I have never posted here before, as I usually am working "in" my business, rather than "on" my business. No one ever wants to talk money or share info about the dreaded "pricing". Here's the scoop.
I am swamped with work. (I am the only SEO in our business) the rest are designers, developers, programmers, etc. I suspect I am not charging enough for my time, have enough systems in place for this new and ever changing industry, and am taking on too many clients to effectively do everything I would like to do. I think I do a good job, as I get our clients good results, but most of my time is not being billed.
Here's my question. How do you bill for your SEO services? Anyone willing to share their pricing structure? How many clients do you think are feasible, while still being able to do a good job. I have to do everything from start-to-finish with our clients, remember. From meeting time, planning, research, strategy, implementation, copywriting, management/monitoring, measurement, and following reporting and contact with clients.
This is a million dollar questions? Am I the only one struggling with how to bill or structure our services? Please help! I am willing to share our pricing stuff. Free-mtg with client, planning, gathering info, $300 for the site analysis, keyword research, implementation strategy (not the work), budget setting, long and short term goals. $1,000-2,000 to implement, copywrite, basically do all the work, and $40/month to monitor, follow up, write reports, contact clients, and monitor one pay/per/click account.
Yes, I am losing my butt.