Are SEO consultants worth the money?

When I started my website I wanted it too be big. Who doesn’t? I started reading up on how to market my website, and found the power of an SEO consultant. An SEO consultant is a professional that comes in, and optimizes your website for maximum usability and search engine friendliness. Needless to say, this can save you a ton of time and gain you a lot of visitors.

Because of lacking funds, I started doing some web marketing for my website by myself. I decided I’d get a good start at least, and pay for an SEO specialist later.

I soon realized I wouldn’t need that specialist though. After studying SEO for only a month, I had cut my own search engine ranking down by more than 10,000,000. I didn’t even study very hard.

Why so expensive?

My thoughts on this would be different if SEO specialist costs were cheaper, and actually worth the time saved. To get a basic rate for the purpose of this article, I just did a Google search for ‘SEO Specialist Rate’. The first one on the list was entitled ‘Low Cost SEO Services.’ What was this extraordinary low rate? $600 per month.

Optimization isn’t hard at all. If you still don’t want to do it yourself, I’ll do it for you for $20.

If others were to say yes the the title of this article, most likely hired an SEO consultant, and yes, probably got great results. I can bet you anything, though, that they didn’t try it themselves before they hired that consultant. I bet most of them don’t realize that they could have gotten close to the same results, completely free.

Just Learn it Yourself

If you’re interested in learning SEO and other techniques for improving your website traffic, visit . After all the researching I’ve done on my own, I found this to be the most informative and well-laid out website for learning SEO and basic website marketing practices.

By just following his one-page Free Website Promotion Tutorial, I increased my rank on by more than 9,000,000. By following his other tips from various articles, another 3,000,000. I am now receiving 100 unique hits per day, and plenty of repeat visitors. My website is only two months old.

It Won’t Make You Money

Don’t think, “Once I hire an SEO consultant, I can make up the price with the money I’ll be making from my website.” You can eventually make money, but just like any other website, it will take time and patience. It won’t just take an SEO consultant. Just because you rank highly in search engines, that doesn’t mean you’ll make sales.

If you practice basic SEO principles, and promote your website while it’s growing, you’ll naturally gain traffic as you deserve it. In other words, once you’re up to making a few hundred visitors a day, you’ll make a few sales. If you make a few 100,000 a day, you’ll make plenty of sales. There’s no need to make it to the top of search engines when you’re website has no reputation built yet.

So do it yourself. You’re website will be more credible, and you’ll save thousands of dollars.

Written By Kayla

Kayla Knight is a 20 year old college student, part-time web developer, freelancer, and blogger. Webitect is where she spends too much of her freetime, sharing interesting finds and valuable resources. Be sure to check out her portfolio.