is such an entertaining thing to do but it gets even more entertaining or interesting for you if you can write an article on impulse.
Now, before you go believing that this is just one of those articles that is spurn out of theory, here is an article I wrote on impulse when I got a mail from a blogger seeking to link to my article on how to increase your business income through selling digital products.
Entirely, it is very possible to write 3 articles a day but then, there is a system to it.
Granted, there are two types of articles a blogger seeking to become profitable in his/her blogging business should be writing and those two are: informative articles and conversion-based articles.
Of these two articles, it can take more than a day to come up with a really good article but the principles you will find in this article are sure to make your article writing so much easier and have you spending less time than usual.
Let us get right to it.
Know Topic Or Niche Very Well
One of the most tedious, time consuming things for a blogger to do after deciding on a topic to write is researching on the said topic to come up with new ideas for the article.
This is the sole reason why some bloggers spend as much as 48 hours writing an article.
While it is entirely acceptable for you to spend as much time in the article as you can just so that you will come up with a “clickable” headline and a “shareable” article, it helps very much for you to have a somewhat in-depth knowledge on the niche you are writing on (in general) or the particular topic in question.
For instance, I got straight to write an article on how to make more money for your blog through digital products when I got a call from a blogger who needed to link up to me and being a topic I know very well and have mastered, I came up with an S.E.O optimized article in less than two hours (here is his article that linked to mine here…).
It was an article targeting new bloggers who believe that selling advert spaces on their blogs (either through AdSense or other ad networks) are the only way to make money blogging.
In order to write an article on impulse, you must, beforehand, know the topic in question well or at least have a skeletal knowledge about the article so that you would not spend all your time researching the topic; spending an hour maximum should be fine.
Divide Topic Into Sub-Headings to Make a 1000-word Article in 3 Hours or Less
You see, it becomes easier for you to write an article when you divide the topic into sub-headings.
Let us pick a niche and subsequently a topic for instance.
Say you want to write an article in the health niche and you decide to write an article on Post-partum depression, it would thus become easier if you break it down as follows:
- What is Post-partum Depression
- Types of Post-partum Depression?
- What are the possible cause of Post-partum Depression
- What to do to avoid Post-partum Depression
- Simple ways a Nursing Mother can Overcoming Post-partum Depression
Taking the sub-heading approach would guide you to know exactly what to write next and how to structure your article so that the flow of information or idea would be sequential (from one stage to another).
Step back to when I first started blogging, it was difficult for me to write on article a day but upon study and discovery, I easily write a highly optimized 1500 word article in less than 3 hours if I am on schedule.
This approach can be a lifesaver if you are a freelancer or an affiliate marketer who wants to create a sales copy on impulse.
While sales copies are not divided into sub-headings, it would be useful for you to section your copy from the Attention stage through the Interest stage, and down to your Decision making and Call-to-action stages.
Write 200-300 Words Per Sub-Heading
Having divided said topic into sub-headings, have a goal to write at least 200-300 words for each sub-heading if you must meet up with a 1000-word article in 3 hours or less.
If you are a blogger, this helps when you start doing “content upgrade” on your old blog articles.
This is simple enough.
Because you know the topic well enough to write, allow the topic to flow through you as you write and do not stop to correct typographical errors; slowing down to correct “typos” would make you lose your flow easily.
With a target of 200-300 words spread through your sub-headings you’d be sure to have hit the 1000-word mark.
Then again, the main goal of any article is not just to meet word count but to help your audience to solve a nagging problem they have.
Readers know how to smell mediocrity from a distance and once they sense that your article is shallow, they may not finish reading the said article and when they leave your blog or website, they are less likely to return.
Solve a problem with your article first before counting the number of words you have written.
Write A Conclusion
Just like a preamble starts every article, a conclusion closes it.
In fact, most blog readers skim through to the conclusion just to have a “bird eye view” of the article and this makes your conclusion very important.
Your article conclusion can also a call-to-action (CTA) if you want.
Always seek to add a CTA to every article on your blog or website even if you do not want to write a 1000-word article in 3 hours or less.
Having done all these, you are sure to have written a resourceful, well over 1000-word article in 3 hours or less.
However, there is one more thing to bear in mind.
Let us look at it before we wrap this up; it is a pro tip you must know.
Pro Tip: Master Conversational Writing Pattern
Every blogger who seeks to retain a reader for a minute more than usual without them even noticing it must learn how to have actual conversations in an article.
Learning conversational writing style can be the difference between your blog and another long-nosed, straight-faced blog.
This is exceptionally useful for copywriters and affiliate marketers.
You do not want your audience to know that the only goal you have is to make them buy whatever it is that you are selling.
Having a conversation in your article is a sure way to ease yourself of the stress of writing and it also rubs off on your reader.
Let me ask: having read up to this point, did you get bored or tired?
I highly doubt that.
This article was written and edited in less than one hour!