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Billable Rights of the SEO

  1. The SEO has a right to receive payment from the client for entire amount contracted. A contract is a contract is a contract. Don’t try to weasel out of it.
  2. The SEO has a right not to have to justify to the client payment due in terms of actual time spent on account unless payment is based on an hourly fee. Package priced contract fees are due regardless of time spent provided work outlined in the contract is performed.
  3. The SEO has a right not to put the client’s account on “hold” when requested. A contract is still a contract regardless of your financial situation, business restructuring, etc.
  4. The SEO has a right to charge the client for services that fall outside the scope of the contract. If additional work is requested, expect to pay for it.
  5. The SEO has a right to collect payment from the client on-time. Seriously, it’s your job to make sure payments are submitted and received no later than the payment due date.
  6. The SEO has a right to charge the client a late payment fee.
  7. The SEO has a right to suspend the client’s account if payment is not received in a timely manner. If you’re not paying, don’t expect work to continue until you’re paid up.
  8. The SEO has a right to undo all work performed for the client due to non-payment. If the SEO fulfills the contract but you’re not paying, you’re stealing time and money from the SEO you hired.
  9. The SEO has a right to seek legal remedies for force payment from the client for services rendered. Still not paying? The courts will work it out.
  10. The SEO has a right to cancel services and refund the client’s money at any time. Don’t be a problem client and you won’t have to worry about getting fired by your SEO.

Tomorrow I’ll post the billable rights of the client.

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

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