Writing quality original articles is a great investment of time and when you use the “Stopwatch Strategy,” you’ll be amazed at how much time you can shave off the process of writing your next set of articles.
The Stopwatch Strategy: Get yourself an inexpensive stopwatch or desk clock. Become aware of your article writing baseline by simply timing how long it takes you to write, edit and then upload an article. Challenge yourself to shave 5-10 minutes off the process until you’re down into the 20-40 minutes per article range.
Why this strategy works: It helps to bring your focus on the task at hand. When we do research or have multiple interruptions, it becomes very difficult to write efficiently. Using the stopwatch strategy, you honor your time more effectively by being consciously aware if you’re on task or not…and then returning your focus to the task at hand to accomplish writing your next quality original article in less time.
If you write 250 articles in a year and you’re able to shave off 10 minutes per article due to becoming aware of your production rate, that becomes 41.6 hours you’ve just reclaimed that can be used to write more articles or go do something else you’d like to do.
Have you ever tried this strategy and has it worked for you?