Just the other day I got an order for forty articles on an obscure topic that requires research to be done in no longer than two weeks. The topic is complicated and requires a certain amount of research, yet I have the utmost confidence in my ability to complete it. I have been in the content development game for some time now and my approach to massive jobs works, for me at least.
- If you are creating your own topics or keywords for your content, it is a little bit easier. Sure, you will need time to do a little keyword research, but you get to face the job on your own terms. If not, it doesn’t matter, but you will have your work cut out for you.
- Group your keywords by topic. Try to break the list down into five or six loosely related groups.
Plan your articles. I write ten thousand words a day and sometimes more, yet I still plan my content development. A paragraph tends to be 50-100 words long. If you have a word count that you are shooting for, plan that many paragraphs. Make sure that your key words or phrases go into each one at least once.
- key phrase, especially if it has tricky words, place names or acronyms and make use of keyboard shortcuts. If you are using windows, Control+C for copy, Control+V for paste. You are going to be typing that word quite a few times, reducing it to a simple keystroke makes sense.
- Write your articles one group at a time. If you have to research, then you may well have to look at some source content for the first few times, but after that you should have absorbed enough information to get by. The articles will start flowing faster and faster.
- Take breaks, though it seems counter productive, taking a few minutes to relax can get your thoughts flowing freely again.