Are you interested in earning extra money by starting a side hustle? Do you have some time available in the evenings or on the weekends you would be willing to use to start a side hustle?
Are you freelancing as a virtual assistant, web developer/designer, writer, or social media manager and you want to expand the services you offer?
Learn digital marketing! Digital marketing and SEO give you the opportunity to earn additional income while helping small businesses increase website traffic, generate more sales, more leads, and get more bang for their marketing buck. Read this SEO case study to see exactly how small businesses can benefit from your help and testimonials from consultants who have completed our courses.
Here’s everything that our online courses provide to side hustlers and freelancers!
- Instructional videos that teach you the fundamentals of SEO
- Illustrated, written instructions that take you step by step through the processes to complete the SEO technical audit, keyword research, content audit, and content marketing
- A technical audit checklist to track your progress as you complete the SEO audit
- Report templates you use to deliver information to clients
- A course completion badge for your website to promote your skills
- Tips for finding SEO clients, including pitch emails
- Access to a private Facebook community of SEO consultants
We provide you with step-by-step videos, which coupled with written instructions, teach you the fundamentals of SEO and how to complete four core digital marketing services.
In addition, we have a ton of resources you can use in your SEO side hustle, including customizable report templates to deliver your audit findings to your client, tips on finding clients, and more.
All you need is a computer, access to the Internet, and Excel (or Google Sheets) to get started!
How Much Money Can I Earn in SEO?
How much money you want to make is up to you–you determine your hourly rate, the number of hours you want to work, and how many clients you want to help.
Below is a chart that shows the hourly rates of SEO consultants and agencies worldwide. How much you want to earn as an SEO specialist depends on you and the market in your area. In the US, you can average $75 to $100 per hour for SEO. In Australia and New Zealand, SEO services are priced at an average of $100 to $200 per hour.
Example 1: Side Hustle in SEO for a Local Business
A stay-at-home parent wants to start a side hustle to supplement his household’s income. This parent has an income goal of an extra $1,000 per month. He decides he wants to work for no less than $100 per hour using SEO. He starts his side hustle by asking his friend (a local accountant) if he needs help with his website. This parent/side hustler signs up for and completes the online course in a week. He works just 10 hours each month to earn $1,000 each month by helping his friend optimize his website.
Example 2: Digital Marketing Business Launch
A college senior wants to start a small business when she graduates from college. She will have a degree in English and the job market in her area isn’t the greatest for writers. She learns digital marketing and SEO prior to college graduation. She starts to advertise her services as an SEO consultant and freelance writer on her blog. This recent college graduate/side hustler offers tiered rates for services, $50 per hour for writing and $75 per hour for marketing.
Example 3: Freelancer Wants to Offer More Value
A virtual assistant (VA) wants to add services to her freelancing business. Currently, she makes $25 an hour helping solopreneurs with tasks like responding to blog comments and emails. She wants to make extra money by increasing her hourly rate. She starts by bringing on a new client for whom she will provide both digital marketing and VA services on a retainer basis (i.e. regular monthly commitment).
Case Study: SEO Side Hustle for an Online Store
One SEO side hustler earned $15,228.15 in 9 months from working with just one client (a blogger with an online store) in 2015. She found a client on Craigslist who was willing to work around her full-time job. All work completed for this client was in the evening or on the weekend.
Where Can I Learn More?
No technical skills or prior experience are required to learn digital marketing and SEO. Get started with our FREE video course!