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  • brianwebs

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Hi there guys, I’m new to the SEO industry and have completed several courses on the subject, I’d love to start initiating contracts on websites like Fiverr and Upwork but I obviously don’t have any experience so I was wondering if anybody could give me advice on how I can build a respectable and legitimate portfolio as well as gain some experience in the industry?

  • Raextor

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Build and maintain a website on a topic that interests you longterm. Make it rank good. That is where you should start imho.

  • jesustellezllc

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Go out and offer your services probono for friends and family.

  • kepler456

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    If you are on Upwork, there is no harm submitting proposals to projects that interest you. As someone who offered On Page SEO there and hired people too (writers, etc.) I can say that a concrete proposal where you show that you know what the client needs is going to get you an interview. 95% of the proposals I’ve received for writing gigs where I was paying well, 10 USD per 100 words for affiliate website content, for example, were horribly written and were not related to the job.

    I’ve been interviewed 100% more than other freelancers (based on the Upwork stats page where they show you how well you are doing compared to others) on my On Page gigs. I had a good profile and stellar reviews with every single job being 5 stars, but I’m sure it was my proposal that got me the interviews.

    Create a checklist of things you do and how you would do it, etc. The fact that you know what to do is better than a portfolio of a few websites.

    Good luck.

  • MacAndKompany

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    1. Make your own killer SEO services website

    2. Help a friend – do it well and you’ll get recommended to their friends

    3. This may trigger a domino effect and you’ll be getting more and more recommendations.

    If 3 doesn’t happen:

    3a) no shame in advertising yourself on Craigslist (or your own website) and offering a free website audit/quick check. Most local businesses will go for that and they will most likely want to continue SEO work once you show them what’s wrong with their website.

    From where I live – I can see plenty of potential clients. A lot of local businesses have their websites but they say they don’t really gain anything from them hence they’re mostly informational just with basic contact pages etc.

    This is where we come in to update them and optimize them 🙂

  • stillyoinkgasp

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Start a few sites. Rank them.

  • SEOPub

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Build your own sites and rank them.

  • Abigail202

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    You need some concrete work to show your skills. So try your hand at building a website and writing content for it.

    Then optimize it to rank high on the Google and Bing SERPs.

    Once that is done you’d be able to land projects to get paid.

  • decisivemarketer

    January 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    You can seo one of my ecom sites. I’ll share some of the profit with you and you can use it as your portfolio

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