With the economy shedding jobs at more than half-a-million a month since the last quarter of 2008, many are scrambling to find new employment. And, if it’s a work-from-home job, then all the better. Freelance writing is one of those careers that’s easy to start, and practically anyone who can read and write can do.
Following is a fast-growing, high-paying niche in freelance writing that anyone can enter – and start making money almost immediately.
Specifically SEO copywriting. What is SEO copywriting? SEO stands for search engine optimization. Search engine optimization is simply using various rules to write copy in such a way that websites get more traffic and more sales.
And, website owners need a lot of it on a continual basis. Why? Because to rank high in search engine results, web businesses need to constantly add fresh content to their sites or their blogs and and/or to distribute via article directories.
Since most of them don’t have the in-house staff to do this themselves, they outsource it to freelance SEO writers. It’s cheaper for them. But, the amazing thing is, there are very few qualified SEO Writers. Most freelance writers don’t even know what it is, so it’s an untapped market.
And, this is why SEO writers are some of the busiest freelance writers you will find. The most successful ones bill $100-$250+/day — easily. Many SEO copywriters outsource work to to other freelance writers because they get swamped so easily.
Following are some sample jobs ads you may have run across while surfing the web. These all fall in the SEO writing niche.
Seeking SEO Article Writer: Need five articles on teen fashions for my website. Looking for someone who can submit 3-5 articles a week on an ongoing basis. Pay: $10-$20 per 400-500 word article.
SEO Copywriter Needed: We are looking for writers to produce SEO articles. Each article should be around 200 words and should include the keyword approximately 6 times. We will provide a sample as well as guide for layout and style. Pay: $10-$15 per post.
Blog Writer Wanted: Newly launched humor blog is looking for writers to contribute humorous articles on a weekly basis. No experience necessary, but the ability to consistently deliver smart and witty works of hilarity is a must. Pay: Open.
Web Content Writer: We are looking for freelance article writers to write website content, product descriptions, etc. Our freelance writing service is currently expanding, adding new clients weekly, and needs additional writers to take on writing projects. Pay: $25-$100/article.
When many hear the phrase “SEO” they tune out, thinking that maybe it’s too technical. The truth is, it’s so simple that even a 12-year-old can grasp it – all within a few minutes. If you’re looking for a work-from-home job that is easy to do, pays well and where you can start making money almost right away, SEO copywriting is it.