Onibalusi is one of my closest blogging friends. We started talking like half a year ago, and we keep in touch on Skype back and fourth ever since. I am inspiring him to migrate to Mac completely, successfully to certain degree. During the time I know him I witnessed that he helped hundreds of people to set of their writing careers.
His story is simply amazing and I encourage you to learn more about him at his own website. In this guest post he reveals how he is empowered to write dozens of articles daily. Now, all of these things wouldn’t be as interesting, if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s only 17 and earning thousands of dollars per month from Nigeria. If you want to learn more about guest blogging, check the featured link.
That is one hell of an accomplishment and great example for all those Occupy Wall Street Tourists. There are jobs, you just need to put in the effort. Now enough of the introduction, here are his secrets:
I have been guest blogging for a little over a year now, and within that period I have written almost a thousand guest posts. There are many advantages to guest blogging, and there are different approaches to follow. However, I believe there can be value in numbers, and as a result I’m always on the lookout for ways to increase my productivity and write a lot more guest posts without the quality of my articles suffering.
I can now write as much as 20 articles of significant length in a day, and most of my articles take me an average of 10 – 20 minutes to complete. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m in no way perfect, and neither is my approach, but I have learned quite a lot over the years, and I believe you can use my lessons to help improve your career.
If you’re looking for ways to write a lot more guest posts that get accepted, or if you’re a freelancer that wants to improve the number of articles you write significantly, this article will be giving you my best productivity tips.
Start with a Goal
While my daily work routine can be very irregular, one thing I have noticed is that my most productive days are the days when I start with a goal. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether I’m writing for myself or for my clients, I know exactly what I’m going to achieve for that day.
One major mistake most people make when trying to achieve anything is that of not knowing exactly what they want to achieve, and this also applies to writing. The most important aspect of my writing is to know exactly how many articles I want to write for that day.
Having a goal makes me prepared, and as a result puts me in the right frame of mind to be able to do what I want for the day.
Where FOCUS is Important
Being productive as a writer or guest blogger is not all about having goals, because we now live in a world where it can be difficult to concentrate. I face a lot of distractions every day, and I can barely get anything done in some days. Over time, one thing I have noticed to work really great for me is to focus on what I want to do for that day.
In other words, having goals alone won’t cut it, but focusing on achieving that goal might just make a difference. I’d be sincere with you, that sometimes it just seems very difficult to focus on anything for the day, which is why I do one more important thing; I only work whenever I’m sure I can focus. In other words, working when I can hardly focus will only lead to disaster, but not working unless I’m sure I can focus will lead to progress.
Outlining Can Mean the Difference
One question I get asked the most by a lot of people is how I can write a lot of articles within a short time, and the answer to that is simple: I already know what I’m writing about, and how I plan to go about it.
Of course, as a guest blogger you need to have adequate knowledge of the subject you’re writing on, but that alone won’t do the trick. You need to know what you’re going to write from the beginning, and you shouldn’t just rely on your brain to spit it out at the right time. Instead, you should outline every topic you plan to write on in a piece of paper. Outline every point, and try to add a few tips beside each point to help you remember what to write about.
It’s that Simple
While the above are very simple tips, they are my best productivity tips. I believe I can write thousands of words about being productive by repeating the same thing, but I think putting the above into practice can help elevate your productivity.
Do you have productivity secrets of your own? Have you ever managed to get into super productive mode as Onibalusi did? Share your thoughts in the comments.