SEO Copywriting Rates: One Writer Reveals How He Got to the $100/Article Mark and I Give You 6 Tips on How You Can Too!

A couple of days ago, out of the blue I received the following email from a fellow SEO writer about how he finally broke the $100 per article mark (actually he smashed it, getting almost $150). The email made me feel so good because this freelancer had paid his dues, doing those $5/article gigs.

He said Inkwell’s ebook on SEO writing gave him the tools he needed to start making real money as a freelance writer. Of course, this makes me feel great. But, the real reason it made me so happy is that SEO writing is maturing as a profession – and quality writers in this niche are being rewarded with by asking for – and getting – higher fees.

Following is J’s email, received last Friday, April 22nd.

SEO Copywriter Breaks the $100 Per Article Ceiling – Actually Blows Through It!

Hi Yuwanda,

I thought I’d just drop you an email to tell you that since applying your method of getting SEO article work, about two years now, I’ve finally cracked the $100 per article barrier (emphasis).

I’ve been writing articles for $35, sometimes a bit more, sometimes less, and that’s been wonderful, but in the back of my mind I’ve always wanted to break through that magic $100 an article barrier. Right now as I write (I’ve just taken a few minutes out), I am in the middle of writing an article that I will be paid 90 UK pounds for – about $144. It will be 700 words in length, and to be honest, it’s really no more difficult to research and write than a $35 one. Or a $5 one for that matter!

OK, so I won’t be writing 10 articles a day at these prices, or even one a day. But I do expect to get several each month. I also have a client who pays me the equivalent of $80 for a 500 word article, and I am getting a lot of those every month too.

The great thing about your method of getting well-paid SEO article work is that you can start at $25 an article, or whatever, and scale up. I had near-instant success – within 10 minutes of sending out an email – and it’s just got better and better. That $100 an article seemed totally elusive just a few months ago, but today I’m doing it.

Thanks! It’s one massive boost to morale, and it doesn’t hurt the bank balance either 🙂

Regards,

J

Upon receiving this email, I wrote J back, asking for insight on why/how he achieved this goal, writing:

J-

I’m gonna do a post on how SEO writers can break the $100 mark for the SEO writing jobs newsletter tomorrow. Can you give me one reason you think you were able to do this?

Of course, I have my own experience and suggestions, but as your email inspired this post, I’d like to get a quote from you if possible about the main reason you feel you were able to get to this mark.

Thanks, and if you don’t have time to respond — no worries, I understand.
Yuwanda

I didn’t expect such an in-depth response, but he generously responded:

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SEO Copywriter Reveals Why/How He Managed to Get to the $100 Per Article Mark

Yuwanda,

One reason why I was able to break the $100 an article mark…

Hmm…

I expected to do it, sooner or later.

Once it became obvious to me that I could charge – and get – $25, $35 or more, per article, from lots of different clients, I “knew” I’d eventually get at least $100 an article. Remember, prior to that I was getting maybe $15 an article at the absolute best, and $5 to $10 usually. However, once I “knew” it would happen, I no longer needed it to happen like yesterday. I just knew it would happen when I was ready.

OK, that sounds a bit weird, but it’s true. I had written a few articles that paid around the $45 to $55 mark, then a couple at $80 and I knew it would happen soon. It happened the following week, which was sooner than I expected. And it wasn’t a $100 article either. It was a $144 article! (emphasis added)

I find this happens. When you are trying to reach a specific goal you usually pass it by a fairly large margin. That happens soon after you realise it is actually going to happen. It seems that once you accept the inevitability of an event happening, that is, a goal you have that you need to achieve, you get there and then some. At least, that’s my usual experience.

I guess to be honest that your ebook opened my eyes to what is possible. I decided to try your method, and I did it to the letter.

I sent out 100 emails one evening quite late and received a reply within 10 minutes from a guy who told me he was sitting by his computer wondering where he could find an SEO content writer at that time of night. Then my email landed on his desk. Thirty minutes later, after several emails had gone back and forth between us, I was writing my first article for $25, and I had another 20 or so lined up to get through as well.

THAT made me a believer!

I realise now that had my experience been more like that of [a fellow SEO writer I know], I would probably have given up before I made it. [My comrade] took two weeks or so before he landed his first high paying articles. He almost gave up, but I persuaded him to keep going because I knew he would get there, and he eventually did, of course.

