Offer Search Engine Optimization Services
Search engine optimization is the process of optimizing web pages and their content to be easily discoverable by users searching for terms relevant to your website. The term SEO also describes the process of making web pages easier for search engine indexing software, known as “crawlers,” to find, scan, and index your site.
While the concept of SEO is relatively straightforward, many businesses need it and are willing to pay a professional for SEO.
Recommended for: search engine experts (or those willing to learn to become experts!)
How much can you earn: from $1,000-2,000 a month just from one client– SEO services are in high demand all over the world because they help provide businesses with much-needed exposure to their target audience.
Start-up costs: under $100 a month; the main you thing you need is quality SEO software that allows you to audit websites, research keywords and start backlinking campaigns; additionally, if you’re offering backlinking services, you’ll also need an email outreach tool to help speed up the process (otherwise, it will take you way too long to run your backlinking campaigns!)
SEO services are in extremely high-demand and businesses (and some bloggers and online publications, for that matter) are often willing to pay quite a bit to improve their rankings and grow their organic traffic.
And the best part is, SEO is very much here to stay – as long as we have the Internet, we’re going to search for the things we need online. It might change – for example, more people will likely start using voice search – but the principles will remain the same.
And good SEO can make a huge difference to a businesses’ or websites’ success; while social media, for example, doesn’t bring in much of an ROI (return on investment) for most businesses, SEO can bring massive benefits:
- More organic traffic by improving rankings on search engines
- More sales, because good SEO means you’ll get more targeted traffic
- More visitors to your brick-and-mortar locations (this is where local SEO comes in)
- Improved domain authority, which is particularly valuable to online publishers and bloggers who rely on their organic traffic to monetize their websites/blogs
If you don’t know SEO you can can learn on your own, from the comfort of your own home.
All you have to do is sign up for courses on Udemy that go through all of the SEO concepts that you need to know to get started:
You can learn at your own pace with on-demand videos/online courses, articles and other downloadable resources; and if you want to specialize in a certain type of SEO – such as technical SEO, local SEO, backlinking campaigns (this is arguably one of the most sought-after, by the way) – you can further improve your skills by taking another course that specializes in SEO tactics.
You’ll also need some tools to help you offer these services; my recommendation is SEMRush because you get:
- A Pro keyword research tool:
- Site audit tool and on-page SEO checker
- Position tracking for websites/keywords
- Numerous link building tools, including backlink analytics for any website and a few different link building tools to help you find backlink opportunities.
So basically, you can use it for pretty much any SEO and link building projects.
If you want to offer link building services, then it’s a good idea to get an outreach tool as you’ll need to email thousands of people every month which is pretty much impossible to do manually. Plus, the management will be a nightmare.
The much easier way is to get a tool like Buzzstream to help – you’ll be able to automatically send all of these emails, as well as manage the responses more effectively.
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