Seo Services Price Calculator: How To Price Your Seo Services?

Seo Services Price Calculator: How To Price Your Seo Services?

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How To Price Your Seo Services

One of the most challenging aspects to starting a SEO agency is determining how much to charge for your seo services.

When businesses under-price their product, this can be extremely detrimental to their bottom line and reputation.

Often times, businesses under-price their products to drive demand and volume, but that last thing you want is for customers to view your product/service as "cheap." Additionally, this can have a big impact on the type of customer you attract, which can be difficult to recover from.

On the other hand, when businesses over-price, this tends to be just as damaging to the business.

When customers buy, it's likely that they will explore the internet and look at other competitors to ensure they're getting the best value + deal. This is why it's so important that you research your competition and understand where you land in the marketplace.

Here are some factors to consider when pricing your product:

Understand your customer

It's important that out of the gates, you identify the type of customer you want to attract and how much they're willing to pay for your service. One great way to do this is by surveying your customers. Here are some important items you'll want to takeaway:

  • Customer demographic: Age, gender, location, etc.
  • Buying habits of your customer: What they buy + when they buy
  • Level of price sensitivity with your customer

All of these segments will help you identify the type of customer you're attracting and how to price your product accordingly.

Understand your costs

When pricing your seo services, it's critical that you first identify all of your costs and consequently mark up your seo services so you can factor in a profit.

The actual cost of your seo services may include things like:

  • The actual cost to make the product (ie. raw materials, supplies, manufacturer).
  • Shipping + overhead fees
  • Rent
  • Operating costs to run your business

You may want to consider creating a spreadsheet with every single expense involved in operating/owning your business. This will give you an idea as to what you need to generate in order to at the very least, break-even and will help you price your products to factor in a profit.

Create revenue goals

When determining the price of your seo services, you'll want to create goals for revenue + how much profit you want your SEO agency to make.

This process is simpler than you may think:

  1. Think about your breakeven cost (by completing the above step).
  2. Create a revenue goal based on your break-even cost
  3. Evaluate the # of items you plan to sell in a given period (make sure this is a realistic number)
  4. Divide your revenue goal by the number of items you plan to sell

This figure will help determine your estimated price per product in order to meet your revenue goals.

Evaluate your competition

The last piece in determining how to price your seo services is by simply looking at your competition.

The best way to do this is by finding like-minded businesses that offer product(s) with similar perceived value. Then, you can compare prices of the different businesses and determine where your seo services fits best in the marketplace.

All of these factors play an equal part in pricing your seo services, so it's important you evaluate each one individually to come up with an accurate price that will help optimize your business from the start.

More Tips On Pricing Your Seo Services

Case Study

Lauren Costanza, founder of Bluminary provides us with a detailed spreadsheet of all of her costs associated with running her business:

I knew this would be a self-funded adventure, and I set aside $3,000. During the first three months, I had a detailed spreadsheet where I tracked where the money was going and what was going toward products versus researching and developing new products.

The spreadsheets involved columns and rows of numbers to craft a budget and gain an understanding of how much would need to be invested at each stage of the process - from gathering supplies to building a website, and shipping materials.

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Chris Dreyer (from Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA) started Rankings.io over 9 years ago.

Revenue
$10M / month
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1 founders / 20 employees
Location
Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA

Case Study

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9. On The Map Inc ($4.2M/year)

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$350K / month
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Miami, Florida, USA

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We’ve rapidly climbed the rungs to become a reliable, widely recognized brand in the industry. In fact, we were listed as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies three years in a row.

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Nathan Elly (from Victoria, Australia) started Digital Next over 8 years ago.

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2 founders / 13 employees
Location
Victoria, Australia

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We started from scratch and after nearly 6 years we are turning over approximately $2 million per year.

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11. Paper Box SEO ($336K/year)

Russell Michelson (from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) started Paper Box SEO almost 6 years ago.

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$28K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

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Most of our clients are small to medium-sized businesses who want to grow their organic traffic and get more customers. We almost exclusively work long term contracts for a fixed monthly fee. Our packages are all-inclusive, meaning they include on-page optimization, content creation, link building, and monthly reporting. At the moment, we’re doing $20k/month in revenue and our team consists of me, a full-time employee, and a part-time contractor who is our dedicated writer. We also have an accountant and web developer who we use on an as-needed basis.

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12. Cube Digital ($300K/year)

Leslie Gilmour (from Dublin, Ireland) started Cube Digital about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Case Study

I’m Leslie Gilmour and I started Cube Digital an SEO agency in 2015 - this is the second time I have started an SEO business. You may think it is easier the second time, in some ways it is. But, the second time you also know how much hard work is ahead before you will start to see results.

Our turnover is around $25,000 per month, small in agency terms but we are growing fast. In 2015 I scraped by, but each year since we have grown turnover by around 50%.

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13. Growth Gorilla ($300K/year)

Alan Silvestri (from Winchester, England, United Kingdom) started Growth Gorilla over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
Winchester, England, United Kingdom

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The company has grown from zero to 10k in monthly recurring revenue mostly in the last 7 months and most of our clients have stayed with us for a minimum of 4 months, so we’re pretty happy with how things are going and excited for the future!

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14. Weichie.com ($180K/year)

Bob Weichler (from Brussel, België) started Weichie.com over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Bob. I’m the creative director at Weichie, a Brussels-based creative, technology, and e-commerce optimization agency for extraordinary brands. We leverage our vast experience in creativity, technology, and business to help brands stand out in the digital world.

Weichie covers a broad range of topics including SaaS products, platform or CMS selection, headless solutions, creativity, and content. We partner with brands and people to help them grow & scale their online visibility.

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15. Busy Living Better ($62.4K/year)

Noah Riggs (from Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) started Busy Living Better almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$5.2K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Case Study

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My business has allowed me to travel and have experiences I never thought I would have. I have been able to enjoy more time with my family, more moments with my friends, and been able to grow as a person more than I could ever imagine. I have been able to travel across the country on days notice for Halloween (pictured below in San Jose) with my nephews, take spontaneous trips with my girlfriend, help my best friend move states away with almost no notice, and so much more. My job flexibility makes me so excited for my future as a husband and father and I feel comfortable knowing I won’t have to miss anything important to me.

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16. SiteGuru ($60K/year)

Rick van Haasteren (from Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands) started SiteGuru over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands

Case Study

Hey! My name is Rick van Haasteren and I run SiteGuru, an SEO tool for online marketers and website owners.

My current MRR is around $400. Enough to cover my hosting costs, not enough to quit my job.

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