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How to Write a Blog Post Fast!

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When you are starting out as a blogger in order to be an affiliate marketer it can be a daunting task to write 1000 to 5000-word blog posts. 

I know, I've been there, it used to take me over 8 or more hours to create a basic 1000-2000 word review but now I've learned how to write a blog post fast! Much, Much faster!

You can write a 1000 to 2000 blog post in lightning speed by breaking down your post into smaller, more manageable 125 to 200-word chunks. You will also write those blog posts with Search Engine Optimization in place and engage your audience to keep them on your article as long as possible.

I will actually time myself for this post to see how long it will actually take me. It is now 12:35, it probably took me ~ 5-minutes to write the top part, so let's say I started at 12:30 sharp. Will see what time it is when I get to the end. 

You'll want to stay to the end to see how I did...no scrolling down to the end now! No cheating!

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Writing Template

You will need to create a writing template for your website.

If your niche website is about doing product reviews then you will want to create a writing template that you can use for each review.

This will allow for a consistent look and flow to your site so if a reader read one of your review articles they will know exactly what to expect on any of the others.

If they liked how you provided the information they will be happy to read other reviews or bookmark your site if ever they have another product in your niche they want to check out.

Now your template may look a little different than the example I'm going to give you but you can use it as a guide to creating your own niche specific template.

If you are writing general information blog posts then you can replace the word "product" with "keyword" in the following example.

Template Example:

  • Introduction
  • What is (Product)
  • (Product) Review - (Your Overview Statement)
  • How (Product) Works
  • Pros
  • Cons
  • What Works Better Than (Product)
  • Conclusion

That template example is your new 8 blog post chunks. 

By having 8 separate chunks or sections in your template now you only need to focus on writing  125 to 250 words per section. 

That is basically 1 paragraph per section.

The other benefit of having it broken down is to make it easier for your reader to scroll through the information quickly.

Most of us today have the attention span of about 8 seconds when we are looking at stuff on the internet.

I think we have the attention span of a gnat. you know, with cell phones and twitter.  "Jeff Daniels"

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So you need to ensure you have something to grab your reader's attention every 8 seconds with pictures, quotes, highlighted text, boxed text, to keep them interested and on your blog post.

Alright, let's see how I am doing for time. It's now 13:00, so 30 minutes in my writing and looks like I am just under 500 words. Time to pick up the pace here. 

Although it did take me a minute to get out the calculator to calculate how many words per section thing and I got distracted with making a list element box, tsk, tsk! Ok, Ok no more excuses 😉

Now, what about optimizing that post content for SEO. Below is a quick rundown of what you need to do rank your content. I use a number of tools to fully optimize my website by using the tools that can be found on "My Tools" page.

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Writing Blog Post Content For SEO Ranking

Now that you have your blog post writing template all set to go it's time to look at making sure all the content you write will rank on the first page of the search engines.

Here's is where you will need to do a little research before you write your post content.

Ideally, you should have already done a list of blog post topics when you started your website planning.

I suggest before you start building your niche website to sit down for one day and plan your niche subject and list all of your niche topics.

Once you have your niche topics listed, I recommend having at least 30 to start.

Having these 30 posts planned and ready to write will help you put an awesome foundation down for your site so the search engines will see an authority looking site to index.

You can break that list down to 10 each of the 3 types. 

  • 10 Pillar Posts
  • 10 Staple Posts
  • 10 Response or Review Posts

Ok, you're probably wondering, what are Pillar, Staple, or Response posts?

Alright, here is a short description for each type of post.

Pillar Posts

A pillar post is the meat and potatoes of your website. They are blog posts that can take much longer than 1 hour to write. They can actually take a couple of days as they will be in the range of 5000 words that provide authoritative information about your niche.

Staple Posts

These posts are the type of posts that are considered shareable. They are generally in the 3000+ word size and tend to be a list. An example would be something like; The 9 Best Writing Tips For SEO". They work great for sharing on social media as they tend to get re-shared more often than pillar posts.

Response or Review Posts

This the type of post I am suggesting that you can write within 1 hour that is typically in the 1000 to 2000 word range. They are either product reviews that are related to your niche or it can be a post that answers a specific question. Like this current blog post where it answers a question for those starting out to write posts and want to know how they can write faster.

