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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ryanyum, May 29, 2013.

  1. ryanyum

    ryanyum Newbie

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    Hi. I'm the co owner of a clothing company and wanted to ramp up on internet marketing. I was wondering if you guys could give me some tips on how to do this. So i have a couple questions

    1. how do i become an affiliate?

    2. what would be the going rate for some seo type work?

    3. is there any advice on where i should get started and who i should work with?

    thanks guys i really appreciate your time and appreciate your feedback
     
  2. edyang

    edyang Junior Member

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    Hi!

    1. Can you please clarify? Do you mean how you can find people to sell on your behalf through affiliate marketing?

    2. It varies widely and depends on your budget and how competitive the industry is. A rule of thumb for an SEO agency in the US might be $3,600 for the first month and $800 per month. But again, it varies depending on your goals and how competitive a niche it is.

    3. We'd be happy to chat with you further on this if the above is in your budget range. Otherwise there are a lot of good providers here on BHW.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     
  3. ryanyum

    ryanyum Newbie

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    we actually use a cartel site! but besides that :) yes how would i go about finding people to sell on my behalf, and i wouldn't be willing to work with an agency/perhaps an individual because the price would be lower
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I would love to know how you came up with those arbitrary numbers and pricing model, it's not remotely accurate...
     
  5. SavyCon

    SavyCon Regular Member

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    Yeah numbers are off. What sort of advertising are you targeting? I know some people in the US that charge as little as a $50 maintenance fee per month, with around $250 for a Facebook & Google ad campaign.
     
  6. edyang

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    It's not arbitrary at all. It's what our agency charges on a regular basis, on average. Some clients may be more, some may be less. So I speak from real world experience.
     
  7. edyang

    edyang Junior Member

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    My numbers were for SEO consulting, not PPC management.

    http://moz.com/blog/seo-pricing-costs-of-services


    1. Hourly SEO Costs Vary Across Countries, but $76-$200/hour is Most Common
      With the exception of India (the only developing region that was well-represented in our survey), hourly costs of $76-$200 (representing three responses) covered 50%+ of all firms. It was highest in Australia/New Zealand at 62%, followed by 58.1% in the US and 56% in Canada. Granted, this is a wide range, but it provides the answer to a frequently-asked question from those seeking SEO services for the first time.
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    2. By-the-Project Pricing is Popular and Most Commonly $1,000-$7,500
      70.1% of respondents said they offer project-based pricing (the most common pricing system selected in the survey). 43% of consultancies were represented by the four price ranges: $1,001-$1,500, $1,501-$2,500, $2501-$5,000 and $5,001-$7,500. Obviously, there's a wide variety of prices here, not surprising given that the types of projects offered may be quite diverse.
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    3. Monthly Retainer Pricing Has the Widest Distribution
      While both hourly and by-the-project rates do have a wide range of pricing, monthly retainers are certainly the most distributed of the price questions asked in our survey. The two most common were $251-$500/month (13.8%) and $2,501-$5,000/month (11.3%).
     
  8. sunseoservices96

    sunseoservices96 Newbie

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    First Your Need a Good Web Site Than Start SEO campaign .When Your Web Site Age Will Be 2 Month You Will Huge Traffic and Google Ranking ..
     
  9. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    Just join to CJ or some kind of Affiliate company and you good to go..
     
  10. allply

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    Good info thx!
     
  11. SavyCon

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    My advice, OP - It's probably in your best interest to read up on the beginner's guide to SEO first. If you have any further questions on SEO, this board is here to assist you in any particular issues that you are facing.

    edyang,

    I would guess that those prices are what most SEO consultancies charge, whose clients range from Forbes top 50 companies to local mom & pop diners - with the median being those 4 price ranges due to the Small to Medium Enterprises.

    Remember, Moz.com sells products for SEO's. Those that they surveyed are people in the industry, that ALSO pay for Moz's products. Do you think that there might be some conflict of interest, or at least skewed responses?

    OP is a startup clothing company. He's going to need to wear many hats, and not be afraid to trade his time for knowledge. Read up OP, and we'll help you out with any specifics you get hung up on. Good luck in your journey.