Why I was able to break the $100 an article mark? Because I never doubted for a single moment that I couldn’t.

What’s next for me? $200? $500? Or $1,000 an article?

It no longer matters to me. The incredible boost to morale and confidence you get when someone thanks you for writing an article, and then pays you almost $150 for the privilege, is so great, so beautifully intense, that you instantly believe that anything – anything – can and most likely will happen if you want it to.

I was browsing through a forum the other day where people were bitching about only getting $5, $3 – even just $2 an article. I was about to write a post telling them they could do better – so much better – if they really wanted to, but I didn’t. I don’t think a single one of them would have believed me.

Just before I stumbled across your ebook [on SEO writing], I knew with certainty there had to be a way to get more than $5 or $10 an article, and I had been searching for that way for several months too. I was more than ready to hear what you had to say, and more than ready to give it a try. [emphasis added]

I think that is at least half the reason it worked so well for me. I remember putting your ebook down, so to speak, and feeling real excitement, “knowing” with a total inner certainty this would work.

It did.

Thanks…

J-

SEO Copywriting Rates: 6 Tips on How to Break the $100 Per Article Mark

In my career as an SEO writer, I’ve gotten this rate from a few clients (not a lot of them, but enough of them) on a regular basis. Following are my thoughts on how to achieve this milestone.

I. Believe It to Achieve It: J’s thoughts so closely resemble my own on this topic that it was a bit uncanny for me at first. Then, it hit me – many people who become successful tend to do so because they believe they can; so it’s a shared trait of success, if you will.

In my latest ebook, How to Become a FT Self Publisher: Make the Transition from Writing for Clients (or a FT Job) to Writing for Yourself, I outline 9 steps to making this transition. The first one is belief. I wrote:

STEP I: BELIEVE IT

I start with this because many doubt themselves before they ever start working towards a goal. If you start out not believing that you can accomplish this goal, you’re already 90% of the way to NOT doing so.

And not for nothing, when you tell people about it, many are going to look at you like you’re crazy. They may not voice it, but you’ll see it in their faces. And, the ones who do voice their doubt may only serve to underscore any doubts you may be having.

So first, believe – believe with your whole heart that this is something you can do. And as much as possible, remove people from your life who don’t support your goal.

II. Offer Longer Articles: With the advent of the recent Google Panda Update, content marketing is becoming more popular than ever. And, not fluff either. Google and other SEs want in-depth, original content.

You’ll notice in J’s email that he said the SEO article he was commissioned to write was going to be 700 words. This is almost a third longer than the standard 400-500 word SEO articles many firms seek.

III. Market to Higher-Paying Clients: As I mentioned above, I’ve had only a few clients to pay me $100 or more for an SEO article. But, these tended to be clients who were accustomed to paying well for services.

So market to higher-paying clients. You’ll have to do some research to find them (eg, seek them out by industry, size of company, referrals, etc.), but it’s well worth it.

Note: It’s rare to find these types of clients on job boards like Craigslist. They just don’t advertise there because many don’t have the time to waste to sort through “content mill” writers. They want professional SEO writers, so many will come your way by referral.

Social media is another way to find them. If a company is savvy enough to actively use social media, then it’s one sign that they’re forward thinking enough to realize the value of excellent content.

IV. Play to Your Strengths: The first SEO article I ever wrote that I got $100 for was one on high-paying careers for college graduates.

My client was an internet marketing firm. They knew my background as a recruiter (remember, I owned an editorial staffing agency in New York City for 8 years) and thought of me when their client needed this type of content. And, I’d already produced a series of articles for their client (a university), who was very pleased.

Hence, it all fell into place perfectly.

So, play up your professional strengths when you market for SEO writing work. As one SEO writer wrote me recently, it really helps you land more jobs, ie:

I’ve tried and failed at so many business ideas before, it’s hard to believe one [SEO writing] really panned out for me. Actually, my past failures and numerous jobs are quite valuable in SEO writing because they gave me lots of experience with different parts of the economy and a lot of knowledge to apply to writing. So, I guess nothing in life is really a failure as long as you learn something from the experience.

V. Niche It: I’ve found that it’s much easier to command higher rates when you specialize. I’ve written on this a lot, so won’t regurgitate it here. Following are a few posts you can dig into to see why you can charge more when you specialize (ie, “niche it to success”).

