Did you know there are companies out there charging as low as $50 per month for Internet Marketing and “SEO.” Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, it is too good to be true. In today’s Internet Marketing landscape, no one can offer you services that will produce real, long-term results for $50 per month.
You might be thinking: “that’s all I can afford right now!”
Our answer – don’t hire anyone, yet.
Save your money until you can afford a reputable company that will help build your business, not harm it. How can we be sure these cheap companies will harm your website?
Let’s look at it from a strictly numbers perspective and you will see that it does not add up.
For this example, let’s use the figure $200 per month (which most of these cheap companies call their ‘total domination package’ or something similar).
Now factor in that most reputable Internet Marketing consultants charge between $75 per hour and $500 per hour depending on their level of expertise.
At the lower end ($75 per hour) you are getting less than three hours per month from the company you hired at $200 per month.
That equates to less than forty-five minutes a week. Forty-five minutes a week is not enough time to even brainstorm and come up with relevant and engaging content ideas, let alone create the content, publish it, and send traffic to it. Followed by measuring conversions, what worked, etc.
You might now be thinking, “I’m just going to give it a shot, the worst thing that could happen is I won’t get results and will have only spent $200/month – no harm, no foul.”
WRONG! Not only will this company not be capable of delivering results for such a low fee, but also they will be more than likely to cut corners – because they have to try to deliver with such a small amount of time each month working on your project.
In Internet Marketing, cutting corners equal penalties, and penalties can result in your website being removed from the search results.
If your website is no longer showing up in the search results, your traffic will begin to disappear. When your traffic disappears, the sales plummet alongside.
Now that your site is banned from the search results and your sales aren’t coming in, you will need to hire a new Internet Marketing firm to remedy the situation and get you back on a better track.
Your new company will have to comb through every link the previous company acquired for you, and manually check to see if it is harming your site. They will charge hourly and it will take them many hours to complete this.
Not only will you have to pay this second company thousands of dollars to get your penalty lifted, but you will also go months upon months without online sales, which will equal many more thousands in lost revenue.
We have been in the industry for many years, so take our advice.
If you can’t afford a reputable Internet Marketing company right now, save up until you can.
You will be able to rest easy knowing your company and website are in the right hands.