Hello. My name is Vanessa, and I’m an SEO Content Writer. I write all the things. Whilst I am working on a couple of novels simultaneously (it’s an ADHD thing) I earn most of my income for writing for my business here at Copy That Counts for SEO purposes- which is content written for websites for the intention of businesses to rank higher on search engines.
Basically, I get to write a shit-load of interesting content for different clients on a range of varied subjects. That, in turn, helps their online marketing strategy. And that’s what us SEO content writers basically do.
I’m a writer that works in the online space, but there’s plenty of others out there in different industries that also walk among us. From fiction, travel writers and poets and more there’s plenty of us out and proud. There’s also a lot of misconceptions about writers and exactly what we do all day, besides googling “mini-goats wearing hats” and banging our heads against the wall with writer’s block. Let me clear some up of that up for you. Cos I’m cute like that.
An SEO Content Writer and Other Writers Are Rich
This might have become a thing due to the real queen of the world and everyone’s dream BFF JK Rowling. And the magical adventures she took us on with Harry Potter. And, yeah, she’s pretty damn rich. If anybody deserves to be it’s her, as she slays at life. Frankly, we are not worthy of her. But for us mere mortals, earning millions for your work is as likely as my homie Jesus Christ coming back to celebrate my New York Times Bestseller with some A-grade fish and water he turns into wine. I think the state of the world indicates he abandoned us a while ago.
For the most part, you don’t get into writing for the money, it’s the passion. When starting out most writers get paid fuck all. In fact, when I first started out I literally wrote thousands of articles for free before even getting a look in to actually make money. The average novelist in Australia earns a measly 12 grand a year, and content writers, copywriters, and social media curators, for instance, have an average salary of around 50k.
My suggestion. Find a niche industry and learn it inside out. If you are a specialist in that you’ll stand out above other writers in the same medium and can charge a hirer rate.
You Just Need a Blog To Get Started
In a perfect world, you’d start a blog, it’ll go viral and then all of a sudden you’re that popular you’ve been knighted by the queen and now own half of Europe. So shameless self-boasting and I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me. I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
Also, I have written articles that have gone viral and none of those resulted in me taking over the world. Which is a damn shame, because becoming the leader of the free world is on my bucket list, alongside pashing Ryan Reynolds and owning a puppy farm. No, not the cruel puppy factory types u sadists. Literally, a farm and all my animals are cute little puppies and 13/10 they are good puppos and we just eat, play and nap all day.
It is nice when something you created from that crazy little brain of yours gets acknowledged and shared around the world. But unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily end in fame and fortune.
Speaking of Crazy….We’re A Little Bit Crazy
If you call spending your Saturday night demanding the real questions that need answering like “What would a chair look like if your knees bent the other way?” or “Why did I do the macarena in an elevator with a homeless guy, because big bird told me too and he’s my leader?”. Actually, that does sound pretty crazy. Ignore that.
Look, us creative types can get a bad reputation for being well, eccentric. And that’s because a lot of us are. I’m the first person to admit that in the world of princesses I’d rather be Batman. I dance to the beat of my own drum, and frankly, I don’t need other people around all that often because I keep myself entertained.
But being the little weirdo I am, it also helps me as a writer produce work that stands out from the standard content you would normally ignore on Facebook.
It Is The Best Job In The World.
So this isn’t a misconception. To me being a writer is the best job in the whole world and I would never change a thing. Whether I’m writing an informative SEO article that educates my audience on something they weren’t previously aware of. Or helping clients introduce their product or service to the masses. And especially writing a humerous article that brings a smile to someone’s face, if I make someone’s day a little bit better than that’s pretty cool
Sorry about the love-fest but JK Rowling also said “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it”. I couldn’t think of anything more accurate.
If you are in need of an SEO Content Writer to help your business be seen, get in touch today and see what we can do for you!