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Old 25th March 2014, 02:16 AM   #1

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Default Need Some Help Regarding Content Writing.

How much time do you take to write a unique content with original ideas. I know there is no limit on the amount of time we do for research. But I just wanted to compare notes to understand how slow or fast I need to be or what I am doing wrong. I will appreciate all of your replies. Also what is the source of your research.

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Old 28th March 2014, 09:18 AM   #2
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I think the answer is, it takes as long as it takes.

I am much more careful now than I used to be, and take a lot more time to consider how my visitor will react to my content. Also go back periodically and update what I've done to refresh and make current what I've written.

I think it's all in what works for you.

Good luck!

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Old 4th April 2014, 02:02 AM   #3
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Well writing a catchy content which makes it an interesting topic for the people definitely takes time.Also the source for the research is that the person who is performing copy-writing will be referring to many sites for information.

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Old 30th May 2014, 06:13 AM   #4

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It can be a long process, however the more you write, the easier research and title generation will be. I think its really helpful when writing a post for a blog for example, to set deadlines for yourself.

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Old 9th June 2014, 08:53 AM   #5

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It depends on what you're writing about and how long it needs to be, I'd say it should take approximately 2 hours to do about 500 words.

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Old 9th June 2014, 12:28 PM   #6
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Default Copywriting for content

There's good advice in preceding posts, especially from Denise Taylor.

I agree that length will depend on what you're writing about and what you're trying to achieve.

If you're after a fast response, you need to write a shorter, really interesting post that offers useful information, but which also offers more information in a free report or white paper (use a trackable redirect link so you can measure the level of response and the sources of those click-throughs — I use a brilliant program called Cloak and Tracker, which also allows me to personalise my landing pages with the visitor's name, if I wish). I can do it all on-the-fly, which is invaluable when I'm posting on forums, blog comments and social networks like facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

It also allows me to dynamically change redirect URLs for links hard-coded into ebooks and other downloaded documents! (There's nothing more useless or frustrating than links that no longer work.)

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Old 6th July 2014, 01:20 PM   #7

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I really like what the MarketingDoctor wrote here – sometimes you need to adjust what you are going to write for your audience. Do you want them to have a quick, visceral response because you are offering the deal of a lifetime? Make sure to keep it short and sweet. If you are trying to get people to buy into your product because you are giving them specific reasons, a lengthy article might do the trick.

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Old 7th July 2014, 11:49 PM   #8

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Hi samfischer980, I'm new here, just hope to share my 2cents... I think time is not a big matter. Just make sure the final article is really good and beneficial to the readers.

Personally I love reading Jon Morrow's article. He's a guru of blogging and he actually spends 10+ hours for 1 article. He puts a lot of effort, thinking and research in each article. End results? Superb, informational and entertaining articles. So... put quality first, time doesn't matter.

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Old 9th September 2014, 11:04 PM   #9

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For me, the time it takes to finish an article depends on some factors. The length of the article is basically my main reason why it takes longer to get it done. Research takes time too especially if the topic isn't quite popular or is quite hard to find the specific facts on the web. Proofreading and editing to ensure that the article is understandable to the target audience is another factor as well.

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Old 28th January 2015, 05:11 AM   #10
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It depends on the topic. Sometimes research takes much time, and it can be harder to write a concise and to the point 500 word article than 1,000 word opinion on well-know topic. When research done, I usually spend 1 hour on writing 500 words.

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