My mom and I recently bought “How to make $250 or more a day writing simple 500 word articles” and it’s a great book, but we’re struggling to get this SEO writing thing off the ground. Is it just a bad time of the year to be looking for this type of work, or is there something else? I’d really appreciate the help please if you can.~B
First, thank you for your purchase of the SEO writing ebook. Glad you’ve found the info helpful.
In answer to your query, yes, this can be a difficult time of year to land jobs, but it can also be a good time because so many aren’t available for work. It all depends. As for finding work overall, here’s a post I did that may lend some insight.
Carefully assess these areas, then make changes where applicable.
Hope this helps, and happy holidays.
He responded …
Thank you for taking the time to get back to me, I really appreciate it. I have already started implementing your advice in that post and a couple others, and I think that I am already starting to see some results.
Happy holidays to you too and thanks again.
Landing Writing Jobs During the Holidays: Some More Advice
The reason I forwarded this post to this freelancer is that the five areas I address there cover the main areas that need to be tweaked if you’re having trouble landing writing jobs – in any season, by the way.
Now, just a little more advice about landing jobs during the holidays; specifically to answer the question, “Is it just a bad time of the year to be looking for this type of work, or is there something else?”
Like I told the respondent – it all depends – on the areas outlined in the aforementioned post.
One Big Mistake Many Freelance Writers Make When Looking for Work During the Holidays
One thing I’ve found is that many freelancers fail to plan their marketing campaigns. Now this freelancer is new, so this advice wouldn’t apply to him. But if you want to be busy during the holidays, start marketing for jobs in September. Put together special deals. Use language specific to this time of year (eg, special on holiday blog posts).
When you do this, you prime clients to start thinking about this time of year – months in advance. This can set you worlds apart from other freelancers because it says to clients that you’re organized, forward-thinking and professional.
Why start marketing for holiday writing jobs in September? Because editorial is cyclical. And right after Labor Day is when most turn their attention back to business. FYI, here’s a great post that outlines what to say when you contact clients for holiday writing jobs months in advance. It also further elaborates on why it’s a good idea to do so.
Learn more about how to land writing jobs during the holiday season.
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