Speed is the Name of the Game

All else being equal, velocity can provide you a aggressive benefit on this enterprise.

Whereas I could drop the ball in lots of areas, being gradual is not one of them.

I make selections quick. They aren’t at all times the greatest choice, however at the least I resolve and do one thing.

I write content material quick. It’s not literature, nevertheless it’s respectable and it does what I would like it to do. I’ve written 6,000+ phrases in a day. That instances 200 days in a 12 months is 1.2 million phrases. Assuming I focused respectable key phrases, that ought to end in a full time dwelling.

Listed below are methods I get extra accomplished in much less time.

Desk of Contents

Plan one large push per day

In the previous I anticipated to get extra accomplished on daily basis than I may or did. I assume it’s the optimist in me.

Nowadays I do know what I’ll get accomplished. It’s often one large push per day. What I imply by that is I can focus and produce so much in a single 3 to 4-hour chunk. After that, I’ll cope with stuff that should get accomplished nevertheless it’s extra on the admin facet of issues reminiscent of electronic mail, reviewing my websites and tinkering.

Huge push duties embrace:

  • Writing/publishing content material
  • Key phrase analysis
  • Course creation/updating (principally content material creation)
  • Coaching VAs, writers, and so forth.​

The above are the most vital components of my enterprise. I dedicate at the least 3 to 4 hours uninterrupted to these duties each day… often in the morning. Generally I do greater than 4 hours however not usually. After I eat, work out, cope with admin stuff, the day is just about accomplished.

Content material Briefs – Don’t order content material with out ’em

I create and depend on content material briefs (article ordering templates) for nearly each article I order. If it’s a brand new kind of article and I anticipate I’ll order that kind greater than as soon as, I create a template in whichever content material service I’m utilizing. These templates save me and everybody else concerned in content material workflow a ton of time.

Most content material sources will work with a template. In the event you’re utilizing a self-directed platform like WriterAccess, it can save you templates. In the event you’re utilizing a service, you’ll be able to present the service your templates that they in flip present to writers.

One of the greatest issues you are able to do is craft templates for you content material orders.

New Fats Stacks Bundle Course ALERT

Talking of content material sources, at this time I added a brand new module to the Fats Stacks bundle. It’s a case research the place I ordered the very same article from 27 content material companies. I present my notes and uploaded each article written by every content material service so you’ll be able to decide every service for your self. In the event you’re a bundle member, it’s free of cost – simply log in. In the event you’re not, get the bundle to see this case research.

If doubtful, write and publish

I’ve heard from individuals who agonize far too lengthy whether or not they need to deal with a key phrase. I believe by the time they decide about it, they might have written the article.

I usually end a complete article in a single to 2 hours. An article doesn’t must take 2 days. Certain, some do however many don’t.

I do NOT anticipate to rank each article. If a key phrase seems moderately good, I am going after it.

On an analogous observe, when you’re undecided what you need to do at any given time, write and publish an article. That is the most vital factor on this enterprise you are able to do at this time. In the event you’re a hyperlink builder, that too is invaluable. I don’t trouble a lot with hyperlink constructing (apart from some experiments right here and there) so I deal with publishing content material.

There is no want purpose to ever sit and marvel what there is to do. Discover key phrase subject. Write article. Rinse and repeat.

Use the similar theme/plugins on each web site – assembly-line web site creation and upkeep

I’ve so much of websites (revenue stories talk about solely portion of my portfolio). One easy means for me to construct and preserve many websites is utilizing the similar theme and plugins on each website. I construct all of them the similar.

Once I must make modifications, I open the backend of all websites and make modifications in an assembly-line vogue.

At the moment, I take advantage of Astra Professional theme on all websites. It doesn’t matter which theme you employ so long as it’s the similar on all websites.

Write in Traditional, publish in Gutenberg

I like Gutenberg nevertheless it’s slower than working in Traditional editor. There’s no denying it. Me and my group (those that favor Traditional which I believe is everybody) now write and craft content material in Traditional. We then convert to blocks in Gutenberg and add any Gutenberg styling we’d like at the finish reminiscent of buttons, TOC, schema, and so forth.

