A Black Hat World thread has one newish Black Hat SEO asking others what to charge for his services.
How much do SEOs in the darker spaces charge for their time and services?
Truth is, SEO prices scale tremendously on all spectrums of the color grid. Those with more experience and are more in demand charge more, and sometimes a heck of a lot more. Those with less experience and more time on their hands may charge less. I've seen rates from $10 per hour to well over $1,000 per hour. I've seen monthly fees of under $100 per month to well over $20,000 per month.
It is not just about the hours you need to put into a project, for many good SEOs, even in the black hat space, it is about the value of their time and the work they are offering you.
If you are about to make your client millions of dollars in pure profit, would you charge them $500? If you can spend your time making $500 per hour doing other work or your own thing, would you do work for a client for $500 or less?
The questions Black Hat SEOs ask about pricing their time and services are the same anyone would ask in the SEO space or other spaces.
In any event, the folks are discussing in the thread.
Forum discussion at Black Hat World.
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