How to make money from your computer with SEO copywriting services
I think it is time to make another post about how to make money, this time about SEO copywriting services. Hopefully, you have read some of the other ways to make money on my site but if not, this is a good one to start with. It may seem daunting at first because you might know little to nothing about SEO but it’s actually easier than you may think. The purpose of your services is just writing SEO content, there is a lot more to SEO but that is something your client will do themselves or hire elsewhere. Now, this could be an opportunity for you. If you know a lot about SEO or want to get into that, you can offer packages that include more SEO services for them.
What is SEO?
If you don’t already know what SEO is it stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is basically optimizing your content and website so search engines pick up on it and rank it high for keywords or phrases. When someone searches “how to fix a broken pipe”, SEO is what puts websites at the top. Google ranks your site based on the relevance and authority of your website. There are tons of tactics and tricks to use to optimize your SEO to help your site rank well.
What is SEO copywriting?
Normal copywriting is the art of creating content for websites that entice the reader and if filled with relevant content. Good copy typically provokes interest in the reader about the product or service the website offers. You want to make sure the content is engaging and helps sell the product or service. Or, if it is an informational piece provides details information on whatever the topic may be. Now, SEO copywriting takes that and adds to the SEO aspect. Your goal is to rank for a certain keyword or keywords that target your potential customer and readers. It may sound like a lot but with a bit of practice, you can become a great copywriter.
Tips for SEO copywriting
You need to know a bit about SEO copywriting before you can start but it’s really not hard. The first thing you want to do is forget everything you learned about writing in school. School teaches you to try and write like a scholar, for SEO purposes you want to write in the simplest way possible. You need to write short sentences, short paragraphs, use small words. Basically, keep it simple. The easier it is to read, the better. You also want to make sure you are using the keyword(s) a fair amount of times. Don’t keyword stuff, you want to keep it natural.
Also, make sure to use headings and sub-headings. If you can, work the keyword into both. Again, make sure it’s natural and you’re not just putting it in to have it in there. Another thing to do is use internal and external links. External links go to other websites and internal links go to other pages on that site. You need to make sure they are relevant and you’re not just using them to throw in links. I can and will write an entire article going into all of this in more details. But for now, I will stick to how to make money with SEO copywriting services.
How to make money with SEO copywriting services
Time to find some clients, this is where you start to make some money. You can jump on Fiverr and Upwork to look for clients. Once you start getting a reputation it will be easier to get clients. At first, you’re going to have to hunt them down.
A good thing to do is make a few sample articles first. Pick a few things you already know and could write 500-600 words on and create 3 or 4 samples to add to your portfolio and show potential clients.
Don’t get crazy when you start, find people looking for 500-word articles for $20. You might have to research the topics they need but typically, articles should take you 30 minutes to an hour. So, if with that, if you can do just 1 an hour you’ll be earning $20 per hour. Not bad.
At first, you are just getting your feet wet. As you figure things out, you’ll upgrade your services and clients. You may start getting $30 for 500-word articles. And you might be able to write articles in 15 to 30 minutes. 2 articles an hour at $30 each is $60 an hour.
You can also offer upsells. Maybe $30 for a 500-word article and $50 for a 1,000 words. Or $75 for 1,500 words. When it comes to SEO copy, longer is better so you can sell them on this. Depending on who and what you’re writing on, you could fetch a lot more. I’ve seen $100 for 500-word articles.
Tips to build your business
Build your own website. Show off what you know with a nice little WordPress site that gives information on your services and pricing. Show testimonials. Show sample work. Make it look nice, it will add to your credibility and help pick up clients.
Make sure you ask your clients for testimonials. Ask them if you can use them for marketing purposes. Put them on your website.
How to scale and work less
Now that you’ve learned a bit about how the business works and you’ve got some clients under your belt, it’s time to work less and make more. You want to start finding cheaper writers to do the work for you. Now, be careful that you don’t sacrifice quality. You just need to find people willing to do quality work for less.
You’re not out of work completely. You still want to proofread and look over the work before sending it off to a client. But let’s look at an example. Say you are getting $30 per article from a client, you have someone who can write it for $10. $20 profit for you and all you have to do is proofread and maybe do some quick edits. 15 minutes to do that. 4 per hour. That’s $80 per hour.
To add to that, don’t forget that clients don’t and shouldn’t be one time buyers. Talk to them about a schedule. Maybe they need a couple of articles a month, or a couple per week. If they have a blog they are probably going to need fresh content consistently so if you do a good job, you’ll have steady money.
SEO Copywriting Services – Make $50 per hour or More Final Thoughts
Making money with SEO copywriting services is a huge opportunity. Whether you are looking for a full-time income or just some side money there is room for you. It is not a hard business and there are lots of people who pay good money for the services. The most important thing, start now and be sure you don’t give up. It might not happen overnight but if a couple weeks you could see some nice money flowing in.