My role at my “day job” is that of Content Writer/Editor and, in addition to my creative works, I run a lifestyle blog, An Ideal Life. Altogether, I have written thousands of pieces of SEO content for clients, publications, and projects. How can my content creation & strategy experience benefit you?
From content to promote your business to blog posts to fill your content calendar, I’m happy to write about topics like health & wellness, beauty, family & pets, productivity & organization, books & writing, personal finance, spirituality, and more.
Below, you’ll find my projected rates for typical content creation and strategy. Know that these are not necessarily indicative of your particular project’s cost—after discussing your specific needs and preferences, we’ll create a custom estimate for your content.
Content Creation & Strategy Rates
500-word article (ghostwritten/no byline): $140
1,000-word article (ghostwritten/no byline): $220
500-word article (with byline): $125
1,000-word article (with byline): $200
Content Add Ons
Search Engine Optimization: $25/500 words
External links (DA 10+): $15/link
External links (DA 60+): $20/link
Internal links: $15/link
Stock images: $10/image
Original graphic: $30 avg.
Content Creation & Strategy FAQ
What is search engine optimization (SEO)?
You should build a website to benefit your users, and gear any optimization toward making the user experience better. One of those users is a search engine, which helps other users discover your content. SEO is about helping search engines understand and present content.
Put simply, SEO is the strategy you put into place to help potential clients, customers, or readers discover your content via their favorite search engine.
What is domain authority (DA)?
Domain Authority (DA) is a search engine ranking score developed by Moz that predicts how likely a website is to rank in search engine result pages (SERPs). Domain Authority scores range from one to 100, with higher scores corresponding to greater likelihood of ranking.
In other words, DA represents the quality of a link. Reputable sites like Forbes, Google, LinkedIn, BBC, and even Buzzfeed typically have a high DA, while lesser-known sites (which consequently have fewer backlinks) have a lower score. Linking to relevant, high-DA sites, then, is a best practice when improving your SEO strategy.
Why do I need external/internal links?
External links are those that link to outside sources, like a news article or reference. Internal links are those that link to other pages on the same website. External links improve the credibility of your content. Meanwhile, internal links help Google and other search engines better connect your content and understand your site as a whole.
What are stock images?
Stock images are pictures that are available for use without commissioning a photographer to shoot original photos. In my projects, I utilize resources such as Unsplash and Pixabay to find royalty-free stock images clients can include when publishing their content. Images are another way to boost SEO.
What are original graphics?
Sometimes, a unique graphic is more useful than stock photos when creating and publishing your content. For instance, an infographic may do especially well on sites like Pinterest and add another layer to your readers’ understanding of a subject. Using Canva design tools, I’ll gladly create a graphic to go with your content.