SEO Copywriting: How to Start This Type of Freelance Writing Career If You’re a “Foreigner”, Pt II

In last week’s post on freelancing as a foreigner [http://bit.ly/dv1kgS], we tackled the following questions:

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Commonly Asked Questions about Getting Freelance Writing Jobs if You’re a Foreigner

Do I need any American work permits?

Do I have to register in any American labor bureau?

Do I need to pay taxes there or just in my country?

Do I need to register a business to be hired remotely for this job?

In this post, Part II, we’re going to tackle the following questions:

Does buying writing services from a foreigner entail any financial or legal obstacles for my potential client?

Would it be a problem for me to find a client as English is not my native language?
In this discussion we cover:

Why Large Freelance Writing Sites are Reluctant to Pay Foreign Freelance Writers

How to Get Around the “English is Not My First Language” Conundrum (If Your English is Good)

Problem Foreign Freelance Writers Will Encounter Even if Their English Is Good

Writing Jobs Foreign Freelance Writers May Be Suited For

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SEO Copywriting: How to Start This Type of Freelance Writing Career If You’re a “Foreigner”, Pt I

The reason the word foreigner in the title is in quotation marks is because we are technically all foreigners. However, when many think of SEO writing – at least the queries I’ve gotten – they speak from a prospective of living outside the United States.

In the last couple of months, I’ve received three inquires in essence asking how to become an SEO writer if you’re a foreigner. Following are the emails – and my answer.

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Email #1: Received 6/26/2010

Dear Yuwanda:

I am an amateur writer planning to start writing SEO articles for some extra income. I thought that you, as an experienced freelancer, could be able to help me with my problem or maybe point me in the direction of some source of information – because my googling has been futile.

My problem is that I’d like to get clients from the US, but I am from Poland and I’m completely clueless where I should start in terms of legalities. Do I need any American work permits? Do I have to register in any American labor bureau? Do I need to pay taxes there or just in my country? Does buying writing services from a foreigner entail any financial or legal obstacles for my potential client? Do I need to register a business to be hired remotely for this job? What do I need to start this career?

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Email #2: Received 8/7/2010

Hello, I was really interested to see that you are earning a living as a freelancer in Jamaica. I graduated from Uni in Scotland last year with a BA Hons(1st class) in English Studies and I have worked for the Big Issue South Africa Magazine in Cape Town and had some short stories published in anthologies in the UK.I am currently working on a novel.

I currently work as an SEO freelancer for a large UK company and although I’m based in Scotland, I have friends in Jamaica and would like to find out about relocating there. I would be very grateful if you could give me some advice about SEO work and freelance journalism in Jamaica. I’m a very creative, hardworking person and I am confident that I can write well on any subject, but I’m just starting out in the field. Thanks so much for your help, best regards

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Email #3: Received 8/8/2010

Hi Yuwanda,

I stumbled upon your website and am very enthusiastic to learn and earn from SEO Writing. The problem is that I am a foreigner (Indonesian national to be precise!). Would that be a problem for me to find a client as English is not my native language? At the moment, I am working as a freelance translator for many prominent companies and organizations. However, I would like to expand my income stream and learned from your website about the possibility of being an SEO writer.

Thanking you in advance and hope to hear from you in a not too distant future.

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MY ANSWERS

There are quite a few questions here, so I’m going to break this post into three parts. In Part I (today), I’ll answer the following:

Do I need any American work permits? Do I have to register in any American labor bureau? Do I need to pay taxes there or just in my country? Do I need to register a business to be hired remotely for this job? What do I need to start this career?

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Why I Turned Down a $2,000 – $3,000 Freelance Writing Job That Could Have Led to Even More Work;

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I look forward to having you as a subscriber,
Yuwanda


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