SEO client hunting techniques?

by moizz
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Hey SEO community!

I need your help. Upwork has become too noisy for me to find new SEO clients effectively. I'm open to working 40 hours per week and want to explore other avenues. Any suggestions on how to attract new clients? What platforms or techniques have worked well for you?

Your insights are greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Moiz!
#client #hunting #seo #techniques
  • Profile picture of the author Astropsychic dev
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  • Profile picture of the author jhon steve
    Which SEO do you do?
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Ive been doing OnPage SEO, Technical SEO, and OffPage SEO.
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        • Profile picture of the author moizz
          As per client requirements, or I can handle a project from Keyword research to link building.
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            • Profile picture of the author moizz
              Absolutely!
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    • Profile picture of the author Umar Shahzad
      I am doing off-page SEO link building and guest posting.
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      • Profile picture of the author moizz
        Originally Posted by Umar Shahzad View Post

        I am doing off-page SEO link building and guest posting.
        Hey Umar, we would love to know about your client hunting strategies?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Blogging and linked in .
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    It's competitive out here so you should probably
    increase the types of services that you offer.

    Upwork might be a drag but if there are clients,
    you should stay there. And then get on as many
    other freelance platforms as you can.

    Check your competition to see what they are
    doing and what services they are featuring.

    Become an expert and learn how to promote
    yourself.

    Publish KDPs about SEO and other topics and
    try to drum up some business that way.

    Sitting around wondering where you can find
    new paying clients won't get you anywhere,
    especially when there are a gazillion other
    people doing the same exact thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Thanks for insight! You're right it's getting too competitive everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    You're in the SEO field, surely you can SEO your sales page enough to get clients from it, no?


    Also, look on craigslist and other such places where people place ads for 'marketing' things/services. Answer those ads, get them to see they do not need to hire an SEO specialist or marketer when you can get them all the clients they need.


    My goal is not to be obnoxious but to point out to you that most want the results of SEO not the SEO, so position yourself accordingly and market yourself. Even on the boards you're on right now, increased positioning and marketing will get you more clients... Answer their main question: why you?



    Originally Posted by moizz View Post

    Hey SEO community!

    I need your help. Upwork has become too noisy for me to find new SEO clients effectively. I'm open to working 40 hours per week and want to explore other avenues. Any suggestions on how to attract new clients? What platforms or techniques have worked well for you?

    Your insights are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Moiz!
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Thank you for your response. I'll consider engaging with those seeking marketing services to showcase the benefits of my expertise.
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      I understand that is really necessary in the field.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Maybe you need to put in the hard work and search for websites ,find their contacts and mail them with a seo proposal for the website ,and maybe you need to work cheaper if you need more clients
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Right! This is something I've never tried.
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    • Profile picture of the author mrsantobabu
      Thanks you so much! For this advoice, and i will trying..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    moizz - please put your cursor on your forum name in the black toolbar (above right on this page) and click on the "view classic" in the gold 'box'


    That will allow you to use the classic forum view and you can quote the person you are answering. Much better for participaating on the forum.


    Then you can use the 'thanks' button for those who post a helpful answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Thanks, that helped!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Evelyn Terrado
    I am a Newbie and reading all your insights gives me informative ideas. Thank you.

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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      @bijutoha, thank you so much for sharing such useful information. Do you think all this work can be done without team?
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  • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
    I am just curious that you are an expert on SEO, how comes you are asking how to gain customers? Will you hire somebody called a marketing expert but has no idea how to get customers? Why do not start blog marketing?
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Originally Posted by LEE BYRON View Post

      I am just curious that you are an expert on SEO, how comes you are asking how to gain customers? Will you hire somebody called a marketing expert but has no idea how to get customers? Why do not start blog marketing?
      Hey Lee, you are right! There are few things that we are facing RN is team. When we get a project to work on then no longer able to market ourselves. As it requires long wait and consistent efforts. Without a team its getting tough to manage these things parallel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moodesburn1977
    I have always found fiver to work so well, i am always looking for seo work to be done for me suppose i am the customer or the client and not in your position, but just because i have worked with a lot of different seo guys, my current supplier has about 100 orders or so at the one time, i noticed on fivver this is the case for the ones i actually use, so the clients seem happy with the sellers there, i havent ever used upwork but it is basically the same type of service, i hope u find the right clients for your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author moizz
      Originally Posted by Moodesburn1977 View Post

      I have always found fiver to work so well, i am always looking for seo work to be done for me suppose i am the customer or the client and not in your position, but just because i have worked with a lot of different seo guys, my current supplier has about 100 orders or so at the one time, i noticed on fivver this is the case for the ones i actually use, so the clients seem happy with the sellers there, i havent ever used upwork but it is basically the same type of service, i hope u find the right clients for your business.
      Thanks for the insight, i get your point. But on other hand clients on upwork are far professionals than clients on fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Qasimshahid
    you should have need to work on your communication skill on hunt a client .
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  • Profile picture of the author Autos Town
    Linkedin and Facebook is the best way to find clients. Also create portfolio website or services website to catch the clients
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  • Hello Moizz


    Market is getting saturated day by day as many new professionals are joining the working platforms like Fiverr and Upwork. In order to break the clutter,You should join Guru, Freelancer.com etc.


    You need to create a professional LinkedIn profile highlighting your expertise and past success.


    In addition to that, Build a professional website showcasing your skills, Build Your Portfolio, Share Your success stories along with client testimonials, and write a blog with insightful SEO tips.
    You can use pull marketing to attract multiple clients. You need to write blogs to educate your target audience. Resultantly, they may become your potential clients.
    Utilising social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share your knowledge and realise the audience about Your presence in the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moodesburn1977
    I too find upwork too much, i like fivver it is a simplier business model they do offer many different type of services, but its split into specific categries for us seo, mayne you could try that service i think it works really well for seo and graphic design i hope this helps you good luck in your search thanks for posting this questions
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  • Profile picture of the author Swapna George
    Create a personal website that highlights your SEO career and achievements.

    Then promote that website with right keywords. For example, SEO consultant + your city or location.

    Create a strong LinkedIn profile. These methods take time, but will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Natashass
    I think creating a personal website is more better. We all know the benefits of Upwork but as the competition is high on upwork, we can try our website. With the website, we can target type of clients that we actually want. And to convert them we always have the one best example of ourselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author tedroger
    I am not an SEO expert but I can tell you different methods that I learned in a few months that are:
    1. Make your social media presence like create a Facebook page and start posting or you can run ads there.
    2. Find local businesses through Facebook or Google and pitch them your services.
    3. Create your service-based website and target the local market such that you can target Florida or any other specific country that you want to grab clients.
    4. Build a network this is worth the value.
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  • Profile picture of the author gufrann
    Hi Moizz,
    Start a blog and write your own content, link it to your upwork profile for potential customers to see.

    If you haven't yet, create a LinkedIn profile and promote your blog and Upwork account there. You can build a connection base fairly quickly by adding LION (LinkedIn open network) users.

    It'll take time to build a reputation, but the more you put yourself out there, the better your chances will be to land a gig.

    Keep at it, keep writing, and stay positive.
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