My question is, how much should I pay per month for professional backlink building done by an SEO company (with all the backlink building done "in-house")? I've just started researching different companies and the first company I talked to charges by hours of work done per month with a minimum charge of $1,700 per month (for 20 hours of backlink building which according to them equals 4 quality in-content niche-relevant links per month on pages with PA of 30 and up). Is this the average price for a low to medium competitive niche? I can't afford $1,700 per month since I am living off of my one website right now, which only brings in an average of $2,000 per month!
Can someone tell me what the fair price for professional link building should be, BASED ON THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE?
Also, can anyone recommend a professional link building service or SEO marketing company that charges less than $1,700 per month for quality backlinks and/or SEO marketing?