I’ve been on this Internet Marketing services industry for 3 years now. I had a chance to be part of a big time SEO company in US. I’ve been an SEO Director for an iPhone app development company, met different SEO professionals in the country and bloggers.
Let’s be honest, internet marketing industry has lots of money to offer. From blogging and adsense to consulting SEO, PPC and Social Media. I have my own in-house SEO brand now and been getting a lot of inquiries about my services offered lately. Last week I received an email and skype message from a California based SEO dope telling me his offer
I got a low budgeted client looking for an SEO, 200$.. would you like to have this project? This is only the start. I have many more clients to give you
and a skype message from another.
and my response was
Full SEO service in California are best priced at 2000$ to 4000$. The SEO company where I worked on my early days as an SEO charge like that. These dudes want to outsource their work and just pay you 200$ or 300$, that is BS stuff! This is a wake up call for many Filipino SEO workers out there who lower their price heads just not to miss the opportunity of pocketing client’s money. If you really know marketing, there is no such thing as 200$ SEO Service for a month. That is a slap in our face. Even if this client gives me 10 clients within a month, there is no way that I will ditch my self for 200$ and tons of link building requirements. And I don’t do SEO for links. I do SEO for my client’s success.
I made this post upon reading Aaron Wall’s personal experience about a 75$/hr consulting crap. Wherein I shared this cheapy SEO offer on his Google+ post and he also shared his recent encounter with a cheappy customer.
Aaron made me understand that we should not work for people who comes to our front door to ask for help and straight ahead ask for discount. I know someone who owns a web hosting company and he was asking me if i do FREE Consultation or SEO for an exchange of 1 year domain name and hosting. All I told him is to read notes from SEO.ORG.PH or join in SEOMOZ.
I’m not playing to be the selfish guy here. I conduct SEO seminar in Universities for free. I’ve been mentoring 2 newbies in the Industry. All I’m saying is that if you want marketing at its best! You know what is the best price offer for it!
If he doesn’t have a Dollar for dealing with something that important then he deserves to fail. -Aaron Wall, SEOBOOK