Content Creation Time Saving Tips

You’ve got your website, you’ve got your social media and you’re raring to go but time isn’t something you can just conjure up out of thin air. You’re a busy person and you haven’t got mountains of spare time to create.

Efficiency and ‘working smarter’ are your key phrases here: saving time on your content creation will keep you focused on what you’re about and not the content itself for its own sake.

Here are some tips and ideas to help you save time:

Quality over Quantity

While consistency is a major factor in your content creation, it’s actually quality substance and not just constant bombardment. Empty content doesn’t mean anything to anyone.

That being said, we’ve already mentioned that consistency is important – don’t post everyday then disppear for a week. Keep your quality content flowing regularly.

Calendarise

The question is how do you keep your good content regularly going out? Put together a content calendar: it’s much more efficient to plan out a month’s worth of content (for example) than coming to it every day.

When you plan out your content, you can see what’s coming up and condense your time into regulated blocks for the next month (or however far in the future you want to plan).

Utilising a theme can give your content purpose; you can see growth and build upon what you’ve used before.

There are plenty of scheduling tools on the major social media platforms but also on blogging sites.

Recycling

Good content is good even if it’s been seen before: don’t trap and stress yourself by trying to create brand new content all the time.

As long as the content is still relevant then it’s worth sharing, whether that be a pertinent blog or instructional information that can help or interest your audience.

Sometimes the content might need a slight update meaning you save even more time.

Guest Contributors

There’s no written law that says that you need to be the sole contributor to your content: get someone else in!

We’re not saying that you should solely rely on guests but having a different voice can really freshen up what you’re putting out. When you ask a guest to contribute, you’re freeing up your time but also you’re partially putting yourself ‘out there’ to guest contribute yourself.

Think of it as way of referral: by having someone guest, you’re telling others you trust them and what they have to say is worth listening to. If the contributor bring their audience with them you’ll have the opportunity to speak to them too.

Outsource

As opposed to guest contributors, your content could be handled by a marketing professional if you’re slightly too big to do it yourself but not big enough to hire someone full time to create your content.

You’re probably aware that content creation takes a lot of time, but in our interconnected world we are fortunate that finding people to do this job is an easy one! These professionals will have the resources at their fingertips so you can be confident that the job will be done right.

What are your experiences with content creation? Why not chat with us on Twitter and share what you’ve found.

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