SEO Tip for 2019 and beyond...

What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) mean to Google?

We can start with what they've been looking at since the beginning.

Content

It's not that simple anymore though. They are NOT looking for sites with a bunch of words, pictures, and videos that is poorly laid out, right? So look at a step beyond.

Quality Content

That sounds better, now people will be getting a better quality of content but who is to judge what is quality and what is not? What you may think as quality can be very different for the next person. We'll have to go one step further.

Helpful Content

Now we're talking. In order to have a website that is helpful you will need content, you will have quality content, and it will need to be helpful. All those ingredients are now required to ensure that people searching for information are getting the best information to help them with their query.

Keep that in mind when writing your next blog post- Be Helpful!

Now that you have your writing topics all written down you will need to do research on each of those topics.

That means you'll want to do some keyword research. 

You can check out my blog about how to do keyword research and using the same tool I use by clicking here.

Once you've figured out the keywords you want to use for each blog post then you can follow this simple keyword, link, image, and video recipe to give it the best possible advantage for SEO.

Blog Post SEO Recipe

  • Keyword in the Title
  • Keyword in the Meta Title
  • Keyword in the Meta Description
  • Keyword in the 1st Paragraph or at least above the fold
  • Internal links
  • External Link to an Authoritative Website
  • Alt Tag Description in Images
  • Embedded Video (optional)

It is vital that you do use only one targeted keyword per blog post.

Your blog post will automatically rank for other keywords from a combination of your long-tail keywords but your topic and keyword meta information should only focus on the one keyword.

Conclusion

In the end, it is up to you to take the time to plan your writing strategy, do your niche and keyword research, and create your templates.

The task of planning can be tedious at first but it will save you a lot of time and avoid those writer's block scenarios as well.

I hope that this quick guide of how to write a blog fast will help your writing efficiency so that you can focus on your next super affiliate marketing strategy.

Ok, let's look at the time. Darn, I went over 5 minutes, it's now 13:35. Still not too bad considering I did some visual editing while I was blogging and the total word count is at 1300 words at this point. Well within a response post size.

Now I'll probably spend another 30-minutes or so doing the visual editing part to make sure it looks as good as I can make it as to keep your interest to the end.

I learned everything there is to know about writing blogs from Wealthy Affiliate(WA) and Income School. You can check it out WA for yourself by clicking the banner below.

Have you created your writing template?  If you did please share it below. If you have any questions or other suggestions please leave them below. I love to hear from you and I always reply.

Cheers

Paul

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Paul
 

I have been working from home and making an amazing living for over 8 years. I started affiliate marketing about 3 years ago. If you would like to learn how to work from home and earn money as an affiliate please hit the subscribe button on the bottom of the page. Paul

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 32 comments
Kehinde Segun - February 20, 2019

This is an actually good and educating post for a newbie like me in trying to become a blogger. It is really wonderful because I always struggle to writes my blog because I don’t really use templates and that make’s it so difficult for me. The reading of this article is really helpful for me in easy blog writing.

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    Paul - February 20, 2019

    That’s great to hear.

    I really found it helpful to breakdown the writing plan into smaller chunks. It takes a couple of minutes at first to get everything planned out but then you can get a blog post written fast.

    Cheers

    Paul

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mzakapon - February 20, 2019

Hi Paul,

After reading your article, I have learned many things about writing a blog post. I would not even think about those strategies if I did not read your article. I always thought this is very tough to post regularly in a particular blog. Now I think it is not so hard if I can mange some template, writing format and implement your guideline. I am going to share it with my friends also. Thanks for sharing this helpful article with us.

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    Paul - February 20, 2019

    Once I’ve learned to plan my blog post with a template so that I only need to concentrate on 100 to 200 words per section makes the whole writing process so much easier.

    Cheers

    Paul

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jannatuljui - February 20, 2019

HiI

I read the post carefully. This is a very informative post for bloggers. You have described here how to write a blog easier and faster. You also show the different types of blogs and shows us a blogging template to decorate.

I think the article will help the blogger to work well in the affiliate marketing business. The post helps me very much. Thanks to the author for the valuable post.

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    Paul - February 20, 2019

    Appreciate your comment. I am pleased you find it a valuable asset. Knowing how to write a blog fast can save you lots of time to do other important website SEO and social interactions.

