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How to create content while studying full-time

Some of you might be preparing to return to university for a new academic year right now.

Going back to university will not only mean that you’ll resume your studies, but it also means that you’ll have other responsibilities to juggle, such as working a part-time job to sustain yourself or committing to societies and hobbies.

Creating content requires time, effort, dedication and commitment. But how do you succeed as a content creator when you’re studying a higher education course on a full-time basis and are limited on time? Well, here are our top tips to help you out. Here’s how to create content while studying full-time.

Create a content plan

Creating content on a regular basis means that you’ll have to constantly come up with ideas, and that can be a bit of a challenge when you have other responsibilities to focus on or are not in the mood.

Creating a content plan or an editorial calendar is a great way to prepare in advance and come up with ideas for compelling content, so that you can create content that’s relevant and won’t find yourself struggling for ideas.

Get organised

When you’re studying full-time in higher education, it helps to be super organised so that you can keep on top of everything and manage demands. Get a planner, write out your to-do lists, prioritise (more on that later), set aims and goals and utilise your time effectively. Speaking of which…

Time block

When it comes to juggling demands and things to do, time blocking (which is where you divide your day into blocks of time and allocate specific tasks to those time periods) should be your go-to technique, so that you control your schedule instead of allowing it to control you.

Time blocking can be more effective than writing out a to-do list. It allows you to create a strict schedule of what to work on and when, which enables you to become much more productive.

Use your timetable

And while we’re still focused on time, take a look at your timetable and see where you could find ‘free time’ to create content, wherever and whenever possible. For example, you might have a whole day where you’re not on campus or the odd morning or afternoon where you don’t have commitments scheduled in the diary.

Create content in batches and schedule

One of the best ways to be a successful content creator is to produce high-quality, informative and engaging content for your audience on a regular basis. But let’s be honest, that’s not always possible because other things get in the way (e.g. social club commitments, exam revision and assignment deadlines.)

So, the best thing to do is to find time within your current schedule where you can create content (refer to the time blocking method) and create content in batches (e.g. writing multiple blog posts, scheduling social media posts for the week or month ahead or filming a set number of videos within a certain period of time.)

Once you’ve done this, then schedule your content to be published in advance so that you keep your platform active and up to do. Our blog post on creating content when you’re short on time explains the OnlyFans scheduling features in wonderful detail.

If you’re returning to higher education for another academic year this year, then good luck! And for current students: how do you create content alongside full-time study? Let us know in the comments!

By |2020-09-07T16:12:16+01:00September 7th, 2020|Tips & Tricks|