7 best SEO business ideas you can start today

In this article let’s take a look at the 7 best SEO business ideas in detail.

You should read this guide till the end if you want to learn all the ways you can start making money using SEO knowledge in detail along with the idea I will also explain things like what is the potential, how you can start that idea, and profitability in that idea.

So without further ado, let’s get started

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What is SEO, Why does it matter?

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” In simple terms, it means the process of improving your site to increase its visibility when people search for products or services related to your business in Google, Bing, and other search engines. The better visibility your pages have in search results, the more likely you are to garner attention and attract prospective and existing customers to your business.

SEO is a fundamental part of digital marketing because people conduct trillions of searches every year, often with commercial intent to find information about products and services. Search is often the primary source of digital traffic for brands and complements other marketing channels. Greater visibility and ranking higher in search results than your competition can have a material impact on your bottom line.

Now that you got some basic understanding of SEO, let’s take a look at the 7 best SEO business ideas in detail.

7 Best SEO business ideas in detail

Start Content writing services

One of the best SEO business ideas is related to starting a content writing service.

Content writing services are firms, companies or group of writers that provide services such as blog writing for websites, web content writing, marketing material content, white papers, research articles, proof reading services, infographic content, social media content, press releases, product descriptions, etc.

As a matter of fact,

Content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates about 3 times as many leads, and 70% of consumers want to learn more about the product and company through their content of the brand instead of traditional advertising. And 72% of marketers are producing significantly more content than they did a year ago, writing and

publishing content on the website of many brands it will not only get more traffic from Google but also make a website more engaging and it also helps to get more leads and customers to your business and make your business more trustworthy.

And the most interesting fact is that, 64% of B2B marketers outsource writing and many successful marketers spend more than 40% of their marketing budget in content marketing and hiring firms to write content for their brand and business. And this clearly shows that there is a huge demand for content writers and content writing service.

The best way to start content writing service is by first you can become a SEO writer and build a portfolio by publishing articles on many popular authority sites in a specific industry like fashion or food or health

so that you can build expertise and experience in that industry and you can later on create a team of writers by connecting them on LinkedIn and freelance platforms like upwork and

you can charge money for writing on per word basis like depending upon the experience of the writer and the industry you can charge around five cents to one or two dollars for every word you write in the content and You can also charge money upon other factors including how much of time and expertise required to write content.

By the way make sure to read my article on how to become an SEO writer and make money in detail here.

Start an SEO Agency & consultation service

Another popular SEO business idea is related to starting an SEO agency.

An SEO agency is simply an external company who does those things for your business. Working with an SEO agency can help your business to achieve these things: Better visibility. Better traffic. More leads.

First of all it is very important to know that Google uses more than 200 ranking factors to rank a particular website on top and in higher positions of Google and according to a study, more than 90% of the websites do not get traffic from Google at all, yet 51% of website traffic is driven by organic search.

So, overall from my 3 years of experience, SEO is very complex and time consuming thing.

Even though SEO is very important for most businesses and many businesses are investing large amount of money in their marketing budget in SEO because SEO generates 1000% more traffic than social media, and 40% revenue to their business.

But because SEO is very time consuming thing most businesses would like to hire companies who can do SEO for their business as a matter of fact 65% of the small business owners have worked with an SEO agency earlier,

14% of U.S. small businesses spend $5000 per year on SEO services, 2% of U.S. small businesses spend over $25,000 per year on SEO services, Businesses spend around $79 billion on SEO services.

All of this numbers and statistics clearly show that there is a huge demand of SEO agencies and services around the world because more businesses are investing their marketing budget on SEO because it not only gives higher return of investment but also gives free website traffic and increase visibility online to their brand which obviously increases the trust of the business and more customers in the long term.

And because it is a huge demand obviously starting an SEO agency is very profitable business idea, for example if you start SEO consultant services you can charge your clients per hour basis or per project basis.

