Hi everybody! Newbie here. I'm living proof that you don't have to know a lot to make $ in web design and internet marketing, but you do need to know more than your client. It also helps to have people you trust with solid skils that you can outsource to. I've only recently discovered this site. After reading some of the posts on different forums here, I've quickly realized that I know a fraction of what most of you do - at least related to SEO. I thought it might be of interest to share what I don't know, but what I've been able to do, and where I need help. Hoping some of you may be able to help. What I don't know: HTML CSS or JS, but manage to find the snippets that I need. I only know basic SEO. I can do very basic on-site SEO. I need a dictionary to understand most of the acronyms on this site. What I do know: I know how to sell. I know how to keep my clients happy. Once I get a client they stick with me. A few things I've been able to do: I was able to barter for a week at a luxury beachfront villa in Belize. It rents out for $4,500 a week. I took my family there for a week in exchange for designing a website. It was a sweet deal. I have a client that is currently paying me $2,000 a month for ORM. (I didn't know it was called ORM till I landed on here) I have a keyword ranking #1 in the SERPs in a fairly competitve niche. I'm not exactly sure how I did it. I charge $1,500 to create Adwords campaigns. I outsource it to someone that I pay a fraction of that and he does excellent work. i have about 12 clients on a support plan that pay anywhere from $60 to $1,200 a month. It takes me less than 5 hours a month to provide the support work. I started offering merchant processing to my clients. My client that is paying me $1,200 a month, was the first one to sign up. The merchant processing company paid me a little over $5,000 and it also saved my client a lot in processing fees. When I first started designing websites, I did a couple of sites for friends at no charge. Then I started charging $500, then $750, and continued to bump it up. Now I charge $3,500. I have about 60 websites where I'm earning residual hosting money. What I don't know: (This could be a very long list so I'll keep it short and just list where I'm looking for help.) I don't know diddly squat about: Off-site SEO LInk building PBN VPS Proxies Anything technical SEO How to best leverage all the existing websites I have. What do you think? How do my rates compare with what others are charging? I"m trying to decide if I should take the time to learn the list of what I don't know above or outsource it. What's the best way to learn the most current, effective SEO strategies and tactics? I'm thinking about paying someone to teach me. I urgently need of help with: ORM project - I'm 2 months in to a 6 month contract. I need to start getting some results. My client has a negative article about him on Justia. It's a legit article and there's no possibility of having it removed. I need help. Thank you in advance for any input. Admins and mods, please forgive me and let me know if I have put anything in this post that violates your guidelines.