Hey, everyone!  Wow, so I haven’t been able to update the blog in awhile because I have been so busy!  I think the last time I posted I mentioned that I had bid for some jobs on www.freelancer.com, and unfortunately, I still haven’t gotten a project on there but I also haven’t put much more effort into it, so it’s really my fault.  You know when you’re looking for a job or a way to make money, you have to go all in!  My mind has been all over the place and when I sit down at the computer to search for something, I jump from site to site and have found that I’m not being very effective with the little bit of time I do have.  So it’s time to get more organized!

So the reason I’ve been so busy is that one of my friends messaged me on Facebook after seeing my post and told me she is opening a hardwood flooring business and asked if I would write all the content for her new website!  I was pretty nervous at first because I know nothing bout hardwood floors (except that they look beautiful in a home), so I did a lot of research and wrote what I think was some pretty good stuff.  Check it out on the link above and let me know what you think!

Now this first project took me a very long time because I kept overthinking everything, so the money I made wasn’t a whole lot compared to the time it took me to complete it, but I think with some practice, this could be some very easy money for me.  I just need to find a lot of other people who need stuff written for their websites!

I did some research on search engine optimization (SEO) which is what every website needs if they want to show up in any search results, and found that one of the most important things is to make sure the content on the site is unique (not copied from anywhere else), is very relevant to the subject at hand, and is interesting and captivating to its audience.  I did some keyword research and found the terms that were searched for the most in that industry, and then made sure I included those keywords throughout the content in a natural way.  I broke up the content into smaller sections to make it easier for me to write, and made sure I put a title above each section with the most powerful keyword terms.  Apparently, the search engines check out page titles and content titles first when trying to gather the best sites to display to the searcher.  I also tried to educate the reader as much as possible instead of just trying to talk about how wonderful her business is because I read somewhere that was important to the search engines as well.

I’ve become very interested in the SEO field just after reading several articles about it, so I’ve made an effort to start focusing on this type of work for the time being.  I know I can’t compete with all of those SEO companies out there because I still am not very sure what I’m doing, but I can learn just like the rest of them did.  So in between finding other people who need content written for their websites, I’ll be researching and studying everything I can about search engine optimization and how the search engines work.  The internet is a very complicated and interesting beast, don’t ya think?

Gotta run…it’s late and I’m exhausted!