Hi Everyone, I need your advice on setting up a clever counter proposal on the following case. Scenario: A company approached me to do a Reverse SEO to kick a blogspot site out of Top 10 of G. The blogpot site is sitting on 2nd place in G. This blogspot site is spreading malicious rumours about the company being a scam. Naturally the company wants it out of Top 10. (I'm not dwelling into who's wrong or right) The keyword - only 1 - is the company's name - 5 stars (very easy in Traffic Travis) and no authority sites in the Top 10 listing. I'm proposing a package of $3,000 to ensure the blogspot site gets kick out of Top 10 and ensure no new sites with bad press will show up. The package includes getting 15-20 new websites/blogs/web 2.0 sites with good quality content + tonnes of backlinks to push the blogspot site out of Top 10, for a period of 12 months. They will see results in 8-12 weeks of the blogspot site being kick out of Top 10. The client came back to me with the following offer: 1) they will confirm the deal if I can lower the fee to $2,000 2) How much refund, if in case the blogspot site got up to the Top 10 during the 12 months of the Reverse SEO campaign. Issue: I do not want to lower my fee just as the client pleased because it will potrayed that: 1) I'm desperate for sales more than they want to protect their reputation 2) I overcharge 3) My service has no professional value as any client can just squeeze my fee to any amount Problem: Whether it is $2,000 or $3,000, my work will be the same - 15-20 websites, content, backlinks, the works, etc But the profit margin is affected that much!! Suggestion needed: Suggestion #1 - Counter proposal of the 2 packages a) $2,000 - it takes longer to see results - 16 weeks or more instead of 8 weeks (i'm taking my own sweet time) - no guarantee of other new sites with bad press; we only focus solely on that blogspot site. - no refund? (i'm still not sure on this) b) $3,000 - as my earlier proposal - ensure no new or old sites with bad press appears on Top 10 (excluding news site like CNN, Wiki etc) - refund of 10% and will get the bad press sites out in 1 month's time Suggestion #2 - Your Constructive Suggestions Welcome. Suggestion #3 - Your Constructive Suggestions Welcome. Many Thanks! P.S. Let me know also if I should post this in a more appropriate sub-forum?