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How to scale your SEO / Freelancer business

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  1. davids355

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    This is a video on Youtube from Lion Zeal (Daryl Rosser). I have been following his video podcast interviews for a while and this one stood out as being particularly interesting to me its an interview with a guy called John Logar and its about how to scale your business from being a freelancer to an agency and moving from a limited income up to 100-200k/year (What this guy calls a "good job") to a much larger income of 500k+

    Its all about focusing on whats important, hiring a good team to do the right jobs and so on.

    Well worth the watch :

     
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    Great share! Really motivating
     
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    I can't take business advice from someone who hasn't yet experienced puberty.
     
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    I have no team and I do just fine.

    Would love to hire a hot VA to do my bidding but it would be all evil and I need to make sure evil things are done well as only I can do you see.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the video, it is motivating and worth watching.
     
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    Agree Daryl looks quite young but the advice is coming from the guy he is interviewing - if you watch the video that guy is like a machine gun he has so much advice to give it's unreal. It's one of the best interviews I've watched.

    Same with me - I'm doing ok and I am a perfectionist (and a total geek) so I love being in control. But I love what this guy said about only being able to create what is effectively a well paid job for yourself and if you really want to push past a certain level you have to take yourself out of the equation which makes perfect sense to me.
     
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    Any TDLR summary? 58 minutes seems a tad long for me
     
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    This guy is basically saying that most freelancers get to 100-200k / year before they get stuck - because at that stage you can really take on any more work by yourself. And so to push past that stage you need to outsource. He says that where most people outsource to a couple of VAs for doing the SEO work etc, really you should first outsource to a project manager - that way you can replace yourself freeing up your valuable time and having the business completely run by other people. Then you can scale things up from there and that turns it from being the equivilant of a well paying job to a big business that can generate an unlimited amount of cash.

    He also touched on sales and how important it is to a business. He mentioned that sales should be the number one priority for you all day every day and that any SEO agencies or freelancers that he speaks to are talking to 10+ leads per week if they are doing well. Ones that are not talking to leads are not doing well - because you cant do anything without sales (of course).

    He agreed that no one likes selling and many people dont like talking on the phone etc but its a necessity and has to be done in order for success. He also suggested not to outsource this process until you can do it successfully yourself - because if you cant sell your own business to someone then how is a sales person that you employ going to be able to do it.

    Thats pretty much it.

    The thing I really loved about this guy though was his passion - Daryl couldn't really get a word in edge ways because this guy is just so enthusiastic about this topic.
     
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    Great Share.Many thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Thanks OP for summarizing!

    Great tips :)
     
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    John Logar seems to know his stuff.
     
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    Haven't watched it yet as not a fan of Lion Zeal (Daryl Rosser) and John Logar looks like another guru clown consultant

    https://www.google.com/#q=John+Logar
    https://twitter.com/johnlogar?lang=en
    http://www.consultingunleashed.com/
    http://www.makeeverydayapayday.com/about-me/

    Consultants fall into 2 camps, those that can help your business grow and are sufficiently remunerated for their expertise or those that talk bollocks.

    He looks like another loser to me but will give him the benefit of the the doubt until I watch the vid and because @davids355 recommends it.
     
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    guy on right is wearing an ugly plaid shirt that looks like he got it from a thrift store, so he's automatically on my blacklist
     
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    Those 2 guys are exactly the type that I avoid at first sight, the ANNOYING type. I could not watch the video, even on fast forward, sorry.
     
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    Fair point I don't know anything about either of those guys other than what I saw in the video. I just like Daryl because he has done some great interviews, I cant say whether he has any credentials to back things up but he has interviewed some interesting people for sure.

    John Logar, once again I dont know about him as a person but he definitely has a lot of stuff that he wants to share and I like that - I always respect people that will happily give away lots of info because it tells me they have a wealth of knowledge and enough to give some away - whereas some people in tech are very cagey with their knowledge which I always attribute to them not having much of it.

    Anyway I like that you still considered it on the basis that I shared it - thats appreciated :)
     
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    You know how the saying goes - don't judge a book by its cover.
     
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    Try it in slow motion :)
     
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    I do it all the time and it saves me from reading the junk inside.
     
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    maybe you are right. Maybe not. Sometimes there might be some great stuff out there that you won't ever appreciate unless you open the cover.
     
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    The fat guy in the plaid shirt has nothing of value to say guaranteed.

    Guy on left looks like he hasn't hit puberty yet.

    I've got standards with my boys. Prolly get better advice from a magic 8 ball.