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YouTube Question How much should hiring a professional SEO specialist REALLY cost?


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Me and my friend are working slowly at learning SEO ourselves, BUT, in the meantime, if we hired someone to help us, I was wondering if anyone can give me some information on what the real reasonable costs should be in order to help me know if I am being given the shaft by anyone?

At the moment, I envision that we would have them optimize each individual video as well as any such optimizing of our channel itself that might be needed.

I just want to be a bit educated on this before I hire anyone. I appreciate the feedback.


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If you are asking about SEO for Youtube then I would say $25 per video is the average cost which works pretty good for me in the past but sometimes it really depends on the niche and the competition in your niche. I use to hire freelancers from Fiverr. But if you are looking for a long term then you can get it cheaper.

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That is an interesting question... if someone were to hire me to do contract SEO for their YouTube videos I think my going rate would probably be between $25-$50 per video, depending on the number of videos, length of the contract, performance expectations etc.


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If you are considering working with an SEO consultant, you should expect to spend over $100 an hour for a professional worth your time that can generate results for your business.