If You Do SEO, Fire Your Clients!

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Author: Michael Warren Campbell – Reading Time: 1 min 55 sec.

My friend Jerry West is an SEO (search engine optimization) expert. He’s very good at getting web pages to rank high in the search engines. He had many customers and was making a decent living.

He was frustrated with the usual freelance and client relationship stuff. Things like late payments, endless emails and calls, admin duties, and prospecting for new clients. He was noticeably stressed and overworked.

I told him to fire all his clients and do SEO for himself. I told him to use his SEO skills to drive traffic through affiliate programs instead of working for clients.

He looked at me like I was nuts. A creature from outer space. No… more like I was a complete idiot. He resisted my advice for five years.

Here’s what I told him about affiliate marketing…

  1. You can work only when you want.
  2. You can go at your own pace.
  3. There are no bosses except you.
  4. There are no admin or billing hassles.
  5. It eliminates all the emails and calls.
  6. You can focus uninterrupted for hours.
  7. You get paid on time every time.
  8. Your stress level will go way down.
  9. You can easily triple the money you get now.

So what was the end result?

Why not let my friend Jerry the SEO expert, tell you in his own words?

Many people ask me for advice on doing SEO for clients. I tell them straight out, fire all of your clients. Do SEO on your own sites and focus on affiliate programs.

They often look at me like I am crazy.

SEOs have a firm grip on their client security blanket and don’t realize that holding onto it keeps them where they are. They will never reach their full potential.

Funny, I shake my head at them, thinking they’re crazy. But then I remember I was in the exact place they were a couple of years ago.

It took me five years to realize that the same advice was given to me. I thought it the worst advice I had ever heard. But it was the best advice I have ever been given professionally.

Who gave me that advice? It was Michael Warren Campbell.

So don’t wait five years to try this. Do yourself a favor and fire all your SEO clients. Start affiliate marketing and do the SEO for yourself.

In the first month of being completely client-less, I made more money than I ever had. I was happier. My family noticed the reduced stress in me, and I did too. I haven’t looked back since.

If you do SEO, fire the clients! Jerry did. Why not you?

Want to learn how to do affiliate marketing? Download my free ebook Clicking it Rich. I used PPC, but SEO works just as well.

Michael Warren Campbell

P. S.

What about you? Do you currently do SEO for clients or work for an SEO agency? Have you ever considered doing SEO for affiliate revenue on your own websites? If not, what’s holding you back from trying? If yes, are there any tips that you can share? I’d love to hear your ideas.

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