I have a health and fitness based website ([url removed, login to view]) which currently has around 10 articles and get around 14K visitors a month. I want to increase the number of visitors to around 20K by the end of March 2015. For this I intend to do the following.
1. Get 10 new keywords to build articles for
2. Get the 10 articles written
3. Get SEO done for those new articles and for the existing ones.
We are currently in the process of developing an ebook which will be a collation of simple healthy tips and hence it would be good for the new articles to be in line to promote this book. However, the key bit is to get more traffic.
I need someone for the first and the 3rd task to start with. So I want someone for the following.
1. To come up with around 10 different keywords to write articles for :- Here I expect a detailed analysis of why I should go for a given keyword and explain the rational in detail (scope, opportunity, competition etc).
2. Perform SEO for the article targeting these keywords :- There are many tools for onpage SEO and hence the focus here is more on to get off page SEO and get the traffic up. And as you would have done the keyword analysis, I would expect you to get the expected traffic with time.
For the article writing, we intend to write ourselves or get it written from someone here. It all depends on what is the topic and how much it will all cost. I really dont have an idea as how much it all will cost as this will be our first project through elance but I am keen to explore and strike a good partnership as I have many other websites for which I need work to be done.
So I would like some good competitive rates split as below.
1. Cost of keyword research
2. Cost for Article writing (if you wish to take it up)
3. Cost of SEO
Also let us know the time it would take you to complete the project.
I have got a lot of bidders and hence I am struggling to shortlist. I want some additional information from you to help me here. In the end, my ultimate question will be as how much monthly traffic will I get from the additional money I am going to invest. So if someone is going to help me answer that they will help themselves as well as it will make it easier to decide.
So I propose this. I request you to perform the analysis and come up with below information to me.
1. The keywords which you would target
2. How much traffic it will bring to me on a monthly basis from the completion of the project.
I know that this expects you to do some additional work up front which is not paid. However, I am currently not sure as how I should pick someone over another. I dont want to make a choice purely based on the price. Remember, this is not an one off investment. If this engagement is fruitful then I am happy to continue this work on this and other websites of mine. So if you can come up with answers to above then it makes it easier for me to consider. You can choose not to do this if you want but that will just make it difficult for me to select you (if others do it and you dont).
Hope it is clear. Please come back to me with an update if possible and we can take it from there.
Sorry. I could not discuss with you all with your bids. I needed more time to discuss but could not. I am not going to extend the time needed for the project as I need to pay extra for that. I will the chosen bidders separately and once I am happy, I will allot them a project which I will create soon after the discussion. Sorry to those with whom I could not discuss.