When it comes to article writing, there are several tools that you can use to increase your productivity. Here are the best tools for article writing.
In today’s competitive market, every business owner knows that they need to have a robust content marketing strategy if they want to stand out from the competition.
However, getting started with content marketing can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t have a dedicated team to handle the heavy lifting.
Luckily, there are a variety of tools available to help you with writing, which will help you get started with your content strategy.
Below, I’ll share my top tips for using these tools to increase your productivity, as well as the tools themselves.
How to write articles more efficiently?
1) Use a content writing tool
To write a great article, you need to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of content writing.
A good tool will help you improve your overall writing efficiency, and will be a good way to stay on top of your writing routine.
However, to be effective with a content writing tool, you’ll need to dedicate the right amount of time each day to use it.
Most of the tools that you’ll want to use are specifically designed for writing. However, once you pick a tool, you’ll want to commit to using it every day.
Here are some of the best tools for writing articles:
- Hemingway App
- Hemingway Editor
- Hemingway Content Builder
- Hemingway’s Writer (for word processing)
- Hemingway Editor (for writing)
- Hemingway Content Builder (for content creation)
2) Set your word count goal
The first thing you’ll want to do is to determine your word count goal. This number will help you determine how many words you’ll need to write every day to increase your productivity.
To set your word count goal, simply create a Google Sheet and make a column for your word count goal.
Then, add a formula to your column. For example, if your word count goal is 500, your formula might look like this:
For instance, if your word count goal is 500, your formula would look like this:
This formula simply divides your word count goal by the number of days in a month.
Once you’ve determined your word count goal, you’ll want to add it to your Google Sheet as a cell.
Then, add the following formula to your cell:
- GSCount = INT((GSCount / DAY)*DAY)
3) Use an editorial calendar
A regular editorial calendar will help you write consistently in a regular way.
The most important part of an editorial calendar is to set up a daily routine for yourself.
To set up your editorial calendar, you can use the following tools:
- Google Calendar
- Microsoft Outlook
- Google Sheets
I highly recommend that you use a tool that is designed specifically for writing, as well as one that is easy to use.
For instance, Hemingway has a free tool that will help you organize your writing schedule.
However, if you want a calendar that is more comprehensive, I recommend using Microsoft Outlook.
Just like Google Calendar, you can use an editorial calendar to keep track of your content creation.
In addition, you can add content to your calendar using the following Google Sheets formulas:
- =IF(GSCount = 0, “”, “”)
- =IF(GSCount > 0, “”, “”)
This will ensure that you only add content to your editorial calendar if you’ve already written it.
This will also ensure that you don’t accidentally add content to your editorial calendar when you’ve already finished writing it.
4) Write consistently every day
Once you’ve determined your word count goal and have added it to your editorial calendar, you’ll want to ensure that you’re writing consistently every day.
To write consistently every day, make sure you have a time to write every day.
For instance, if you write every day from 9 am to 2 pm, you can either write an article during one time period or spread out the time over a few days.
However, this doesn’t have to be a strict daily schedule. You can write whenever your schedule allows it.
For instance, if you need to write for a few hours every day, you can set up a recurring time block in your calendar.
In addition, you can use a timer to set a writing period that won’t interfere with other work.
For example, you can set up a timer that will run once every hour. Your article will only be locked after it runs for five minutes.
5) Prioritize your writing
Writing your content will be a lot easier if you get into the habit of writing all of your content for the same purpose.
For example, if you’re writing an article to promote your new product, you’ll want to focus on writing the introduction and the conclusion.
However, if you’re writing an article to explain a complicated topic, you’ll want to write the introduction first, and then the conclusion.
This will ensure that your article is well-organized, and is able to get straight to the point.
6) Use a keyword tool
Keyword research is a crucial part of content marketing.
Keyword research helps you understand what topics and questions your target audience is asking.
You can use a keyword research tool to find relevant keyword ideas.
Here are some of the best keyword tools for content marketing:
- Google Keyword Tool
- Google Trends
Using a keyword research tool will help you find relevant topics to write about.
For example, if you run a photography website, you’ll want to use a keyword research tool to find topics that are relevant to your website.
Then you can use those topics to write content that gets a lot of traffic to your website.
7) Track your keyword performance
To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your content, you’ll want to track your keyword performance.
To track your keyword performance, you can use the following Google Sheet:
- SEO Report
- Google Analytics
Tracking your keyword performance is simple using one of these platforms.
For example, if you’re using Google Analytics, you can easily track your keyword performance by using the following Google Sheet:
- Key learnings
Keyword research is an essential part of content marketing. However, you need to know how to do it right.
For instance, if you’re trying to promote your new photography website, you should focus on writing the introduction and the conclusion.
If you’re looking to explain a complicated topic, you should write the introduction first and then the conclusion.
In addition, you should make sure that your content is well-organized and gets straight to the point.
Finally, you need to use a keyword research tool to find relevant topics to write about.
Writing consistently every day will help you get into the habit of writing content that gets a lot of traffic.
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