Are you price sensitive? We all are.
I come from a consulting (not transactional) background. I am not trying to sell you on stuff you don’t need. If I decide my services are not gonna be a good fit for your business, I will politely decline, rather than charge you for nothing. My work is important to me, and after each project, I want to feel proud of what I did.
What are the main ways you do business?
Depending on the services you might require, there are four main ways I do business: Project-based, Ad-hoc consultancy, Long Term Embedded Service & Pro Bono.
I enjoy using my expertise to help a good cause or organization in the community — it is good karma. If there is a worthy cause, I am always on the lookout for one I should get involved in (must be non-political and non-religious).
To be clear, I do not accept any requests for free work. I am sure you don’t either.
How much do you usually charge?
My hourly rate is €60 per hour.
An average retained embedded service for a medium sized business fully managed with me, will roughly cost between €3,000-€5,000 per month depending on the size of the company and complexity of services. Even though I recommend at least 6 months on retainer with me to be able to see the lasting results, I will never bind you into any contracts, you can leave and continue working with me anytime.
Are there minimum commitments?
No there aren’t. I will always advice that the SEO strategy is a long term work and investment, however, I regularly do project-based campaigns to assist in-house marketing teams, agencies or provide consultancy on a short term basis for a tech/website migration.
There are many cheaper SEO service providers, why are you so expensive?
I am not the cheapest, but my pricing is more than fair. I am a firm believer that SEO is a huge part of business growth in the 21st century, so I advice you to invest in SEO carefully. It’s like hiring a cheap electrician to ‘patch’ your damaged wires back together, yes it will work OK for a while, but down the road you run the risk of an even bigger bill to fix the damage caused by the ‘patch’.
The same goes for the SEO, you get what you pay for. If you get cheap and unethical services, Google can and will deindex your business from the search results if their guidelines are broken, usually without any warning.
Given what I just explained, don’t patch your SEO. Invest and nurture it with quality time & services, just as you would do for any other aspect of your business.
Will I be locked into a very long contract with hidden fees?
The answer is NO! There are no hidden costs or setup fees. There is only a simple hourly or monthly retained rate. I generally advise clients to stay working with me for at least 6-12 months to ensure that we can see the results of our efforts. If you want to stop the work at any point, you can do so by giving me 30 days notice, so I can prepare and pack your assets and data. I keep everything safe for up to 6 months, and at any point you can continue where you left off.
Here are some of the core services I provide:
Technical SEO Auditing
Web Design & Development
Website quality review
Branding & Strategy
Analytics support & review
Where to now?
Go ahead and book a meeting with me. I love meeting new people, especially those with fascinating challenges.