In 2007, I was fired and became a freelance SEO writer so I could work from home. After being fired, I was looking for a new job. After a long search and not finding any good options, I switched to freelance writing.
You see, I’ve been a freelancer since 1993. Since then, I’ve been working both full-time and part-time. However, there are also benefits, as SEO writing opens up a whole new world of ways to make money on the web that I never thought possible. However, that is not the point.
How did I get a job quickly when I was just starting out?
As an SEO writer, this is a quick way for me to get a lot of work because I do it. I have the “secret”. I don’t know. More specifically, I try to market myself as someone who writes about a specific topic. Here are two reasons.
Jobs are easier to find because it is easier to find jobs. My experience is that it is easier to market yourself as an expert than as a generalist. Research shows that this applies to all types of jobs, not just freelance writing. prove? Post, should you be a generalist or an expert? Get Rich Slow says:
As you become more professional, there are fewer and fewer people competing for jobs. Not everyone wants to get a diploma, gain experience, take exams or do something else that makes them more professional.
It also means that you can get many different jobs, but more people compete with each other. According to the BLS chart, many ordinary jobs do not require extensive education and start at the bottom.
Little to no education is another reason for specialization. Generalist jobs pay less because they don’t require as much training as professional jobs, so this is another reason to specialize.
What is my specialty then? Man writing mortgage loan in real estate.
From 2006 to 2007 I worked as a mortgage advisor. I worked as a real estate agent in New York City in the late 1980s and as a mortgage advisor from 2006 to 2007. So I can write about mortgages from many different angles. So if I want to market myself as a writer, it makes sense to say I’m a real estate writer.
How I Got My First SEO Writing Job.
A Canadian internet marketing company hired me to write about mortgages for them. This is my first job as a freelancer.
They hired me even though I was from the US which is another advantage of this kind of freelance work. You can do that anywhere in the world.
When I sent a few emails to see if anyone was interested in hiring me to write SEO content, I was hired right away. I went on to write hundreds of articles for this company. That’s why they gave me the chance in the first place. They are looking for someone who can write a mortgage. When they saw that I was a good freelancer, they gave me jobs to write other things.
I made a lot of money with this company. Sometimes I get assignments from two or three account managers from the same company in one day.
In the beginning, SEO content writing speed was very slow: $5 for 500 words. No, I can’t write about it! Me neither.
I know there are companies that care about their brand and want quality, well-researched, engaging content — the kind of content I’m ready, willing, and able to deliver.
People who care about their brand don’t want bad content. If you get $5 for an item, you don’t have to put in as much effort as if you get $50, $85 or more. they are not. Content marketing is all the rage these days. prove?
72% of B2B marketers say they will spend a lot of time and money making their content interesting in the next year. According to a report by the Content Marketing Institute, North America has the largest number of content marketers in the world.
They are willing to spend a lot of money to get this kind of “interesting content”. In my opinion, if you specialize, your income will be limited by your ability to market yourself.
Think of the skills and knowledge I have that I can use to make myself a freelance SEO content provider. That’s when you should start marketing.