I continue to offer SEO writing services because I still feel SEO writing is different than just simply writing, regardless of what people say.
I should actually start marketing myself as a writer with a splash of SEO...
Anyways, I've been emailing companies directly, as I do.
I received a response from a very grumpy internet marketer claiming that I must not be very skilled if my website doesn't rank on page one for search terms. However, I'm not trying to rank my site atm. I'm simply using my site as a domain where I can refer people for further information. I'm marketing myself through other means than the SERPs.
Anyways, his response to me when I explained that I wasn't focusing on SEO on my own site was the following:
Such an odd reply.
Your choice, but to tout yourself as an SEO writing professional and then say that you marketed your self differently prior.... well those two things are simply not aligned.
I say that as in my many years as a professional, if you want to be considered a pro, that means you have all your back-end work done and lead by example. That is what "professional" refers to... and for the record, "professional" means that you have a certification designation e.g. PhD., Dr., MBA tied with a legal designation (certificate to operate e.g. a 'therapist/counselor') in your field of expertise.
Further, the "I will work on my own site when I find the time..." is probably one of the silliest responses (and a sign of inexperience that) I hear all the time. It must be a misguided mindset of a younger generation. That is like me selling cell phones, but only using a land-line to sell them - and then saying that I do not have time to get a cell phone.
To us long-time professionals of marketing and business development, that is:
1. ... backwards from the way you should be setting up your business;
2. ... a typical response when one lacks experience, but is trying to establish themselves; and
3. ... shows an inability to 'practice what you preach' (like I eluded to above)
I suggest that you...
• find a mentor to guide you;
• "make the time" to correct your own site
If you are looking for a mentor, I am available at $73.50 per hour.
Now am I wrong here? I'm just a writer marketing my services...he seems like he might be on a high horse for being a long-term professional, but you still can't blame someone for getting out there and contacting people, right?
Or is he right?
I know there are a lot of scammers out there and there are people who offer services and can't back them up, but I really feel that the services I offer are higher quality than a lot of what's out there in the price range that I offer.
What do you guys think?