It’s the theme of this post on Scoreboard Media. The question is this: if you can get sites ranked, why would you do it for clients? Wouldn’t you just put your own sites up, and make money by advertising, affiliate, lead generation, build-to-sell etc?
I wondered about those two good questions back when I had clients. I couldn’t come up with a good answer. So, I bit the bullet, stopped taking on SEO clients, and dedicated myself to my own projects. And writing. That was a few years ago. It has worked well for me.
However, I can see valid reasons why some people would stick with clients on a consultancy basis:
- Social aspect
- Cash now, not later.
- You get to see how others do business
- There’s still money in it
- There’s a chance advertising companies might wake up, and start acquiring search marketing firms.
- Income security
Anything else? Why do you have clients?
If you’ve ever thought about going the no-client route, read the post. Also “The First Question You Should Ask Your SEO Consultant“