Do You Make More Money as an Editorial Freelancer When You Specialize?

Freelance Writing Job: One Secret to Becoming a Six Figure Writer

Niche Marketing: How to Choose a Profitable Niche

VI. Raise Your Rates: The final tip is to simply raise your rates to $100 or more for SEO article writing. I started out at $25 per article (not blog post; article). Now, my SEO writing company’s rate for a standard 350-400 word article is $45.

While this is a long way from $100, it is a progression. And, if SEO writing was my primary income stream, my rates would probably be higher. But as I’ve stated many times, I set my freelance writing rates to easily bring in clients.

In my experience, the more you charge, the more time you’ll have to spend marketing to land jobs. My firm’s rates allow me to seamlessly land clients so I can spend my time outsourcing and overseeing jobs, while focusing on my primary income steam – my ebooks and seminars.

Did I leave anything off the list? Are there more tips you can share on how to get to the $100 per mark as an SEO writer? Leave your comments below.

SEO Content Writing Rates Revisited

FYI, I’ve written on this topic before in the post, SEO Copywriting Rates: How to Get $100/Article or More, on BloggingTips.com, a site I used to write for. That was three years ago and I have much more experience now and this email exchange with J gave me the push to revisit this topic.

Hope it’s helped.

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URL Shorteners: Search Engine Optimization Techniques on How to Use Them Properly So Your Site Isn’t Penalized by Google & Other SEs

With Google’s recent Panda updates, many sites lost rank, while others gain. This has many webmasters (even those with improved rankings) scouring their sites, wondering how not to run afoul of the giant search engine’s guidelines. One area that still causes some confusion when it comes to search engine optimization is URL shorteners – as in, does it affect rank? If so, how? If not, why not and which are the best small services to use.

We’ll answer these SEO concerns as they relate to URLs in just a bit. First, let’s dig a little deeper to lern more about them.

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What are URL Shorteners?

In case you don’t know, these are a form of URL redirect. It shortens long web page URLs into short ones.

For example, the URL (web address) of the post on this site, SEO Copywriting Advice: The #1 Mistake I’ve Made as an SEO Writer That Cost Me Clients – Here’s How to Avoid It; Freelance Job Lead Also, is http://www.seowritingjobs.com/seo-copywriting-advice-the-biggest-mistake-you-can-make.

Using the URL shortening service http://bit.ly, it’s http://bit.ly/hjDFPV, going from 85 characters to 20.

3 Reasons URL Shortening Services are So Popular

(i) Social Media: One of the main reasons is that social media sites have limits on how many characters you can type into one message. In the case of Twitter, only 140 characters (not words, characters) can be used. As one of the primary purposes of social media is to engage followers by sending out relevant links, you save a lot of characters by using small URLs (aka shortened URLs).

(ii) Hide Affiliate Links: Another common reason URL shorteners are so popular is to hide/disguise affiliate links. For example, instead of having a Clickbank affiliate link like http://234dc2tax4ubct0eudec0q7w4r.hop.clickbank.net, it can be disguised as http://bit.ly/gP567a. The reason many hide affiliate links is because a lot of sites don’t allow direct links to affiliate sites like ClickBank.com.

As an aside more and more sites are prohibiting the use of URL shorteners altogether though, just for this reason. They only allow you to link to “top level domains.”

(iii) Access Forbidden Sites: Short URLs are used to bypass firewalls that block certain sites by URL.

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Popular URL Shortening Services

There are tons of URL shortening services; with some companies evening creating their own, eg, Amazon. According to the TechCrunch.com article, When It Comes To URL Shorteners, bit.ly Is Now The Biggest, following is are the most popular: Bit.ly; TinyURL.com; Is.gd; Cli.gs; and Tr.im.

Here is a link to a more expansive list, entitled, URL Shortening Services, the Ultimate List. It lists 68 short ULR services, along with whether each offers more options and contain a bookmarklet option.

Now that you know more about them, let’s turn out attention to URL shorteners and search engine optimization techniques and short URLs, as in how to ensure that you don’t hurt your site’s ranking when you use them.

URL Shorteners & SEO: Does Using Them Hurt Your Site’s Rankings?

No, if you use popular URL shortening services like bit.ly and is.gd. These ensure that search engines can still do their job, ie, treat the link like a direct link.

