“Time is money”… whether you like it or not.
After all, the faster you write, the more money you earn by the hour on per-post or per-project rates.
When I started freelance blogging, it took me a long time to get 500 words done – about one afternoon, I’d say. I realized that, if this was going to be my main income, I’d have to boost my productivity so I could get more writing done in a day.
So, I started googling articles on productivity and drew on fellow freelancer’s experiences to try to find out what would best suit me.
But here’s the thing, though: most productivity methods just didn’t do the trick for me.
For instance: almost every article I read quoted the Pomodoro Technique, which can be great for certain activities but, as a writer, it didn’t do me any good. In fact, some productivity methods just made me anxious, which ended doing more harm than good.
After gathering a few bits and pieces of many different blog posts and testing out a few methods of my own, I came up with six hacks to speed up my writing. In a matter of weeks, I went from writing 500 words in an afternoon to 1000 words in an hour.[Read more…]