If you’re trying to figure out SEO writing to drive traffic to your writer website, there’s a lot of online crap to sift through.
Gimmicky promises. Expensive software. Even get-your-account-shut-down advice out there about SEO writing. And you don’t want to step in any of that.
So how do you get more potential clients to find you online?
Almost every week I hear from writers, who tell me things like:
- I don’t have time to blog
- I don’t have a marketing strategy
- I hate selling myself
- I’m hoping people will buy my new book
- I don’t know how to help my publisher market my book
- I have a very specific audience, but I don’t know how to reach those people
Sound familiar? If you want your website to help you generate leads, drive traffic or build an audience, you need to know how the motherlode of search engines works.
As an SEO writing expert and consultant, I’ve helped hundreds of authors and freelancers get results. One recent win even helped boost traffic by 175 percent for one of my clients.
Ready for some no-bull advice about SEO writing? Here’s what you need to know:
Can you find freelance work with staffing agencies?
Definitely. But you need to know what happens behind the scenes at a staffing agency when a recruiter is trying to find a writer for their client.
Here’s what usually happens. A staffing agency recruiter posts a contract job for a writer to work for one of their clients that looks something like this:
“Our client needs a copywriter who’s a natural at writing copy that’s on brand, fun, helpful, and authentic for a major company.”
Looks like a perfect writing gig for a solid client, right? So you fill out a few details online and click send. Hundreds or maybe even thousands of writers do the same thing. One writer gets the gig, and it’s not you. You never hear back.
Sound familiar? If you want to connect with staffing agencies to find freelance work, there’s something you need to know…that kind of lazy-ass marketing will fail you almost every time.
So what’s the secret to landing freelance work with staffing agencies? We talked to a veteran copywriter and staffing agency recruiter to find out…
What’s in your toolbox to build your freelance business and find content writing jobs?
Ask your network. Send cold-pitch emails. Make phone calls. Try direct mail. Connect with agencies. Marketing is the name of the game, especially when you’re starting out.
These are proven marketing strategies to find prospects and get hired for content writing jobs. The more prospects you reach out to, the closer you get to your goals to move up, earn more, and make a living writing.
Looking for another way to find freelance work?
It’s no secret that trolling Craigslist for content writing jobs or putting all your bets on Upwork to find great clients aren’t the best ways to build your freelance writing business.
But there are some online resources you’ll want to add to your toolbox to search for clients in your niche, see who’s hiring freelancers, or fill a gap as a contract writer.
If you want to get hired, grow your network, and build your portfolio of freelance work, check out these handy places to get hired online:
Do you love traditional freelance journalism but struggle to earn a living? Brand journalism might be a perfect fit for you.
By writing content for companies, you can put your great storytelling skills to work in a growing, lucrative market.
Brands have the budgets and the motivation to pay good writers what they’re worth.
But how do you find brand journalism gigs? And once you do, what’s the secret to carving out a niche, landing repeat business, and making more money as a freelancer?
There’s a few key ingredients to success in brand journalism. And once you know the basic recipe, you’ll be able to create your own blend of skills and marketing strategies to land brand journalism gigs, move up and earn more.
Want to know how it’s done? We recently caught up with two experts in brand journalism to show you how: