Sent to a bed shop in a small town who asked for a student, they want their sales increased. No mentor, 2 guys who are in their 60s and have been in their business for over 30 years. They have some understanding of SEO in that they know what it is. They are computer literate and use magento themselves to update stock - they paid a web designer to do that bit. They wanted someone to get their sales up.
Ive never really done SEO work in this manner. I've got an understanding of keyword research, some link-building via forums, article marketing - as i say not the best but a decent grounding in the different methods and some of the application.
I declined the placement but did a bit of keyword research and seems there is some easier keywords to rank well for....
Today the guy called me and offered me paid work to spend a day or two a week at his shop doing SEO. For a skint student this is a good opportunity
Anyway i did look at one particular 3 word keyword and it gets around 90 exact visitors per day, and a domain is available to buy. I was thinking of employing these tactics and if it gets visitors and i direct them to his already existing site, then i could charge on a results basis, ie if they get more visitors and sales. I have also considered going to fiverr and buying a few links. And article marketing - they have the subject knowledge and info available to market.
Thing is other than this (and looking at onpage optimisation, keyword placement and content for their existing sites), im a bit out of ideas as to what i could offer.
Questions to you all
1. I feel like i may be out of my depth - do i sound like it? (be honest, but constructive please?)
2. Do my initial methods sound like a practical route to take?
3. Should i walk away or take this chance with both hands?
Thing is, apart from online, in my circle of friends and colleagues very few understand or even know what SEO is - i know far more than any student i know in my college and far more than the lecturers, but that is due to hanging around forums like this really
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated