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Day 153 – ASniper#26 + 24 Articles + Speed Writing Tips

October 5th, 2009


This is great, especially if you’ve seen Arrested Development..ย  It’s a guy doing the character Gob’s whole magic trick routine ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I put up my 26th Adsense sniper and also wrote up 24 articles….those 24 articles combine with 6 I have left over to make 30, which I will submit tomorrow.ย  I wrote those 24 articles in 2 hours straight, as usual late at night:

Once you get into a rythm with these, you can pretty much type these out without even thinking and with your eyes 1/2 closed (which is what happened to me near the end)…especially if you’ve written on the same topic 90 times before.

All I do is do a search in the Google Keyword Research tool for my niche, and go down the list of general keywords writing articles for every keyword that makes sense.ย  I then do another search with a related keyword in the niche and make even more articles if need be…I continue this until I have all the articles I need done.

Each of these articles usually starts off with a very general introduction, followed by 2-3 tips or points, then followed by a 1 sentence conclusion, or sometimes, no conclusion at all.ย  I stick the keyword twice in the beginning and once at the end(although this isn’t really important as we only care about backlinks)…I try to keep these just over 250 words..most of them average between 250-300 words.

So basically, to do the same thing I did..you need to do this:

1.ย  Pick a topic you know A LOT about and can pull points off the top of your head 90% of the time.ย  This needs to be something you are so comfortable writing about, that you can write about it in your sleep…something that you can write about without even thinking once you get going, because that’s exactly what has to happen.ย  When I’m typing these out, it feels as if my brain switches off sometimes and my fingers just move and the words just keep coming out…your goal should be to enter and stay in this state.

2.ย  Write in the format I mentioned earlier, with the 2-3 points…or, optionally, just pick 1 topic and write a bunch of paragraphs…

3.ย  Write up 250-300 words.

4.ย  Once you’re done writing 1 article, move IMMEDIATELY into the next article..keep the flow of thoughts moving to paper (the word document in this case).

If you have problems writing up articles, it’s because your’e not following those steps…specifically, you’re not allowing the words to flow because you’re overthinking.ย  You should not be thinking you should be flowing…ย  You need to shut off your left hemisphere and just let the words flow.

10% of the time, usually near the last few articles, I may stop and look over a 10, 50 or 100 tips on XXX topic to get a few more ideas for the last few articles…but I just glance at them long enough to get the gist, and then keep writing, maintaining my mental state and flow..

Anyways, hope that helps some people who want to learn how to write a lot in a short amount of time.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $25.48
  • Hops = 222(new) / 433(old)
  • Adsense = $18.06

-Mike

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  1. October 5th, 2009 at 06:06 | #1

    These are great tips – I tend to get in the same state when writing articles and find it very easy to get them down. The part I find hard, though, is not getting bored. After writing a few of these I tend to feel fed up and want to give up. I think that the fact they’re so quick as easy makes them more boring to me. This is why I’m still so impressed that you can simply write articles for 2 hours straight, day after day. I tend to get inspired to do that once every few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mikeman
    October 5th, 2009 at 13:08 | #2

    @Web Career Girl

    You remember that feeling when you had a school assignment that was due the next day and you just HAD to get the work done that night before you went to school the next day? That’s the feeling I get every single day when I’m trying to get work done.

    I have set up an expectation that a certain amount of work NEEDS to get done EACH DAY, NO MATTER WHAT. I did this by holding myself accountable to this blog. This is what you need, you need something to hold yourself accountable to on a daily basis, be it a blog, or a daily notebook or calendar which is out in the open where you see it everyday.

    You will get used to seeing yourself making daily entries in it and so long as you don’t break the chain, you will be able to develop this same sense of working to meet a deadline day after day. With this sense, it doesn’t matter if you’re bored, the work NEEDS to get done…You think I don’t find writing all this boring??? HAAHA!

    The truth is, when you are CERTAIN these actions are going to be bringing in the $$ for you, they become a lot more tolerable.

    Also..the one other thing is having a strong enough reason as to why you’re building your business. People are motivated by both pain and pleasure, but people are most strongly motivated by pain and avoiding pain. If you are not in a position in your life which is causing you a GREAT deal of pain, you will not be AS motivated to take action on your business.

    Just think of all the work you’d get done if someone held a gun to your head each day and said, “If you don’t find a way to work 8 hours each day on your business, I’m pulling the trigger.”….you’re damned well going to find out how to work those 8 hours, regardless of how much sleep you have to cut out or other activities.

    So it’s one of those things. Either you need to make yourself accountable, or you need to want this business more. Most likely a combination.

    -Mike

  3. October 6th, 2009 at 02:33 | #3

    Thanks Mike, that’s a great insight! I think it’s because I spend so much time working for clients so I can’t focus completely. I think I’ll need to change my focus for October. This month I’ll get out loads of XF sites and articles ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll set myself a firm goal.

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