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Why do you need clients when you are GOOD with SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darulez, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. darulez

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    Just sitting outside with my macbook, doing some email stuff and thought "hell, why would you want all that client shabang, when you are REALLY good with SEO?"

    I mean, honestly...

    speciality are that .de SEOs , still living in "TF-Ratio", niche relevancy and "I dont care about expired domain history, as long as the backlinks are clean (WTF??)" world...

    the least they do, is to rank some low life local volume 100 keyword to page one... not any commercial keyword with some difficulty behind it.. that might take months to do...

    I mean, if you are really GOOD, why dont you $$$ in to your own pocket? rank your own affilaite sites? Your own products?
     
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    Why not do both if you're that good?

    Edit: If SEOs in Germany are that bad, you should take over the market and then invest your profit in your own ventures/sites
     
  3. DEFINE

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    Most of them require little work and it's a good side income. You also meet lots of new people, see new businesses, get ideas... You help a small business, they pay you. What's wrong with that? You don't have to think about business, providing value to customers, selling your products, nothing. You rank them and that's it. Maybe their business will last for a long time, maybe not. All in all, they are happy, you are happy, you both make money. Seems like a great trade if you ask me.
     
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    That question popped to my mind in the past.. During our beer session with seo folks we came to conclusion that we love seo much more and all we care is to get sites ranked, and not to build super duper sales sites as it takes a lot of time to build a quality one. Period. We do what we love - seoing and enjoying seeing our clients rank, it gives so much confidence and of course happiness.
     
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    You can make a ton of money with client SEO, but you have to love being in the service business. Personally, if you're good at SEO I think it's way better to just make your own affiliate sites.
     
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    If you don't mind dealing with people in real life then it's extra money doing local SEO. Since there is less competition generally it's easy money.

    To each their own though. I prefer ranking affiliate sites for now but that could easily change
     
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    Diversify your income. If there is a google update and your sites go down in rank. You lose all your income.

    If you have clients and their site goes down, your still getting payed and working on getting their site ranked again
     
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    t0mmy Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    A builder knows how to build houses.. why doesn't he just build himself the largest house around and then stop. Well because his skill set allows him to do that and to ALSO make a hell of a lot more money selling his skills to others by building them houses too.

    I've made a million in revenue consistently for the past 2 or 3 years from selling services. Good luck doing that it in one year just working on your own sites.

    Seen this question so many times, I'm not sure why people assume SEOs don't also run their own sites and I don't get how people on a business forum don't understand this basic simple business concept - scale, scale, scale.. create multiple income streams.. repeat. Good at something? Charge a premium for it.. simple business 101
     
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    They don't understand business period. There is always more money in selling your skills.
     
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    They do it because it's much easier to hype about your skills, than actually having them.

    You make a fancy graphics and sell shitty links to hundreds of noobs on forums like this one. Many times you even outscore the work, so you earn money doing nothing. It's 10 times easier and 10 times safer than actually building your own sites well and ranking them at the top.

    The top earners on BHW are the one selling the popular services here. They are by far not the best in SEO, some of them actually know a shit about SEO. But they are good in marketing and they think business. Simple as that.
     
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    How are they able to sell their services than? Do they just resell them?
     
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  13. GringoMonkey

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    The big SEO money is in ranking for cosmetic surgeons and other professionals etc. They pay very well if you can help them generate leads, because the value of a client is huge. It is highly unlikely SEO people have the skillset to also perform surgery etc!
     
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  14. darulez

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    +1.

    add some "trust flow" or "high domain authority" choice into the flashy graphics and you're ahead of the curve