came a a realization recently. people who sell SEO to clients are idiots. Don't you see "clients" are nothing but middle men? Let's say your client is a plumber. you charge him $1,000 a month for SEO. he gets $10,000 worth of clients from your SEO per month. guess what? you just lost $9,000. why would I let the plumber take my $9,000 from me? "but you are not a plumber" yes, but i AM a carpenter. in the time I ranked the plumber, i could have ranked carpenter and monetized the site directly. There is never a good reason to do SEO for other people. That's why I am not actively looking for SEO clients. That's why I am not trying to rank for SEO services [city] any more. If someone refers me, maybe, just maybe I will take the job. but I won't be out there seeking clients any more.