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what does it take to make an SEO agency ?

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  1. wilchildwhite

    wilchildwhite Newbie

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    Hello, i want to open an SEO agency for my local country in africa, i think people didnt know about digital marketiing before but it is changing slowly

    where do i start ? i'm not good at SEO, i mean i know concepts but..
     
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    How would you open up a dental clinic/facility if you are not a good dentist?
    If you are just looking to invest open up a JV or something like that.
     
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  3. wilchildwhite

    wilchildwhite Newbie

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    Yes i'm looking to partner also, i just read an article about a indonesian guy who didnt know shit about seo in 2007, he founded his seo company in 2008 and he sold it for 1.2 mllion USD in 2012. everything is possible, it\s called being entrepreuneur

    if anyone willing to partner with me, i'm open, i'm not seo expert but i got that spark in me to make it.
     
  4. Porphyrogenitus

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    This certainly isn't anything unattainable. Really, the only thing holding you back is your mindset. You may have a spark, but to succeed you're going to need a raging inferno. You could go out today, buy 10 books on amazon on SEO, start reading SEO blogs, study some of the content on here, try some methods yourself, and within a month or two you'd at least have enough knowledge to find some clients and then outsouce to somebody on here. Once you really know your stuff and have built up your business, you'll naturally gain enough knowledge to start doing the work yourself. From there you can innovate.

    And $1. M is not unattainable at all either for a business sale. You'll need more than that just to retire with an average lifestyle. If you've got a successful agency that has clients and maybe 6-10 employee's with positive cash flow, you're looking at a $1M+ sale. All you need to do is build a brand... your local dentist sells his business for $1m+. Only reason its not worth more is because of the labor intensity. If you can quadruple the revenue stream, the business will probably be worth 8-10 times that number and be much easier to sell. Don't tell yourself you can't do this!
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Sounds like he spent a year learning his craft BEFORE starting his business. Don't start a business if you don't know how to do SEO, you make the whole industry look bad.
     
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    And another SEO expert enters the ranks ...
     
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    OP - re-read this 10 times to yourself. Sounds silly, right?

    Similar to...

    I want to play in the NBA but I have no idea how the game of basketball is played.

    Possible? Sure...learn the game...practice...get your skills up to par....then chase the dream.

    Here...someone posted this earlier today...might be helpful for you:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-search-engine-optimization-works-course.html
     
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  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    OP, you may need to clear your PM box.
     
  9. wilchildwhite

    wilchildwhite Newbie

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    here's where i got insipiration :
    http://www.gamesinasia.com/indonesian-gamer-kevin-mintaraga-xm-gravity-startup-story/

    i like reading, blogs, books, articls, tutorials, i don't want to make the perfect business and i don't only do this for money, i just want to do something that i will be proud of
     
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    I am the las person to give advice here, but i know something...if you wanna sell seo make a seo for your site with high rank competition and if you succeed to get to page 1 then you can sell SEO to others.
     
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    I think this is coming a very common behavior! today alone I have seen this question asked in different ways!

    There seems to be a common theme, everyone thinks SEO is a push 1 button on a tool, your rank 1!

    I'm sorry, it takes a lot more than that.. from your Original question alone, since your asking, I am going to give me you my honest opinion.

    If your asking this question, your already saying your a noob.

    secondly, it's not something that is learnt over night or just push a button on a piece of software and your at page 1.

    thirdly - If you take clients on now, you aint ever going to ever get far, as after a month or two, they will be complaining...

    You will make yourself look like a cowboy.

    I love this forum but really seeing this question daily, asked in different forms, in different sections of the forum is becoming rather annoying.

    No offense OP... just trying to tell it how it is.
     
  12. wizard04

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    I agree with you but... If you people are here to learn and to get answers so if you get annoyed by someone who is asking a question in the proper place, turn off you pc and go in the forest for a few days.

    You don't need to open a tread that is annoying to you and write a 300+ words about it, just ignore it.

     
  13. MP123

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  14. MP123

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    Lets get this right, it isn't 300+ words - It's 169 words!

    If people expect to be spoon fed, then I need to give them how it is around here and noones going to do that!

    I might seem harsh but it's tough love!
     
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    Yes sometimes tough love is needed.
    But the bottom line is no one is born SEO expert and the best seo expert where in this guy shoes few years ago.

     
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    Concept is not SEO.

    Besides, the africa market is not conversant with the internet.
     
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  17. MP123

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    Yeah we all start off in the same shoes, I wasn't spoon fed, I made sure that if I was wanting to become an expert then I would read, learn and put it into action and experiment with different methods, techniques and a lot of time to ensure I could find the right strategy for me! I started wayyy back and I can only say now I am on a level where I know the ins & outs! I have 100 clients I manage a month!

    I didin't get there from people spoon feeding me every step of the way!

    but by no means am I a light weight in this!

    I know what it took and I am trying to offer sound advise on what he needs to do to make it!

    If he doesn't know SEO, how on earth is he going to manage an agency?

    He will only ruin his reputation if he doesn't know how to manage SEO and his clients! it's setting him up for a fall!


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