Just starting a discussion to hear other people thoughts about building a small SEO team for a small web design agency. I have 2 people in SEO department, one technical SEO and one account manager (and me with 20 years experience) but I can't find anyone else normal to join us. Tried for 3 months now with adverts and even contacting local people on LinkedIn and everyone who I found on monster.co.uk, reed.co.uk and other similar sites seems wrong for the job. Either no experience in tech SEO, or bad in account management or speaking to clients. I even have link assets (good link network for many years) that helps get even hard one word results very quick for clients so I can charge clients more money, but still it's very hard to find people so I can't grow the team. I have already maybe 20 clients now paying monthly fee, so 2 staff is getting hard to manage so many clients, and clients leaver not because we have bad results (they all do well), but because we can't be organised enough to look after clients and send proper ranking reports and we are very messy. Does anyone else own a small SEO or web design business in London and have the same problem as me? It's impossible to find good SEO staff (with good experience and ALSo who can manage clients expectations and is smart enough to show 'clever' reporting to show mostly positive results when needed, who wants to work in an SEO agency, even for good money (£30k+ or even more if they are very good all round). Is it because everyone who actually knows SEO is making this much money or morel themselves by being freelance, or is it because SEO people you have to start with juniors only and hire and train yourself (and then after a few years they leave and do their own business? My problem is a good one (im lucky) because I can sell even more SEO (because we have excellent positions ourselves in the UK so always get enquirers) and so I can get more clients, but I'm worried if I get more clients I will continue to lose older clients because only 2 staff are not enough to keep them all happy. Would love to hear other small agencies thoughts on this, how they recruit how many staff you need per how many clients, and any ideas on how to recruit more people (and then manage the workload properly). Also, anyone has a good idea on ratios of types of SEO staff and what should each do do building a small team. Regards, Dozwold.