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I to become SEO Consultant

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by yagrooza, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. yagrooza

    yagrooza Junior Member

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    Hello all,

    So I want to start a SEO Consulting Business but I have a couple questions for you guys

    1. Do I need to show previous work to the clients?

    2. Would it be easier to just outsource the work to people?
    3. How much should I charge each client ?


    Thanks :)
     
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  2. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    1. If you want clients then yes.
    2. Yes thats what most do.
    3. Depends what your package entails.
     
  3. hireganesh

    hireganesh Regular Member

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    Well, if you have knowledge then you are the boss. If you don't have prior work to show, setup a meeting. Impress him with your knowledge. Provide him with details of your work and how it is really beneficial for him to hire your company.

    Didn't got you on this one.

    It entirely depends on efforts needed and how deep n big customers pocket is. Even if task is easy then also pretend that it needs real hard work. I charge 150$ to a client and for similar work 500$ per month to other one.
     
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  4. yousefgreat

    yousefgreat Regular Member

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    Dude, put yourself in the clients' shoes and you will have the answer to your questions.

    1. Do I need to show previous work to the clients?

    NO you don't have to but you might loose lots of business if you don't.

    2. Would it be easier to just outsource the work to clients?

    No idea what you mean here

    3. much should I charge each client ?

    Check the market for the service you are offering and you will get a fair idea of the appropriate pricing. As a beginner, start a bit low until you have strong legs to stand on!
     
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  5. yagrooza

    yagrooza Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies

    The second question is supposed to say, Would it be easier to outsource the work to people?

    I am very sleep deprived right now so I am not making much sense but anyways thanks :)
     
  6. yousefgreat

    yousefgreat Regular Member

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    Outsourcing depends on your available free time and expertise in this area.

    i suggest u learn the tricks of the trade, try them urself before outsourcing if u have the time to..
     
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  7. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    I completely agree. Don't ever outsource something until you know it yourself and know what it is you need someone to do for you when you aren't there and that they truly know what to do and are infact doing it.

    You can get ripped off very easily in this area. Know your trade first and then expand accordingly. Always keep in mind that in hiring someone, they should be at min. - better than you are at what you are hiring them for. To do otherwise, you aren't going to get the results you expect and you are putting your butt on the line, not theirs'.

    Protect yourself from every aspect of your business. You are only as good as your staff's production level, be it inhouse or outsourced labor doing the work.
     
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  8. MrOrange

    MrOrange Newbie

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    You should look at existing seo services and what prices they charge, depending on your workd load, outsourcing would be an option if you got good project management skills.
     
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  9. IGKing

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    1. Yes, Show the most prestigious work you've accomplished on the websites rankings. If you have a screenshot of the previous stats, then you can do a before and after.

    2. It'd be easier, but if word got out... Keep it on the DL.

    3. Work on a monthly from depending on a client. $70-$600.
     
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  10. yagrooza

    yagrooza Junior Member

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    Do i need to have a website to look legitimate?

    Thanks for the help guys :)
     
  11. three3s

    three3s Regular Member

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    This is FAR too low in my opinion. As long as you sell well or *hint hint* hire a professional salesman to sell the service you can charge a lot more than this.

    For me, the hassle involved is not worth even the top range of $600 a month. I would never sign off on a SEO contract for any less than £1000 a month. (around $1500). For industries which are cash rich, have high advertising budgets or have large margins, I'd double that figure.
     
  12. miright1

    miright1 Newbie

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    Dear, I think all things depend on customer requirement, If you have need more from you, then you can increase your prices.
     
  13. neodregan

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    What do you mean a professional salesman? Where would you get that at?
     
  14. SuperLinks

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    In regards to outsourcing, absolutely. Only outsource once you have an established SEO plan and a trackable work flow for your virtual assistants. Otherwise you will be wasting both yours and their time.

    Outsourcing allows you to scale, and you can scale extremely well if you've laid out the right foundation for your workers.
     
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