If you’re like most business owners time is at a premium.
There’s research to be done, blog articles to be written, people to talk to on the phone, customers to interact with, orders to be processed, taxes to paid; the litany of things to do goes on and on and on.
So when it comes to reaching our audiences, when it comes to actually sitting down to write a blog article; how can we do this faster, more efficiently and more profitably than ever?
How I’m Creating this Article in Less than 15 Minutes
A few weeks ago my son introduced me to the iPhone 6s. I was so excited when I learned all the things that this tool is capable of doing by just watching him (not to mention I LOVE the 4K video, lol…).
For those of you who don’t know my son, Andrew is an author and a very successful one already at the age of just 20. He owns several businesses and is more successful at his age than I had dreamed of being.
In June of 2014 it wasn’t uncommon for me to write three to five blog articles per week.
One of the reasons that I stopped blogging so much and just went to one article a week earlier this years was because of the time that it takes to actually sit down and outline a blog article and then think through and write it.
I’m different from many bloggers in that I can write a 2,500 word blog article and post in in just ninety minutes.
But that’s ninety minutes of time I could be doing some other things, right?
One of the benefits of blogging is that blog articles have longevity and many times perform better with time than they do in the days after we write them.
I’m a fast thinker and what’s really cool for me is being able to sit down and just crank out content and I can do that so much quicker by talking then I can through typing.
I only type thirty words a minute.
But I have a big mouth and can talk much faster than that, lol…
Want a sample of how this works? Check out the short video:
Dragon Dictation IOS App
Do you have spaces you like to work that you feel more productive than in other spaces?
That’s certainly true of Andrew. In fact, he’s made the table in our kitchen his office during the day.
One of his businesses is “TheAuthorBlog.com”. It’s a website devoted to helping authors understand the psychology behind marketing and create strategies on how to market their books – both eBooks and printed books.
As I was sitting at my desk doing my thing late last week, I could heard him in the other room talking up a storm.
I wondered to myself “What in the world is going on?”
So I walked in on him as he was dictating his new eBook.
He said; “Dad, you’re not going to believe it! I just talked two thousand words for my eBook in like ten minutes.”
That’s when he introduced me to the Dragon Dictation app for IOS.
I really wanted to try this out after I saw that!
How much better off would I be if I could create dynamic and killer content at a fraction of the time it normally does?
As a business owner who creates content as the number one means for reaching my audience I wanted to try something that would give me the ability to blog really fast and make more content on a regular basis.
Well luckily for me this app is really cool and as you can tell it’s highly accurate and it’s doing a wonderful job in terms of helping me create content quickly.
What I really like about this software is that I can do it on the go if I’m between meetings, calls or if I am out and about and just want to sit in a corner and work on creating a blog article.
I can do it really quickly and easily.
So How Do I Write a Blog Post Quickly by Dictating?
First you will need to download the Dragon Dictation app from either the Apple store or from Android onto your phone or tablet.
Personally, I use my iPhone 6s because it’s convenient.
I use the headset that came with my phone. It’s a great way to get it into the system without picking up a lot of background noise.
The second thing you want to do is write a brief outline of what you want to talk about.
I don’t know about you, If I don’t my mind doesn’t always stay as organized and cohesive as when I write.
Third once you open the app all you have to do is click the little red button and start talking.
Now, I’m playing with this as I create this post and yes I’m finding little nuances of things that annoy me.
Like learning how to talk by saying things like “new line, new paragraph, comma, period,” etc..
Or when you pause for too long between sentences or words and it just kind of stops on you and goes back to the editing function.
But with that said the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
Here’s the really cool part; once you’re done all you have to do is copy all of the text and put it into an app like either an app for Evernote, a Google Doc, or into Word if you use office 365 from your phone or tablet.
Now I can go back to my laptop and do some light editing and tweak the article into the right format that you like and Boom… you’re ready to go.
In less than 10 minutes I had a fully articulated and well written blog article that saved you a significant amount of time.
Now who doesn’t want to save time to use towards creating more content or doing other things that make you more efficient and profitable?
If you’re a business owner time is at a premium.
This one tool can increase your productivity, increase your efficiency and hopefully increase your profitability.
But I have to go back to the number one thing that I tell business owners over and over and over again when it comes to content marketing.
One of the things I’m discovering by talking out my blog article is that I can see how if I don’t know what business I’m “really in” I could be in trouble with this tool.
By talking I have to think at a faster pace about what I’m going to say next.
I have to think more clearly about what I’m trying to articulate.
Part of being efficient and profitable is knowing what content to create so as to attract the right audience to your content.
If you want to learn more about how to think more more clearly and concisely about what to say into a dictation product like this then visit the Begin Here page of my website.
You’ll learn there what clarity is and is not and how to attract more prospects and visitor who are able, willing and ready to buy from you.
What do you think? Is this something you’ve tried in the past or want to consider trying?
Leave a comment or question below about my experience and let’s chat about it.