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How much should I charge this client for SEO (top rankings)?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Toocoo82, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Hi everyone, I have a new client that wants me to rank about 5-15 keywords on the first page top rankings. I initially proposed $800/monthly, but that was out of his budget. I made a blueprint for him, will take care of the on-page optimization, he will pay the for articles, additional cost, and his site is not new and already ranking for keywords. This is like their main website, so I probably will be doing a majority (95%) white hat here.

    These are semi-competitive keywords by the way, competition is 2 mill for each one. I'm thinking about outsourcing the backlinks and offpage work, and I'll take care of the on-page optimization.

    How much should do you think is a good rate for that (taking care of 2.0 properties, bookmarking, article and directory submissions, etc), and the works to get on the top of the ranking? And how much should I be paying the person I want to outsource to?

    He is basically taking his hard earned dime, and wants to see result within a month or two (just a sign of progress), which I think is possible.
     
  2. squidkai1

    squidkai1 Junior Member

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    Just my 2 cents, I wouldn't go a dime under $500. Remember he is paying for your time and experience and if he doesn't want to pay at least $500, then it's not worth it.

    Good luck
     
  3. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Thats what I was thinking. So how much should I pay someone monthly to do the off-page part? $150-$200? I know its going to be alot of work doing submissions, backlinks, etc.
     
  4. resistosai111

    resistosai111 Power Member

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    300$ is ok as i think
     
  5. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    $300? I mean dont get me wrong I'm for it, but he's paying monthly via paypal. After taxes or so, that's like $75 profit lol.
     
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    $500/month seems competitive for this type of project, maybe with a bonus for performance.
     
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    Choose 700 and tell him you are no ordinary SEO expert. You are the best. You gotta sell your self man :D. Good Luck
     
  8. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    I mean I tried at $800, and he said that was really out of their budget at the moment. They looked around and said the bids are around 400-900, so I'm guessing a 500 would be good now, and then after I get them where they at we can do a slight increase?