Google’s Matt Cutts addressed SEO as it relates to URL shorteners in a YouTube video, saying:

“Custom URL shorteners are essentially just like any other redirects,” he explains. “If we try to crawl a page, and we see a 301 or permanent redirect, which pretty much all well-behaved URL shorteners (like bit.ly or goo.gl) will do, if we see that 301 then that will pass PageRank to the final destination.” [Source: URL Shorteners and SEO, According to Google]

One Thing NOT to Do When Using URL Shorteners

Don’t use multiple redirects. For example, don’t use a shortened URL to send the user to a page where they are then redirected to another page again. This shouldn’t be done whether you’re using a URL shortening service or not, by the way. This is bad search engine optimization practice that can hurt your site’s ranking because search engines stop following after the first redirect.

And, it’s frustrating for site users – who may just decide to click away because it feels like you’re giving them the “runaround.”

This the ultimate URL SEO penalty.

Learn more about what Google says about URL Shorteners and SEO in the video below.

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SEO Copywriting Advice: The #1 Mistake I’ve Made as an SEO Writer That Cost Me Clients – Here’s How to Avoid It; Freelance Job Lead Also

One of the reasons I love Twitter so much is that it is a wealth of ideas right at your fingertips. I had a couple of topics I wanted to cover in this week’s newsletter here, but a tweet I read gave me the idea for this post, which is a bit more timely than the other two I had rolling around my head.

The tweet was:

dodadopp:Read The *OnlineDon Twice Daily Connection! ▸ @InkwellEditor RT #Twitter poll on freelancers’ favourite perks: ▸http://t.co/OA1Ig2P

In the link to the e-zine,The *OnlineDon Twice Daily Connection!, was an article entitled, What To Do When You Feel Like A Miserable Online Business Failure.

The author hit on so many points that rang true for me that I just had to share my main failure as an SEO writer with you. I’ve had many failures in business of course, but here I want to tell you about the biggest one I’ve made as an SEO writer in hopes that you’ll avoid doing the same thing.

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The #1 Mistake I’ve Made as an SEO Writer

Spring has sprung, summer is around the corner and it’s when things start slowing down for a lot of freelancers. I’ve written on this a few times, ie:

Freelance Writers: 3 Reasons Not to Panic — and Advice on What to Do — When Things Get Slow

Freelance Writer Advice: 6 Ways to Increase Your Freelance Writing Income During the Slow Summer Months

Advice for Freelance Writers: How to Land Freelance Writing Jobs During the Slow Summer Months

SEO Writing Jobs Drying Up?

The reason I reference these posts is, many freelancers start to panic around this time, especially if they’re accustomed to being somewhat busy, then nothing happens for a few weeks at a time.

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The reason nothing is probably happening is inconsistent marketing – this is the #1 mistake I’ve made as an SEO writer. I get so busy actually doing projects that I forget (or just don’t have time) to send out those marketing emails. And then one day I look up and there’s nothing on my desk.

Then I’m like, “Ok, time to hit the marketing hard again.”

The SEO writer highlighted in this post is very smart – so much so that he’s worried about filing his taxes and the $90,000 foreign income exemption. Read the post to find out how he stays so busy. He has a rock-solid strategy that practically insures he’ll be landing freelance writing jobs as long as he wants.

Why I No Longer Market for Freelance Writing Jobs, But You Probably Should Continue To

Now, as I’ve stated in previous posts, I haven’t marketed for SEO writing jobs (or any kind of freelance writing jobs) in well over a year. It’s because I’ve been at this long enough and get referrals that I don’t have to. And of course, I have my own projects (ebooks/seminar writing) that give me extra income streams so I don’t rely on clients so much.

But, I’ve been freelancing since 1993 – so don’t measure what may be going on with your freelance writing business against mine. Hindsight is 20/20, so I have enough history under my belt to look back and nail down my mistakes so I can share them with you in hopes that you don’t do the same.

As Patrick points out in his post, What To Do When You Feel Like A Miserable Online Business Failure:

[There] are lessons that begin each chapter in your life’s story; what you learn from them and how you implement that information into your life is how those chapters end.

SEO Writing Advice: When to Listen to “Experts”

As my mother used to say, “You don’t have to make the mistake to learn the lesson.” It’s one of the best pieces of advice she ever gave me because she basically meant, learn from the experiences of others.

