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Pay Per Click Consultant

I may be a pay per click consultant and an expert when it comes to internet marketing. However, I am always looking for ways to refine my consulting skills. I have read a few consulting books that all seem to focus on a similar consulting process.

Here is the consulting process that can be applied to ppc consulting or any consulting for that matter:

  1. Define problem: most clients have a problem, whether it is traffic, leads or sales  and this is the first tasks an internet marketing consultant has to clearly define. If you don’t properly define the clients needs then you are in big trouble (needs analysis for marketing folks) Read more

One-stop-shop Internet Marketing vs Pay Per Click Consultant

Ok so in this blog post I will try to make the case for why you should use a Pay Per Click consultant to manage your account vs going with an one stop shop internet marketing provider. Just to clarify a one-stop shop internet provider will do your website, SEO, PPC, social media and maybe even hosting.

One Stop-Shop

Pros:

Hey you are getting all your internet needs met through one company which makes things a lot more convenient for you. In theory your whole marketing effort should be an integrated marketing machine that should work smoothly together to meet your needs. Finally most people tend to trust bigger internet companies because they have an established reputation and brand name.

Cons:

The one big con (no bun intended) is that most one stop shop internet providers charge you an astronomical amount of money to give you the privilege of even sitting down to get a quote with them in the first place. Secondly they usually charge an extremely high monthly fee or even worse a % of your pay per click spend to manage your accounts. This can be a problem because you can get tied into long contracts that are difficult to get out of.

The biggest thing I have seen is that they try to get you to fork out $10,000 to $15,000 for a new website when in most cases your existing site just needs face lift. That money can go along way towards PPC and SEO initiatives.

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PPC consulting is serious business

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Do you need to outsource PPC management?

I will try to be as unbiased as possible in this article but I am a PPC consultant so this article is definitely one sided. However you should still ask yourself these questions to see if you should outsource your pay per click management.

What are your online marketing goals?

If you goals are to dominate the internet for your industry then you need a pro. However, if you only want to get a few more leads or sales a month form the internet but aren’t concerned about dominating then you don’t need to outsource you PPC management.

What is the level of competition in your industry? Read more