Almost a year ago I started looking for a job. I wanted to keep my resume from getting stagnant and I had the intent of saving my paychecks exclusively for travel. Shortly thereafter I became an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) copywriter.
I was hired by an SEO company to write webpages for one of their clients, a nationwide company with hundreds of branches, each with their own webpage.
Each page had to be unique, which was quite a challenge at times.
Over the course of 10 months, I wrote:
- 325 search engine optimized pages
- Each page was 250+ words
- About topics ranging from color printing to trade show materials to postcards and others
- 53 different pages about manual and booklet printing. Seriously. Can you imagine??
There were many days when I didn’t know how I would be able to write any more of these pages! However, the thought of vacation kept me going.
Now I’m still writing a few webpages but I’m focusing a little more on writing 500+ word blog posts for various companies. I’m considered a freelancer so I work with whomever wants to hire me to write content for their webpages.
I do 6-10 hours of work a week at home on my own schedule. Because of the low hours, I don’t get paid a ton but it has gotten us two vacations so far (which was my goal). However, as much as I like vacations, there’s something even more important that this work has given me. It has stretched my brain and expanded my skills. It’s given me something “professional” to do as I’ve missed working the last 5 years. I’ve enjoyed it a lot.
It’s the perfect job for me right now and I’m very grateful to have it.