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How to Increase Your Article Writing Speed

If you write on a freelance basis you can understand the need to get more done in less time. One of the major benefits of freelance writing is the freedom to work at any time and from any where but that luxury comes at a cost. Freelance writers must learn how to maximize their writing speed if they want to maximize their income. In a very basic sense it comes back to the timeworn equation; time equals money.

The following are some suggestions to help you to increase your article writing speed.

Research Topics in Groups

If you are writing on a topic that you are not entirely familiar with it pays to group your articles so you can do your research more efficiently. For instance, you may have to write five articles on consolidating debt and six on something unrelated like running a home office. If you want to make the most of your time you should write all the articles on debt in sequence and then move on to the other topic because the research and the information that you have gathered will flow more smoothly if you don’t need to keep pulling it back up to reference it, but rather you use it all at once.

Identify Your Keywords

Online freelance writers must have an understanding of using SEO techniques to be successful. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep on target if your keywords are not exactly intuitive. It helps to have them at the top of the page so you can plug them in where appropriate or you can glance up and remember to use the words highlighted.

Outline Your Article and Fill in the Paragraphs

When you lay an article out in stages it helps to get it completed in a shorter space of time. By itemizing the major points that you would like to include first and then writing the introduction and the conclusion, it is easier to come back it and fill in the blanks. Articles written in this way are easier for the online reader to browse as well because they will fit into an easy to scan format.


This might sound like a cliché but practice does help an article writer to build speed and accuracy. After a while, you will find that you can write more articles in the same amount of time and you will also need to do fewer revisions. This kind of skill comes with practicing your craft day in and day out.

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scheng1 wrote on December 29, 2014, 7:37 AM

This is the best way to write articles for affiliate marketing too.