An SEO business plan would have been unheard of just a decade ago, but now it's a common online marketing firm's objective to offer online marketing and search engine ranking improvement services. Often seen as a nebulous and difficult-to-master service base, search engine optimization (SEO) has nevertheless become an upstart marketing angle for all sorts of providers. The most advanced of these companies have years of legwork in the field and know an astounding amount about what techniques can help a business improve its standing in search results. That said, this is an ultra-competitive industry where the fight for market share is always alive and well—to carve out a space for yourself, you'll have to write a business plan that gives well-researched answers to:
• So far who are your target clients and what industries are they in?
• How will you market your service to them?
• What will the price points be, on an average service contract?
• What tests or proof or guarantees do you offer?
• What proprietary methods do you use (that you can disclose) for SEO rankings?
The business plan needs to show the capital requirements for the SEO firm and make it clear that you know how much money you'll need on-hand. You should look into your main competitors, especially those that share your target industries or use a similar advertising approach. Lastly, include a marketing plan showing how you will get in front of consumers. What are your best ad channels and what amount can you spend in print, on promotions, on radio, on trade shows, etc.? The business plan should also have a pro forma financial model covering at least three years. Need help with all these things? Call MasterPlans today. We have written the plans for several start-up and existing SEO firms and it's a topic we know quite a bit about. The phone call and consultation are free of charge, 877-453-2011.
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