Step 1: Choose Your Consulting Business Model
First, let’s define the term consulting.
Consulting is “the business of giving expert advice to people working in a professional or technical field.”
For example, I’ve spent over 21 years being a consultant.
I’ve spent 10,000+ hours on marketing, sales, fees, proposals — and everything else that consultants do.
So, I’ve accrued experience that enables me to give expert advice to people in the consulting field.
If you can provide advice that helps business-to-business (B2B) or non-profit organizations based on your past experience, you can consult.
People and organizations will pay you for your advice to help them get results.
Results like more sales, a lower employee turnover rate, a risk-free software project, help with executive decision making — the list goes on.
But before you start consulting, it’s important that you choose your consulting business model first.
Why should you do this first?
At Consulting Success®, we believe that your consulting business should support your lifestyle — and not the other way around.
That means that you should build the type of business that helps you live the lifestyle you want to live.
I’ve seen too many people end up building consulting businesses that trap them into a lifestyle that’s just like their 9-5 job…or worse.
To avoid that, you’ll aim at the type of consulting business you want by choosing the right model for you.
Watch the video below for an introduction to the 4 proven consulting business models: