I decided to write this ebook because as a freelance writer since 1993, and a search engine optimization (SEO) copywriter since 2007, I receive a lot of questions from fellow freelancers about what to expect ...
I decided to write this ebook because as a freelance writer since 1993, and a search engine optimization (SEO) copywriter since 2007, I receive a lot of questions from fellow freelancers about what to expect from SEO writing clients.
Learn more about me on the “About” page of InkwellEditorial.com.
Template Answers Right at Your Fingertips!
Most of these are questions I’ve received from actual freelance SEO content writers since 2007. You can use the in-depth answers as “cut-and-paste templates” when you respond to clients – whether via email or phone.
WHO THIS EBOOK WILL HELP
Terrified New SEO Writers
New freelancers particularly seemed scared to death of client interaction.
As SEO is considered somewhat of a technical form of writing, it’s understandable to be a little freaked out if you’re new to the niche.
Because SEO is a constantly changing field, it can take some time to understand the concepts around it and to get comfortable speaking the language of this niche (eg, keywords, keyword density, anchor text, organic search, etc.).
An SEO Content Writing Reference Guide
So this ebook will serve as a handy “SEO content writing reference guide,” if you will, for new SEO copywriters. And, it’s also for freelancers who just want somewhere they can go to get answers to the questions they’re most likely to receive from clients as they advance in this type of freelance writing career.
Where to Get Answers to Your SEO Writing Questions
Also within, I’ll give a step-by-step tutorial on how to find answers to questions you may have that are not covered within. I’ll also share some insight on how to handle it when a client simply stumps you, ie, you’re put on the spot and you literally can’t find an answer.
The following questions are answered – in depth – in this e-guide.
1. We’d like to speak with someone [via phone] about our SEO article writing needs. Can you get back to us and let us know how/when this can be arranged?
2. How much do you charge to write SEO content?
3. Do you offer a bulk rate if we order more than a certain number of articles?
4. What’s your turnaround time [for producing content]?
5. Do you write the content or do you outsource it?
6. Does/will the copyright belong to us?
7. What about edits/rewrites?
8. Do you provide the keywords or do we?
9. How much additional if we want you to do keyword research?
10. What do you need as far as direction? Is a list of topics and/or keywords enough, or do you prefer more guidance?
11. Do you accept PayPal?
12. What are your payment terms?
13. How many keywords (aka “keys”, “keyword phrases”) do you need to get started?
14. Can you/will you upload the copy for us to XYZ site?
15. Will you distribute the copy for us (eg, to article marketing directories, free press release sites, etc.)?
16. What is article marketing?
17. What’s the difference between a blog post and a regular SEO article or regular web page?
18. Will you put in the anchor text for us?
19. How much would it cost if we want a longer article than the one stipulated on your website?
20. We’d like to hire you to provide ongoing content for our site, eg, one article per week. Can you bill us monthly?
21. Can you forward some writing samples in our niche? Or, can you write an article on ABC (our niche) so we can see if you’re capable of handling our content needs?
22. Can you write articles on ABC subject?
23. Can/will you rewrite/edit existing content we have that we want to repurpose?
24. Can you set us up an account at XYZ site?
25. Will the content you write be 100% original?
26. What do we need to do to get started?
Note: See other ebooks on SEO writing here on Barnes and Noble and/or at SeoWritingJobs.com. They are: (i) SEO Examples: 10 Illustrative SEO Writing Samples; (ii) How to Make $250 or More a Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles; and (iii) How to Write SEO Copy That Sells: An SEO Copywriting Training Guide.
My name is Yuwanda Black and I'm a freelance writer, author and web entrepreneur.
I've been a freelance writer since 1993, an ebook writer/publisher since 2004 and an internet marketer since 2008.
TRAVELING FREELANCE WRITER
My primary residence is in Atlanta, but I live part time in Jamaica (Negril). I visited for the first time in 2009 and started going back on a regular basis. After so many trips (and so many expensive hotels) I thought, "It's cheaper to rent."
So I did!
THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT MY CAREER
The thing I love the most about being a writer is that it allows me to live and work where I please. As long as I have an internet connection, I'm good to go.
I've worked everywhere from a hotel room in Barcelona, Spain; to a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden; to a farm house in Cordoba, Argentina. As far as work, I feel like the luckiest girl alive most days.
THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING AN EBOOK WRITER/SELF PUBLISHER
In a phrase, "income stability." As long as I can write (ie, produce new products), I can make a living. How much I earn is entirely up to me. Thanks to places like Barnes and Noble, you don't have to be famous to make a living as a writer.
RUNNING, RUNNING, RUNNING!
I'm also a marathon runner. I've completed over half a dozen marathons as of spring 2012. I'm always training for the next one. One of the most fun ones was the half-marathon in Negril, Jamaica in December 2011.
Just do it! (As a runner, of course Nike's philosophy fits who I am :-)).
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
You can learn more about me at http://InkwellEditorial.com/about. Inkwell Editorial is my freelance writing website. It's been live since 1999 (for better or worse, especially design wise) and has hundreds of articles on how to start a successfuL freelance writing career.
You'll also find info on ebook writing/publishing, blogging, social media, article marketing and more.
CONNECT WITH ME ON TWITTER
Connect with me on Twitter at Twitter.com/InkwellEditor. It's my preferred social media outlet.
Thanks for dropping by, and feel free to send me any questions you have about freelance writing, ebook writing and/or self-publishing in general.