How much can I earn as a SEO Consultant?

The average daily rate of an SEO Consultant is £325 per day. Daily rates vary from £320 to £2,500 a day for highly experienced SEO Consultants.

Daily rates vary so much as the more proven results you have the more clients are willing to pay for your services. With SEO it is important you have a solid portfolio of previous projects to show you can achieve the goals they are setting you.

Why SEO? Why contracting?  

More and more people are choosing to operate through their own limited company, partly due to changes in corporate working practices but also because of the freedom, control and enjoyment that comes from being your own boss.

The fact that contractors, can command much higher daily rates of pay may also be an influencing factor, but surely this is only to be expected, bearing in mind the lack of holiday and sick pay, and the other additional benefits which are lost when moving from employment to contract work.

In summary as an SEO Consultant you can benefit from:

  • Higher rates of pay - This is only fair as unlike permanent employees, you do not get holiday or sick pay, giving you a greater chance to negotiate a higher rate of pay.
  • Prospects – The SEO market is always needed presenting numerous opportunities.
  • Experience - The more contracts you take on the greater your practical and managerial skills. Giving you a wider choice of projects and the ability to charge higher daily rates.
  • Freedom - You can choose which contracts you take on and the length of time your contract is.
  • Flexibility – As a SEO Consultant you may have the option to work from home allowing you to choose the hours your work, and allowing you fit projects around any other commitments.
  • Experience - The more contracts you take on the greater your practical and managerial skills. Giving you a wider choice of projects and the ability to charge higher daily rates.
  • Lower Taxes - Any accountant will tell you that trading through your own Limited Company is the most tax efficient way possible. This only to be expected after all as a contractor you do not get sick pay, holiday pay, and have to manage your own tax affairs. However any good accountant will be able to remove most of the burden and you shouldn’t need to allow more than 15 – 20 minutes a month for Ltd company administration.

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If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please either contact your SJD Tax Expert or call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: nikki.hanlon@sjdaccountancy.com.