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My journey from beginner in SEO to one day having my own SEO agency one day.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by datderprotein, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. datderprotein

    datderprotein Newbie

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    Hi, to start off with my name is Luke and i'm 22 years old from a small town in north-east Australia. I've been interested in getting right into SEO for awhile now, but never got around to it. I'd like to work for someone who is having success or knows alot about SEO absolutely for free, helping them rank their site and do other tasks no matter how boring in exchange for mentoring and learning from how they go about SEO. I'd even pay for this mentoring. i'm purely doing this to learn as much about the industry as possible. My dream one day is to have my own SEO agency/buisness that i can run from my laptop and hopefully move to Europe.

    What drives me to do this is because i'm from such a cut off town in Australia, it may have high employment and living conditions but i feel my soul is slowly rotting from living here, i crave freedom. SEO has always interested me because i love how it's something constantly evolving and changing. I'll be posting what i'm learning and how i'm implementing it in this thread to keep myself accountable and to hopefully motivate other people to take action. I'll be starting by reading the sticky threads on SEO in black-hat world while teaching myself basic html.

    If you have any suggestions on what resources i should look at or avoid, i'd be super thankful. I'm a long-term lurker here and every single one of you who is making money online is an inspiration to me. Cheers!
     
  2. str8thustler

    str8thustler Power Member

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    Luke, your on the right path and seem like you understand what you need to do. My best advice I can give to you is to learn SEO so you have an above average knowledge about SEO. Just so you know how it works. Then learn to outsource the work to get the results you need for your clients. After you figure that part out your on your way. Figure out how much its going to cost you to outsource then charge your clients accordingly and just manage the whole process.
     
  3. Blindside87

    Blindside87 Guest

    Best of luck with this.

    Some things I have learned dealing with SEO clients.

    Don't give them unrealistic timelines.

    Know what your talking about when it comes to SEO but don't start using things like web 2.0 etc. when talking to potential clients. They speak in terms of money only...not SEO, rankings or links.

    If they make money they will like it, if not they will cut it off pretty quickly.

    If you are out sourcing find some1 who is really really good. I do some of my own SEO but have a guy who is amazing at it who I give the tough sites to and he blows me and my clients away with his work.
     
  4. datderprotein

    datderprotein Newbie

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    Thanks guys, i really appreciate the advice. I've written down the key points you both said. In terms of learning seo, what should i try learn first and what should i stay away from? and how much html should i try teach myself? I'll keep the outsourcing in mind, that's a great idea!
     
  5. Blindside87

    Blindside87 Guest

    Just keep reading around the various SEO forums.

    Beware of all the people who just repeat what everyone else is saying.

    The really good SEO guys don't let out their secrets. If your outsourcing you just need to find the right guy to do your SEO.

    I would not risk really blackhat stuff on a clients site either...fancy explaining to them why they no traffic all of a sudden and it's your fault? Get someone to do safer techniques as it's your head on the line.

    To get going maybe offer your services for free to a few local businessses?