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Anybody think about this about SEO Consultants?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by thisismymp3, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    OK I do SEO you probably do SEO for clients that is fine and dandy, but do any of you get ticked off or ask yourself damn if i can do this for any business, Whats stopping me from starting any business that i do seo consulting for and make serious bank?

    some people might say , well i dont have to worry about customer service, dealing with customers, etc and i think that is a valid point, is there any other?

    I look at the tens of Billions of individual seo consultants with there little web page and there little case study that shows how they rank #1 for a 3-4 word keyword + a location, wow ! Big Deal! , should anyone be impressed nowadays? lets see you rank a one or 2 word phrase WITH NO CITY LOCATION (That is key) but anyway

    I look at the average seo consultant and they appear as a lost cause, where they cant get into any business/ or get a job for that matter so they read "how to be a seo" and become a so called seo expert overnight and start soliciting business and put up a blog, it just kinda ticks me off

    Plus when i charge a company 1000 a month and see them make 10k that month off of my seo work, im like damn, i can do that business. So yeah, im kind of done ranting.
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Would you rather deal with ten clients a month and make $15k a month or hundreds
    of customers to make that a month if you're lucky?
    SEO and consulting is the ideal business, low overheads, no formal training needed,
    You can work from home if you choose and outsource all the manual work. Think of all the problems and training you
    need for most other businesses, the logistics, staff, premises.
    This is a marketing business you set your own income level my business model is far more
    than just ranking someone. I'll stick with the consulting
    thank you.,
     
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  3. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    yeah that's what i thought
     
  4. Rhazha

    Rhazha Junior Member

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    I'm sure that crossed my mind a couple of times... What comes after that first thought is Are You Passionate/Excited
    About This Industry? A: NO. OK, Do You Have Some Knowledge About It? A: NO.
    And... or about money to invest on this business, Do Have Money To Buy The Equipment Need It? A: NO.

    We can go on all day... The point here all the reasons the Oxonbeef mentioned plus we have no PASSION towards anything that
    is not related to SEO, IM, Social Network, etc. The GOOD thing about discovering those businesses that can make money with our work
    is PROOF to new clients that we make a difference for their businesses...AND THAT'S HOW MUCH I CHARGE, Thank You Very Much :cool:

    And of course, you know where to go to find the niches that can pay you without bitching... which is Priceless!!!:D
     
  5. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    I do SEO for a lot of small startups/ dropshippers/ ecommerce companies, do you do seo for ecommerce sites? im not talking about doing seo for a lawyer and saying ooo wow i want to be a lawyer, im talking about something that is easy to get into as well, is on the web not so much brick and mortar, and where you know who the wholesaler is and where you see the sales? ...im just saying....just a thought
     
  6. Rhazha

    Rhazha Junior Member

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    I understand what you mean. Yes, I worked with ecommerce sites and still have a couple at this time (clothing)
    Not my favorite by any means...
    Even when they come to you (owners) they do talk a lot about you "organizing" the categories, titles,etc...
    They don't understand what it takes to "Brand" and what it is needed to "SEO." (me venting out a little :D)

    Anyway... What you are thinking IS present all the time for us who can have some information about their businesses.
    But I still go back to my initial point. If you have the time, if you have the money (outsource), then you do it.

    To see the information you are talking about depends the level of initial trust when the work started (referral, friends, family)
    and what accounts YOU set up (ecommerce website, adwords, etc) so you can track when possible. Other than this... "asking" when it fits.

    That's what I understood based on your last sentence "...and where you know who the wholesaler is and where you see the sales?..."
     
  7. seanjohn

    seanjohn Regular Member

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    Google automatically puts in your location when you search for "consultant" or whatever... so it really all depends on who your target market is.

    If I was trying to get clients from across the world, it wouldn't be through SEO traffic, that's for sure.
     
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