    Cheers

    Paul

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lee hue - February 20, 2019

Hello,

 The article is very important for bloggers. They who are work in affiliate marketing has much information about blog writing. You have shown an easy and fast working method of blog writing. After that you have described here about three types of blog and how to decorate the template, to do SEO. and using tools. I think I have gotten so much benefit from this post. So many thanks.

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    Paul - February 20, 2019

    You’re welcome,

    I’m happy to see that you’ve found this article on how to write a blog post fast will help you.

    Cheers

    Paul

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Kinggold19 - February 27, 2019

Wow, this is really helpful article. I get to know how to write blog post with ease with the laid down procedures here. Initially, I would not have thought of having a template for my blog and how to optimize my post for SEO, this article has liberated me and expand my scopes of writing a blog. I really appreciate your good to to shed more light on this article. Thank you. Good job. 

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    I highly value your feedback.

    Always a pleasure to hear that the information provided is helpful. I hope Google loves it too 😉

    Cheers

    Paul

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Jerome - February 27, 2019

Paul, another fantastic post, thanks a lot. Writing fast is definitely something I’m struggling with. I try to write a 2K to 4K post per week and it’s really taking me ages. I love how you timed yourself on this one, and chunking it down into blocks (inside a Template) definitely is the right way, I’m going to be doing more of that. Thanks for the great tips and great work on writing blog posts faster, such useful stuff. I also love your quick quotes to tweet, brilliant. I’m definitely bookmarking your site.

Cheers 

John

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Thanks, John! I’m trying to practice what I say. How does that saying go? Do as I say not as I do. 😉

    Chunking really helps. It not only helps for the writing but it also keeps the reader engaged.

    Cheers

    Paul

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alexandra - February 27, 2019

This is something I am very familiar with. Planning your writing is something that has helped me a lot. It used to take me a day to write an article and it now takes me about 1-2 hours depending on distractions etc. I really like the section where you talk about writing for SEO rankings, this is very important and something that will benefit anyone with their own blog greatly. I wasn´t aware of the different posts, such as pillar posts, but I can see the purpose of the three varieties and I will start incorporating them into my own website.

I have not yet created any templates for myself but after reading your article I have a better understanding of how to create them and also the benefits of having different templates to work with.

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Excellent! It sounds like you’ve got a good grasp on how to write a blog post fast and that you will now move towards creating the three different types of posts for your site.

    I hope to see you come back and let me know how it goes.

    Cheers

    Paul

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Kenechi - February 27, 2019

Honestly, writing of blog post can be a very daunting task and could be scary at times. As a new blogger, it scares me each time I thought about it but I had to encourage myself that I start doing it in just no time. It’s not just to write a blog post. It’s not a good thing to have a blog post that is not going to rank. I need to rank in google quickly. 

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Learning how to write a blog post fast will give you more time to do other things related to your online business. Primarily you will have more time to respond to comments. 😉 

    Really though, writing faster does free up more time to manage your business but you don’t just want to write fast just to get any type of content on your site. You do need to do your research and create good helpful content.

    Even if you are not an expert, people do listen to other people’s experience within their niche.

    Creating a quick plan before writing will help you guide your writing thoughts, make it faster to write but alos easier for your audience to read.

    Cheers

    Paul

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akshaysaxena - February 27, 2019

Hey Paul, it’s an awesome post. I was totally indulge in it. You have wonderfully written out well within an hour👍

This post came across me at the right time, as I was procrastinating my writing stuffs since last one week!! Coming up with a good idea in my everyday blog writing is my biggest challenge. By the templates provided by you, I’m feeling confident enough to approach toward writing my next post. 

Thanks for boosting my confidence level in writing blog posts. I’ve saved this article and the useful links you’ve provided. 

Thanks a lot. 

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Glad to hear you find my writing blog posts fast article to be helpful. Look forward to seeing you coming back and please be sure to leave a comment or question. I’d be happy to help.

    Paul

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Ayodeji - February 27, 2019

Thanks for putting this out on the Internet and am so happy I read it. I’m new to blogging and it’s really an eye opener to things I wouldn’t have even think of. I like the way you break down the Pillar post, Staple post, and Reference post. I really enjoyed your blogging. No doubt about me bookmarking your web page. Keep up the good work 

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Thanks. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to you coming back again in the future.

