As of 2017, I’ve been consulting for about 10 years in the web marketing niche. 7 of those years have been at my SEO agency full time, Elite Strategies. Prior to that, I’ve always worked on the web building websites and helping businesses build websites. Each year, I accept 1-2 clients on my personal roster. This is not a ploy to make it look like I am really in-demand, it is truly because I am too busy with my managing my agency to pay attention to more than 1-2 clients on my own.
I don’t mess around, I do not waste my own time so I definitely won’t waste yours.
For starters, here are some of my skills.
I’m a technical SEO, this means I’m familiar with all aspects of SEO from on-page optimization, website architecture, frameworks, Googlebot, schema markup, JSON-LD, and everything in between. I specialize in WordPress, but I was raised on flat file systems. I have copious knowledge of eCommerce systems and other frameworks as well.
Highly Organized and Efficient
My #1 skill is organization and efficiency. From emails, to project management everything I do is documented, saved, and backed up. I use Basecamp for project management and Dropbox to share files. I don’t waste time providing reports for things that you can easily look up yourself, or “vanity metrics” that don’t matter.
Manual Website Audits
My SEO audits are no joke. I literally perform a comprehensive audit from A to Z. For this, I’ll need full access to your website, its resources, and your server. This normally takes about a week once I’ve received access to your site.
If there is something I don’t know, or am unfamiliar with I have a full staff capable of carrying out almost anything that is needed. This doesn’t mean I “know people” it literally means I employ a full staff of experts in my office in Delray Beach, FL.
From web servers to mail servers, I can carry out most basic tasks on a server. This includes log analysis, figuring out issues with load time, or transferring a website with a database. I first started studying operating systems in 1994, and installed and compiled my first Linux box in 1998 which is around the same time I installed my first LAN (local area network.) I also own my own hosting company.
Design and Development
I’m one of the few SEO’s that is also a capable designer. While I don’t consider myself to be an expert designer, I know my way around Photoshop and can put together an image, edit a photo, or design an illustration. If you don’t have a website, I can create one for you.
For personal clients, I do 2 monthly phone calls that normally range between 30 to 60 minutes. I normally provide 1 report at the end of the month.
What I Don’t Do
I don’t do email marketing and I don’t do display advertising. I also won’t violate Google’s guidelines and do blackhat SEO, even if you want me to. I realize there are tons of grey areas in SEO, but I know what the dark side looks like. I also don’t work in the gambling, pharmaceutical, or porn niches. It’s not that I’m against it, its just a totally different ballgame. Other than that, I’m fair game.
Here is a sample demographic of the clients I normally work with on a personal basis:
- have a minimum budget of $5000 / month
- are the decision maker at your company
- have a basic understanding of SEO
- does not want blackhat SEO
If you are interested in my consulting services, send me an email to patrickfl AT gmail dot com.