And by starting an SEO agency and consultation services you can start working on aspects like keyword research, link building, getting more traffic to the website, competitor analysis,

content writing, technical SEO, local SEO, recovery of the website traffic from penalty and algorithm updates, improving website security, redesigning website, migrating website to new domain, improving the website structure,

improving the monetisation of the website, updating old articles on the blog, repurposing the content into videos and podcasts, building EAT of the website on the internet, working on e-commerce SEO, ranking e-commerce and

business websites to particular keywords, doing website audit and removing all the technical issues of the website and improving the speed and uses experience of the website, getting more customers to the brand overall.

These are a bunch of things you can do by starting your SEO agency.

And make sure to check out my article on how you can start SEO and digital marketing agency and make money and also read my article on how SEO agencies make money in detail here.

Start Link building service

Link building is all about building backlinks to a particular website in order to increase the website traffic, authority of the website online and get more customers by ranking the website or web page higher in Google and it is important part of search engine optimisation.

Backlinks are especially valuable for SEO because they represent a “vote of confidence” from one site to another. In essence, backlinks to your website are a signal to search engines that others vouch for your content. You can learn more about backlinks and how you can build backlinks to your website in detail here.

As a matter of fact,  41% of marketers think link building is the most difficult part of SEO, and because it is so difficult part many people consider purchasing backlinks to their website and the average price of the backlink is around 361$.

This is why starting a link building service is also an excellent business idea, and by starting a link building service you can start building backlinks to other people’s website and charge money to those links and you can use legit ways like guest posting or broken link building to build backlinks to other websites and blogger outreach methods.

For example userp is one popular link building service & they build backlinks to their clients by publishing guest articles and broken link building and also by reaching out bloggers and requesting them to link back to your website which are all white hat strategies to build backlinks.

And you can use similar strategies to build backlinks to your clients but it requires better strategies and more experience in the industry so I would first recommend you to learn link building, build a few authority and quality links to your website and SEO before you start this service.

If you don’t want to start a SEO agency and offer all the services of SEO, then You can consider this business idea because link building is the most important strategy of the content marketing of every small business

when they want to grow their website online because without quality backlinks to your website you cannot rank higher and longer in search engines like Google because quality backlinks are still top three ranking factors in Google.

Create an SEO tool

another good business idea you can use of seo is of creating an SEO tool.

There are popular SEO tools like Ubersuggest, ahrefs, Semrush, Which as saas products and they offer services related to SEO like keyword research, link building, competitor analysis,  website audit, finding content ideas and many more and the charge money with a monthly subscription for example Ubersuggest is SEO tool Which helps in performing keyword research and link building and they have a monthly subscription of $12 to use the tool, by the way you can read my article on ubersuggest review in detail here.

And if we take a look at only specific tools like answer the public is one such freemium tool which only focuses on keyword research and finding content ideas for your blog and they have a monthly subscription of $99 and you can also use the tool for free but with limited of 3 searches everyday.

There are many other SEO tools for specific purpose like similar web is one tool which will help you identify the traffic of website and it also has a monthly subscription, grammarly is one such tool which will identify and remove mistakes and punctuation errors in your content,

screaming frog and siteliner are tools which will help you with technical SEO and removing duplicate content, pingdom & gtmetrix are tools which will help you increase your website loading which is important factor of SEO, crazy egg and optimizely is a heat map tool which can help you improve the user experience on your website, surfer SEO is on page SEO checker, duplichecker is a plagiarism checker tool which will identify and remove duplicate content in your article which has already been published on other articles of websites,

rank math & Yoast are two popular SEO plugins for WordPress websites which make money by yearly subscription of the plugins, link whisper is a internal linking wordpress plugin, wpastra is a popular WordPress theme market which offers lots of free and

paid WordPress themes which are not only quick but also very customisable, short pixel is a image compression plugin on WordPress website to increase your loading speed, WP rocket is a performance booster WordPress plugin which has a yearly subscription.

Just like this I can present you hundreds of tools and services in SEO industry, similar to this you can also create any SEO tool or WordPress plugin and start your business by creating a monthly or yearly subscription plan.

You can either learn software and application development and programming so that you can create software and tools or you can visit platforms like code canyon and purchase tools and plugins and monetize them.

Become a Search engine evaluator

Look, Google is the largest search engine in the world.