    Cheers

    Paul

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Kira Price - February 27, 2019

Hi Paul

Great breakdown on how to do and what not to do. I think that for a lot of people writing poses as a challenge and not knowing what to write and how to structure it. When you break it down the writing does go fast and it flows a lot better that information jumbled together. It is helping me a lot with my own affiliate endeavors.

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Breaking down blog posts into smaller chunks has really made it easier to write fast. When I started out I would be exhausted thinking about writing before I even started to write. Now I create a quick plan with the headings I’ll be using, then I can figure out how many words I would need per chunk/heading to reach my goal length per blog post.

    Wishing you the best of success.

    Paul

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Seun Afotanju - February 27, 2019

In my opinion, nothing wastes a writer’s time than sitting down from write and having absolutely no clue on what to say or write about. Which made me understand in your post that it is always important to keep good writing ideas up your sleeves, write ahead, and keep it simple.

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Sounds like a great plan. 

    Wishing you the best of success.

    Paul

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ajibola40 - February 27, 2019

Great write up there on how fast to write a blog post fast. These are things that can contribute to a successful blog. 

Starting from a  niche, quality content, keywords that they are the words and phrases that searchers enter into search engines that are also called search queries and also SEO. All these are very important to be a successful blogger and I hope many find this information useful especially those that are writing there first blog content.

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Wish you the best of success.

    Paul

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Vince Enzo - February 27, 2019

Right you are quality content is key. I’m curious though how search engines determine which website has the highest quality content? Is it based on duplicate content or the frequency of the search term in the website? I also heard keywords aren’t given much weight anymore, is this true? Sorry I have one more question, so I have many pdf files in my posts -is their content searched to?

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    I wish I had all the answers but only search engines like Google hold the true answers to all of your questions. We can only answer based on trends that are seen on how various content is ranked.

    The search engines base quality content on many variables. The main variable is whether the content is what it says it is based on the title/keywords and that is determined by whether the person found what they were looking for based on their reaction.

    In other words, keywords won’t help if your keywords are not related to your content. Google tries to figure out what your website is about based on the information in your title, content, and metadata. Then when someone completes a query that has that information they will send that person to your website. If that person, and much more bounce out and pogos over to another link below yours and stay there when they see that your site doesn’t answer the question it thought it would.

    As for PDF files, they too are indexed and ranked in search engines. Google will actually give it a better tag in the SERPs and many other sites may link to your PDF as they tend to contain a large amount of rich content.

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Dave Sweney - February 27, 2019

I must compliment you on this post on how to write a blog post fast. You covered a lot while not spending an inordinate amount of time creating with this informative training article. That was done while not being too wordy (something I tend to do when I write) and in a finite period of time.

There are some steps in your training and guidance that you mention that I would like to ask about. You mentioned having a plan for your posts and talked about the three kinds of post types (pillar, Staple, and Review posts). This is great and it so totally helps me. 

You also mentioned spending a day or so creating a plan for the type of posts and the subjects, etc. This is gold, as many just seem to post whatever comes into their head that day, and there is no central focus or push with their blog. I say this based on what I have seen.

Can you drill down on that portion of the process perhaps with another post like this one? There is likely a few lessons that could be created and would help the blogger I think. It is all a process, and not quite as simple as some would have you believe, yet not as hard as some would have you believe (so they can charge you for their services).

Another great and useful post, has anyone ever told you that you have a knack for writing? I think you have a future in the business! Thanks for your effort putting this together for us all.  

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Thank you for the unsparing feedback. I will certainly consider writing a blog post on the process of building a writing plan for a website. 

    Having a plan helps one understand whether the niche idea is worthwhile writing about and can also help avoid writer’s block during the process of creating a website. 

    Best of success.

    Paul

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Ramin - February 27, 2019

Hi Paul,

After reading your article, I find it a very valuable asset and educationally, considering my self as a newbie I always find it hard to write a post with 1000 word but after reading your post and how to break a post to a section. I think that will make it easier especially for someone newbie like me.

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    Paul - February 27, 2019

    Happy to have been of assistance. I know the chunking when writing my blog posts have helped me considerably.

    Cheers

    Paul

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