Independent Consulting Jumpstart
For aspiring modern day independent consultants who want to choose their clients, control their time, and make a decent salary.
This course was designed as a self-paced coaching series for people interested in launching their own independent consultancies.
If your dream is to build a 100 million dollar startup and move to Silicon Valley. This is not the strategy you should use.
If you’re trying to corner the market on hand sewn iPad covers. This is not the strategy you should use.
But if your dream is to have more control over your time, the ability to choose your clients, and generally more freedom, all while making a decent salary. This course was built for you.
- Self-Paced 4-Module Workshop
- Activity Workbook
Treat the course as a self-paced workshop.
In general, the course is broken down into four parts. The activity workbook is designed to be completed alongside the self-paced course.
Module 1: business goal setting.
Most consulting businesses fail for a simple reason, they don’t make enough money. And underselling your value is the easiest path to burn out.
Creating realistic goals is the foundation to building a forever business you won’t want to give up, even if your dream job becomes available.
Module 2: finding your market.
Passion keeps you driven, but it’s markets that get you paid. The digital economy, new software supports, and global uncertainty has opened up opportunities for independent consulting that didn’t exist a decade ago.
Here we’ll work through market finding strategies and help you validate your own personal business model.
Module 3: Setting Your Prices
The goal for sustaining an independent business, don’t run out of money.
We’ll work through creating rates that make you competitive, and creating packages that get you paid.
Module 4: Marketing Your Services
We’ll talk about some different marketing models and why you don’t need thousands of social media followers to create a successful consulting business.
Then we’ll wrap things up by walking through some essential technical tools I recommend to any independent consultant.
Bonus Module: Building Your Tech Stack
Helping you choose the right software to support your business.
There is an old joke about starting a business, it goes like this…
“Do you want to know the secret to making one million dollars?
First, you take two million dollars…”
I am not your normal kind of business coach.
My first attempt at a freelance business started in 2016.
And since that time I have worked alongside hundreds of new consultants, startups, and side hustlers at a free coworking space in North Carolina’s research triangle called The Frontier.
I have a masters in Sociology, not an MBA.
And well before my current business started to look more like a success, my first business had failed completely.
Yes, there is a lot you can learn from failure. I know I did. But that doesn’t mean you have to be the one who fails.