The Benefits of Hiring SEO Freelancer In Dubai

Why would I hire an SEO freelancer in Dubai? – That first question you are likely to ask yourself, and “Wouldn’t it be better to hire a big SEO company in Dubai?”


I think lots of business owners in Dubai tend to underestimate digital marketing freelancers, whether he or she is an SEO freelancer, social media freelancer, or PPC freelancer.

They assume if the freelancer was good enough, they would be able to find a job with any of the countless SEO agency or companies in Dubai.

That might be true for some SEO or digital marketing freelancers.

Most experienced digital marketing freelancers choose the lifestyle because they like it. And many times, they make more money.

There are currently 53 million freelancers in the United States.

I wouldn’t assume someone is freelancing out of desperation. Many SEO freelancers are doing it by choice.

That doesn’t mean hiring SEO freelancer is the right decision for business.

If your business is in need of SEO, there are few routes that you can explore.

  1. You can learn SEO by yourself.
  2. You can hire an SEO agency or company.
  3. You can hire a full-time SEO employee.
  4. You can hire an SEO freelancer.

There are differences between these routes or options

Learn SEO by yourself

Yes, you can absolutely do that. Learning SEO is not a difficult thing. There are thousands of books, videos, guides from which you can learn SEO.

Here are some of the links to help you get started, the beginners SEO guide, and the advanced SEO guide as well.

Here is the kicker: It takes time to learn SEO. A lot of time.

Time you’d be better off spending on growing your business and serving your customers, not learning about the latest SEO strategies or keeping up with algorithms changes and updates.

Hire an SEO agency or company

It sounds good. You get access to a lot of resources and in-depth tools without paying as much overhead such as employment visa, health insurance as you would for a full-time SEO person.

An SEO agency have access to an endless stream of data from lots of different industries, so they are more likely to be creative and more willing to try unconventional methods.

There are tons of SEO agencies in Dubai and it’s difficult to select the right SEO agency for your business.

That could be a blessing or a curse.

Here is the kicker: It takes time to learn SEO. A lot of time.

Time you’d be better off spending on growing your business and serving your customers, not learning about the latest SEO strategies or keeping up with algorithms changes and updates.

You might not get a very personal experience. According to a survey by Moz, an average SEO company has up to 10 clients, and some have many as 100 clients.

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SEO Agencies can also be expensive. According to the same survey by MOZ, nearly 35% of SEO clients pay at least $2,500 a month.

That is about the cost of hiring a full-time SEO employee.

There are plenty of fantastic SEO companies and in-house SEOs who do amazing work.

But that might not be the best fit for your business at the time.

Hire a full-time SEO employee

This is a great opportunity to in-house the SEO function. Make sure you hire a highly skilled person that understand your niche, Dubai marketing, and totally dedicated to helping your brand grow.

An in-house SEO employee might lose perspective because they only see your data. They also might be too expensive.

If you are a startup working from seed money, you might not be able to guarantee you will be able to pay your in-house SEO salary in time or in the future.

Keep in mind the average SEO salary is just over $60K in the U.S., according to Indeed.com.

That rate can go much higher or lesser depending upon the market where you are located.

Hire an SEO freelancer

An SEO freelancer might be a good fit for your company if your situation matches the below checklist.

You don’t have time to keep up with the regular changes in the SEO industry.

You don’t have the time to learn SEO.

Your skills are most useful elsewhere in your company.

You don’t want to spend months testing SEO strategies that might or might not work.

You want a personal, targeted SEO strategy.

You can’t commit to an annual salary.

You want someone with experience with fresh eyes outside of your brand.

But how do you find the right SEO freelancer in Dubai to ensure you don’t compromise quality?

Most people turn to their favorite search engine, which can be a good place to start.

Just remember to skip over the Ads and look at the organic results.

Because if an SEO can’t rank well for key terms like “SEO in Dubai expert” or “SEO consultant in Dubai” or “SEO freelancer in Dubai” or “SEO Dubai,” they aren’t very good at their jobs.

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And look at organic results further down the Search Engine Result Page (SERP).

This is not to say ads are inherently bad. You just want to find an SEO who is able to rank organically for key terms related to SEO.

Awad Abdelgayoum brings over 10 years of experience in digital marketing his clients as Digital Marketing & Performance Consultant. Awad is responsible for bringing in Marketing Insights & Insights for businesses in the Middle East. Awad is also involved many companies in the start-up space as an external consultant.