I am a web designer that offers SEO services to clients once I have built their site.
A client wanted me to build a site and then do SEO services for 3 months to get the business going. We settled on a price, I built the site and the client was happy with it. I started the SEO; the site started getting well above average traffic, even though he was catering to a very select customer base. The client was thrilled.
Until a few months later, when he phoned me:
Client: I demand you take down my website and give me a full refund.
Me: I am sorry but the site is getting really great traffic. Why aren’t you happy with it?
Client: Yes it is, but i have yet to get anyone to buy anything. I can’t pay for something that doesn’t give business results.
I knew my SEO wasn’t at fault, so I looked into it. Turns out he was selling products you could get elsewhere, except at a 3000% markup. No wonder he wasn’t getting any business.