Writing content can be challenging, time-consuming and frustrating, particularly if you are relatively new at the process.
The problem is, content creation is a critical component of making money online and it really isn’t something you can avoid.
So, the real question is whether there is a way of good fast content creation.
That would help you to make a profit, without having to spend a long amount of time writing the content.
The short answer to the question is no, content is either good or fast, it is rarely (if ever) both.
However, there are some approaches you can take to improve the speed of your content creation, without affecting your quality.
Quantity or Quality in Content
When you’re writing content, there is normally a tradeoff between quality and quantity. The faster you write, the lower your quality tends to be.
For making money online, quality is almost always better than quantity. After all, website readers tend to be very picky about errors in websites, and they will stop reading if it is clear you can’t spell or even if your content is simply not interesting.
This means that the more time and effort you put into your content, the better it will tend to be.
For some people, this might mean that it is possible to write one post per day or even more, but for others, it can mean that they can only write once per week or something like that.
This can seem frustrating, but honestly, one good piece of content per week is better than seven pieces of poor quality content.
Now, there are a lot of internet marketing products that claim they can help you make good content quickly.
These are something you should be very careful with because normally these claims are misleading, and they completely hide the fact that you are trading quality for quantity – something you don’t want to do.
One of the most common shortcuts for content creation is article spinning.
This is a process that takes a piece of content and changes it to say basically the same thing, but in a different way.
This means that it can be posted without search engines picking up that it is basically the same as content that is already online.
I have seen some people spin articles manually, but most of the time, software is used to spin articles. If you have good software, you might end up with an article that makes sense. However, bad software creates content that is confusing and poorly written.
Even if you have a good article spinner, this approach will never create content that is engaging and relevant to your audience. In fact, most readers can tell that spun content isn’t natural, and this can affect bounce rates and conversions.
Spun articles might provide fast content, but this will generally be of poor quality, and could seriously damage the reputation of your site. Because of this, it is best to avoid spun content entirely and write your own.
Private Label Rights
A lot of products offer private label rights (or PLR) as something you pay for, or something you get as a free bonus for purchasing.
PLR basically means you get a set of products, such as eBooks, articles and images that you have full rights to distribute and edit.
The concept is that you take the PLR and edit it to make it your own, then post the articles on your website or sell some of the products that are part of it.
Honestly, PLR is normally a complete waste of time. You cannot post any articles provided as-is, as you risk being flagged for duplicate content. This means you have to edit them.
In general, the process of editing and enhancing PLR can take considerable amounts of time.
Most of the time it’s actually faster to write your own content to start off with than to try and edit someone else’s. Even if you do successfully edit the PLR you purchase, it will never have the same impact as something you write yourself, and the time you spend will be similar.
A final approach that some people use in content creation is to look at what other people write on the topic, and basically write the same things, with different wording.
This is a little bit faster than coming up with your own ideas, and it is less risky than using PLR or content spinning. However, any approach that copies someone else’s content or content ideas is ineffective.
The reason for this is that you lose your edge entirely.
Your content should be yours, and it should be an indication of who you are, carrying your own personality along with it.
Everyone writes differently, and your writing style is one thing that keeps your readers interested and helps you to connect with them. When you copy someone else’s content ideas, you lose your own style in the process.
Also, if you want to have a competitive website, the aim is to be different and better than everyone else, not say the same thing in a slightly different way.
Good Fast Content Creation
For most people, good fast content creation is a bit of the myth.
Writing quality content tends to take time, and there really isn’t a way around this.
However, it’s important to realize that your writing will improve over time.
In fact, content writers tend to get faster as they become more experienced, particularly because they learn more about the field as they go along.
Something that takes you half a day to write now might only take half an hour or an hour to write when you are more experienced.
The trick really is to let your writing improve naturally, rather than to try and force yourself to meet a specific time limit.
Another important approach is to learn your topic area.
The more you can learn about what you write, the better you will be able to write about it.
For example, you might spend an hour researching a topic before you write on it, but people tend to find that research isn’t needed when they know their topic well.
Understanding your field means that you can write quickly while retaining the quality of your writing.
Don’t despair that writing content takes a long time, because it won’t always be like that.
If nothing else, take your content creation as a chance to learn more about your field and to improve.
A final piece of advice is that if you are stuck on a particular piece of content, don’t despair.
There are approaches you can take to get past writers’ block, and you can always leave that piece alone for the moment and come back to it later.
You can also turn to the community at Wealthy Affiliate if you want feedback about content or even just ideas about what direction you want to go. Personally, I find Wealthy Affiliate extremely valuable in this way because often you hear new perspectives that you simply wouldn’t have thought about yourself.