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How much should I be paying and how much work can be done in an hour for SEO???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Toocoo82, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Ok, so I'm about to go after a few global competitive keywords, and I'm thinking about outsourcing.

    Here's my question, for a competitive global keyword term, i.e. "iphone cases", how much work should the person I'm outsourcing to be doing in an hour (this is an important site, some I'm guess go whitehat, or maybe a little greyhat lol)? A few months ago, I paid someone hourly on odesk, and after a about $30, I realized, all he did was a few social bookmarks, and a few forum post. He kept promising me he was working, but he spent most of the time researching, making accounts, and a few post, social bookmarks here and there.

    I'm guessing it's going to take about 2-3 months to make it to page one on a few keywords, but I would like to know what exactly should expect from someone?


    Thanks if you can help
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    How much do you make per day? How much do you expect to be making per day? Bill them at that rate. It's subjective - generally I ask for $25-$50/hour depending on the work that needs to be done and what my costs are. Make sure you are accounting for the costs your incur.
     
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    It takes some time to get 1st position of search engines, if you want, I can do it for you, I have got some best deals for you,
     
  4. dichotomy

    dichotomy Regular Member

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    Don't outsource till your pullin in more than you can handle; make sure you know what you're doing before you're paying for someone else to do it. If you're relying on someone else to come up with the work 'they need to do for that specific keyword' you're gonna be bleeding out money dude.
     
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    better of getting GSA and saving your money.
     
  6. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Well this is a serious situation. Like I want to make sure someone knows what they are doing, and can get realistic with their work.

    So for example, "iphone cases" that's a tough keyword. How much work per hour, or work you think it would take to rank it (not just using automated tools)?
     
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    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    That's the kind of question one asks BEFORE making the decision to optimizing for it. What if the answer is "never", as in, it doesn't matter what you do, or what you hire someone else to do, that kw is so competitive and there are so many people trying to rank well for it that the whole idea is a bad one and you never should have even started trying for it. There are millions of kw's; why would you choose that one?
     
  8. Toocoo82

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    BS, I've seen first hand (blackhat though), people rank a competitive kw 1st page, top 5 position for tougher a niche, so choosing your keywords is the least of your worries unless you are gonna spam and do a ton of aff. marketing with almost impossible niche like weight loss, or dating site.


    I'm not asking should I go for this keyword, etc, I'm asking what type of work should I be expecting by the hour, day, etc, from someone who is an expert with a global keyword?
     
  9. brainstorm1

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    Charge as much as you can for a month or two. Keep track of your time and the amount you are making. Gradually increase costs and watch as the cost per hour increases (use an excel spreadsheet). Then you can determine your worth per hour for future clients. If I didn't do this I'd still be charging people $40, which is good by my standards, but not nearly the $60 or so that I make with empirical evidence.