Friday, December 15th, 2017

Whiteboard Friday – How to Get an SEO Job

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Posted by Danny Dover

 Guess who’s back. Back again. Danny’s back. Tell a friend. (My co-workers hate me ;-p) This week’s Whiteboard Friday is about how to get an SEO job. In it, I divulge the secret of how I suckered my way into how I earned this job. I also do the worst impression of my life and finish with a shocking twist that I guarantee you won’t see coming!

 

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Apply for an Internship

  • Leverage Start-ups – Start-ups are particularly well suited for interns because most of them can’t afford to pay people :-)
  • Use the "Godfather Approach" – Make the company an offer they can’t refuse. (Try working for free and provide your own laptop in exchange for an internship,)

Dive Right In

  • Build Test Sites – After reading the Beginner’s Guide to SEO, try building simple sites to target long tail terms.
  • Offer to Help Charities – Like start-ups, charities tend to not have a lot of extra resources. Take advantage of this by volunteering.

Create a New Niche

  • Leverage What You Already Know – Combine your current knowledge with what you want to learn to become the best in a given niche.
  • Educate Others For Free – Earn links and share the love by teaching others about what you learn.

Join the Community

  • Participate in Blogs/Social Media/Conferences – Get your name out and build your network by participating online.
  • Take Advantage of Osmosis – Get into an environment where you learn simply by being in the right place.


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If you have any other advice that you think is worth sharing, feel free to post it in the comments. This post is very much a work in progress. As always, feel free to e-mail me if you have any suggestions on how I can make my posts more useful. All of my contact information is available on my SEOmoz profile under Danny. Thanks!

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