Writing and including images in Gutenberg is so clumsy. Far an excessive amount of mouse clicking required.

Changing to Gutenberg blocks works flawlessly in order that’s what we do.

Checking stats doesn’t make you more cash

It’s no joke. Checking Analytics or income accounts gained’t get you extra site visitors or make you more cash.

It does the reverse. It wastes time. It’s an emotional curler coaster. There’s no want for it. Checking them one to 3 instances per week is greater than sufficient.

Take the guesswork out of content material optimization

Guessing slows issues down. Guessing results in indecision which is doing nothing.

I like all software program that removes guesswork.

Content material optimizaton software program does that. I’m a giant fan of it.

I take advantage of MarketMuse to assist me and writers to shortly guarantee content material is thorough for every key phrase. SurferSEO, which is cheaper, does just about the similar factor. I take advantage of Grammarly to assist decrease spelling and grammar errors.

These two instruments save me and my group and writers an absolute ton of time. They assist take the guesswork out of writing and enhancing. I do know neither are low cost however when you’re publishing respectable quantity they’re price utilizing.

The one recommendation I can provide to extend your writing velocity with out compromising high quality is to put in writing so much. The extra you write to your website, the sooner you’ll get.

Oh yeah, one other tip. Create detailed outlines first. When you’ve got an in depth define, the article writes itself.

FYI, Frase.io is making big strides in the content material define division. Its content material define builder is superb. I take advantage of it often. I haven’t requested writers to make use of it but however I’m enthusiastic about it. I take advantage of it for my work all the time.

Keep away from scheduling something

I’ve talked about it many instances how a lot I detest having something on my schedule. There’s a easy purpose for that… It dramatically reduces how a lot I get accomplished.

What I’ve discovered is that if I’m an hour out from the scheduled occasion, I gained’t begin something critical. I put it off. This is not good as a result of something critical is often the good things.

I additionally discover it’s arduous to get again to critical work after a scheduled occasion reminiscent of a cellphone name, video name, and so forth.

My answer is to keep away from all calls as a lot as potential. I haven’t completely eradicated them however I do decline recurrently.

2+ Displays

Having 2+ screens is a should when you care in any respect about getting stuff accomplished quick. When you’ve got just one monitor, one of the greatest investments you can make proper now is a second monitor. I’m not joking. I’ve 4 Chrome tabs open as I kind this up. One has my record of affiliate hyperlinks to incorporate on this electronic mail. One has my define I created for this electronic mail (in Apple Notes… see subsequent part). One window is Gmail (sure I monitor electronic mail often and no I don’t suppose it’s a productiveness killer).

As I write I seldom must monkey round with closing and minimizing home windows. I’ve all that I would like open at any given time due to 2+ screens.

Google Sheets, Calendar and Apple Notes (free and helpful)

Google Sheets just about organizes my total enterprise. I can entry them quick from wherever together with my cellphone. I can grant entry to anybody else I need as effectively. Sheets save modifications mechanically. There’s nothing like them and it’s free.

The one different piece of software program I take advantage of to handle stuff is Apple Notes. Discuss a superb little app that works completely . It’s quick. I can entry it from all units. It auto-saves. I’m not kidding after I say I run a giant chunk of my enterprise is run on this free app.

Sure, I’ve tried different apps just like Apple Notes however none come near how briskly and easy Notes is.

Google Calendar is slick as effectively. I’m positive you’ve heard of it. You most likely use it. I take advantage of separate calendars for work vs. private simply to maintain it a bit organized. Though, I keep away from scheduling something if potential.

Google Sheets and Apple Notes, each free, function my enterprise administration software program. They’re easy. Quick. Efficient. I discover collectively they’re far sooner and simpler to make use of than fancy productiveness/administration software program.

Apple Watch

I’m a giant fan of smartwatches. Apple Watch is my favourite. My favourite characteristic is textual content/electronic mail notifications. I seldom test my cellphone when carrying my watch. I can see if something is vital with a look at my wrist which is a lot sooner than opening up my cellphone.

This protects me time… so much of time. It additionally helps me reply to vital issues quick.

