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How To Make Money By Writing SEO Articles

Updated on October 9, 2011

When it comes to making money, more and more people are turning to the internet. Many moms, students and retirees are looking for ways to to buff up their monthly income. Some people even completely go out on a limb and trade their 9-5 jobs for a career as a freelancer.

The internet offers many ways to earn some extra cash. One of the best is freelance writing. As the reality of SEO ( search engine optimization) has taken center stage in copywriting and content marketing campaigns, the demand for SEO writers has also grown.

What is SEO article writing?

Someone writing an SEO article must include certain keywords and keyphrases that are relevant to the topic, and the article context. These keywords and keyphrases must appear seamlessly in the article, and not disrupt the natural flow of the piece; they should ehnance it and be inconspicuous at the same time. The article is written specifically to drive traffic to a website and/or blog.


Pretend that you want to rent a bounce house for your kids' next birthday party. You'd probably hit google and type in something like "moonbounce rental", "bounce house rental", "rentable inflatables". These are called keyword phrases.

If you were the owner of the business and you were to promote your business online, you'd probably want to hire an SEO freelance writer to write you an article containing these phrases.Therefore,when surfers type in a specific keyword phrase, your site will be one of the first ones to pop up.

What skills does an SEO writer need?

As an SEO writer you need to understand what makes people think, act and buy. You need to understand how the search engines work, and know how to research key phrases and write top-converting titles.

Making the key phrases fit seamlessly into the article is often the most difficult part of good SEO writing. As a rule of thumb, you should use each search term once or twice in a 250-word block. No matter how cumbersome your search term, you need to find a way to make it sound natural. Let's say your key phrase is "bounce house" - it should be pretty simple to integrate right? How about "high-yield gold investment bond package bonds"? Not so easy, is it?

Writing good SEO articles is a lot like putting together a puzzle. The goal is to make it fit seamlessly.


Because each article or post only uses one or two keyword phrases websites need a lot of SEO content. Since web surfers use different keyword phrases to search, they need lots of different articles with lots of different keyword phrases.

There are lots of different sites where you can find work as a freelance writer. Odesk, Elance and Freelancer, just to name a few.

Just remember, legitimate employers don't charge to hire you or to get you started. Don't send money for work at home directories or start-up kits.


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    • supermom_in_ny profile image


      6 years ago from NY

      You can also build your own blog and use affiliate networks with your seo articles to make money. At least, that's what I do. ;) Great hub. Voted up.

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      6 years ago

      great post! it helps a lot in my writing skills, it enhances my techniques. :)

    • profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks Jeremiah.

      The link doesn't work but I found your site through google.

      I think what your site needs is some daily, or at least weekly updates. Maybe a poem of the week, writing advice.. something that will attract readers and get them to subscribe. Maybe even host a giveaway.

      Once you have some more content, try building some backlinks to your site. Backlinks from high authority forums are very valuable. The number of active members and the Google PageRank of the forum can give you a good idea about its popularity. You should keep your signature short and link it to your main website.Just make sure your contribute something useful to the forum, so you don't get banned, also people who read your post will be much more likely to visit your site.

    • jeremiahjpwalton profile image

      Jeremiah Walton 

      6 years ago from New England

      Extremely useful. Any advice for my site


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