If you trust the source and they’re where you want to be, why wouldn’t you learn from that, right?

A Solid Reason to Contact New Prospects and Old Clients Right Now that Could Land You Some SEO Writing Jobs

The free report on plagiarism and content theft I gave out in Monday’s issue of the newsletter is an excellent reason to make contact with old/existing clients and new prospects right now. It’s in Word so you can customize it with your firm’s information.

Which Ebook Will Help Me Land More Freelance Writing Jobs?

People often ask me which of Inkwell Editorial’s ebooks I’d buy if I was just starting out. “Well, it depends,” is my usual answer – on what they need help with, their niche, their skill set, etc.

But overall, after being asked this many times over the years, marketing remains the main stumbling block for many. With that being said, if I were just starting out and had no freelance writing clients, or just a few and wanted to start landing more, I’d get How to Find Unpublished Freelance Writing Jobs.

As I state on description page, I discuss 7 tactics I use to find freelance writing jobs. Because of the way I market, I tend to stay pretty busy as a freelance writer. And even when I’m not, I don’t worry because I know that the way I market is counter to how others market.

Just throwing this out there.

As always, here’s hoping this insight helps. Yeah, the slow season is coming. It does every year. But it’s how you prepare for it that will allow you to thrive, or panic and start looking for/stay at that dreaded j-o-b.

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Freelancers: How to Make the Transition from Another Specialty to SEO Content Writing

A couple of weeks ago, I received the following email from a freelancer who was desperate to transition from a service she’s become widely known for, to SEO copywriting. She wrote:

Question from a Freelancer about Making the Switch to SEO Article Writing

Hi Yuwanda,

I have an interesting problem . . . from reading your posts, and speaking with my colleagues who are making a killing writing content, I know there’s no shortage of content writing work. However, when I market my content writing services, word gets around that I’m a web designer, and the rest is history.

I will still offer web design services because the demand is high, but I’m planning to delegate the work. So, I guess my question is, how can I get more content writing gigs, when everyone keeps asking me for web design?

Note: I changed the service this freelancer offers to protect her identity.

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My Answer

As a freelancer, most of us dream of making our mark in a niche and becoming the “go to” person for that service. If you’re new to freelancing by the way, this is what you want to strive for. However, if you decide later down the road that you want to branch out or do something else altogether, it can be trying to make the switch. But, it’s not impossible.

Following are four ways you can go about it:

I. Create a New Website: Create a new website and market only your SEO writing services here. Once you reach a point where you feel that you have some balance between what you’ve been previously known for, you can then marry this site with the old one. Or, you can just put a link out from your older site to the one that touts your SEO content writing services.

Or, you could leave them as separate entities altogether.

When I first started out as an SEO writer in 2007, one of the first things I did was create an SEO writing website (actually two; I used to sell PLR articles). Remember, I’ve been a freelance writer since 1993 and my main freelance writing website, InkwellEditorial.com, has been online since 1999.

So, it would have been easy for me to just stick a page on that site about SEO copywriting. But, I didn’t want to confuse existing clients or put off potential new clients who may have thought I didn’t have the experience they were looking for. FYI, an old marketing truism is, “Confused clients don’t buy.”

Creating standalone SEO writing websites alleviated both of these problems. When clients got to my SEO copy writer sites, eg, Seo-Article-Writer.com (which has since been folded into NewMediaWords.biz), they ONLY saw SEO writing services offered (blogging, press releases, articles, etc.).

See what I mean?

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II. Package Your Services: One way to sell more of a service is to package it with a more popular service. So, for example, as a web designer, this freelancer could package her SEO writing services with her web design services – for one low fee.

The trick here is to make it an irresistible offer, as in, price the web design services so high as a standalone service, that they’d be “crazy” NOT to order the packaged SEO writing and web design services.

That’s the way infomercials work. They pile on so much stuff at such a low offer that you almost feel you’d be passing up the deal of a lifetime NOT to order. And, this is why they make a fortune!

III. Stop Offering the Popular Service: Of course, this freelancer could always stop offering her web design services altogether.

If you’ve become the go-to person for something though, and as she said she plans to outsource these, I wouldn’t advise this because it cuts off a revenue stream – something you never want to do as a freelancer unless you just don’t want to offer that service anymore.

