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2014:

After learning as much as I could teach myself about traffic, I decided to join a ‘large agency’ to improve my skills and learn from ‘the best’ in the industry about SEO and Adwords.

It was there, that I discovered just how corrupt and dark the Agency world is. It was like walking into the underbelly of a criminal empire with the things that were going on.

They charged exorbitant amounts by the hour to the client, yet half the team I was managing was made up of university students not making $20/hr. Yes that’s right, clients were paying upwards of $150/hr to get the best brains in the industry, yet the agency was hiring juniors to do their work.

On more times than I care to admit, I was told to charge more, quote more, or take longer doing things because ‘the client has money’.

One time, a staff member was sick, and only got 20% of the work they would usually get done in a month completed. When I raised this with the powers to be, they said still bill the client as the ‘hours were done’.

It was sickening.

It was disgusting.

And the worst part, as I did more digging, this was the norm in the world of ‘big agencies’.

This wasn’t the only agency doing this to their clients, it was how they were all acting.

2018-05-07T02:41:22+00:00