In 2017, my wife and I started a local ad agency in Phoenix. Our clients were local small businesses who needed help with their marketing on a limited budget. We offered them ads on Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp and everywhere else. We also provided SEO, website development and even sold ads in a small community newspaper we owned.
The SEO package offered was similar to other companies, except they were charging $1200 a month with an $800 deposit, and it came with a 12-month contract. We offered the same SEO for $479 a month, with no deposits and no contracts. If the client was happy, they would stay and we never lost a client for poor performance.
In February 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic arrived and our business took a hit. Like most small businesses, we needed to pivot in order to stay afloat. That's when we came up with the idea of SEO249.com. We lowered our margins even more and went national with our program. Still no deposits and no contracts either! We now offer our SEO throughout the United States and scaled our business to keep both us and our clients afloat.
We continue to grow by maintaining our core values and providing complete transparency to our clients.