SEO Content Writing Salary: How Much Can You Expect to Earn as a Freelancer
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The opportunities in freelance writing are growing by leaps and bounds now; especially for those who specialize on providing SEO content.

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 (as of August 2012 as the graphic below illustrates). 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.

GET SEO COPYWRITER TRAINING: Yuwanda Black heads New Media Words (, an SEO writing company. She's the author of numerous ebooks on the subject, as well as the creator of one of the leading SEO copywriter training courses. The class teaches everything you need to know about not only how to write SEO content, but how to earn $50,000 to $75,000 per year your first year as a freelance SEO content writer. You can take the class online, or enroll in a hands-on seminar in Jamaica!



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