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Hire a pre-vetted freelance marketer to manage your SEM campaigns on Google and Bing. Get matched to the perfect expert in less than 24 hours!
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How Hiring an SEM Consultant At Growth Collective Works

Create a role

Tell us about your project and goals. We'll give you an instant cost estimate based on your needs.

Meet curated talent

Our team of marketing experts will hand-match you with 2-3 SEM consultants from our pre-vetted talent pool.

Work flexibly

Scale your team up or down as your needs change. No long-term contracts.

What Does an SEM Consultant Do?

Keyword Research

Your SEM specialist will research relevant keywords for your campaigns on Google and Bing. They will also develop an initial negative keyword list to exclude irrelevant variants. Over time, your SEM expert will hone in on the most profitable terms that drive the maximum amount of volume.

Campaign Creation

Using the most up-to-date best practices, your SEM expert will build an effective campaign structure that sets you up for success. They will leverage features like ad extensions, dynamic ad units and keyword insertion to give you an edge over the competition.

Bidding Strategy

Bidding is an essential part of every paid search strategy and your SEM expert will leverage advanced bidding strategies to drive the best ROI. As your campaign gathers data over time, bids will be adjusted and your campaign will grow more efficient.

Optimization & Reporting

Getting results requires constant testing. Your SEM specialist can run creative A/B tests, adjust targeting settings, optimize bids and make other changes to improve performance. They will work with you to set up a regular reporting cadence so that you’re always in the loop.

Transparent Pricing

We work with you and your SEM expert to write well-defined scopes of work and agree to fixed weekly or monthly pricing.

Matched by Marketers

Our team of experienced marketers personally matches you with the right SEM freelancer based on your goals.

Scale Up or Down

As your needs change, update your mix of marketers to tackle your most urgent growth initiatives.

SEM Consultants at Every Level

Hire marketers for every growth need. From junior-level to Interim CMO, we’ve got someone for you.

Trusted by the best

We wanted to test paid search, but we were hesitant to hire a big ad agency. Through Growth Collective, we found a freelancer who over delivered for a fraction of the cost.
George Zeng
CEO, Moonfish

SEM Consultant FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a freelance SEM consultant?

Our SEM freelancers typically cost between $75-$125 an hour and have at least 5 years of experience in this domain. We offer hourly or retainer pricing and rates vary significantly based on the type of work, level, location, and a number of other factors.

Most SEM experts have rates that fall into these ranges:
  • Junior ($50-$75/hr)
  • Senior ($75-$125/hr)
  • Premium ($125-$200/hr)

When you create a role, you’ll see an instant estimate of the weekly cost based on the desired level and time commitment. 

Our team of in-house marketers is available anytime to help you think through a hiring strategy or prioritize channels based on your business model.

What types of freelance SEM consultants can I find at Growth Collective?
What skills or tools will those freelance SEM consultants use?
What types of businesses do your SEM freelancers work with?

Our SEM freelancers have years of experience working across a number of industry verticals and business types including small businesses, enterprise organizations, and those who are B2B and B2C.

How does the matching process work?

After you create a new role, our team of experienced marketers will comb through our network of experts for the perfect fit. Then, we reach out to these folks to gauge interest and availability. If they are interested, you’ll receive our thoughts on why it's a fit, a personal note from the SEM consultant, a link to their Growth Collective profile, and a way to schedule an introductory call. If you decide to work together, you can start a project in just a few clicks!

What if I’m not happy with my freelance SEM consultant?

We pride ourselves on the quality of the freelancers in our network, but we understand that sometimes it’s just not the right fit. If you are ever unhappy with your SEM expert, we will recommend other specialists with the same area of expertise.

Most projects are hourly and we don't offer long-term contracts. That means you can try working with one of our experts without committing significant time or money..

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