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Writing a Good Hub (or Online Content) Fast
People join HubPages (and write content online) for different reasons. If you're writing on HubPages to make money, you know you need a lot of high quality content to start seeing earnings. Writing content fast and efficiently will help you make money online sooner.
Spending many hours on each hub will ensure good quality (and hopefully good traffic), but it also means you won't be able to produce a large quantity of articles. If each is earning a few cents a day, it will take years before you get minimum wage for your efforts. On the other end of the spectrum, you can pump out a lot of hubs if you only spend a few minutes on each. However, no one will want to read them. Yes, you want to produce hubs quickly, but remember you won't get the traffic you want if your hub is really crappy. The goal is to write as efficiently as possible. Get a decent quality hub out in as little time as is reasonable for your capabilities.
I don't suggest using this technique for every hub you write. Well-researched hubs on well-chosen topics can earn quite a bit on their own. However, if you're looking to get a lot of decent hubs out quickly (say, to complete a 30 day challenge), it is possible to get them done without completely sacrificing quality.
Set a Timer When You Write
Remember timed essays in college and high school? That's the mentality you need to tap into. You walk into the exam room with your mind crammed full of information, you get the prompt, and then in the next x minutes you get as much information on the page as you can. When time is up, that's it. Pencils down. You're finished.
It’s important to set reasonable goals that will get you to produce efficiently. You'll need to decide if that's an hour or fifteen minutes. It’s important that you stick to your deadline and push yourself to get as much accomplished as you can. Setting a timer forces you to focus on your writing. It prevents you from taking unnecessary breaks or find distractions. You'll also make decisions more quickly.
Hit that publish button when time is up! If you absolutely must, you can go back and edit at a later date.
Organize Your Thoughts For Your Article or Hub
Just because your approach is to get as much on the screen as quickly as possible doesn't mean you should skip organization. Set aside a few minutes at the beginning to brainstorm and make a quick outline. It doesn't need to be comprehensive--just think big ideas. You can fill in the details as you write.
Now is a good time to set up capsules with headings. These will help your readers navigate your hub as well as help you organize your writing. Formatting is important. Spend a couple minutes to make sure your hub looks good.
How long do you spend writing and researching a hub (on average)?
Keep Your Writing Simple, But Pack in Value
Brevity and clarity are key in writing online content. Say what you need to say, but don't worry about flowery prose. Use a pragmatic writing style that is clear and to-the-point. Your readers are looking for information fast. Make it easy for them to skim.
Spend a little time on extras like links, videos, and photographs. These provide a lot of value to your readers. These can also eat up a lot of time, so don't worry about finding the absolute perfect picture or including every link you can think of. A couple good ones will be just fine.
Also, reserve a couple minutes at the end of your writing session to reread your hub or article. Correct any errors or typos you find.