How to Make Money Writing Simple Web Articles?
Are you looking for legitimate work online? Can you put words together and write a coherent paragraph? Are you an aspiring freelance writer who wants to make money writing web articles? If you can answer “yes” to two of these three questions, then you can probably qualify to become what is known in the industry as an SEO writer. There’s never been a time in the history of the Internet when the need for this kind of writing has been greater. So, yes, there is a demand for these writers and you can get paid to write.
If you’ve never heard of it before, SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” When used in reference to website feature stories it refers to keyword friendly articles designed to capture the attention of Internet search engines like Yahoo, Google, and Bing. There’s a skill to being able to write a well-crafted SEO article, and people who develop that skill can virtually name their price when selling their services to Internet businesses.
Internet search engines eat up unique content. So there is a constant demand for up-to-date original content. Search engine sites are always looking for the most relevant content to serve up to their client: the typical web surfer who uses the Internet to seek information about whatever topic concerns him. Search engines use keywords and keyword phrases in order to identify which web pages to present to information seekers.
Internet businesses and marketers need targeted traffic to their websites, people who are interested in the products and services that they offer. In order to land at the top of the search engine results page, these marketers need content covering the most commonly searched for terms in the niche they’re in. And since the typical web searcher is apt to use a variety of search terms in order to find what he’s looking for, there’s a need to have written content that contains as many of those search terms as possible.
This is where the enterprising SEO writer comes in by providing these businesses with well written content in the form of short articles that contain these search terms. A good writer may receive an order for 5 or 10 articles at a time, each using a different keyword or phrase that the client wants to target. These articles can be any length, but typically are between 350 and 500 words long. So, they don’t take a whole lot of time to write.
But what can be a challenge to figure out is how to turn this into a lucrative business. If you are new to this kind of writing for money business, it helps to know what to do and not to do regarding how to obtain a steady paying client. It also helps to know how to effectively interact with a client in a knowledgeable way so that he can feel comfortable choosing your service over someone else’s. Yet, obtaining this knowledge can be fraught with having to weed your way through the charlatans and riffraff on the Internet who only seek to take your money while providing you with useless, out-dated, or inappropriate information.