I read a blog comment the other day that said that good SEOs are easy to find. Maybe I’m in a completely different world but I find this to be further from the truth. It’s not that there are not plenty of good SEOs out there but I think that many of them are already wrapped up in either their own consultancy businesses or working as in-house SEOs. But are all good SEOs really that comfortable where they are?
At various times I’ve put out both local and national ads looking for SEOs. Both as in-house and as subcontactors. I’m often surprised by the lack of response I get. Sure, I understand why I might not get a good response for in-house work, there are not many locals who are strong SEOs and those outside of the area may not want to pick up and move for a job they can do at home in their pajamas. But what about sub-contractors?
Yeah, I often get responses from other SEO companies that will allow me have them manage the client, but that’s not what I need. We do things our way so we look for someone that can come in and work with our processes and procedures. This isn’t discounting any value an SEO brings to the table, but just looking for someone who will work within the framework of what we sell, not the framework of what they sell.
Ideally we like to bring people in-house, but we often work with sub-contractors that will be a part of our team. This means we bring them in and treat them just as any other employee working for us. So where are they? As our business continues to grow we are always on the look out for good people to bring in. If you are, or know anybody, interested in being a part of our team as an SEO subcontractor, let me know!