When you go to the doctor to check up on a medical issue, we call it consulting. Yes? But what if I told you that helping or advising someone using your skills and expertise is consulting? Would it make more sense to know what consulting is? Once you figure out that you have a skill ...
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...
15 Expectations You Must let go as a Consultant
Getting a client is easy This is never guaranteed. Just because you think you are a guru in your niche doesn’t mean you are the best. Many other people have the same skills and abilities as you. Consultancy work is better than employment Not everyone can be a consultant and not everyone can be employed....
Consultancy Tips 101: How to succeed as a consultant
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 should get a contract before you start the work
It’s very easy to get scammed if you don’t have a contract or there is no written agreement between both parties. There are reported incidences of ideas that have been stolen and work that has gone unpaid. As a consultant, when you begin, you might take in clients without any form of written agreement that...