According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 28.9 million small businesses in the U.S. And all of them need a website.
Do you know what goes along with a website? Search Engine Optimization or SEO.
SEO is the way in which a website gets found by potential customers. A big component of it is what’s known as “on-page” SEO, which is all about the way the web pages are written.
Chances are, you’ve heard of SEO. Maybe you’ve even studied it via one of the AWAI’s SEO Copywriting programs and you’re wondering how to pick up your first clients.
While there are dozens of ways of finding clients, one way to start is by meeting businesspeople in your area.
When I started writing for clients, I attended local networking functions like the Chamber of Commerce and found there were plenty of businesses hungry for more clients and online visibility.
Because I was knowledgeable about the subject — thanks to a Money-Making Website I’d launched — I could chat with them about their needs and offer a suggestion or two while chatting over crudités.
These chats resulted in some of my first SEO content writing clients. In fact, I still have one of those local clients and I blog for him monthly, which keeps his website at the top of Google.
Of course, it’s not just local clients who need online visibility. Businesses of all sizes need a steady stream of helpful online content to remain competitive. According to the marketing software company Hubspot, 61% of marketers plan to improve their SEO and online visibility.
Where to Find SEO Content Clients