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What do you guys do for clients with low budgets?

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I got into SEO services not too long ago and built a pretty good reputation with rankings that match. Average customer pays $1000 per month. I don't want to turn down the $300-$600 client that can't/won't pay more, how should I handle it? At the same time I don't want to offer some mediocre service for less money, but I don't want to lose him as a client and I don't want him to go elsewhere.
     
  2. TyphoonAgency

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    Bare bones prices can be found on this forum because the business model is wholesale. For brick and mortar clients offline you need to deny service at a certain price point. If you don't you will not be able to provide the service. Demonstrate to them why your price is your price.

    If they refuse and hire someone cheaper they might be back to ask you to fix the screw ups they hired!
     
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    Good advice from Lethor. Another way of mitigating low paying clients is to up the risk. I presume you're ranking with PBNs, so you could tier your system so that top tier client get exclusive PBNs (expensive) medium share with 1-2 others (less expensive) and your bottom tier gets shared on PBNs with other bottom tier clients.

    I'm not saying that's an excellent way of doing things but upping the risk is one way to be able to accept lower paying customers.
     
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    Use cheaper services from someone else for your cheap clients.
    It'll keep your clients attached with you and you can provide them services at cheap rates easily.
     
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    Haha...drop 'em. My thought is that if you begin to take on clients with a low budget, they assume that they can continue to gain your services with an expectation of their low budget. With any client, you need to set the tone of the worth of your services. In reality, any legitimate client will find money to pay for services that they feel will help them generate more revenue. Those that are not legit clients, has no business plan, or is a one-timer - will attempt to degrade your services by continually low balling you.
     
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    Have you thought about maybe doing a custom quote off line for those customers?
     
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    I dont work wih them and send them to my competition, they will take way too much time and will eventually tired them
     
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    Stand your ground, you might find that he's just trying his luck. If he still refuses, let him go. Cheap clients usually want the world for peanuts. They're not worth your time.
     
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    With any client, you need to set the tone of the worth of your services!!!
     
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    It all depends what your personal work-to-profit ratio is. I love providing low cost, high quality services, but it's not for everyone.