Friday, July 27, 2018

How to write SEO articles: tips for writers

Article writing is a well-known SEO technique to increase the rank of a website. In this article, I have explained some steps and consideration to make the article useful to the website for building traffic.  Article writing for Search engine optimization (SEO) requires high writing skill, specific to the topic, so users can easily understand what you want to communicate.
Following are some quick steps for article writers or beginners who want to start their career as SEO article writers.


-          The article should have good content
-          Use of keyword phrases in the article
-          The body of the article
-          Check for spell and grammar
            Use references

An article having unique content:


Always remember that content is the king, if you have good content it will attract more and more visitors to your site. Keep in mind to make the article informative and useful to the users. The information you provide in the article should be correct and realistic. In starting of the article write some interesting sentences, so the users should not bounce from your site, in this way the visitor will spend more time by searching for other materials on the site.

Use of keyword phrases in the article:


The main objective of writing article to bring the site more visible to search engines, for this purpose use your keywords in a proper way. If you can start the article with your keyword it is much better or you can use your keywords in the first sentence is considered to be a good practice.
Some SEO professionals recommend using keywords for 1 to 3% and some professionals suggest using keywords up to 5% in the article. Search engine picks these keywords for your meta-tags and well as for the content of your site automatically.
I personally try to use keywords for five to seven percent in every article I write.


The body of the article:



The trend has been changed and visitors try to gather their required information in shorter time, visitors prefer to pick certain points from an article and for the same information they not only browse your site, they visit more sites for desire information they want. 
The body of the article, in my opinion, should consist of 1000 to 1500 words enough for the reader to read and scan his required points.


 Check for Spell and Grammar:

The content you have written in your article should be grammatically correct and error free. After you write your article spend some time to re-check it for spelling and grammatical mistakes several times or try to get help from one of your colleague to read it for to find out spelling mistakes or sentence arrangement mistakes. No matter, how much research you have for your article, if it has spelling errors it will not deliver a clear sense to the reader and the most important spelling errors can affect the effectiveness of the keywords you wanted to use.

Conclusion:

Now you can write SEO articles by following the above tips for writers. Writing articles considering the techniques of SEO will lead your site toward success by increasing your visitors. Your article will be unique if you follow the SEO writing techniques because when you provide good content in an article the reader will retain on your site. Use keywords after searching on Google as Google tells you the keywords mostly searched by people. The body of your article should be based on facts and figures. The error-free and grammatically correct article will make the reader satisfy and they will appreciate it.  

Monday, July 23, 2018

Best freelancing sites 2018 and their details



Freelancing is becoming popular day by day globally if you are searching for freelance jobs sites you are in the right place. I am providing freelancing tips and have written different articles about freelancing, creating profiles with freelancing site to earn online.


Why freelancing become popular.


In US and Europe, many companies outsource their routine work to freelancing site rather keeping regular paid employees. Now 35 to 40% workers are freelancers. It creates the opportunity for the workers who are working from home. The beauty of freelancing is that you are not bound to attend office regularly and you have to work according to your own hours.

Is Freelancing is offering jobs to everyone.


Most of the sites offer different categories of jobs list and these categories almost cover different skills and the answer is yes they offer jobs to everyone. It is up to the individual having certain skills to fulfill the requirement of the job category.
On the other hand, some sites offer jobs for specific skills i.e 99design.com is for only those professional who is the best freelancer in logo design and web design.

There are many site offering freelancing jobs to individuals as well as companies.  I will share the detail of some good sites where an individual can start their carrier as a freelancer. When searching the web for the list of related sites most people have share log list of the sites which also include some unnecessary site actually they have just started offering jobs and the users have to waste time by signing up and will not get jobs.

Here I am providing some details of freelancing sites with their details and the rank as well.

Freelancing jobs for beginners

1.      Upwork.com



Upwork starts decades ago, by rank, it is No.1 freelancing website which offers the variety of jobs with different categories around the globe. The income of a freelancer is more than $1 billion and it offers 3500 types of skills.
Before upwork it was odesk.com. The second large online site Enlace which marge to odesk and after merging the new name of both online sites is now upwork.com.

There are some main categories at upwork those are web development, Mobile Development, Design, Writing, Admin Support, Customer service, Marketing, Accounting etc.  Each category is further subdivided to subcategories where the freelancer can apply for the jobs.
For example, Web Development has eight subcategories namely, all web development, Web Design, web programming, E-commerce, UI design etc.

Payment types.

Upwork offer two types of jobs, one is hourly jobs and other is the fixed job. In hourly jobs, you work certain hours with the client and upwork charge the amount to the client for the hours you have to work with him.  In other words, hourly jobs are guaranteed for payment by upwork.

In the second option, there is some fixed job client advertise his job with a certain amount and freelancer apply for the job. In the end, if the client is not satisfied with the work it is at his discretion either he will pay or not. However, it happens in less than 10%.

With upwork individuals can open their own companies and they can add more workers to their company.
When you will get the project at upwork it will reduce 20% cut in your earnings.




2.      Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com and another good online website with 29 million professional workers. All most you will find the same categories as upwork.
Freelance is offering mostly IT related jobs to its users.
With freelancer.com there is open competition means, the person who has bid early you can be seen and the amount on which he or she has submitted the bid is also visible to everyone.

3.      99design.com

The 99design is a platform for only web developers, logo designers. The individual who has good designing skills 99design is the best online site to earn and prove their skills.

4.      Peopleperhour.com

Peopleperhour is also freelance jobs site with the good reputation for different online jobs. The main categories on peopleperhour are Design, web & Mobile development, Writing and Translation, video, business support, Admin, Marketing & Social Media, Software development and SEO. For signup, it is also free to all.

5.      Mechanical Trunk


                 Mechanical trunk Run by Amazon, it’s a platform linking businesses and developers with               an on-demand workforce to complete their projects.


6.      Gigbucks.com

             It is a platform offer jobs between 5$ to 50$. People advertise their small job in the                         above  mention budget

7.      Ifreelance.com

Ifreelance another job sites offer different nature of jobs. The beauty of ifreelance is that it is not charging the commission for employee and for the employer. It is free to post projects.

8.      fiverr.com

fiverr is a platform allows the client to find contractors for different types of projects. The most popular categories on Fiverr are graphic design, digital marketing, content creation, digital animation, SEO etc.

9.      weworkremotely.com

weworkremotely.com is a platform offer different types of jobs. The main categories at weworkremotely are marketing jobs, business management, customer support, programming, Design, develop system admin and many more.

10.   Guru.com

Guru is another good freelancing site with 3000000 members worldwide. The main freelance job areas on guru are Programming, Writing and translation, sales and marketing,  business and finance,  lawyers and many more. The jobs completed history on guru is 1,000,000. Sign up on guru as the freelancer is free.

11.  Tutor.com

This is a unique site offering tutoring to students. If you have a teaching skill tutor is a good site to work with. Online tutors are available 24/7 at tutor.com.  On tutor the 3100 tutors with real-life experience using and teaching their subjects. On tutor, every tutor is screened through a process with subject exams.


Conclusion

If you want to start your career as a freelancer so don’t waste your time chose one of the above sites initially focus the only one site till building your reputation online. Once you build your profile then you can use your own profile as the reference to apply job with other sites.

For freelance beginners, I will recommend start with upwork.com and Fiverr. When you are applying for jobs with these site bid low in the beginning and after completing two to three tasks increase your hourly price.


Please let me know by commenting after reading the article this will encourage me to bring more articles regarding freelancing.