It’s a fact that building high-quality links is hard work.

The problem with links is that they are not easy to build as you can also see in our community poll.

What feels the most challenging when doing SEO these days?

Most SEO Experts agree that link building is the most difficult and time-consuming part of the entire SEO process.

If you want your website’s ranking to improve in the long run and not get penalized by a Google algorithm update, you need to build quality links.

The traditional process of getting links includes building complex outreach systems, talking to people, negotiating, using common sense and data to find good targets, good email delivery tech and much more.

Building high-quality links is hard work:

Here are some of the most common challenges you will need to overcome to be successful at link building:

Find & Filter High Quality Prospects

Before you even get started with the link building activity, you need to find niche-specific websites that are open to linking to your website.

Find Their Contact Details

Once you find these websites, you need to find their email and contact details. And trust me, it’s much harder than you can imagine.

Sending A Convincing Email

Have you ever tried approaching a woman in a bar? Quality website owners are the hot women of the internet bar. You need a good pickup line.

Reaching Their Inbox

Gmail and other email spam filters are getting tougher every day. You need to set up your emailing operation perfectly in order to reach the right person.

Negotiating a deal

When you finally manage to reach them, chances are, they will want something in return from you. If you don’t know how to negotiate, you may get a bad deal.

Rinse & Repeat

To make link building really lift your rankings, you need to repeat it over and over again until you have enough backlinks.

The Cost of DIY Outreach

In addition to being difficult and a time-consuming process(full-time job), the cost is around $500/month as you can see here in our other community poll.

what is the average cost of doing linkbuilding $500 a month

So, the question is, what are your options?

Here’s my take on this:

In some cases, especially if you’re a professional SEO, it makes sense to invest in SEO tools so you can work with multiple clients.  As a freelancer or small business owner, however, you simply just need to get the job done so your website ranks for relevant terms. For instance:

  • Build your website, we should an about us page, contact page, and a blog
  • Blog content, we may start off with 6-7 articles and add more articles as we go along. Schedule at least a post a month.
  • Before investing heavily into SEO services, we should focus on the things that matter in SEO, Content, and Links all while holding the budget and costs down.

Take my advice, sign up for Shared SEO to build 5,10,15 links per month and over the next two to eight months, your website will start ranking for your chosen terms while only investing $15/month.

What are the benefits of Shared SEO:

  • It’s cost-effective
  • It saves time by doing 10 links a month in less than 2 minutes
  • It’s effective, you get results with minimal effort
  • It’s a long-term strategy for your business

Sign up here and give it a try.