Tips for Increasing Your Content Output on the Internet

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How many times have you seen question: "How many articles do I need to make money with HubPages?" A lot I am sure! This question comes up quite frequently and quite frankly there really isn’t a good answer for it. The amount of articles you need really depends on a multitude of factors including quality, content type, and choice of keywords. Despite all of the various factors that determine how much you can earn, one thing remains certain: You need a lot of content to make any considerable amount money with article marketing. However, most people can only generate at most a few good quality articles per week. Many people frequently come face to face with writer’s block or they simply don’t have the free time to spend on writing unique and articles. So when faced with these situations, what is a person to do? Here are some tips on how you can increase the speed at which you publish online content (legally) and improve your odds of bringing in some serious cash in the near future.

Preventing Writer's Block

You need to do everything you can to prevent writer's block. You can’t allow yourself to run out of ideas to write about or you will end up losing valuable amounts of time just sitting around trying to come up with something to write about. The first thing that I do to help prevent writer's block is to carry a small notepad and pen with me at all times. I also keep this notepad near my bed when I go to sleep. There are ideas all around us at any given moment in time. Anytime I get inspired to write about something, jot it down so that I won't forget. Another thing that I do often to get ideas is to read other people's articles. I am amazed by the creativity of some of the people who write on the Internet. My list for article ideas is more than 100 items long now!

Sometimes when I am writing an article I get to a point where I feel like I can't go on anymore. At this point, I will usually take a quick break and drink something or do some pushups to get my blood flowing. I find that this often refreshes me enough to continue writing again. Every once in a while I get really stumped and I just have to stop writing that particular piece. When this happens, I save the document, check my ideas list, and start writing something else. I do eventually go back and finish my original article when I have more motivation to do so. In fact, as I am typing this out, I have six other articles sitting on my desktop just waiting to be finished.

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Learn to Type Faster

The faster that you can type (without making mistakes), the faster you can generate new content. The importance of fast fingers cannot be understated. There are many ways you can increase your typing speed, but mostly it is accomplished simply by typing more (without looking at the keyboard). I increased my typing speed to nearly 70 words per minute in just a few short weeks by doing free online typing challenges and playing text based games. Now, I can quickly generate articles in the dark without even looking down at my keyboard. If you need to work on your typing skills, I highly recommend using TypingWeb.com.

Use Dictation Software

Can’t get into typing or don’t have the motivation to learn? Try some dictation software. Now you can generate articles just as fast as you can talk. And for some people, this means that a significant amount of content can be generated in a short amount of time. This technology is still in its infancy so finding some good software will likely require a small initial investment. If you want some really great software to translate your voice into text, I highly recommend Dragon Dictation.

Write from Personal Experience

How much time do you spend talking with your friends? If you are young or have a FaceBook account, you probably socialize quite a bit. Why not turn all of those stories and pieces of gossip into an article to post on the Internet? This is a great way to start a blog that will never run out of jiocy content. While you probably won't get millions of readers from this, you still use your blog to create backlinks to all of your other content. This can be easily accomplished if you choose your words carefully. I think most people will find that it is very easy to write blogs about your own personal experience and stories. Personally, I write this kind of content when I am between articles and doing keyword research.

Write What You Know About

I think we can all agree that it would be very easy to write about something that you have a strong working knowledge about. When you stick with topics that you know a lot about, you don't have to spend much time doing research. Another advantage to sticking to what you know about is that your articles will automatically sound more authoritative and naturally bring in more readers.

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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

I definitely have to agree that it is easier to increase content output when you write about what you know about. The words just flow when the topic is based on personal experience, as well as a topic with which you are familiar. For example, yesterday I wrote a hub about a surgery that my son just had. It was easy to write and shockingly when I was done the word content was 2300. It took me far less time to write that hub than much shorter hubs about topics with which I have less personal interest. And while the hub is somewhat personal it is laced with factual information.


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CWanamaker 4 years ago from Arizona Author

ktrapp - I agree. Personal writing comes straight from your mind and heart requiring essentially no research to create. The key is making something unique and high quality that readers can relate to, such as your hub about your son's spine surgery. Thanks for sharing!


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BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

Whenever I try to type faster, I make more mistakes and have to use the backspace key a lot. I really wish I can type faster with greater accuracy. I sometimes use dictation software, but it makes mistakes too.


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Justjed 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing these tips. Yea, I quite agree with you on writing for passion. But what if your passion is not something that can generate earnings for you and you want to write to make money. How do you now blend both?


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CWanamaker 4 years ago from Arizona Author

BlissfulWriter - Dictation software isn't perfect. I have had issues with it as well. Personally I would rather just type out my hub, but I am sure some people will really like it. I used to have major problems typing quickly. It wasn't until I actually sat down and told my self that I need to really learn how to type that I actually saw any changes. I hardly ever at the keyboard anymore.


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CWanamaker 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Justjed - There is a place for everything on the Internet. If you are passionate about something, then I am sure that there is someone else out there that feels the same way. Perhaps there is a way to meld your passion with SEO techniques, such as proper keyword research, so that you can make money with it. There is no doubt that certain subjects will be harder to succeed with, but it is definitely possible. Try reading other people's articles on your subject and then figure out why theirs is ranked so highly. Then try to write something more detailed or authoritative than theirs.


Nidhi 4 years ago

Ken, this is an old post but i found it interesting. Quick quieston or two: When you say things like find phrases with less than 40,000 competing pages you mean less than 40,000 results in the SERPs? If so, are these numbers best measured if people do a search in quotes?Second quieston: Its November 2011, have you kept up with Hubpages? Should i make an effort given the big Panda slap? Have you experienced a big negative result these past 6 months?

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