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Offering SEO services or Creating own Sites. Which is better?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by NapsteR, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. NapsteR

    NapsteR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi guys,

    Title says it all. Is it better to offer services or create my own sites and market them? I dont have a large team. Just 5 freelancers. Which one is better type of business for me?
     
  2. HelloInsomnia

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    That depends what you want.

    Services = cash fast.

    Websites = slower cash but residual income for the future.

    IMHO if you don't need cash right away always go for websites.
     
  3. NapsteR

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    I dont need cash right away...
     
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    You can calculate that yourself, just ask yourself:

    - How many clients you can get per month if you open a SEO service? Multiply that number by the price and you have your first number.

    - How many targeted visitors you can drive to your affiliate site? Take 1% and multiply by the price of the offer you're going to promote. Thats the 2nd number.
     
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    I will start a service and a website
    The service to get fast cash and get some loyal clients
    Build a website and gain ranking to attract new customers
     
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    If you think you can get clients and do SEO work for them, do so and invest that money in your own sites. When you have money to play with, it becomes easier to rank your own sites.
     
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    See.. if you are truly good with SEO, then you should not offer it as a service. It might sound ridiculous but that is the fact. If you are good with SEO and offering your service to someone else, then you are making someone else grow through your efforts. Instead if you are an average SEO guy who just knows how to build links, then you can offer your services to someone else, because at the moment you cannot survive running sites with average seo knowledge.

    Also the formula services=quick money, websites=slow residual money is crap.. websites are big money spinners provided you know what to do with them and how to flip them successfully everytime. So work for yourself and work on your websites if you can rank your websites.

    All the best
     
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    Also keep in mind that if you are offering services, you have to provide monthy results for your clients. If you have the personality that likes people and are able to be patient with answering questions and dealing with customer compalints......then go into SEO service.

    If that is not your personality, then stick with sites.
     
  9. Shishko

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    I agree and disagree with you at the same time.
    There are some SEO companies where they really know their thing and can rank their customers website for really hard keywords, I mean just Google for SEO and those companies showing top 10 know their stuff cause it's a pretty competitive keyword if you ask me and all of the people trying to rank for it know average seo and the ones ranking high are really good.

    But then again I agree that if you are really good, then it might be worth it to make your own websites, but it's another art to also know how to make money with websites, it isn't only about ranking. But yeah rank for weight loss, web hosting reviews and you will bank pretty hard.

    What I think the OP should think about is what he thinks is fun. Do you think that it's fun to create a website, try to rank it for a period of time, see the progress and in the end rank and have a long term earnings coming to your bank account. Or do you like doing services for others, charge them every month and try your best to rank their websites.

    Personally, I like both, right now I'm making my own websites but soon I will be starting my own seo business targeting small companies to make easy cash ranking for easy local keywords :)

    Hope that helped!
     
  10. kawarimi

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    Do both :)
     
  11. NapsteR

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    This is what I am thinking exactly. Except for those UC link push method I shared I found out couple of ways to my rank the sites easily. I dont want those to get saturated. If offer it as service, I gotta give out the report and they will know those tricks too.

    So, I am thinking like starting my own sites... But some people say you cant earn like offering services.
     
  12. HelloInsomnia

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    I should have worded my above statement a bit differently. What I meant was that offering a service can put cash in your pocket tomorrow. Whereas ranking a website you make may take a few months. Once the site is ranked you can make money everyday.
     
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    Your own site makes wayyy more sense, unless your service is automated with very little to no input from you.
     
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    I agree it .. By the way ,you also should choose one project which can help you make good profit for long term .
     
  15. NapsteR

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    yep. thats the problem. Unfortunately all my services are manual.
     
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    I agree with those who say to build your own sites for the following reasons:

    1) You can make WAY more money with your own sites.

    2) You don't have to deal with clients.
     
  17. SEOLair

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    ^^ Do this.
     
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    yep, my blueprint, except that I started out very small selling very small sites for very small cash. Then the resources piled up, I started offering services, built bigger sites with the cash and still offer services as I have enough resources for both mine and other´s sites.

    Not really... you mention "provided you know what to do with them and flip them successfully every time" - Well if you have to flip every time to make money then I question the success of the websites in question. and completing services often pays much faster than any website project, no matter if hatched(built from scratch)/bought and sold(flipped) - So there is truth to some extent in the formula.
     
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    I do both....Best...!!!
     
  20. mudbutt

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    that is a fail analogy. rofl.