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Earn money online with SEO - Search Engine Optimization

5 Ways to Make Money Online With SEO

Learn why search engine optimization is a crucial skill in digital marketing and discover how you can earn money online from home leveraging SEO expertise.

Did you know that search engine optimization or SEO is one of the most demanded skills in digital marketing?

But why is it so in demand? SEO is rapidly changing over the years, and therefore it is important to stay up-to-date with SEO practices. While it is cost-effective in the long run, initial costs for SEO services can be pretty high. That’s why many US and international companies are looking for specialists in the Philippines, where costs are lower and proficiency in the English language is a big plus.

For Filipinos, this means a lot of remote work income opportunities, especially in places where local unemployment levels are high.

In this blog, we will share 5 ideas on how to make money with SEO as a Filipino and where to start.

1. Create a Blog

A blog is one of the best ways to start practicing your SEO skills, and it is essentially free in the beginning. You can start your blog on WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogger. Once you have honed your skills and perhaps even earned some income, you can invest in creating your own website and blog. For CMS, you can use the same WordPress CMS platform which is also available for free for self-hosted websites.

In your blog, you can write about things you are interested in, grow organic SEO traffic, and eventually start to monetize it.

You can offer companies the opportunity to write about their products or publish guest blogs. Alternatively, you can incorporate Google AdSense code into your blog and monetize it with ads from the Google Display Network.

There are plenty of ways to monetize your blog if you can generate free SEO traffic. But in my opinion, one of the best ways is affiliate marketing.

2. Start Affiliate Marketing

We have already written about affiliate marketing and how to earn passive income with it. For affiliate marketing, search engine optimization is one of the best ways to get targeted traffic and direct this traffic to the company websites you advertise. For example, you can write reviews about different gadgets, like smartphones or tablets, be the first one in your region to provide such news, and thus gain good organic positions in Google in a very short time. Then, direct this traffic to Shopee’s website and earn commissions from every purchase your audience makes on this online shop.

Affiliate marketing is also one of the best ways to improve your SEO skills, and with your first earnings, you will get even more motivation to learn more and do more.

3. Offer Freelance Services

Once you have some experience in SEO, either by doing an internship in a digital marketing agency or by running your own blog and affiliate marketing projects, you can offer your experience and services to companies internationally on platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, or

Freelancers on Upwork can earn good money by working with international companies, especially if they provide SEO services to companies in countries like the United States or Canada.

4. Run an SEO Agency

At some point, when you have amassed a lot of knowledge, experience, and clients, you may start to think about how to expand your business, like starting your own digital marketing or SEO agency. Build an expert team around you and expand your business internationally. Even on Upwork, there are Pinoys who started as freelancers, grew their businesses, and now continue to offer their services as an agency. There are Pinoy companies on Upwork earning multi-millions of pesos annually.

5. Start an Online Business

Starting an online business is another way to use your SEO skills and experience. Essentially, for online businesses, SEO means free digital marketing and traffic. You won’t need to invest big money into marketing if you can attract clients to your business on your own.

You can open an online shop, create a drop-shipping website and brand, or even sell travel tours to foreign travelers. With SEO, you can attract clients in a completely passive way.

Skills Required in SEO

In the beginning, SEO might seem like rocket science. Yes, it should seem that way to your clients. But for you, with a persistent learning process, it can become one of the best sources of income. Yes, while you are learning, it might be a bit more complicated, but over time, you will learn and understand how everything works, and it will become much easier.

Of course, it’s possible to divide SEO into multiple skills, and these services can be offered separately to clients.

  • Content writing. This is the essence of SEO. Write unique, valuable, and engaging content for your website visitors, and Google will reward your website by ranking your pages in good positions.
  • Keywords research. Of course, to create good content, you need to conduct some research and use the right wording to reach your audience.
  • Outreach & link building. Once on-site SEO has been done, the next step is to distribute your content so others can refer to your website from theirs, building “votes”, or backlinks, to your website.
  • Technical SEO. This could be a bit more complicated if you don’t know the details about website development. However, there are some essential tasks that should be done to ensure that the webpage is compliant with Google’s requirements.

Gradually, you will learn all these skills, but in the beginning, start with some of them. Content is king, therefore SEO learning should start with good content creation, and then gradually learn other skills.

Where to Start?

There are plenty of resources, and starting with SEO in most cases means starting without investment. Some really good sources of knowledge include blogs by internationally recognized SEO experts. Another source, of course, is YouTube. On YouTube, you can find plenty of videos that teach SEO, content writing, and even affiliate marketing, mostly for free.

Here is our list of the best SEO resources:

The best way to start with SEO is to create your own blog, write about things you like and do, and create helpful content for others. You can practice everything you learn about SEO, and later on, when you get traffic, you can start to monetize your content.

Once you have learned these new skills, you can start to offer your services to other companies, and do it even internationally. This way, you can earn passive income from your blog and monthly earnings from clients worldwide. The choice is up to you regarding what kind of online business you want to do. But we guarantee that with SEO skills, you will not only make money online, but over time, your income could be quite substantial.

With SEO, you can earn at least from 10,000 to 20,000 pesos in the beginning. But as your skills and experience grow, you could earn even more than 100,000 pesos per month. Everything depends on how much effort you put into building your online business, how much you learn, and how many clients you acquire internationally over time.

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