When sub-contracting your work you will get a greater return on your investment if you are very clear with what you realistically expect the contractor to achieve. Briefing the contractor incorrectly in the beginning will lead to incorrect work at the end.
Which Came First The Contractor or Wrong Expectations
At the breakfast table this morning I started wondering about the people who post Jobs to hire contractors. The other day I started looking at a few popular outsourcing websites where you can bid on jobs, particularly jobs in the online marketing niche.
What stood out the most and got me shaking my head is the blown out expectations and lack of detail in the job description. Have you heard the saying, “If you can dream it we can do it”? The part that is missing from there is “if your Pockets are DEEP enough”.
SEO Job Examples That Stood Out
Currently we are having one of our website on number 2 position on Google, we want my website to be number 1 for a certain keyword. Please, only apply if you have relative experience.We want to achieve number 1 position asap.Only serious bidders can apply!
Estimated Payment 150 bucks.
They want their website to move to first position for a keyword and their budget is 150 dollars. That budget might cover the research, evaluation, and written plan of action. The execution could cost a lot more.
If I were to take on the Job I would have to pick apart their site, the content, and there current plan. Review their market research or even conduct a fresh report.
Find out how valuable that first position really is then dissect their competition to see what the fastest route would be for Search Engine Rankings. Of course I would purpose a Pay Per Click campaign because that would be the fast way to get ranked number one in Goolge.
The expectations are set high and what this attracts are people who will feed them Lies just to get the bare minimum and move on to the next victim.
How I View Job Contracts at First Glance
When I look for contracts to bid on I am looking at the expectations of the Employer and if my skills match what they want. I ask the following questions.
What is the final outcome of the contract?
What is the time frame for achieving this outcome?
What is their budget? Is the budget realistic for the work they want to get accomplished?
Do they have any understanding of what is involved in completing the project at hand or will I have to train them and explain the operation?
Are they setting them self up to be taken advantage of?
Does their plan reflect market reaction, response or proactive movement?
Here is Another SEO Post
I am looking to have 100 off PR5(or above) links to my website with the specific anchor texts. The links must be on the actual page that has a PR5 and must be indexed by google.
I do NOT want a backlink on a low PR page of a website that has other pages of PR5. The backlinks must be on the actual page that has the PR5 (or above)and I must be able to confirm this via ALEXA Backlinks check. The links must be permanent and not paid-for links. The contract will be complete when I can check all 100 URLs and see my link on PR5 (or above) pages with the PR confirmed by me checking against Alexa.
Please apply stating:
1. Time scale to complete
2. Your best fixed price.
3. Your experience of building genuine high PR5+ backlinks
4.Approximately how many PR5 (or above) backlinks could you build if at a later date I was to expand the contract.
Only applicants that answer all 4 questions above will be considered – Thankyou Budget 20 Dollars!
My Thoughts About This
What is the site, why would anyone with a higher quality site want to link to the Employers site for FREE? What is the reciprocating value? Why did the Employer put 20 dollars as the starting budget? Who put the idea in their head that someone can check ALL site backlinks on Alexa? What date are you talking about expanding?
1. Time scale is in hours and the time frame would be between 0-17520 hours, two year. Now that isn’t how many hours working on the project but simply a good TWO years to complete. From the way the Employer wants this done in the job description.
Why Two Years? Research, Rapport, Pitch, Negotiation, Link, Report.
2. Fixed price 20 thousand dollars. Someone would be going on a lot of dates with some webmasters to get these links.
3. I have never built a genuine High PR5 Backlink, I prefer mine to be sober at the time of construction. Are you asking have I ever developed a site that hosts content worthy enough that some webmaster who has a site with PR5 would link too?
Have you seen http://www.JimYaghi.com
*I didn’t develop the site but I do a bit of content creation and under the hood marketing.
4. When a later date is arranged I would still say the same amount and then some, lets talk Money not time. In this game Cash is king, unless you have lots and lots of time and a huge army of crazy internet marketers who work night and day for nothing to get your site ranked.
Very high expectations with an unclear understanding of a process works can lead to disappointment, resent, hate, anger, and theft.
When you put out a contract or want some work done please learn at least some of the lingo and jargon of the industry. Research what it is that you really want, the time you want it done in and how much you have to spend to get the job done right.
Avoid getting ripped off by getting the facts and taking the necessary time to develop the details. Talk to someone in the industry you are seeking to get work done from.
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