I am looking for a SEO specialist


#1

Hello everyone,

I would like to expand my skill-set and add SEO to my toolkit. With my technical background I think it would be a great combination with the gigs that I already offer.

I’m looking for a experienced SEO specialist who can get me started with some practical straight forward tips or gigs that I could start with.

Anyone willing to help me out a bit?


New! Dutch SEO content optimization (and English too)
#2

Don’t think you’ll get any offers to be honest - what you’re basically asking is ‘can you give me your business plan please’.

Not sure who’d help you to compete with them?

Might be better to do a Google search - good luck! :sunny:


#3

I get what you’re saying but that’s not how I think it should work. I’ll be happy to share my knowledge, I honestly believe that sharing knowledge might even help you in the long run and it’s something we can all benefit from :slight_smile:


#4

If it helps at all, Coursera offers several courses on SEO stuff (including an introductory course).


#5

Guess I’ll start from there :slight_smile:


#6

Don’t get me wrong - we’re all willing to help everybody, but when it comes to figuring out potential gigs etc. that’s something only you can do really. :slightly_smiling_face:


#7

Why aren’t you doing your homework? You cannot expect another competitor to share his/her tips & tricks :black_joker: with you.

You expect people to do this for free? At least offer compensation of some kind, post a BR, maybe, just maybe an SEO provider will bite. :fishing_pole_and_fish:


#8

If they are willing then why not? I haven’t asked specifically for his or her tricks. It’s knowledge that’s widely available as someone pointed out earlier (Coursera courses, etc). I was asking if there’s anyone willing to share practical tips.

I’m just asking that’s all.


#9

I’m not an SEO expert but try these :books:

Maybe SEO experts will come along to share their secrets with you.


#10

Right, maybe the forum is not the right place to look for advice from anyone else in this niche :wink: I know how to Google @nikavoice but that’s not what I asked for.


#11

Curious about a couple of things - firstly, don’t you think there is a lot of variation in what you offer already? Wouldn’t upskilling in some of those be more sensible than trying to learn a completely new skill?
Secondly, you are already offering an SEO auditing service??

Sure, sharing knowledge is great but really? I often help people out if there is something specific they want to know or are struggling with but expecting someone to give you the ability to compete with them, for nothing?
Why would anyone do that?
The sector has more than enough “have-a-go-coz-it-looks-easy-and-ppl-mek-big-munny” types, I don’t think anyone wants any more. I would say that in the past 3 years, I have spent over $10k and hundreds of hours to get the knowledge I have, perhaps that is where you should start - investing in yourself.


#12

Hello @eoinfinnegan

I think there’s a lot of variation already but in my opinion I think offering SEO on-site optimization and actually performing those tasks for them is something I’m sure that I am capable of and it has great synergy with the gigs I already have hence the first gig. I learn from actually doing stuff, reading and listening tends to be harder for me personally for reasons I rather don’t explain.

I don’t mean to offend any of the experts out there thinking it’s easy. As I said, I was just asking for practical tips not someone to tutor me for 5 days a week. I do invest in myself and I think it’s not strange to ask other people in your niche for tips. I offer tips to others myself all the time, if people would only share their knowledge for money this world would be a lot different.


#13

I think you’ve described the forum perfectly! :slightly_smiling_face:


#14

Feels kind of sad if you think about it.


#15

Really - have a look at how much help people give on the forum, all free, gratis, no charge? Nothing to be sad about there.


#16

Funny enough (after my sermon above), I did just think of something SEO related that you could offer as you are Dutch - its something I come across quite a bit but don’t offer. You are a native Dutch speaker, right? If so, Inbox me on Fiverr and Ill give you a document with some info and explain what it’s about.

This is true, however when speaking about something which will put you in direct competition with the person giving the advice, it is a little different to, for example, explaining a couple of SEO basics to help with your site which I have done multiple times on the forum.


#17

I’ve read and tried to understand how SEO works, but I must admit it’s not easy. People have tried to explain it to me and still don’t understand the complexity. I don’t think it’s something you can easily learn. It’s something you need to work at to really understand.

I guess what I am saying is that I am in the market to buy SEO (next month). Many sellers offer it but I don’t think they can deliver true SEO, well at least not for $5 or in 3 days.

I don’t mind spending a bit of “dough” to get the real deal but I’m afraid that I will get swindled at the end.

You want to do SEO, my guess is to just try it out on yourself to make sure you can indeed do and understand SEO. When that happens, then you should offer to sell it.


#18

Hello @eoinfinnegan

I am a native Dutch speaker indeed, I’ll send you a PM in a minute.

Perhaps a bit of nuance was needed from my end to make clear I am not looking for the easy way at all :slight_smile: It’s more that I like practical tips that can get you of your feet if you get what I’m saying. Like, for example, I have followed a couple of Python courses as I needed it for some scripting but even then. Getting a good foundation is the most important of it and having a expert in the field give you the right advice is not something unheard of. So to conclude, not asking for answers but directions :wink:

Thanks!