Getting Started as a Freelance SEO Writer

A freelance SEO writer is somebody who writes articles for SEO companies. SEO stands for search engine optimisation, and the articles written by a freelance SEO writer are used to help websites rank well in search engines such as Google. Companies hire freelance SEO writers to produce content that SEO agencies can use to link back to their clients’ websites, therefore helping their clients rank higher in search engines.

Although many choose to write for specific niches, clients can hire a freelance SEO writer to write on any subject, from patio furniture to liposuction. Popular niches include businesses based around money, such as insurance, mortgages, and lending, because these companies can often pay higher rates for their SEO articles.

It’s not always easy to be a freelance SEO writer because it is difficult to know where the next pay cheque will come from. This is the same as with all freelancing though, so SEO writing is not necessarily a bad choice. In fact, it could well be one of the better choices because it is very easy to learn.

With good basic writing skills – such as spelling and punctuating correctly – freelance SEO writing can be relatively easy to get into. An interest in learning about many different topics is a plus. Researching things and writing quickly means freelance SEO writing could make for a very lucrative career.

One of the best perks of becoming an SEO writer is that you can do it from anywhere and at any time. No need to go into an office from 9-5. It’s possible to write several articles in the morning and then spend the afternoon lazing around in the backyard and reading a good book. 

Likewise, a freelance SEO writer could stay up late every night and wake late in the morning and still be able to get all of his or her work done in time. But as a professional freelancer with ten years of experience, I can say the later in the day you get started, the easier it is to procrastinate and put tasks off until the following day.

Working as a freelance SEO writer could be the perfect career for someone who wants freedom of time and location. As long as they are willing to work hard, seek out new business, and won’t get bored of writing articles on subjects that don’t necessarily interest them.

Just because a person starts out as an SEO article writer, this does not mean that is what they will always do. SEO article writing is an effective way to get into various other online sectors, such as freelance copywriting or SEO consultancy, both of which are much more lucrative than SEO article writing but also much harder to get into.

  • Other online freelance options include¬†
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Programming
  • Mobile App Development
  • Amazon Web Service Development
  • Artificial Intelligence Development
  • Website Design and Development
  • Online Security and Ethical Hacking
  • Illustration
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Video Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Translation
  • Audio Transcription
  • Tutoring
  • User Testing

As you can see, there are plenty of options for freelancers online, so choose something you are good at, and get started!