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in need of some help guys!! my 1st potenial seo client

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Clutterbuck, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Clutterbuck

    Clutterbuck Regular Member

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    right, i had my first consulation last week, alot easier than i though. got the first out the way.

    my problem is, i talked about -inkwheels and mini sotes to take over the serp, but, they now want to see examples.
    I HAVE NO EXAMPLES!!?
    how am i going to get round this?

    any suggestion guys please
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  2. im n0t lurer

    im n0t lurer Regular Member

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    tell the truth.
     
  3. tyler8541

    tyler8541 Regular Member

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    Tell your client that you keep your clients information strictly confidential and have them sign an NDA (like you do with all your clients). Show him a diagram of what a link wheel looks like (like a mind map). You can probably do a google search and find some link wheel examples. I just used the "non disclosure" BS with clients until I built a portfolio to show. It worked.

    Make sure you get a good outsourcer and fire quickly if they don't produce results. Be careful about paying 100% up front. That is the best advice I can give unless you are doing everything yourself.
     
  4. Clutterbuck

    Clutterbuck Regular Member

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    i emailed them back saying this is a new venture off the back of doing online marketing. i used the bs that my client [i said i only had one] doesnt want me to use his site as examples of my work.

    i guess iwill just have to see what happens.

    for guys who are put off with meeting face to face, you can quite easy look like the expert by just running off what you learn from here. most of it will go over there heads anyway. the old school seo people still talk about directory submissions and reciprical links.

    lets see if i get a response from my email

    keep u updated
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  5. H2oBoy

    H2oBoy Regular Member

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    congrats on getting that SEO client! May I ask how you were able to find the client?

    Thanks:
     
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    how much are you going to charge him?
     
  7. Clutterbuck

    Clutterbuck Regular Member

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    sorry its been a while for me to reply.

    I scrapped a few thousand emails and sent them out. only that one reply though. but, it didnt turn into paid work.

    I put together a few price packages for them as asked. thinking about it i may have over charged. never mind.

    I also put a ad on the front on a local paper which got me one reply from a local web designer, had a consultation with him as he wanted to offer seo to his clients, I am yet to get anything from him, saw him mid December.

    Still waiting for my first client
     
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    theconfidenceman Regular Member

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    i would use someone elses examples... this is blackhatworld afterall
     
  9. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    lol, good advice :eek:
     
  10. agente808

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    While you are waiting for your first client...
    There are a couple of things you can (should) do...

    1. Build a small website about some dumb topic ("care of your pet ferret", whatever) - then practice what you are planning to do to your clients. This way you have something to show and you can practice/learn on something other than your client's sites.

    2.
    - you should do this anyway (even once you have clients) - don't show your real clients to potential clients, you don't know who they are. Show them your sample (see above) and some generic diagrams.

    3. Try offering yourself as an outsourcer for specific things first, before trying for the "whole package" -> post on forums: "I will build linkwheels", -or- "I will write/submit articles" -or- "I will do social bookmarking" -or- whatever is popular these days ;)
    Get smaller jobs for specific things and get some paid practice with each area first. Then you can consider a bigger package.

    4. Pricing - Packaged SEO pricing is very high - you should be able to price high once you know what you are doing - look for samples on the internet and price the same as everyone else. Put up a website with your prices published, then offer a 10% discount to whoever you are talking to "because you really like them / are interested in what they are doing / like their website / whatever" ... If you are outsourcing, make sure you have a reliable group of outsourcers in place first and that your costs are actually less than what you are charging ;)

    ...until you actually know what you are doing, find ways to practice on a smaller scale or you are likely to get a lot of angry customers when they realize that you didn't know what you were doing and totally screwed up their site.