someone contacted me wanting SEO. I gave him a price quote of $1500. He goes "you are a FREELANCER and you want $1500? no thanks. xxx company is charging me $1000. " I checked his serp positions. He is on page 2 for all keywords he is targeting. I checked his backlinks. A bunch of garbage like free directories. Just garbage. His last backlink was created early 2013. xxx company is a very famous company that does web design and SEO. I won't name it, but let's say everyone here knows of them. There is no doubt that the websites they make are beautiful. but they dont know jack shit about seo. they are charging $1000 for doing literally nothing. nothing at all. This guy, and I imagine many other clients, pay them because of their name. And these idiots don't realize they are better off throwing their money in the trash can. After all, it's xxx company, they must know what they are doing. I am thinking of going to the dark side and doing the same thing. no need to work so hard. just charge $800 a month, submit their link to a bunch of directories, and sit on my ass. I wish I had a big name like xxx company.