IV. Stop Marketing the Popular Service: Let word of mouth take over and focus all of your marketing efforts on SEO writing. Freelancers: What to Expect While You Transition from One Niche to Another – My Personal Story

As an aside, I’ve been through this several times in my career: once when I decided to focus on SEO writing and the other when I decided to start focusing almost exclusively on creating my own informational products (ie, ebooks and seminars).

I got lucky when I transitioned into SEO writing. It took off and I made MORE money than I was offering with my other freelance writing services. With my new focus on ebook writing, my income has taken a hit – easily a third, maybe more. I haven’t actively marketed for SEO writing work (or any kind of freelance writing jobs) in over a year.

Luckily, I’m a prolific saver and ebook sales are getting more consistent every day (getting on Amazon and even putting a couple of videos on YouTube has been great), so I’m doing fine. I just wanted to throw this out there so you could prepare for it if you decide to make any kind of switch.

New Ebook: How to Transition from Writing for Clients to Writing for Yourself

On my list of ebooks to write is how to make the transition from writing for clients to writing for yourself. A freelancer on Twitter asked me about this back in December (I save every tweet and email that sparks an idea).

I think I’ll make this my next title – which I’ll complete by next Friday. In it, I’ll lay out step by step what you need to do to transition – whether it’s from niche to niche, or from writing for clients to writing for yourself, or from a job to freelancing.

Yikes, another ebook to write – in a week; THIS is how I get things done guys. I publicize my desires to hold my feet to the fire.

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SEO Content Writing Success: Why I Thought I’d Never Make a Living as a Writer – and How I Finally Did

The following is a guest post by Susan Reynolds of Champion SEO Content.

I never thought I would make a living as a writer.

Although my degree is in English, I thought I would continue on to law school or maybe go into editing in NYC. I kept my degree vague on purpose so that it would be more “versatile.”

A College Degree, But No Job Offers

As it turned out, the only thing my degree was good for was doing secretarial work! I had a hard time finding jobs after graduation and kept bouncing around from one low-paying job to the next. I just couldn’t seem to find my niche or save any money.

My kid sister even said to me: “Use that college degree!”

There’s No Money in Freelance Writing

The problem was that I wasn’t sure how. I knew that I liked to write, but everyone kept telling me there was no money in freelance writing.

Finding My True Passion

I got my Florida real estate license after some prodding from an employer. I had always been interested in making passive and residual money. I knew that was the way to real wealth.

Surprisingly, real estate turned out to be my true interest. I took Robert Kiyosaki classes, read books on real estate and spent countless hours online trying to find all the secrets of money making. I spent a few years in the industry learning everything I could about it.

Job Security or Self-Employment?

My mother didn’t comprehend my quest and told me to get a “secure government job” where my income was stable. I just didn’t want any boss to determine my worth.

Then, the market crashed in Southwest Florida – hard. Property values plummeted, the unemployment rate skyrocketed, and I moved to another state. I vowed to find a way to make passive and residual income from home. A 9-to-5 gig just wasn’t for me, and I was living in a remote area of the country where nobody was hiring.

It was a desperate time for me.

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Desperation Sets In & Low-Paying SEO Content Writing Jobs Open the Door to Freelance Writing Success

I started writing for some content creation companies that didn’t pay very much, but I was happy to make a little cash on the side.

I started lurking around SEO forums and freelance writing boards trying to figure out how people make money writing. It didn’t take me long to figure out how to market my skills as an article writer. Later on, I gained a client who asked me to write articles on property taxes.

Opportunities in Freelance Writing: Merging My Passions of Real Estate and Writing

Aha! So this is how I can merge my writing skills with my experience in real estate!

Since then, I have written many more articles on property management, real estate investment and more.

Freelancing IS Job Security: Being the Boss and Building a Team

Now I have a whole team of writers who help me!

When I tell people how much money I make by writing, their jaws drop. The best part is that now I truly make all of my income from home as an online real estate referral specialist and a content writer. My passion is to find new ways to merge my referral business with internet/article marketing.

If you have an interest or skill besides writing, why not try to find ways to combine the two? It’s the best decision I ever made!

About the Author: Susan Reynolds is the owner of Champion SEO Content, a company that writes articles for all types of online businesses. Her specialty is writing about real estate. She also works as an Internet real estate referral specialist with the company LGRE, LLC, helping people all over the country buy, sell and lease homes, commercial properties, vacant land and apartments.

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