In this article we’ll discuss four content creation tips you can use to reduce stress and get more done in less time. Let’s face the facts, producing a steady stream of high quality content takes a great deal of time and work. Stress begins to rear its ugly head and before you realize it… You are burned out!
Aside from the usual stress reduction techniques, such as:
…or whatever it is that works for you personally, there are a several additional ways that you can reduce the stress of content creation.
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Content Creation Tips to Reduce Stress
#1: Slow Down
If you feel overwhelmed, maybe you’re trying to produce too much content.
It may be a sign that you need to slow it down.
Try reducing the amount of content you’re publishing in your editorial calendar.
If you find that you just cannot keep up with the demand for content, then try outsourcing some of it to a ghostwriter.
#2: Eliminate the Work
There may be certain types of content or marketing channels that aren’t bringing you results. These can be eliminated.
Look at your analytics and see which types of content are under-performing.
For example, you may find that you’re not getting much response to your podcasts while videos are performing well.
You can either drop or reduce your podcasts from your editorial schedule for now, and focus more on creating videos.
Content Creation Tips: Shortcuts and Outsourcing
#3: Content Creation Shortcuts
You can reduce stress by taking advantage of content creation shortcuts.
Use content creation templates for re-purposing old content into new.
Buy private label rights (PLR) content that you can simply rewrite rather than starting from scratch.
Beware of PLR ripoffs and just plain ‘ol garbage PLR – using it could cause you to waste more time then you save!
Use automation tools, like Buffer, for scheduling and publishing.
#4: Get Help
Finally, you can eliminate the work from your desk but still get it done by outsourcing it to a content creation service.
A good content creation agency can be found on UpWork (formerly known as Elance), for example, who will take your ideas and run with them, creating the content you’d like but don’t have time to write.
There are other freelance sites too, such as:
Each one is unique in their own right. Check them all to see if you can find the right person for your content creation needs.
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When you start to feel like it’s too much work, use the content creation tips above to make it easier on yourself.
My thoughts on content creation is to do what you like best and outsource the rest.
If you try to do it all yourself, it’s just a matter of time before you get burned out and your content begins to suffer because of it.
If there is a “secret” to reducing stress and getting more done, then that secret is outsourcing.
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Question: What do you do to overcome content creation stress?