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How to Become a Successful Content Creator

How to Become a Successful Content Creator

Six months ago, I changed my job. And since then, my content creation career has never been grimmer.

When you make such changes, you may struggle to balance your new commitments with content creation. And you may expect it some way. But I wasn’t. So my experience was even worse.

I had plenty of free time to follow my dreams and ambitions where I worked before. So I was highly productive. My content was high quality. And I even started working with a few clients.

But this new job completely switched my perspective. And even if I earn much more money, I still want to become a content creator.


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1 — Become an early bird (I)

1 — Become an early bird (I)

The morning is the most productive part of the day because you are well-rested and fresh. So it would be a shame to miss this opportunity.

And if you create content one hour a day for five days, that’s already five hours of work per week. It is easily doable, and it doesn’t require too much commitment.

However, when I started waking up earlier, I couldn’t be productive at all.

  • I wasn’t used to writing in the morning, so I spent time on my smartphone or doing breakfast.
  • Also, I wasn’t sleeping enough. I was waking up earlier but not going to sleep when I should have. So I was exhausted.


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1 — Become an early bird (II)

1 — Become an early bird (II)

But after three months of experiments, I’ve learned a few things:

  • Set a specific time zone for content creation . And prepare for it a few minutes before, so you don’t have to drop anything.
  • Don’t reduce sleeping time. If you wake up two hours earlier, you must recover that time.
  • Don’t skip more than once. A new routine takes time to build up. But if you miss it more than once, you will turn to your usual sleep schedule.


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2 — Make a free-time list

2 — Make a free-time list

To-do lists are awesome.

But a to-do list means nothing if you don’t have the time to finish everything you have wanted. So instead of a to-do list, start with a free-time list.

  • List all the free time you can find in a work day. Usually, the time slot before dinner and right after are the best ones because you are not completely tired yet.
  • Each free time slot should be at least 30 minutes long. Otherwise, you won’t have enough time to reach deep work.
  • Your dinner or lunch should not be part of it. So don’t overload yourself. Instead, use those moments to take a break.


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3 — Work with your strengths and weaknesses

3 — Work with your strengths and weaknesses

If the morning is the most productive part of the day, the evening is the opposite.

After more than 8 hours of work, working on creating content is the hardest thing you could do.

But if you are serious about content creation, you must find a way.

  • Search evening enhancers that can motivate you to work.
  • Leave easier tasks for the most challenging hours.
  • Don’t force yourself into working if you are having a terrible day or feel empty.
  • But don’t give up too easily on content creation with the excuse of tiredness. You are working for yourself. Nobody is forcing you, and nobody will motivate you.


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4 — Aim for small achievements (I)

4 — Aim for small achievements (I)

The weight of comparison sometimes crushes even the most passionate people.

Competition online is tough. You must demonstrate that you are the best to gain an audience. And the pressure often becomes unbearable.

But competing with full-time content creators would be like waking up one day and running the New Your marathon. You could do it. Nobody will stop you. But there’s no chance you will ever beat your competition.

If you aim for smaller goals instead, your overall mood will improve. You will stop pressuring yourself so much. And your productivity will increase too.


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4 — Aim for small achievements (II)

4 — Aim for small achievements (II)

So seek small achievements and keep yourself motivated throughout the process. And you will easily balance a 9–5 job with a successful content creation career.

  • Measure how much you can do in a day, and start from there to set your goals.
  • Stop comparing yourself with other content creators and their achievements. You don’t know their situation.
  • Use small achievements to keep yourself motivated. High motivation and good habits are often more efficient than big, unreachable goals.


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5 — Focus on quality

5 — Focus on quality

You can’t produce one piece of content per day or more as other creators do. You come from different places. And you cannot challenge them with quantity, even if it is more efficient nowadays.

But quality is still relevant.

So focus on quality if you don’t have enough free time to publish daily.

  • Research your content and focus on readability.
  • Build good SEO headlines. You have less space for experimenting with your public. Therefore, you must target better.
  • Use a social media platform if you need constant interaction with your audience. You can publish short-form content more frequently there.


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Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

When I changed my job, I feared I had to leave content creation. And the fear was getting under my skin in the first months.

But when I finally got the time to write again, I understood I could never leave content creation. It fills me with joy and satisfaction. And it makes me happy.

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Six months ago, I changed my job. And since then, my content creation career has never been grimmer. But I still want to become a successful content creator.


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