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How to Build a Website for Freelancers – Part 2

Now that you’ve established your domain and you have your simple website built from GoDaddy, from How to Build a Website for Freelancers – Part 1, it’s time to get to the basics of what to include on your website. It’s best to keep it simple at first, until you have the funds to expand or know exactly what you want to include. Constantly changing your freelancing website can lead to your clients seeing you as being unprofessional, so it’s best to keep that to a minimum. Find a website you like from another freelancer, or maybe a few, and take note of what they include and how prominent those things are on their site. You’ll notice that three things stand out: a personal about me page, a services page, and a contact page. If you’re using the Website Tonight from GoDaddy, then these pages will be widgets on your one-page site. Let’s look at each page or widget a little closer.

 

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How to Build a Website for Freelancers – Part 1

It’s very important for freelance writers to have their own website. They can post their bio, references, services, or just have a space on the web that is all their own. It will look (and make THEM look) professional. A professional freelancing website can help you appear more professional, even though you already are. There are a lot of options available when it comes to building a website. Many companies can do it all for you. It comes at a price. There’s a quick and easy way to set up a professional looking website yourself for very little cost. I’ve recommended this option for many of my freelancing friends, especially those new to the industry. It hasn’t failed yet! So this is how to build a professional freelancing website!

5 Tips For Using Twitter For Freelancers

Knowledge of Twitter is common. Many people still don’t know how to utilize the micro-blogging site for the most benefits, however. Many of those people are freelancers. Knowing how to use Twitter can help build your reputation, land you gigs (writing jobs), and can give you the chance to help others. Those people may, in turn, help you when the time is right! The first step is to set up your Twitter account with a username that is professional. Use either your name or keywords associated with what you do. What do you do next? These 5 tips for using Twitter for freelancers can help get you started!

How to Use Google AdWords for Keyword Research

Keyword research before you write an article is just as important as using an analytics tool, such as Google Analytics, to research how well an article is doing with the keywords you’ve chosen to use. The best tool to use for keyword research, that is also free, is Google AdWords keyword tool. With this tool, you can type in a topic or phrase that you are focusing on, and you will get a list of popular search terms with great information that will tell you how best to use those terms in writing freelance articles. So how do you use the Google AdWords keyword tool?

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SEO Basics for Freelance Writers

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Search engine optimization is the process of modifying a web page or website to make it more visible for the search engines. The most notable of these search engines is Google. There are many things a person can do to a web page to allow the search engine’s automatic crawlers to see and index it as something that needs to be shown in the search results for certain search terms. Search engine optimization, or SEO for short, is important for any online freelance writer to know. So what is SEO?

Types of Freelance Writing Sites

A beginner, even someone who has been around the freelancing world for a little while, may be surprised to find many different types of freelance writing sites online. On some sites, you post your article and get paid for each click. Others pay you based on the money made by the advertising placed on it. Some sites pay you outright for the rights to your article and pay by the word or per piece. Still others allow you to submit a proposal for a job or project that was listed by a client. The client can choose the writer that he or she would like to complete the job based on sample work provided or details of the proposal. This includes the price or time frame needed to complete the work.

Here are details and examples of each type of freelance writing site. I hope you enjoy exploring them as much as I have enjoyed learning about them or writing for and through them!

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