Ok guys, I think I have read every thread regarding local SEO businesses I could find. I see some people saying charge nothing less than $600 others no less than $1200, others say they're getting $3k a month. Im so confused. Can some people post here what they are charging company's per month and what that monthly fee includes? The services I provide are typical to everyone. Editing their current page for SEO or creating a new website, google + creation, the usual citations are created at yelp, merchantcircle, etc, manual link building 1-5 per month, rep management using a method here on BHW using post cards and dedicated review domain, call recording, and PPC campaign creation and management. Am I missing things that you guys are doing? The only thing I feel comfortable with is charging 20-30% of their PPC budget for monthly maintenance. After that is where I get shaky. Can someone PM or post here what they are doing on a monthly basis to justify $3k a month? I just cant see it and its not because I dont know SEO. Or maybe I take for granted what I do, but I just cant see it. Should I be building more links? Creating fresh blog content for their sites every month? For instance, see below, I cant write blog entries for a business i know nothing about. Where do you find qualified writers? Ask the client to provide the articles? I could really use the help, a mentor would be awesome. I am currently employed by one business, a dentist, with 5 locations. I got in because of a family friend and by pointing out a flaw with their current guy who was wasting their money. I am charging them $650/month. It should be a lot higher but I got my foot in the door and now have someone to use as reference and maybe refer me. That monthly fee doesnt include separate fees for building a mobile site, new main site, google places creation (charged per page and put any maintenance within the $650), call recording, and any changes to the new properties after the first 30 days are extra. Lastly, I am having new gutters and soffits installed on my home. They guy I went with has a crappy java intro website and it is basically an uploaded template with all the generic text still on the site, and the site was created 8/2011 and when i search his company name he comes up 6th, below angieslist, the BBB, and other citation pages which he hasnt claimed. This guy screams client. I was going to try and barter for my work but I'd rather just pay him and then land him as a monthly client and probably get more that way. How would you approach him? Is there a thread/WSO on what to include on a report for a prospective client? Ok, ive rambled long enough. back to sleep since I couldnt while all this was on my mind.