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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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