How to Start Your Own SEO Agency | Find Quality Leads For Your Digital Marketing Agency

How to Start Your Own SEO Agency | Find Quality Leads For Your Digital Marketing Agency

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Adam LoDolce from talks with Neil Patel about building an SEO agency.

How do I start my own SEO agency?

First, you have to believe in yourself.

The second thing you need to do to build your own SEO agency is to find out who’s doing a ton of ads on Google AdWords, using SEMrush, and it will tell you how much money they’re spending on ads each month.

That’ll give you an idea of how much money a company has.

If they spend $500,000 a month or $1 million, or $200,000, there’s a good chance they could pay you for SEO.

You don’t want to go after the ones who spend a half a million or a million a month because those guys are big organizations.

You want to go after the ones who are spending 20, 30 grand a month.

Now that you’ve figured out who to go after, the third step is to start your own SEO agency is emailing these companies.

Another strategy is to use Crunchbase.

They list out all the companies that are recently funded, their valuations, how much money they raise.

When these companies raise $4 or $5 million, and you hit them and their investors up, tell them what they are doing wrong and how you can help solve the problem.

Investors never want to hear that a company they just funded is messing up.

So you know they’re going to forward the email over.

The investor’s not gonna spend any time or energy solving the problem, but they’re going to be sure the problem is addressed.

The investor will go straight to the person who’s running the company.
Don’t hold anything back when you send these emails.

If these companies have $5 million, they’re not going to take the time to learn things on their own, they’re going to pay the person who just outlined their problems to fix them.

You want to charge five grand a month for someone who raised $50 million or $5 million?

They don’t care; it’s a drop in the bucket.

The genius part about this is you didn’t go for the marketing director or even the CEO of the company; you went to the people who were funding those people.

So it’s guaranteed money.

And if you do well for those investors, they’re gonna tell all their portfolio companies “Hey, this guy did this for one of my investments. “You should hire him for your business, too.” And that’s a great way to get clients.

There you have it, that is how to start your own SEO agency.

Make sure you leave a comment and your questions below. We’re going to be doing this Q&A Thursdays every week.

Anytime you need help with anything marketing-related, whether it’s starting an agency, online or digital marketing or you’re a founder, or entrepreneur or marketer, or just anyone who’s interested in getting into the field, I don’t care what your qualifications are, how much money you have, we’re here to help, so feel free to leave a comment.



Tamal Chakraborty says:

Hey Neil, make some video on "How to do Network Marketing?

Jason Swenk says:

Great advise, and I highly recommend an outbound strategy. It is crazy how many people avoid it, when it can generate a huge increase for your agency very quickly.

Raymond Ling says:

Correct me if I'm wrong. Making bucks through SEO in the past is totally different from present. Does your 5 grand a month from client still makes sense in present?

Abijit Gupta says:

Hey neil thanks for your valuable information. I am going to srt a website.
For buying domain name. What metrics i should foucs more on.
Whether a domain name with high PR but low DA and PA or a domain name with high DA and PA but low in PR. Which of them will be more useful in 2018?

And keep doing the good work.


Looking for a sponsorship for my channel on youtube maybe could help out with tips or viewership could really use some advice

Gia Irlanda says:

Thank you for sharing Neil

Kunal Bagai says:

Hey Neil

I would like to know that how to get regular traffic other than google and earn from that



Luca Pennisi says:

Interesting strategies. I am getting my first clients on Upwork. How many (and what kind) of references do you think I need before implementing your 2 strategies?

Arvind Balaji Kakade says:

Thanks Neil as usual for the awesome useful information.

Shakera JANNAT says:

We get customers for website needs but their prices is too low, how can I convert them to decent amount?

Dezeek says:

Great tips Neil. Thanks for sharing your secret!

Erez Elias says:

Question: how do you determine your rates and what do you offer for these rates?

koury rollins says:

great advice neil! can I do this outside of USA if I am in the caribbean also?

cricket A.1 says:

Sir you have launch seo course begieners and advance both

Saurabh Srivastava says:

Hi Neil.

In one of your previous videos about Instagram, you recommended the strategy of following 30 people per hour.

I want to know if this strategy still works, or if IG could penalize me for that.

dhrumit kabariya says:

Hello sir,

What is an SEO agency?
What is does?
How can earn form it?

sartul says:

Is reindexing in google search console affects search ranking.

rudransh kumar says:

Hi, nice video liked it and want to know that how much money need to start seo agency and can I start it from scratch?

raghav verma says:

hey neil plz make a video for how to get clients for ppc services

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