Hey everyone, I got my client ranked on page one of google for some highly competitive keywords. I focused my link building efforts to get links directly to his website. The client told me that he plans to use my services for years and that our relationship will be long term. We had the understanding that he would pay me monthly for my services, however now that he is ranked on page one of Google he is kicking me to the curb and he says he doesn't want to pay me and he doesn't want to to continue optimizing his site with me anymore. I'm trying to figure out ways to prevent this from happening in the future? One thought I had was to create several private blog sites, build backlinks directly to them, and create links from my private blog sites directly to the clients site, and get him ranked from the links from my private blog sites. This way if he decides that he no longer wants to pay me i can just turn off the link juice from my private blog sites that point to his site. In addition, I'm thinking that I would also get links from private blog networks to point to his site also. I know that most private blog networks charge a monthly fee for this and I would simply pay that monthly fee for the links as long as the client pays me. In the event that the client stops paying, the private blog network links get shut off as well. Of course on top of all this I will push natural links from public sites to the clients siteas well, such as blog comments, guest blog posts, etc. The bottom line and objective here is that the majority of the actual "link juice" would come from sites that I manage or can control, so if the client decides that they don't want to pay me anymore, I can always turn off their links or make them no-follow. After a few months they will see the results and loose their rankings. What do you guys think and do you have any suggestions? Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!