I've just been handed a 12-week temporary contract from a local company. After having a discussion with the director, he wants to expand his recruitment company into the online market.
Right now, their business comes from cold-calling and recommendations. They have basically no web presence.
I was told that if, after the 12-week period, their internet presence had grown and profits had risen, it would 100% be a permanent full-time position.
Currently, I'm working 10-12 hours a day (my hours are flexible - though I choose to do full-time).
This week, I've been building their new website on WordPress. Custom designing it to their existing branding and color schemes, they are extremely impressed with the work done thus far. In fact, every member of staff has praised me for a great job.
Next week and onwards, I'll be focusing on SEO. Getting them to #1 for city-related searches won't be difficult. They have basically no decent competition.
The problem is, once they hit #1, how do I convince them that I am worth a full-time position? What else do I do for the business to make me worthwhile? I have already took control of their social media, website & SEO - but is this really a 10-12 hour a day job?
The only reason I ask, is that I'm being paid an extremely lucrative wage now, on a temporary contract. If, after 12-weeks I'm offered a permanent position, the wages will again rise - making it far more beneficial than being a freelancer.
Does anybody have experience with performing SEO/Internet Marketing for one business, during full-time hours (40-50 hours/week)? What more can you do after you get them to #1?