Cope with emails the first time I open them

I’ve accomplished it. You’ve accomplished it. We open an electronic mail. It requires a response however we don’t really feel like doing it. We star it or mark it vital, shut it for later.

That’s an inefficient approach to deal with electronic mail. Each time it is potential for me to reply, even when I don’t really feel prefer it, I do it the first time I open it. That means it’s accomplished. Generally, I would like extra data earlier than I can reply. In that case I star it. If I can cope with it whereas it’s open, I do.

Star emails in Gmail

One other timesaver for me is to star emails in Gmail. As an example, if I see vital emails are available when not at work, I star them.

Once I return to work, I filter for starred emails. This manner I filter out the whole lot I don’t must cope with. It saves me so much of electronic mail scrolling plus helps me guarantee I cope with vital emails.

Loom for video directions

I ship out directions to writers and VAs quick due to Loom video. I can have a screenshare entering into 10 seconds with Loom. As soon as accomplished, it renders virtually immediately. I can crank out a 4 minute coaching video in 5 minutes.

No matter you do, until it’s a number of sentences, use video for all coaching supplies. It’s a lot sooner and people you make them for will respect it.

Automate picture compression

I format content material quick. I’ve the benefit of having formatted hundreds of articles in my life, however I nonetheless do it quick. You solely must do a number of to get quick. Half of it is utilizing varied instruments to hurry up the course of reminiscent of AMZ Photos for Amazon product photos and counting on Rocket.internet internet hosting to optimize all of my photos. Shortpixel and Optimole are different stable picture compression instruments that automates it for you.

Crank out electronic mail content material

I create area of interest website electronic mail letters quick (for the one area of interest website I do electronic mail). I don’t write long-form text-based emails for area of interest websites like I do for FS. As an alternative, I ship out emails linking to posts that every segmented electronic mail record would discover fascinating. I simply wish to ship readers again to the website. To hurry up this course of, I take advantage of Elink.io to create trendy electronic mail put up grids in seconds.

I create affiliate hyperlinks quick. Relying on the website and service provider, I’ve established strategies for creating and inserting affiliate hyperlinks in content material quick. For retailers and URLs that I promote again and again, I take advantage of Thirsty Associates (the free model is greater than enough). For non-Amazon retailers that I promote all types of of merchandise, I take advantage of Skimlinks (a lot sooner than making use of for/utilizing totally different affiliate networks). With Skimlinks I can create trackable, customized affiliate hyperlinks in seconds. For Amazon, I take advantage of AMZ Photos, Lasso or simply the Amazon SiteStripe software (for textual content hyperlinks).

Social media posting

My group posts and schedules to Pinterest and Fb quick. They use Tailwind for Pinterest and MeetEdgar for Fb. Whilst you can schedule posts instantly on each Pinterest and Fb, it’s sooner utilizing the software program.

Coding assist… when you don’t code, don’t anticipate to be taught in the subsequent half-hour

Once I want coding assist, I don’t waste 3 days attempting to determine it out. I put up a job at Codeable and often rent the first one who claims they will repair it. I’ve but to rent somebody there who couldn’t repair my downside. Whereas I’ve been utilizing WordPress for a few years, I by no means took the time to be taught PHP or CSS sufficiently to really code. I’ve no plans to be taught coding.

Study solely what’s going to assist

I’ve no need to undergo each module of any course I purchase. Yeah, I nonetheless purchase programs however I often purchase to be taught a number of easy suggestions promised in the gross sales copy. As soon as I discover these suggestions, I shut it up and get again to work. It’s the similar with enterprise books – I don’t learn ’em. No want. I do know what I must do and I actually don’t lack for motivation.

Quickbooks

Lastly, I take advantage of Quickbooks for all my bookkeeping. It syncs with my biz bank card, Paypal and all financial institution accounts. Transactions import mechanically. My accountant has entry to the whole lot. Basicially, Quickbooks makes it potential for me to virtually keep away from all disagreeable accounting stuff. Quickbooks is the kind of software program that saves me hundreds of {dollars} in complications yearly however prices solely $10/mo.

That’s how I velocity up my processes.