How to Become a Freelance SEO Writer

Freelance writers can earn a good amount of money by working in flexible timings. This job is best suitable for those who are currently studying and are unable to do a full-time job because they have to attend their classes. However, some people also take it as a professional career as it provides reasonable rewards and rigorous growth opportunities.

With the advancement in the field of information technology, the freelance writing is specially associated with the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to get maximum hits on the internet. If you are looking forward to become a freelance SEO writer, you can take help from the given steps.

Things Required:

– Computer
– Internet access
– Word processing program


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    First of all, you have to understand the term SEO. It is the overall ranking of a specific company on the renowned search engine (most importantly Google). The ranking of any company is done by measuring the traffic towards its website. The higher the rate of traffic towards the company’s website, the higher will be its ranking. Many companies have hired professionals who ensure the proper SEO of the companies’ websites so that they may be able to attract high traffic so as to improve their rankings.

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    It is extremely important for you to know that freelance writing is very much different from the conventional writing. You don’t have to learn or use high level vocabulary in your articles in freelance writing.  You just have to use some specific words to get the maximum hits on the internet. These words are commonly known as ‘keywords’. For instance, if you are writing an article on F1, you must use Formula 1 in the title and the first sentence of your article including the names of the drivers or teams on which you are writing an article.

  • 3

    After develop the writing skills which are required to become a freelance SEO writer, you have to search for the job. There are many companies which offer potential freelancing jobs through which you can make a fair amount of money at the end of the month or week.

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    You must build a good portfolio in order to achieve a high level of growth in the field of freelance writing. Furthermore, you should make accounts on online portals like ‘odesk’ to develop a good online professional network and to keep on getting valuable work to do.

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