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Potential client asking for SEO proposal, again?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by alrightythan, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. alrightythan

    alrightythan Junior Member

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    So I got referred to this potential client (Marketing Manager).

    After 1 face to face and 2 weeks of email.

    Client asked me for my proposal.

    Which I sent and he agreed to. Including the price.

    Now 1 week later, he emails me asking for the same proposal so he can share / discuss it with his CEO.

    I already sent him the proposal . . . is he just dicking around?

    I already gave him some decent free advice.

    I feel like this might be one of those parties that I should let go . . . Seems unprofessional asking for the proposal again when he obviously has it.
     
  2. archixet

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    Asking for a proposal again doesn't mean he is ditching around! Worth giving a retry..
     
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    This is one of the reasons why I completely hate working with agencies. Left hand has no idea what the right one is doing. Every step needs to go through 10 approvals from CEO to FFS to WTF to OMG and their expectations are out of this dimension, because mostly, they know complete fuckall about how things work and they never listen.
     
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  4. alrightythan

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    Hi Nargil,

    Yeah I 'm kind of looking for only a handful of high to mid paying clients.

    This is an upcoming startup but after seeing there marketing plan, I know they are going nowhere.

    Amazing how these people find investors. I currently have a client just like you mentioned

    "they know complete fuckall about how things work and they never listen"

    The hierarchy is annoying. I've showed them I don't care about that though.

    When I told the manager that he needs to "nofollow" most of the outgoing links as they are draining his link juice,
    he goes "You need to do a test and show me a ROI on nofollowing these links" LMAO

    Like did you hire me to listen to me or add your own non existent expertise about SEO???? WTF???

    @archixet - Thx for your reply as well. If I feel good about them, I'll send them a proposal tomorrow.
     
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    Yeah OP just try resending it, because if not you could be blocking yourself from making bank off the company. Most marketing companies will make you submit 3-5 times so all the staff and managers can say "yeah" or "no" to it before deciding to hire you or give you the work etc.
     
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    Ive worked in sales for ten years and will say this:

    1.) your time is money. Dangle a carrot and tell him you will reduce your rate by 10 percent if he accepte the proposal in one business day.
    2.) corner office always makes the final decision. Just say hi to them first then meet your contact. The three deep concept should be utilized. Owner, manager and administrator level should all know you are courting them.

    You can always say the guy down the street will make millions with your proposal, so if he doesnt take it someone else will. Dont shy away b cause its a start up. It takes a lot more guts to do a start up then work at a shitty established company!!!