Producing content is without doubt one of the biggest bottlenecks when it comes to building websites.
Whether it’s for content on a money site or content used for link building, your cost to produce content is either going to be your own time to write, or your own money to outsource. Both present challenges when it comes to scaling your operations.
The problem with paying for content:
If you pay for articles to be produced, there’s a fairly lengthy list of issues that you need to deal with on an ongoing basis, including;
- Finding quality writers in the first place (there goes hours of time!)
- Placing the orders and having to give very thorough directions to avoid useless articles being delivered
- Having enough work to satisfy high quality writers before they go elsewhere for more work
- Assessing the quality of their work once content is delivered
- Correcting article mistakes and errors
- Writers accepting a job and then flaking on you at the last minute before your deadline
Even though outsourcing is certainly the way to go over producing 100% of the content yourself, it’s certainly not a “hands-off” game and it does take time to manage.
The problem with producing content yourself:
If you’re trying to keep costs to a minimum, then researching and writing articles yourself is probably the biggest bottleneck you’ll face.
I’ve been here myself and have personally opted against starting sites in niches that I am unfamiliar with because I can’t be bothered spending all that time researching and learning the niche PLUS writing articles.
The research phase for niches you are unfamiliar with is a killer. For the main pillar articles on your money sites, on a per article basis, you are likely to spend as much time, probably more, researching an article than you are writing it.
You may be able to knock out articles quickly, but learning what to write about is the major challenge I found when I was producing the majority of my content personally on topics I was not familiar with.
I’m definitely not alone here and through our Internships and Private Training Courses we’ve found that producing quality content is the biggest overall time suck.
Our goal was to cut the time it takes to write SEOd money site quality articles by 50% and to a quality that would see them pass at an average or above approval rating through a service like Textbroker.
How the tool works:
We haven’t got to that point of testing yet, but I wanted to give you a recorded example of where we’re at with the software.
I decided to record myself using the software to write a complete article for the very first time and I’m fairly impressed with what the software can do!
My test – Produce 500+ words, in under 25 minutes, on a topic I’m not familiar with:
Until recording the video below, I had not used the software before to produce an article. To put it to the test, I set out to write a minimum 500 word article on the topic of life insurance, a niche I am largely unfamiliar with and to get that done in under 25 minutes.
I’ve never written an article on life insurance and never done any research on the topic. I have a life insurance policy, but that was all setup through my financial advisor and I basically just gave him a dollar figure I wanted cover for and he set up the policy on my behalf. Suffice to say, I know very little about life insurance, certainly not enough to be able to write an article without significant research.
I’ve included a copy of the finished article at the bottom of this post and immediately below is me using the software to research and write the article
Recording of me researching and producing a 586 word article in under 21 minutes!
So there you have it, a 586 word article on a topic I’m unfamiliar with, researched + written in under 21 minutes!
Most people can pump out a 586 word article in 21 minutes on a topic they are familiar with, but to include research would usually double the time at a minimum. Very happy with the result!
What do you think?
We’re not sure how we’re going to proceed with this software (release it for public use, include as part of our courses or establish it as a paid product), but if you are interested in using it, or have any feature you think would be valuable additions to it if you were to gain access, please drop a comment below.
Copy of the completed article:
Information about life insurance policies
Insurance can be a confusing topic with plenty of jargon. Let us help you out with some explanations of insurance terms!
Given that insurance policies for life insurance pay out after death, obviously, it is your nominated beneficiaries that will deal with the insurance company you hold your policy with in the instance that you pass on.
It is not the responsibility of insurance companies to hound you to pay out on benefits should your loved one pass on. That ultimately is your responsibility so be sure to have your loved one who holds the policy keep you up to date with the physical location of the policy and any other particulars.
Term Life Vs Whole Life Cover:
Many people are unsure whether they should opt for term life insurance or whole life insurance. Read on for more information! Although it can at first seem confusing, with a little bit of research you will soon grasp the key concepts!
If cost is a factor, understand that term life cover is less expensive that whole life cover. Certain policies and certain insurance companies will allow you to change policy terms during the course of your coverage. .
Term Life Insurance:
With this form of cover, you get insurance for a specific period of time at a guaranteed rate. As with other policies, you get to name the beneficiary of the policy at the time of entering into the contract.
You can set a limit or duration of the policy for short or long term, for example 30 years or as little as one month! There are certain types of policies where the death benefit paid decreases over time, and so do the premiums paid as a result. This is usually on a year by year basis.
Whole Life Insurance:
With this form of cover, you receive protection for life and the premium options are level or single. There are two components of these policies; a savings component and a fixed component.
Whole life insurance will accumulate cash value within a tax-deferred basis.
This form of policy is very similar to whole life cover, whoever they are often said to provide a little more flexibility. These policies give you the usual death benefit paid out with other policies, but also a cash account in addition. You can change the premium and the death benefit at any time during the policy being held.
Permanent Life Insurance:
This form of policy is best taken out when the need for insurance is over a long period of time. One downside of this type of cover is that the premiums will be a little more expensive that on term life insurance policies. These types of policy do not accumulate cash value.
Once you pass on, the beneficiaries of your insurance policy will be paid what is owing as per the terms of the policy, by the insurer. Term life insurance is the most popular form of insurance as the benefit is set at the start of the policy and remains fixed throughout.
Interestingly, you can actually use death benefits as collateral to borrow funds. Given that the responsibility to claim on an insurance policy rests with the beneficiaries, often the benefits will go unclaimed!
Overall, the life insurance industry is quite complex, however we hope that this article has shed some light on what is often a confusing topic. As always, look to consult with an insurance expert to identify the best insurance for you personally.
Be interesting to see if this post starts ranking for life insurance long tail keywords lol :-).