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Guys who do SEO for offline clients, how do you charge?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Getwhatchuwant, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Getwhatchuwant

    Getwhatchuwant Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    As the thread title explains I am wondering how you structure your pricing and what it includes.

    For example there are alot of things that can be done to help a clients online presence.

    On Page SEO and Content
    Off Page SEO- Link building (white and black hat) link pyramids, article marketing, blog comments, forum posts, social bookmarks, Vidoes etc...
    Social Media- Facebook, Twitter, Linkden etc...

    Do you offer a flat fee for all of those service or do you you charge per "unit" for lack of a better term. As an example if you promise to do social media, I feel as it would take significant time to do everyday. You have the fan page creation, the posts to the fan page, getting fans for the fan page all which lead to additional time and cost. Of course you then have the task of trying to work on their rankings...

    Let me know if you guys have a "plan" on how you package these services together.
     
  2. emeraldodge

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    Hi,

    I think the best thing is to provide custom-solution to each client.
    I mean you can't charge for social bookmarking, forum profiles etc those days because fiverr..

    I think you should provide like 2 or 3 packages - like complete video promotion, social media or linkwheel for example (don't use generic name, promote your own tactics - prefer 'LinkPWN 2.0' to 'Linkpyramid' for example)

    And encourage your client to ask your opinion regarding their website, based on this you can bring them a custom home-made solution (on page+off page) to boost their rank or w/e and charge much more $$.

    Kind regards.
     
  3. Pazalaza

    Pazalaza Registered Member

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    I found these interesting posts in Taktikal thread:
     
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  4. seogurus

    seogurus Newbie

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    Yes, Pazalaza. Thank you for your generosity!
     
  5. ewandy

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    In the beginning of this year i've helped setting up an SEO company. The pricing was the toughest to decide. We went like this: local, national, intentional kw. And each kw had a specific number of hours. If the client wanted more he could buy extra hours. And the catch was that there was a maintenance fee which was 1/3 of the original hours. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    Heh that second quote of equations was my work.

    There's another thread in offline marketing with the excel spreadsheet if your interested
     
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  7. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Junior Member

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    Do you happen to remember the name of that thread? That was a very very good open method to really show clients how good their investments may be figuratively!
     
  8. bestintheworld

    bestintheworld Newbie

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    When charging offline clients for SEO, I built an automated system that calculates what I should be charging based on a number of different variables.