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Achieving SEO Writing Success in One Month: 4 Things This Freelancer Did Right

In today’s post, I share a series of emails between me and a freelance SEO writer who was just starting out. They detail her journey from getting her site up and going to landing her first client. She had a ton of questions along the way that I think many can benefit from, which is the main reason I wanted to share her story….

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Linkbuilding Techniques Gone Wrong: Is Your Blog Being Pimped & You Don’t Even Know It?

You may be thinking, “WTH Yuwanda; what do you mean by that?” What I’m talking about here peeps are linkbuilding techniques — and how some marketers will try to use your blog to advance their interests – sometimes to your detriment. How do they do it?…

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SSL Certificate & Google: What Every Blog Owner Needs to Know

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you probably know that all hell is going to break loose on the internet on October 1st. What do I mean? In short, getting an SSL Certificate….

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How to Become a Freelance SEO Writer: Free Ecourse

I just finished something I should have done a long time ago. What is it? Create a free course on how to become a freelance SEO writer. It’s finally ready for enrollment, but before we get to the particulars, let me back up a bit….

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How to Write SEO Content — The RIGHT Way (ie, Using Google Guidelines)

Learning how to write SEO content — the right way — has evolved since this post was first written in 2011. The good thing is, the foundational basics haven’t changed all that much, as these 23 SEO writing guidelines Google published highlights….

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SEO Copywriting: How One Freelancer Earned $20,000 in One Month

Many of the most frequent questions I get about SEO copywriting from aspiring freelancers go something like, “Is SEO writing still viable? Can I make a living at it? Is it too late to make money writing SEO articles? Is the SEO copywriting niche too saturated?” Well boy do I have a doozy of a story for you today that answers this question definitively….

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5 Things Every Freelance SEO Writer Can Do to Earn More – Immediately in Some Cases

I’ve been writing SEO content since 2007 – even though I’ve been freelancing since 1993. It’s one of the fastest growing fields in freelance writing, and most of this has to do with content marketing. This was true when I first wrote this post at the end of 2013, and it’s true almost four years later….

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Should SEO Writers Specialize, or Is Being a Generalist Better?

Night before last, I received the following email from someone interested in the SEO Writing / Upwork Course e-class. Sometimes, when you’ve been doing something for so long, you assume that some things are automatically known by everyone. That’s why I thought this was a very good question that those unfamiliar with writing SEO content might not know….

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SEO Writing Rates: How to Determine What to Charge as an Online Writer

In preparation for Freelance Writer’s Technology Month, I spent a solid week doing research into how to really make money online. It was eye opening on several levels. One of the areas I read about in great deal was content development. Of course, this covered article marketing. What I found surprised me to a certain degree….

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“I Want out of My 9 to 5: Can I Really Start a Freelance (SEO) Writing Career with No Experience?”

Today, I received the following email from someone working a full-time job. She wants to find a way to work from home. She wrote:…

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20 Freelance Writing Job Leads — Many Want Ongoing Content

Following are 20 freelance writing job leads. Take the weekend and apply to a few, or more, and let me know how it works out, ok?…

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Freelance Online / SEO Writing: What’s the Market for Work Like Since oDesk and Elance Merged?

This past Monday, I received the following email from a subscriber about what the market for online/SEO writing jobs looked like since the merger of oDesk and Elance. He wrote:…

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