Have you been thinking of becoming a consultant or starting a consulting business? Being a consultant is similar to being employed. The difference is this time you are working for yourself and are accountable to only yourself. You set your own overall goals and time schedule. To succeed as a consultant, here are a few ...
Why You Need to Get Contractual Advice
When you are a consultant, in most cases you are doing all the work on your own. You are not employed by anyone and have to deal with all contractual techniques that abide by the law. It’s therefore crucial to seek legal advice on the contracts you sign or draft. To begin with, it’s important...
How to Use Social Media Platforms to Work for You
Social media is an effective way to build your brand and attract clients. Don’t believe me? Have you bought an item because you saw someone else with it online? Have you ever gone to a restaurant because you had a reputable and trusted person has gone to that restaurant? Are you currently working in a...
The Pros and Cons of Working in a Café or Coworking Space
Working in one place can be quite mundane – especially if you work from home the majority of the time. You may have created a beautiful and conducive home office space that fits your standards and encourages productivity – but as social beings sometimes a face to face human interaction is very important. Consultancy work...
3 Important Aspects that Could Scale your Consulting Business
When you decide to resign from your job to start consulting, pursue your consulting business, or maybe consider consulting as a side hustle, some people will think you are in between jobs. This is not an opinion that you should listen to. It is an old way of thinking that may make you less visible...
Story time: I Almost Got Scammed
As a consultant, for any gig you get and any client who approaches you, one thing is for sure, always have it written down. It doesn’t matter if it is a one-page or a 50-page document, there needs to be proof of the kind of services you are providing and the agreed-upon terms and conditions.
5 Ways to Win a Consultancy Contract
Looking for a consultancy gig is not as simple as it may seem. In some cases, you can be referred to by a client, but this is not guaranteed. Just like applying for a job, many consultancy positions require one to apply. Some consultancy contracts are also advertised on job listing platforms. In almost all...