Interview with SEO Copywriting Certification Grad, Pamela D. Jones

Writing has always been a skill that Pamela could rely on.  Immediately after graduating from college, she began her writing career.  Her first piece of work was a romantic short story published by a major New York magazine.  Pamela went on to sell several more short stories, which always featured a female character dealing with life’s dilemmas and love.  However, her writing career dried up after her publishing home of 13 years closed its doors in the 2000’s.

It seemed like her writing career was over.  All Pamela knew was fiction writing, and aside from that, she felt like she had nothing else to write.  Worse, the publishing industry was beginning to change, along with the bad economy.  Print was beginning to die, and so it seemed, were Pamela’s dreams of ever writing again.

Then in 2010, Pamela enrolled in the SEO Copywriting Certification course, created by SEO expert Heather Lloyd-Martin.  This course changed her life to the point that she had a skill beyond publishing.   She was able to write for the newest industry, the internet.  As of today, Pamela is in the process of doing something with her writing career that she couldn’t do with publishing:  go full-time.  There’s more opportunity with SEO copywriting than publishing, and she can enjoy having a recession-proof career.

“It’s a dream come true,” says Pamela.

What do you find most challenging or rewarding about SEO copywriting?

I love the fact that this is a career that you can take in so many different directions.  By this I mean you can either work in-house or freelance.  Some jobs don’t allow this flexibility, but at the same time SEO copywriting isn’t just a job.  It’s a wonderful career.

Are you currently working on any SEO copywriting projects?

Indeed I am!  Who could let such a fun skill go to waste?  I’m in the process of expanding my freelance writing career from part-time to full-time.  My business logos symbol represents my services:  a professional female writer.  In addition, I do independent contracting work for Ecopywriters.com while bidding on copywriting jobs on Elance.  My goal is to be my own boss with numerous SEO projects under my hat.

What have you found to be your biggest “take-aways” from the SEO Copywriting Certification Training program?

Knowledge, knowledge, and more knowledge.  I can’t emphasize this enough!  Although I was writing for Ecopywriters.com prior to starting the course, I didn’t have the full scope of SEO copywriting skills.  Heather’s course gave me that and more.  Thanks to this excellent program, I’m confident in starting my own freelance business.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t have even attempted such a venture.

Do you have any words for those who may be considering taking the SEO Copywriting Certification Training program?

Take it!  You won’t regret it.  This course is especially great in today’s weak economy.  I say this because if you can’t find a job in this field, you have the option of creating your own!  Personally, this course makes me more skilled than my college degree.  I highly recommend this course.

What do you do in your “off” time?

Believe it or not, I love to write!  It’s a passion for me to express myself through words.  I also love doing research.  You gain such great knowledge when you research matters that are burning you with curiosity.  Aside from these two things, I like traveling.  It gives you a chance to explore a place and experience its impact on you!