Hi. This is a question about SEO business, if it's in the wrong section or inappropriate in any way then apologies. I am a web developer based in Kilkenny. I am usually able to handle my own SEO because most of my clients are simply interested in competing on a local level; so an hour or two of simple SEO work is usually all that's required to get them roughly where they want to be. However I've been thinking lately about connecting with an SEO specialist for occasions where a client wants to compete on a national or international level or in a competitive or multiple areas because I'm a sole operator and I dont really have the time to keep up with SEO to that degree, plus I have enough work with regular design and development. My questions are: Is this typical or am I the only freelancer thinking this way. What is the best way to go about vetting people. I am sure there must be some to avoid. What method of charge do SEO specialists typically use - i'm wondering is is usually a fixed price contract, monthly charge, per hour rate and if it varies from client to client then what are the general criteria involved in determining this. Is there a big price difference between companies. I read somewhere that SEO moz used to charge a minimum of 100k a month and obviously at the other end of the scale I myself can do basic SEO and obviously wouldn't charge anywhere near that, so it seems like a wide scope and I am wondering how to know what sort of price group to aim for. I know this must vary from client to client too, but none of my clients are really competing on an international level, and only a couple are particularly worried about national level ..... though that may be changing a bit this year, which is why I'm investigating this. Being a web developer I'm more interested in recommending a company to my clients who are not focusing on taking on the actual web design/development because obviously ideally I don't want to loose my clients if i can help it, though I know there's a large overlap between seo and development .... so Is all this a reasonable expectation or not ? PS. SEO specialists reading this feel free to PM me. Please include some detail about pricing and clients.