So firstly I should start by saying that this forum as changed my life. I have spent years lurking around, researching and plucking up the courage to begin my own Online Marketing Business.
Well two months ago I took the plunge and things are going great!!
I now have 6 SEO clients on my books and have easily covered the costs of my old 9-5 job. I could not be happier. The problem I am facing is that I want to outsource all the SEO work in one place.
At the moment I am paying for a monthly link package for each of the sites from a supplier here on the WF. I am also outsourcing content creation and distribution. In addition I am buying in various link packages to help boost specific sites when they are needed. I seem to be having reasonable success however keeping track of everything and being completely confident in my service is proving hard. Everything feels a bit "Bitty" if you know what I mean.
I use Traffic Travis for KW research and reporting, I have a reasonable understanding of SEO which seems to be doing the job but I feel I would be far more confident if I could outsource the job lot to an SEO VA and leave me to concentrate on getting more clients...which I seem to be pretty good at.
In essence I guess what I am saying is that I am a better Salesman than SEO so I would love to take on a Pro SEO to be 100% sure everything is being carried out correctly and to the highest standard possible.
Can any of you guys suggest any excellent VA's that will not blow my budget out of the water? My current outsourcing costs for Link Building, Article Writing and Distribution are around £400 per month. (thats roughly $600).
I have placed a request on Guru.com for a VA and received a ton of replies, prices seem to be around what I expected, most are from india so my main concern is quality. The piece of mind I have from using services on the WF are that there are always a ton of reviews, and we all know Social Proof is king. I am worried that moving my business away from WF will result in poor performance.
I know from experience that outsources can easily let you down, it has taken me 6 years to find a decent writer (God Praise Natasha Nixon here on WF) and relying on them with my whole client base is a big risk.
Any advice would be awesome, I have had so much from the forum to get me to this point that I feel this would be the perfect place to get help now I have made the jump.
I am really looking forward to your responses,