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SEO Content Writing Salary: How Much Can You Expect to Earn as a Freelancer
"$50,000 to $75,000 per year," that's what a freelance SEO content writer can expect to earn says the owner of an SEO writing company. She explains why.
In case you don't know, SEO is the acronym for search engine optimization. SEO content is simply content written to drive traffic to a website blog. The end goal can be anything from getting immediate sales to building a newsletter subscriber list.
Yuwanda Black, who owns/manages New Media Words, an SEO writing company, explains why the need for SEO content writers is growing so quickly, stating:
"Quite simply, like the telephone 100 years ago, businesses can no longer do without it. If a retailer wants to remain competitive – especially in the online environment – they must get found online. This means showing up on the first few pages of search results, because research has shown that 90 percent of consumers don't look past the first three pages of, for example, Google results.
SEO content is one of the keys to helping search engines find sites and rank them. So, content must be written with search engines in mind."
The Average Salary of an SEO Content Writer Approaches $50,000
As for salary expectations, Ms. Black points out that the average salary for an SEO copywriter in the U.S. is around $48,000. But, she goes on to point out that it varies by company, region and experience; and states that freelancers can earn even more -- $50,000 to $75,000 per year with consistent marketing.
Why SEO Content Writing Is So Appealing
One of the attractive draws of this type of freelance writing is that it can be learned in a relatively short period of time. Also, there's very little start-up cost for this type of freelance business. If you have an internet connection and a computer/laptop, you're basically ready to go. And, you can work from anywhere.
Yuwanda Black heads New Media Words (NewMediaWords.biz)
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