How I Made 100hr as a Freelance SEO Specialist
What does it take to become a professional SEO expert making more than $100/hr? Well, to find out, we sat down and talked with our own CEO here at Runrex on how he managed to become so successful at SEO and he was more than willing to give us insights on how to make $100/hr as a freelance SEO specialist. Pick a pen and paper and see what Tony had to say on SEO:
SEO is not as complicated
SEO is not as complicated as the blogs have made you to believe. Search engine optimization just needs you to research thoroughly and stick to your game plan to succeed. You need to be aware of changes in the online world and adapt to the changes as soon as you can.
For you to be successful in SEO, it takes quite some time but if you are sharp and intelligent enough, you will master the tricks and start seeing changes in your SEO campaigns in just a few months. If you are finding it hard to make a breakthrough in SEO, then worry not because we have put together tips on how to SEO like a master and start earning $100/hr as a freelance SEO expert:
Tips on how to SEO like an expert and earn $100/hr
1. How to create great SEO Campaigns
Quality of Content
If you are to succeed in SEO, you must be keen on the quality of content that you create. Google and other search engines nowadays use intuition and artificial intelligence to filter out quality content. Only the best and satisfactory content ranks highly.
Create fresh content
Always aim to add new, captivating and useful content to your pages on a regular basis. Content freshness adds relevancy to your site in the eyes of the search engines. People want fresh and captivating content and if you provide it to them, they will always come back to your page and the rank will improve with time.
Don’t create content for ranking
Never create content aimed at fooling the search engines and help you earn better ranking. Stuffing you content with keywords won’t help your SEO campaign. Just create natural content that users will enjoy reading and will want to share with their friends.
Design a responsive website
The design of your site matters a lot these days as far as SEO is concerned. A website with a good layout and accommodates all devices-especially mobile devices will go a long way in improving your SEO. Most people browse on their mobile device today and you essentially want them to have a seamless browsing experience on your pages.
Page loading speeds
As part of the quality of your website, you should make sure that your pages load quickly. The speeds are affected by the hosting and the type of media contained on the pages. Pages with too many images and will take too long to load. This affects the user experience and affects your rank on the SERPs.
Google particularly has a soft spot for unique and high quality content. Be unique always and never copy from other pages. You’d rather link out than copy content. Plagiarism and editing original content is not only illegal but will affect your rank. Users want original and unique content.
Create top notch homepages
Very many people don’t know this but the homepage makes the first impression on what your blog or website is all about. Don’t increase the bounce rates of your website by creating a very poor home page. Create an impression by designing a beautiful homepage with little but captivating content.
Link out and accept links out to your pages
Don’t hesitate to link out to content that you find relevant and insightful from another blogger. You equally should accept people who link out to your content. For you to be successful in SEO, you have to have a good working relationship with the other bloggers. These are relationships that will help you and your SEO grow.
2. Pitching as a professional
Once you have the above knowledge on how to create better SEO campaigns, the next step is to learn how to find potential clients and pitch to them.
There are millions of clients online who are looking for SEO services and you just need to find them and pitch your services to them. Be it a local client or an international company looking to work with you, present your portfolio with all your previous projects before giving them your rates.
Always start with a relatively lower rate but a decent one and once you have accomplished a number of projects with them and exceeded their expectations, you can raise your rates to the neighbourhoods of $100/hr.
Talk to the expert
Want to know more about how I made $100/hr as a freelance SEO specialist? Then talk to me on any of the Runrex contacts and I will gladly be of service to you.
Equally, if you are a company looking for the best freelancers in the market for any service ranging from web design, SEO services, PPC services to content creation, look no further than our way here at Runrex. We offer high quality services at very affordable rates and you should take advantage of our services to take your business to the next level.