So, you want to learn how to write content faster? ⏰💨
I don’t blame you.
For many marketers, entrepreneurs, and business owners, one of the top impediments to creating content is time.
It takes time to craft high-quality, profitable content. (On average, one 1,500-word piece takes 4-6 hours to create. And if you’re doing it from scratch, it’s not easy.)
In fact, this is the top problem creators face: 52% say finding the time to create and promote content is a struggle.
Thankfully, the time struggle ENDS once you implement the right tools and strategies.
It IS possible to significantly reduce your time spent creating content while still maintaining high quality. (That means more high-quality content on your calendar, and more content = more results, faster.)
That’s what this blog is about. 🤩
Specifically, we’ll show you how Content at Scale and other AI technologies can help streamline your production workflow so you can get more done with less effort.
Additionally, we’ll discuss other key strategies for saving time, like repurposing existing content for maximum reach and impact – all without sacrificing creativity or quality.
Get ready to revolutionize the way you create content – because with these tips, it’s now easier than ever to write content faster.
Table of Contents: How to Write Content Faster & Save Time
How to Write Content Faster: 5 Tips for Quicker Content Creation
1. Leverage AI Writing Tools to Write Content Faster
AI writing tools are becoming increasingly popular among entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, and marketers who need to create content quickly.
AI writing is a form of automated text generation. It uses natural language processing (NLP) algorithms to analyze large amounts of data in order to produce meaningful output.
The AI-generated output can range from simple paragraphs to full-length articles depending on the complexity of the task at hand. You can use it for various content tasks such as:
- Summarizing articles.
- Generating product descriptions.
- Creating long-form blog posts and webpages.
- Rewriting or paraphrasing text.
- And more.
Benefits of Using AI Writing Tools
Using an AI writing tool has lots of advantages over manual content creation methods:
- It’s faster.
- It eliminates human error.
- It allows you to scale your production capacity.
- And most importantly – it helps you save time and money while still producing high-quality results.
Additionally, some AI tools like Content at Scale come with built-in features like keyword optimization, which can help boost your SEO rankings when publishing online content.
The tool literally scans the top of Google at the moment of creation and pulls in a keyword list for you to use to fully optimize your content (🤯):
It also tracks how many times you use each keyword. A green border means you’ve used the keyword optimally.
Pretty cool, right? Let’s look at how to use this type of AI tool to learn how to write content faster.
How to Use AI Writing Tools like Content at Scale to Write Content Faster
By leveraging an AI writing tool, you can write content faster and more efficiently while ensuring the quality of your output.
Automating parts of the process allows you to focus on other aspects of content creation and optimization, such as research, editing, publishing, and distribution.
With Content at Scale, the tool writes the full first draft for you, so all you have to do is edit it strategically.
As you may know, getting that first draft out takes the longest in the whole scheme of content creation. Automating this process saves hours and speeds up your creation process by 3-6x.
To create your first draft in Content at Scale, you’ll need to sign up. Use my link to get 20% extra credits!
Once you’re signed up and have created an account, follow this tutorial. All you need to have in hand before you start is a good topic with a keyword mapped to it.
Enter that keyword/topic into Content at Scale, specify a word count, and give it direction on what to write about. You’ll get a long-form first draft in about 15-20 minutes.
Note: NEVER publish unedited AI content. Use the time you saved writing the first draft to edit that content and make it incredible. You’ll still save 2-4 hours of creation time, even if you’re the pickiest editor alive!
2. Automate Outlining, Editing, and Publishing/Distribution
Newsflash: You can also use AI tools to speed up and automate content tasks like outlining, editing, and distribution.
By using AI-powered tools, you can quickly gather relevant information from multiple sources and create an outline for your content in minutes.
For example, you can use keyword research tools to identify popular topics related to your industry that people are searching for online. Once you have identified the topic, you can then use an AI writing tool (think: Quillbot or even ChatGPT) to generate an outline of key points based on the data gathered from your research.
Here’s an example of outline creation using ChatGPT (this is one of the best uses of this tool for content!):
The prompt I used: “Create an outline for a 2,000-word blog post on the topic ‘how to make sourdough bread.’ Include information on wild yeast, creating your own starter, and weighing vs. measuring ingredients.”
The outline it created:
For most topics, this works wonderfully to ensure all the important points are covered in your content without having to spend hours manually researching and outlining it yourself.
Automating editing and proofreading tasks is another great way to streamline your content production workflow.
Editing word by word and line by line can take hours, even for one content piece. Implementing a tool will save you many headaches — especially if you don’t have a human editor on your team.
