How many articles do you typically write in a day?
If you write articles for websites, hubpages or to sell, how many do you tend to write in a day? Does it depend on how quickly you type, or does it take practice?
I write on elance and another private client who pays through paypal. I write for 3 hours a day and may end up writing anywhere between 2 - 6 articles (500 words each) depending on the amount of research needed and the topic.
Speed does play a role but it's not the only thing that matters. I'd like to know about you as well. So please do reply
I haven't yet broken into the freelance world professionally yet, but have signed up for elance. I need some practice and experience with seo, but would love to do it.
I have been slacking lately as I have been working on my book as well as a couple other small projects, but my average has been one or two a day. I do need to kick it up, as my earnings (or lack thereof) are showing me how much I am slacking. Writing several articles a day comes with time. I find I have to enjoy the topic I am writing about, otherwise I have a hard time producing anything.
When I first started my freelancing career almost two years ago I accepted a 5 article per day position. I quickly found with my other responsibilities I couldn't produce quality with the quantity they expected. I had to withdraw. Plus, they picked the topics and I had a hard time with that.
Typing speed can definitely influence how fast you can write them but you also have to have a plan. As you write more it does get easier; reading also helps as article ideas are everywhere. One just has to know where to look.
I hope this helps, and good luck to you!
The amount of articles you produce for online work depends on the assignment. Most likely, you will crank out the online work because the pay is low. My last job paid $10 per 300-word article, so I wrote a minimum of at least 7-8 articles each day. The ideal would be 10-12, so that's would I push for. Sometimes, I hit it. I type 74 WPM, and that speed has nothing to do with the articles you produce because it is you that researches the article, writes the copy, and edits it. Typing speed alone does not produce acceptable copy. The more experience you have as a writer, the better off you will be. I have writing experience, and I know how to meet deadlines. I know how to deal with inexperienced editors who don't know what they're doing. Online writing is about what skills you have as a writer, and an employee. You have to want the work. You have to be a go-getter and want to succeed. It's not about how fast you can type. It's not "practice." It's called experience, and you get that in time by working and completing writing jobs. Attitude is everything, so always be up for the writing challenge!
I write 0.23 per day, hmm, not very good I see. Well I'm not a good writer and I have a serious issue with writers block. I sometimes . . . . . . . um, . . . . Well I don't do it very well, but I like to learn. That's why I'm here...
1 or 2 a day. I try not to publish more than one each day though.
I do not have an average number of articles I write each day. I typically write about 3 articles and sometimes 4 or 5 in a week. It depends not only on the topic but what I want to project with the content.
I understand the question but I feel we should not measure our writing by the number of articles we write but the quality of them.
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