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No idea how much to charge him

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by thedon23, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I got my first SEO client today. Supposed to email him with prices within the next few hours.

    I guess I'm sort of overanalyzing everything, cause it's my first client; I just don't wanna price too high, or too low.

    If you're willing to have a look at the keyword competition (I had a look, and they don't seem very competitive), and see what a reasonable price would be.

    Shoot me a PM and I'll give you the keywords! Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. aStroke

    aStroke Regular Member

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    Don't price him solely based on how easy it is to rank for their keywords. That is just one factor when I quote a business for SEO. You should charge based on how many hours it will take for you to complete all the linkbuilding, how much you need to change their on-page SEO, how long that will take, what kind of business they are, their customer lifetime value (how much a customer is worth), in addition to how easy it is to rank. I don't use all of the above when calculating a price but I like to use the following:

    -Keyword competition
    -Hours of work monthly
    -Customer lifetime value

    I put more emphasis on their customer lifetime value. I use it as my main selling point. For example...

    If I was targeting a dentist, I would say, "Just 5 new clients a month from the hundreds of people visiting your website will cover the cost of one month of SEO."

    Catch my drift?
     
  3. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Well, i had my first customer few days ago too, i charged him wayyyyyy to low.

    I wanted to get him on board absolutly i charged him for 800$ but, 50% guarantee if contract accomplished.

    Then, ,he told me he earns 8000$ a month with his site :D

    My question is what kind of guarantee do you guy propose ?
     
  4. blackma

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    Charge for the initial work and then get a monthly consulting fee to maintain their SERPs. It should not be one and done deal.
     
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    sandesh_007 Regular Member

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    I would also appreciate if someone can just post a demo proposal or template proposal which can be filled with necessary things.
     
  7. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Just sealed it for $500 a month. Thanks everyone! :D
     
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