Consulting – The Perfect Business Model?

consulting3 Reasons Why You Need To Start Consulting Right Now. If you are already a business consultant – well hats off to you. If you are thinking about becoming one then read on…

Reason # 1 – Cash-Flow

cash flowWhen most people first set up online they don’t usually have a huge crowd of hungry buyers beating a path to their doors. The reality of any online business it that it takes time to build up a customer base and a range of products and services to offer your target audience.

I’d say 80-90% of online businesses fail within their 1st 12 months of operation because of this. Don’t become one of the casualties!!

If you have already set up your website you’ll already know that it takes a few bob to get things up and running that’s before you have actually looked at generating any sort of ongoing traffic  (SEO,PPC, Facebook Ads, Social Media etc.) In most cases the cash is going out quicker than it’s coming in (MUCH faster in some cases!).

Consulting conversely allows you to charge upfront for your time and all you need to do is get a few clients to get things moving nicely. You could literally be set up in less than 24 hours and for a fraction of the cost of setting up a website. Remember as a consultant you are selling your SKILL.

Overheads are low and those first few clients can be a breeze (networking, speaking, chambers of commerce, JV’s).

Reason #2 – Bettering Your Own Knowledge

knowledgeA funny side-effect from teaching is that it actually improves your understanding of a subject (IMHO). It also gives you the confidence and real market data that there is a market willing to pay for your products.

You’ll find some amazing insights too. What your prospects “hot-buttons” are, what they are struggling with and then you develop a product to bridge the gap.

This information is worth its weight in gold (I bet NONE of your competitors are doing this too!)

Reason #3 – Expert Status

expertOnce you start consulting with clients it’s an ideal time to start asking for two things:-

Referrals – who else do they know who possibly you could help too?

Testimonials & Case Studies – there’s nothing better than seeing a client first-hand getting some positive results. They are usually delighted to share them with you and allow you to share them with others too!!

I guess what I’m trying to get across in this article is that consulting is the perfect accompaniment to product creation…the Ying to the Yang so to speak. Each side will prosper because of the other and your business will grow because of it.

Just get started…. If you are nervous about charging initially then offer a “Strategy session” for free. It builds up huge goodwill and you’ll get some “deep and dirty” market research as part of the process.

I have been running my own successful internet based businesses for the last 16 years. I also love helping others start and grow their own businesses online too.

I am the author of three Best Selling books (one on creating profitable webinars, another on Facebook Ads retargeting and the 3rd on how to generate leads for local businesses).

My areas of expertise (and passion) are in Webinars (live and evergreen), Membership & Continuity Programmes, Infusionsoft, Facebook Ads Marketing, Sales Funnel Creation and Optimisation, creating High Ticket Programmes, Info-Product Creation and Traffic Generation and Conversion.

I am also an Infusionsoft Certified Partner, Google Adwords & a Bing Ads Accredited Professional (for my sins!)

I have been lucky to have worked in in wide range of industries including: property investment, SEO, PPC, estate agents, coaches and trainers, real estate agents, hotels, letting agents, furnishings, hotels, event management, web design, gifts, student accommodation to name just a few!!

If you are really serious about taking your internet marketing to the next level then we should talk!

Why not schedule a FREE 1 to 1 “How To Build A Successful Online Business” discovery call today?

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About The Author

Damian Qualter

I have been running my own successful internet based businesses for the last 16 years. I also love helping others start and grow their own businesses online too.I am the author of three Best Selling books (one on creating profitable webinars, another on Facebook Ads retargeting and the 3rd on how to generate leads for local businesses).My areas of expertise (and passion) are in Webinars (live and evergreen), Membership & Continuity Programmes, Infusionsoft, Facebook Ads Marketing, Sales Funnel Creation and Optimisation, creating High Ticket Programmes, Info-Product Creation and Traffic Generation and Conversion.I am also an Infusionsoft Certified Partner, Google Adwords & a Bing Ads Accredited Professional (for my sins!)I have been lucky to have worked in in wide range of industries including: property investment, SEO, PPC, estate agents, coaches and trainers, real estate agents, hotels, letting agents, furnishings, hotels, event management, web design, gifts, student accommodation to name just a few!!If you are really serious about taking your internet marketing to the next level then we should talk!Why not schedule a FREE 1 to 1 “How To Build A Successful Online Business” discovery call today?Infusionsoft Webinars Facebook Ads Marketing Sales Funnel Creation High Ticket Programmes Google Adwords Info-Product Creation Membership & Continuity Programmes

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