Any tips to help increase productivity?

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For the bum marketers on the forum, here is a strategy which can drastically increase the number of articles you crank out.

For niches that lend themselves to articles which revolve around tips, here is a way you can double, triple or even quadruple your output and results.


Monday:

Spend the day drawing up a top 100(or how many you can think of) tip list, in the following structure;

  • Tip
  • why
  • example
Each tip paragraph should equal around 100 words.

Using the the top 100 tips list as an example, we have created enough content to fill up 20, 500 word articles, save for some minor tweaking to make sure the articles flow and make sense.

Tuesday:

Now take that list of tips you created and create a top 100 list of things not to do(the opposite of the tips you drew up on Monday, make sure to use the same structuring)

Now you have enough content to fill up another 20, 500 word articles.

You have now created 40 articles, or the equivalent of 1 article an hour for a standard full time work week of 40 hours. If you submit those articles to eza, that is roughly the equivalent of one article going live every four hours for a week.

Wednesday

You could stop here(as far as content creation is concerned) but if you are feeling really motivated, you could then take every one of those 40 articles and create a FAQ style article out of each of them, doubling your output to 80 articles which is roughly 1 article going live on Ezine articles every 2 hours for a week.

Thursday and Friday

If you really want to be John Wayne about it, I am sure you can think of other article styles you could create out of your content and again double your output so that you have 160 articles which is almost 1 article going live on EZA every hour for a week(Just create 4 more articles)


Obviously this is a lot of work, but the beauty of it is it can be easily outsourced so you don't go insane or develop any kind of injury from staring at your computer monitor for hours on end.


Do you have any tips on increasing productivity?


Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Sorensen
    I've heard voice recognition software helps people crank out articles.. I've never tried it.

    Just getting into a rhythm really helps productivity. It always takes awhile to get back into it when you stop for a day or two (or weeks)
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  • Profile picture of the author YoichiSpeaks
    Schedule important tasks and use a timer.
    Lock yourself in your office so no one bothers you.
    Turn off cell phone.
    Setting up a plan for daily/weekly/monthly tasks ahead of time
    keeps me focused on what I need to do to grow my business.
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    • Profile picture of the author tooenvee
      yea I reckon making appointments is probably the best way to be more productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    make a list for what you need/want to accomplish that day.
    Check it off as you complete the tasks
    Reward yourself when you are done
    rinse and repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author scott33
    I like to set up a spreadsheet inside of google docs, and call that my to-do list

    then set up a bookmark that links to that spreadsheet..
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  • Try this: Spend 2 hours writing a single post. Research the keywords and competition. Watch how many hits you get. Do the math, is it worth it to work this way instead of shorter articles with less hits?

    This kind of activity really helps to boost your productivity by changing it up a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryReynolds
    I use a 30 minute timer... once I start it...

    I'm NOT allowed to stop working... sometimes
    you get urges to stop, but you just have to
    keep going!

    After 3 of these, you get into the "zone" and
    the rest of the work day becomes extremely
    easy (as well as you get A LOT more work
    done)

    Try it!

    It might work for you


    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by MaryReynolds View Post

      I use a 30 minute timer... once I start it...

      I'm NOT allowed to stop working... sometimes
      you get urges to stop, but you just have to
      keep going!

      After 3 of these, you get into the "zone" and
      the rest of the work day becomes extremely
      easy (as well as you get A LOT more work
      done)

      Try it!

      It might work for you


      Mary
      Mary, it sounds like what you're doing is very similar to the Pomodoro technique -

      The Pomodoro Technique™

      I find that it works extremely well once you get into the routine of working several "blocks" of time in a row, after that your work becomes almost effortless and automatic, and you don't feel like stopping at all!
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