Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Get SEO Writing Work With No Experience: How One Freelancer Did It

Today’s post is an update on “Mary’s story.” Who is Mary? Mary is a freelance writer who recently started to do SEO writing. She bought my ebook on the subject and started to get queries from clients before she even started to market. Read about that here.

Along the way, Mary has generously allowed me to chronicle her story, from her panic of answering that first email query from a client, to advice I gave her on how to grow her business to make $5,000/month, or more, by outsourcing work to other freelancers. Here’s the latest on Mary’s foray into the SEO writing sector.

Email Received from Mary

“Yuwanda . . . I just finished an e-mail "blast" to 15 SEO companies. I'm making some progress. I just checked my site's stats . . . after sending out queries the last couple of days. And this time they [site visitors] stayed longer . . . and looked at almost all of my site's pages, something that hasn't happened yet. So I'm rather pleased.

Email I Sent to Mary

Mary that's great! Keep up the good work, and let me know about that first PAYING project.

Email Received from Mary Later that Same Day

Mary: So I come home from work and what do I see, this e-mail from one of my queries:

Read the rest of the story here.

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Ashley said...

Many of these types of things are gimmicky and I think do people a great disservice; there is money to be made in freelance writing and I have figured out a very stable way to do it without the figuring out how to get paid headache. Thanks for the supplemental information. Hopefully people are smart enough to take the good (which this content is) and bypass the sour information.

Mommy2Lots said...

Great blog! I will definitely link to you from my freelance blog. You have a great resource of lessons that I feel many freelance writers could benefit from. :-)

Yuwanda Black said...

Ashley you're so right. That's why I advise freelancers to seek information from those who actually ARE freelance writers.

Mommy2Lots -- thanks for the link love!