Chris Angus asked:
If you are a poet you have probably realized that there is not much work that you can do well that fits in the category of SEO writing. In fact you might be devoid of a lot of online work in general. Usually all poets get online is the occasional assignment where someone wants a toast written for a speech, a greeting for a card or a specialty poem written for his or her site for his or her holidays. Often this writing pays less then $50.
However if you are really good with words you might be successful at writing for clients who need Google Adword Ads. This is kind of like writing like a haiku and is especially suited to the poetic mind, which is used to writing within word perimeters. There are letter, word and character count limits so many poets find writing Google Ads a delightful challenge.
Google Adword writing is considered to be a specialty niche and you can charge between $20 – $30 for each three line Ad. There is a knack to it and many marketers just can’t do it. People are more than willing to pay this for an ad that gets them traffic on Google. The trouble is you have to be good at it and understand the business of keywords and how to SEO a Google Ad in the first place.
Keep in mind this is not a guaranteed income if you are a poet and in terms of freelance writing the equivalent of cold calling. However if you are a poet it might be worth your while to post a profile on elance or guru as some SEO marketers looking for this skill do realize that poets are the best at this type of writing! It is definitely a niche worth developing not only for a client’s business but also in terms of maximizing your own business.