Monday, June 30, 2008

Freelance Writing: Speed Write Articles with Customized Templates and Make More Money

One thing that I have learned as a freelance writer that time is extremely important. The amount of time that you spend per article can make a significant difference in the amount of potential money that you can earn. Researching the Internet on improving you odds of making freelance writing money, I came across the technique of using customized templates to speed up your article writing process.

What is a template?

A template is design that you can use over and over. For freelance writing, a template would be a document already set up in your word processing program for you.

What are the advantages to a template for freelance writing?

You can save yourself a great deal of time typing if you sue templates for your writing. For example, I always create my title, article description, and keywords for each of my articles. Instead of having to type these section labels, my template already has them there for me. I can keep my article format clean and usable without retyping over and over keywords, title, article description.

You will be amazed at how much redundant typing you do when you get into the field of freelance writing. The use of templates can save you a great deal of time.

The use of templates can help you stay organized in your writing. I recently joined a product review site. I set up a template in my word processing system that has labels for me to fill in the information for each of my product reviews. For example, the template has product name, product price, product features, product description, where I purchased the product, pros and then cons of the product. Having all of this in a template makes certain that I don’t forget something specific to put in a product review. It also saves time in typing out the information.

Are templates free?

I make my templates in Microsoft Word. They are free to create and have been very helpful.

When is it best to use a template?

I like to use templates for anything that has general format that I am consistently following. This enables me to keep my information organized. I also tend to forget less. It helps to generate ideas when I have a section to fill in for the template.

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