How long does it take to write 1000 words, plus tips to make it easier

Last Update: June 28, 2019

How long does it take to write 1000 words

Okay, Let's time it, I start this post at 10:15.

Now most of you know that to have a sufficient post, you need to write 1000 words. How long does it take to write 1000 words? We test that here today and talk about some tips to make writing easier.

When I first started to write posts on my website, it was a bit intimidating. It is now second nature to me. Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate, it is the best way to write for a living.

So at this point, I have 100 words. That seemed easy! What time is it? It is 10:21.

So that means, at that rate, I should be right around done in just over an hour. There will be grammar check and images of course. Then if there were any links to share (if it were on my website) those things can add up to probably another 10-30 min depending.

Moving on to the writing tips

Well, there are a few tips to get better at writing. So Let's talk about how can you increase your writing speed and not feel intimidated by writing 1000 words.

I have hit the 200 mark and the time now is 10:28

This puts me at a near 15 minutes so far. Granted I have had 2 phone calls and had to message someone as well as minor moments of talking with my toddler.

Back to work...

Tips on how to write 1000 words

1) Place your headers into the post, also write a sentence or three under each header. Fill in the rest with the info and details you may have left out. Place the pictures also a description for each picture and all you may need is a conclusion and your done.

300 words now. Time is 10:34

  • So why does this work? When you map out your framework also fill in the gaps, you can be efficient because it is easier to focus. If you do not do this, you will be staring at a blank page and it may feel more intimidating.

2) This is my favorite tip... Write a couple 3,000-5,000 word posts. Seriously, this will give you a whole new perspective.

  • Why that works? When you write a super long post with 3, 4 or 5,000 words also you go back to a post and write 1,000 words, It seems so short and easy!

Just over 400 words now. Time 10:42

See, almost half-way done. When you look at it, every hundred words seems quite short! It just sounds like a lot. Remember that the next time you are intimidated by the sound of a 1000 word post.

3) Do your research and study, study, study. Keep writing those posts. Become an authority! Have your research and notes ready ahead of time. That truly does help a lot!

  • This is a "long term" tip but will help you write faster and easier. You will become more confident in what you are writing about. The more knowledge you have, the less time it takes to write a post. Become an authority in your niche. This is part of the process that is taught here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Okay a bit past 500 words now. 555 to be exact.

This post has been a breeze. There are other things that can help as well. Its important to be able to meet that 1000 word goal.

So where are we at now, the time is 10:54I am not quite ready to tally it up so Let's finish out this post.

600 words now, gosh it seems to be happening faster now that we are closing in to the end of the post here! :)

What if you are a slow writer?

Okay, I have been timing myself and as I write, I have distractions. The clock is still rolling because it is natural to have interruptions and each 1000 words will take a different amount of time to write.

That being said, if you are a slow writer, no worries, it may take you 10 min more or even an hour more. You can do it!

700 words now. Time is 11:04

When you write a review post, it will take longer

So this post has been an "off the top of my head" post. It is easier to write those posts rather than a review post.

When you are writing a review post, having the Headers in place and the research already done and the studying out of the way, that will go a long way in making the 1000 word goal a lot easier.

I like my review posts to be longer as well. There is your 3,000 word post for ya!

800 words now. Time 11:11

What is your experience, are you able to write a 1000 words with ease?

Hey there Wealthy Affiliate members, will you comment on your experience?

What problems do you have when it comes to writing your posts?

Do you have any tips you can share with us?

Thank you

A quick thank you to all the members who have been part of my success here at WA. All of you mean so much to me and being a part of this community is amazing! Thank you for always being there :)

900 words, Time 11:19

How long does it take to write 1000 words, in conclusion...

Now, just for fun I have been sharing the time for every 100 words. It is in my hope that this has given you some perspective on how long it will take for a mere 100 words and as you can see, it goes pretty fast! Seriously though, if you have not already tried writing a couple 3,000 or 5,000 word posts I encourage you to try it out because after that, to write 1000 words will seem fast and you will wonder why it was challenging to begin with.

1000 words! YAY time now is 11:26

Total time for this 1,000 word post was 71 min. That is an average of 7 min per 100 words. Now to add a couple touch ups and publish it. Done, Yay! :)

1045 words total.

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MichalB Premium
When I started out I found difficult to reach the 1000 words.

Today I finished 1800 post review. It took me 4 hours, but it was with screenshots, research and some pictures related to the review.

I have no problems to reach 1400 to 1600 word per post.
Practice makes perfect.
And English is not my first language.
That is just a reminder for those just like me
Amelita Premium
Hi there Mike
Thank you for chatting about how long it took you to write your nearly 2,000 word review. Reviews do take longer for sure as we have more time invested overall to ensure the reader has plenty of info.

Writing longer posts are great for earning Googles trust as they are sure to provide what the reader needs.

Glad you chimed in. You are impressive with your language abilities. How great to be able to speak a second language!

All the best to you Mike :)
LadyLou Premium
When I first started this I used to stress about how to write 1000 words.
Now I don't even think about the numbers...the blog unrolls in it's and mine own way and the numbers add more ways than 1
Amelita Premium
Over time, writing does seem less intimidating and you know your abilities :) Glad to hear you are now comfortable with the process.
Bimby Premium
It takes practice. The more we write "consistently", the better we will get.

Thanks for sharing.
Amelita Premium
Yes, very true :) thank you for your thoughts.
LLettau1 Premium Plus
For me it depends on several variables. The time of day, are other in the house barging in my office, do I get phone calls or other distractions. Approximately an hour per 1,000 is about right. I intend to try dictation to speed up the process.
Amelita Premium
Hi there Larry :) Yes, dictation is a great way to speed up the process.
When I have other mindless tasks to get done (dishes) or when I am enjoying some downtime (relaxing in the sun), I can ramble on or read my notes and edit and add pictures later.
Dictating is a learning process but still saves on time.

So many things can slow us down and we all want to be able to be more efficient. This business can be challenging just because of the distractions and the fact that our time and dedication to our business is all in our hands.

Glad to hear that you feel 1,000 per hour is an average. Thank you for sharing that.

I have never really timed it before but thought I would give it a try, even with distractions I was surprised that it only took an hour if I simply sat down with one task in mind.

There has been so many times in my past that I spent a whole day or two working and writing out one 1,000 word post. That was because I was not focusing on one task and was wasting my time to jump around working on random things.

Now that I know about one hour per 1,000 words is an average, I have a new perspective and can be more efficient in the future. It seems less intimidating as well making a post a day easier to accomplish.

Thanks for chiming in Larry :)
Twack Premium
Serendipity is rife at the moment, it makes me feel very connected throughout the platform. Yesterday's post was a 'challenge' as per writing within a time frame and creating something of meaning at least. Total length 1091 Time elapsed before spell check and images 56 minutes.
Tip ? Put headphones on so people think you're listening to something and won't disturb you. Yeah right.
Amelita Premium
Happy feelings are shared quite well around here and are very common, yes. :) At times there is some grief but such is life.

Well, I can relate to the headphone idea.
It mostly works for me.
I am a mom of a few kids and some days, it seems as though they act out just out of boredom. On those days, I put on my headphones and listen to music and do my best to oversee them while tuning them out.
That seems to work. For some reason, if I cannot "hear" them, they have nearly no reason to argue.

The overall average does seem to be around an hour. This is helpful to me and others, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Twack Premium
You're very welcome.