Automated editing tools like Hemingway Editor or ProWritingAid help you easily edit and improve your text. They’ll take care of grammar mistakes, typos, incorrect word usage, and more. This helps all your content look professional before you publish it online.
Additionally, these tools provide useful suggestions on how to improve readability. They’ll help you simplify complex sentences or add more transition words between paragraphs — quickly.
Finally, automating publishing and distribution tasks ensures all of your hard work gets noticed once your content goes live.
For instance, many different platforms available today allow you to automate sharing content across social media networks like Twitter or Facebook with just a few clicks:
This saves valuable time while ensuring maximum reach for each piece of content created.
You can also automate sending emails, including when a potential customer carries out a specific action on your website (like making a purchase or subscribing to your list).
Most email tools have templates you can use to quickly create email content, as well. A few tools include:
Automating your content creation process helps you save time and resources while still producing high-quality content that meets your goals.
Now, let’s look at how to streamline your production workflow for maximum efficiency.
3. Streamline Your Content Production Workflow
Creating a streamlined content creation workflow is crucial for any brand looking to consistently produce high-quality, engaging, and impactful long-form content efficiently.
Establishing clear and specific goals for the content you create will allow you to stay focused and on task, while also ensuring that all of your pieces are consistent.
You can break a streamlined production process into two components: short and long-term.
- For short-term projects, such as a weekly blog post, you should create a detailed plan outlining when research, writing, and revision will take place. For example, researching content topics beforehand in large batches (think 5-10 topics/keywords) saves time when it’s time to pick a topic and start writing.
- For long-term projects like an ebook or white paper, you should create a more detailed timeline, including milestones and deliverables, so you can stay on track throughout the project.
- For both types of projects, if you work in a team, make sure each person’s role and tasks are clearly defined in your content strategy.
Now, these things may seem unimportant while you’re actually creating content. But, in the grand scheme of things, they will ensure everything surrounding content creation is efficient. In turn, that will help the actual writing go faster. ✅
4. Use Content Templates
To further streamline your process, consider creating and using content templates.
Templates provide a structure that ensures consistency across all of your pieces. For example, a blog post template can include a rough outline of how to format your post, where to include keywords, how to lay out information, how to use headers, and more.
You could create a template for every type of post you publish, like checklists, how-to content, ultimate guides, tutorials, listicles, etc. Then, when it’s time to write the content, you can just pull up the appropriate template.
Templates might save you considerable amounts of time since you’ll just be filling out pre-made sections vs. writing everything from scratch.
Plus, templates will help you stay consistent from blog post to post, especially if different people are writing the content.
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5. Repurpose Existing Content for Maximum Reach & Impact
Want to maximize reach and impact without having to start from scratch every time you want to create new content?
Repurposing existing content is a great way to accomplish this.
You have three options for repurposing old content:
- Update old content with new, relevant facts and information. Update key elements like the introduction, conclusion, images, and any outdated statistics. Then, republish to your blog with the current date. Presto! 🌟 (Learn to do this with our in-depth guide on updating old content.)
- Identify relevant topics from existing pieces to reuse in new content. This can help you save time and energy while still producing high-quality.
- For example, look for patterns in the data or information that already exists, such as identifying common themes or topics that could be used as the basis for a new piece of content. This allows you to quickly identify potential areas where your audience may have an interest, allowing you to create more targeted content with minimal effort required on your part.
- Adapt existing content into different formats. This is one of the best methods of repurposing.
- For example, if you have written an article about a particular topic, consider turning it into a video or podcast episode. This way, more people can discover and share it across a wider array of channels.
- Additionally, consider creating visuals such as infographics or slideshows based on your original content. This can help increase engagement levels among viewers who prefer visual forms of communication over text-based ones.
Learn How to Create Content Faster: Rely on AI + Strategy
Writing content faster doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
With the right tools and strategies, you can automate your content creation process, streamline your production workflow, and repurpose existing content to maximize reach and impact.
And by leveraging AI writing tools like Content at Scale and other automation solutions, you can write more efficiently while still producing high-quality work that resonates with readers.
Not to mention, with a faster, streamlined content creation process, you’ll be able to scale your marketing so you can grow your business.
But you need to have your business foundations set before you start scaling — otherwise, you risk growing too fast, too soon. And a weak business can’t handle that kind of growth.
What if you could get those foundations set AND set up your content strategy to integrate techniques and systems to make content production faster and more targeted?
Those are the principles I teach in my 12-month mentorship, the Content Transformation System.
In this program, you’ll learn every step in building a business and setting up a streamlined content strategy. And you’ll do it with the help of a 5-phase curriculum with video lessons, a private community, 1:1 coaching, and monthly live calls. 🌟
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