Thursday, February 14, 2008

How to Land New Clients in Less than a Week: One Freelancer's Success Story

This post is an update on “Mary,” a freelance writer who has been allowing me to chronicle her foray into writing SEO content for a living after buying my ebook on the subject.

Some brief background info: Mary works fulltime. She’s being trying to get to the point where she freelances fulltime but has faltered a bit. She wrote:

I've been a long-time reader of your blog. I've been trying to start a free-lance biz and have faltered. I saw your blog postings about how you got SEO writing gigs almost lickety split, so I purchased your e-book and did everything you said.

Mary recently landed her first SEO writing client, less than a week after she started to market. To read this series from the beginning, follow these links: Part I, Part II, Part III. This is Part IV. The final version, Part V, will be published on Monday, 2/18.

Mary Lands Her First SEO Client – Just Days after Starting to Market!

Has lightning struck three times? I first started writing SEO content after running across a post entitled How I made $100,000 by spending 25 minutes and $0 on Marketing on

In this brilliant post, Christine, the blog owner relays how she started her career in SEO writing. She writes:

Within 10 minutes [after sending out 5 queries to SEO companies] I already had a call from someone who desperately needed what I had to offer. … That one contact paid all of my bills for almost a year, allowed me to build a huge portfolio, and I am still working with them today.

Lightning strike 1!

Read the rest of this post here.

Hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day. I did, which is why I'm posting kinda late tonight (my fiance works the late shift, so we celebrated today :-))

Yuwanda Black, Publisher
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