How long does it take you to write a 500 word article?

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How fast can you build a whole 10 post blog, with at least 7 other articles linking to each of the post?

Most likely the 7 extra articles will be spun by having spin points and I can use different ones through out the article.

I want to know the time limit I should shoot for getting this done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    That is really up to your own abilities....I, personally, can write a 300 word article in about 5 minutes....I get 10-12 done in a hour, but everybody that knows me thinks I type super fast and I have always been very good at putting my words on paper.

    Benjamin
  • Profile picture of the author LinearChaos
    If I focus not long at all, a few minutes. But there are days when it's just not gonna happen no matter what I do.

    Totally depends on the person and their mood.
  • Profile picture of the author Big JP
    It depends on what I am writing about really, if I know information about it already without research, then I will take around 15-20mins depending on length, and including a proof read checking for spelling and grammar errors.

    If I have to research the niche myself, then I could take over 30mins, as I tend to be rather fussy in making it flow well, so I will write, then re-write, then check, the re-write....etc. it could go on forever but if I get to 30 mins I push myself to get it done.

    I dought I could take up writing full time, as I take to long compared to most writers, and I'm fussy, but I will always be pleased with the finished piece, and that's what counts!

    I do outsource writing to others too, I like to mix it up and write when I feel like.
  • Profile picture of the author Mya
    I actually find that if you're asking this question then the article isn't getting written. The first rule of thumb when writing an article is to write.
    That said I would forget asking this question because so many people have different experiences. First of all I know a woman who writes one article a day for ezine and she makes a huge amount of money.
    On a different note there are people who write 20-30 articles a day in ezine and make barely nothing compared to the lady I spoke of earlier.

    Okay I didn't want to get side tracked but getting side tracked is exactly what happens to most people when they start writing and that's where everything differs. You may need to apply some personal time-lines on yourself in order to create articles in the time frame you want them made.

    I personally don't like for someone to tell me how long each of my articles should be and how long it should take me to write them because when one article has been written by me, I have already passed the majority of people who sit back and procrastinate about writing.
  • Profile picture of the author adventureman89
    Does anyone have trouble writing 10 a day? I am trying to do 15 sites with 10 post each per month.

    Including all the articles for backlinks.
  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    It all depends on who you are. I can blast out a solid article in 5 minutes and I type fast whereas one of my buddies literally takes 30 minutes per short article because he just isn't good at writing.

    But yes, 10 a day is easily doable if you are pretty fluid with your writing.

    ken
  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    No trouble getting 10 a day....I could do that before I even start my real day if I wanted. I agree, though, there are some days where I just cannot get motivated to write. However, I can tell you I started writing at about 10pm (1 hr 45 mins ago) and since I like to watch my TV shows online I started loading up an episode of Criminal Minds(almost all the way caught up). While it was loading I wrote 4 articles. Then, I watched the 10-15 minutes that was loaded up. I wrote another 4 and went back to it. I did this three times and so within 1 hour and 45 minutes I watched a 43 minute TV show and wrote 12 articles.

    You just have to sit down and let the words go from your brain to your fingers and onto your computer screen.

    I write in notepad so that I don't get distracted by spelling and grammar with squiggly colored lines. I don't worry about any of that until it is done. I can tell you that if you have any idea of what you are talking about most of what you write will be better than half the garbage that is out there so don't worry about how good it is. JUST GET IT WRITTEN AND OUT THERE!

    Benjamin
  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    It takes me almost one hour per 500-word article to do a good one
  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    I would say, 15 minutes.



    But it's different for everyone.
  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Don't hate the player hate the game.....lol.......The reason some of use are so fast is that we don't go back and re-write and re-proof 100 times before we use the article. It is not necessary. Content that is saved in a file on your computer has no chance of making you money whether it is perfect or not. However, content that is just okay and it out on the web has the chance to make you money.

    I look at it that even what I think is crap someone else might read and think is perfect. You have to remember that a well written article is in the eye of the reader.

    Benjamin
  • Profile picture of the author 321sitemonitor.com
    It depend on how eager and how interested you are in writing those articles. You can write a 500 word article in 10 minutes or with huge research it might take an hour for single article.
  • Profile picture of the author um1001
    I start out intending to do 250+ words and my articles always end up 450-600 words. If you tell yourself it's going to be a short one, it's easier to get started.

    But I do have an advantage and that is: I write every single day, no matter what my mood. Consistency has really helped me out. I wake up every day and immediately tune into things looking for article ideas. It happens while I'm out and about, too. Zinio also helps for ideas (thanks to Kevin Riley for that tip!)
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by adventureman89 View Post

    How fast can you build a whole 10 post blog, with at least 7 other articles linking to each of the post?

    Most likely the 7 extra articles will be spun by having spin points and I can use different ones through out the article.

    I want to know the time limit I should shoot for getting this done.
    I couldn't give you an exact time but using Dragon Naturally Speaking it could be done extremely fast.
  • Profile picture of the author HarryJackson
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  • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
    If you are focused, type fast and you know about the niche, you can do this in just 4-5 hours.

    If not, it can take you way more than that.

    Franck
  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    It depends on how well you know your niche. If you know it well you should be able to crank out at least 5 articles a day on any keyword....say 35 articles a week. If someone cannot do this then they are either in the wrong niche or don't have a business.
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    As most of the others have said, it depends. If it's a familiar topic, maybe 20 minutes. If it requires research, maybe an hour or so. Though I've written 700+ word articles on familiar topics in as few as 20 minutes or so.

    A lot of people seem to think article writing is about quantity. I guess it depends on what the goal is. If it's simply to get backlinks without great quality, you can probably write a lot of articles in a day.

    I figure if I'm going to bother to write anything at all I'm going for quality and might as well write to get the thing ranked as well as to get the link. But that's just me. Both EZA and Google are cracking down more on junky articles and I think that's a good thing. Good luck.
  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    If I already know the niche then it takes me about 15 minutes.

    If I have to research, it could take an hour.

    I don't think I've ever spent more than an hour on an article - I'd probably lose interest and never finish it!

    I find that the hard part is just getting started.

    Lee
  • Profile picture of the author acrasial
    6 minutes.
  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv.com
    I use notepad and simply write what i feel/know about the niche.
    Then i sort things out by seperating them to paragraphs and then giving those topics. It will always be more than 1000 words and then ill split it into 2-3 articles.

    Finally i use word to correct typo, underline headings, and proof read by aligning it into 10 pt Arial.

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