If you want to learn SEO for your business, you should know that there are plenty of educational resources out there that you can choose from. There are free websites that offer free information through their blog posts. There are forums, and then there are coaching services. In this article, we are going to talk about each of the three resources so you will know which one you should follow.
You can learn all the basic information about SEO just by reading oodles and oodles of text or a free ebook that might be offered at a resource website for wannabe search engine optimization specialists. However, and this is something you need to know, when you use a free website that offers free-for-all information, you always get what you pay for. And what you get usually is information that is here and there and not organized.
Also, if you find yourself asking a lot of questions after reading an article, it would be difficult to get a response, mostly because the website owner is not obligated to answer your questions. But nobody can deny those free resource sites can help to get you started in Search Engine Optimization. However, if you are the type who works best with structured lessons, you should pay for membership at an online marketing website or a website dedicated to SEO learning. How much does it cost? It could be anywhere from $70 to $100 per month.
The monthly membership is really in the range of affordable because SEO coaching programs can cost thousands of dollars per month. What do you get for something that is $100 or less? You get video lessons detailing everything you need to know about SEO now and what currently works and does not work. You also get a detailed plan of action that you can follow through. But of course, structure and organization depend on the website that you are using. This brings us to a critical point: You should ask the site owner what can be expected for the membership fee that you will be paying.
Ideally, aside from the video lessons and lesson plan, the membership website you use should have a forum where you can ask questions.
If you are the type of person who likes to work one-on-one with an expert, have the budget to pay for coaching service. SEO coaching service is expensive just like any other coaching program. However, this is only because you are paying for the time that the coach is spending on you.
Although there are fewer SEO coaching programs compared to membership websites dedicated to learning SEO, it does not mean you don’t have any choices. When it comes to choosing your coach, make sure that he is earning at least $20.000 from ranking different websites on Google for a wide variety of keywords. Ask for proof because that is the only way to know you are in good hands and that you will also be earning thousands of dollars from SEO soon.