A HighRankings Forum thread asks a really nice question on how much SEO advice and guidance do you give away for free before asking the prospective client to sign a contract or pay you?
I know some people who will give up to 15 minutes of their time for free, while others give zero time. I know some that will not charge for SEO help at all.
Clearly, those who have made a name for themselves in the industry do not need to give away free advice to land new contracts. But those who are new or do not have a proven track record will need to give away some tips before earning the trust of their clients. The question is how much?
Here is a quick poll, let us know how much you give away before requiring money from the client.
Forum discussion at HighRankings Forum.