Thanks to content marketing, writing SEO content is one of the hottest niches in freelance writing. It has been for a while now. I’ve been doing this type of online writing since 2007, and the need has only increased. Every professional – from plumbers to lawyers – need content for their websites, blogs, social media accounts, etc. And who do many of them turn to to get it – freelance SEO writers.

“But,” you may be thinking, “where do I start?”

That’s a valid question. It can seem daunting – sometimes, knowing that a service is so needed can cause “paralysis analysis,” because it can be hard to know what to do and where to start. So to help you focus, following is one way to land SEO writing jobs quickly. Before we get into that though, let me explain what this form of technical writing is in case you don’t know.

What Is SEO Writing (aka SEO Article Writing)?

The acronym SEO stands for search engine optimization. This is simply the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine, eg, Google, Yahoo!, Bing.

For example, let’s say you have a business that imports Persian rugs. If someone is looking for one, you want your site/blog to be on the first few pages of Google for the term “imported Persian rugs,” right? Then hopefully they click through, see something they like, and buy.