As a matter of fact Google has any 92% market share in search engine Industry.

And one of the primary reasons why Google is dominated in search engine market is because of its continuous pursuit of serving the best resource of information for users on Google search.

In the process, Google constantly hires thousands of people as search engine evaluators, the basic job Google team assigns these people is to check if the results that Google search engine rank match the quality guidelines of Google or not and

Give feedback to Google team who operate the search engine algorithms so that they can improve the search engine ranking quality and rank better pages by constantly improving the algorithms which are working behind.

Now in order to become a search engine evaluator even though you don’t investment but you need some skills and knowledge regarding things like,

  • You should know how search engines work and how SEO works?
  • You should be good at time management skills.
  • You should also have Research and analytical skills.
  • You should also be good at communication.

In order to become a search engine evaluator you need apply for job of a search engine evaluator for different companies like,

  • Appen Connect (Formerly Leapforce)
  • Lionbridge
  • Raterlabs
  • iSoftstone

If your application gets approved you will have to pass an examination conducted online where they will test your knowledge both theoretical and practical about search engines and the test is tough, after you passed the examination and

Submit all the paperwork and important details about yourself, you will be a search engine evaluator for that specific company and you will have a chance to work with many search engine companies like Google and Bing.

The search engine companies like Google Bing and Yahoo will have contracts in these different companies which directly hire search engine evaluators as freelancers and

You will be working for companies like Google and Bing indirectly as a freelancer when the companies make contracts with the search engines organisations.

As a search engine evaluator you can easily earn on average $15 per hour working as a freelancer indirectly for different companies like Google, Bing and Yahoo, the beautiful thing is you can work from anywhere and any part of the world.

Start a Blog & or YouTube channel

Another great SEO business idea is that you can also consider starting a blog or YouTube channel, for example by starting a blog on WordPress which will cost you less than $65 using bluehost hosting, You can start creating and publishing content after doing keyword research and finding topics in a particular industry like sports or self improvement topics and after you promote and build links to your website,

you can drive traffic from Google and social media platforms like Pinterest and LinkedIn and you can obviously monetize your blog by placing advertisements and affiliate links and you can also sell products on your website.

This is a great way to make passive income from SEO, likewise, You can also create a YouTube channel and start recording and publishing videos around a particular topic like self improvement or personal finance and after uploading videos consistently over a period of time and promoting those videos to the right audience,

you can obviously make money through many methods like brand deals and also through placing Google Adsense ads and you can also redirect your YouTube subscribers and audience to any website and sell them any product & course related to that industry and you can also do affiliate marketing on your YouTube channel.

It is important to know that Google is the largest search engine on the planet and you can drive tons of traffic to your website from Google if you start a blog similarly YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google but it is a video platform.

You can learn Google SEO or YouTube SEO and practise it on your blog or YouTube channel and grow your business, and once your business gets some success and visibility, many businesses and

startups would probably approach you to manage their business like blog or YouTube channel and make their business successful by working on their business like publishing articles or videos just like how you did of yours and this is also a good way to make money with your knowledge of SEO and content marketing.

Reseller hosting business

Reseller hosting is a type of hosting where the hosting provider rents its storage, servers, space, and bandwidth to a bunch of people and these people create reseller hosting company & sell the hosting service in affordable rates and flexible features to the users and businesses who cannot afford expensive hosting plans.

It works in a way that,

The one who purchases hosting from the Hosting provider is called a reseller because he is actually buying the hosting service, space from the hosting provider, and selling it to small business owners and users.

Web host is very important part of a website and SEO because of website loading speed, up time and website security and support are all dependant upon the website hosting but many small businesses and

people do not have much money to purchase quality hosting services because they are expensive and this is where reseller hosting comes into the picture as You can purchase web hosting plans and create your own hosting business with affordable price and flexible features.

You can learn more about pros and cons of reseller hosting business here.

Reseller hosting is another good business idea you can choose and you can make money with monthly or yearly subscription just like how any normal web hosting company has but your hosting will be more affordable, flexible and user friendly.

With that said let’s conclude the article.

Ending remarks

These are all the best SEO business ideas you should know in detail.

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