If you are an internet marketer or you have your own website then you have experienced the daunting task of having to write content for your site or an article to publish. Follow my quick 60 second strategy and get it done without all the pain and procrastination.
Find a quiet space without distractions. Open up your word processing program or get yourself a blank piece of paper. Write the title at the top of your page. If you don’t have any ideas make it a top ten list or a list of tips. For example if you have fishing website your title can be “Top Ten Ways to Catch a Fish”. You should have a general idea what you want to write about.
Now set your watch, clock, hourglass or anything that buzzes for 60 seconds.
For the next sixty seconds write a list of the items you want to cover in your article. If it is a Top Ten List then write the top ten. If it is tips then write down the tips in a bullet form. If it is a more traditional article then write all of the ideas that you would like to convey in the article.
If you still don’t have any ideas put your title into your search engine and see what web pages pop up. Or you can go to an online magazine and look up your topic for some ideas. Just write whatever comes to your mind.
Get Ready.. Get Set.. Go!
How Did You Do?
If you completed the list then congratulations. Take a victory lap around your desk. Once you have caught your breath you can take a look at your list. Delete anything that doesn’t fit. Switch around the order and tweak the headings. Each one of your ideas should now be bolded and made into a heading.
Now, Fill in the Blanks.
First, write an introduction paragraph. It should be just a few sentences explaining and summarizing your article. The first paragraph should be strong enough to encourage your reader to keep reading.
Next, under each of the headings fill in and explain the heading. If your article is the top ten ways to catch a fish then you should explain under each heading the exact manner of performing that task.
Then, end your article with a few words summarizing the content and encouraging your reader. For example: You now know the ten best ways to catch a fish. Use these techniques for a great day of fishing and enjoy your meal with a cold beer.
Run the spell check.
The best invention since ice cream!
Your final task is to read the article aloud. By reading the article aloud you will pick up grammatical errors more easily. Make corrections as you go. Then print the article and read it again. You will often be able to pick up errors on a printed page that you missed on your computer screen.
Now you have completed the task of writing your article in 60 seconds. Well.. you got the outline done in 60 seconds anyway. Once you have used this strategy several times you will find that writing will come much more easily for you.