Do you want to write articles quickly because you want to give your audience fresh material regularly? What is holding you back?
- Are you feeling confused in front of a blank computer screen?
- Do you fight each time you have to write?
- Do you suddenly find little jobs to do around the house when it comes time for writing?
There’s a term invented for this type of avoidance that was coined by Seth Godin: “shaving the yak.”
“shaving the yak” means that when faced with a job you don’t want to do, you will look for any other chore you can think of, eventually finding yourself down at the zoo, shaving yaks.
While writing can be excruciating to some people, It doesn’t have to be.
Here’s a fundamental outline of how to write an article quickly and without the painful struggle. Even if you are rewriting articles you can still use these techniques to polish your work.
If you want to write articles quickly, then use these simple tips to be able to produce blog post quicker. Not only will your productivity go up, but you can get your readers interest and possibly even increase sales.
1. Pick a topic that appeals to your readers.
This may not be what you think that your audience wants, You either need a way to ask them what they are looking for or use keyword search tools to find popular requests that don’t have much competition. I recommend Ubersuggest.
2. Write to appeal to basic human emotions.
While you may know a great deal about your field, you have to hit readers with feelings instead of trying to appeal to their sense of logic. Even if your article is a how-to solution, base your article on the frustraitions that readers experience with this problem
3. Get to the point quickly
In the introductory paragraph, use the keywords you know people are hunting for online. Tell the problem in a story format and on an emotional level. Then make a bold statement to show you have a resolution.
4. Exaggerate the problem and the pain.
Give some real-world good examples of how the problem manifests in your readers’ lives, touching their daily life. Use emotional words that come across with readers, sympathetic to general human problems.
5. suggest 3 ways to solve the problem.
Humans tend to think in threes. Using only 3 tips makes it easier for readers to comprehend your argument. Likewise, it makes it easier and quicker to flesh out your article.
6. Summarize the problem
Sum up the problem and make it clear to your reader. Be sure to repeat your main points and keywords that you used in your first paragraph.
7. Write the title
Go back and write your title. This is a very crucial step. Your title provides two important things:
- If you are sending your article in an email or on social media it compels readers to click on the link and read it. Remember they only see the title and a few words. The title has to draw them in!
- It helps readers will find your article on the web when they search for solutions.
8. Write an effective author resource box
Create a box that you can use at the bottom of every blog post with your name, website, and why people should contact you or use your services. If you are using WordPress, you can use the simple author box plugin.
This is how you can write articles quickly and easily, without having to make a trip to the zoo to help shave the yaks.