I remember the 7 minute article WSO and a lot of 30 minute article guides, and I always thought that when I write, it should be done fast.
I'm finding though, that these quickly done articles (I've had hundreds of them written for me), although accurate and correctly written, don't make me much money. Some money, yeah, but not as much as I expect from the amount I spent. Obviously this could be due to keyword research errors, bad calls to action, etc. But I'm also willing to consider since it's been brought up so many times, that they're not enough to gain the trust of my readers.
I want to focus on longer, really informative articles like the ones I suspect Alexa writes. They're taking significantly longer than 1/2 hour though, and I think I might end up spending maybe 3-4 hours on a good article of that length. I've heard about internet marketers writing short reports in that amount of time and I feel unproductive in comparison.
And FYI, I'm only writing about subjects I'm already familiar with. I'm still finding that to write a good article I need to do a lot of research before and during the article writing.
Do you warriors write as slow as me and is it worth it (time investment wise) or should I be working faster?