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The Playbook to Independent Consulting

This article has been created to act as a playbook for navigating the sometimes difficult waters of becoming an independent consultant and setting up ...

Top Habits Every Consultant Should Develop

Isn’t it incredible that when we hear the word “habits” associated with success or effectiveness, we immediately think of Steven Covey and The 7 ...

Kick Start Your Independent Consulting Career with this 6-Step Guide

How do you decide between branching out and starting your own independent consulting business based solely on your own merits or sticking to working ...

Insider Tips, Tools, and Consulting Resources for Any Consultant Branching Out on Their Own

Yes, working hard is an essential key to success. However, it is also important to work smart. We live in an age of information ...

How to Handle Contracts, Pricing & Payment as a Freelance Consultant

A few decades ago, the term “freelancing” was not used much often. In fact, most people wouldn’t even consider it as a viable career ...

The Five Noteworthy Habits of Successful Consultants

To be ahead of the game as a professional, it’s worth analyzing the habits of successful people. As a matter of fact, what one ...

How to Become a Freelance Consultant Who Actually Gets High-Paying Projects

When you become a consultant who works independently, you have a lot of freedom and flexibility in your career. Also, you could earn way ...

Prospecting 101: How to Find the Right Clients as an Independent Consultant

As a consultant who is employed by a consulting firm, you wouldn’t usually need to worry about prospecting or closing sales. But when you’re ...

How Build a Personal Brand as a Consultant

There are so many blogs and articles about personal brands – personal brand examples, personal brands on social media, or tips for building a ...

How to Market Your Consulting Business Effectively

If you are considering independent consulting work, the first question you’ll be asking yourself is, “How to market my business?” No matter how good ...

The Right Way to Raise Your Freelance Consulting Rates (With Existing Clients)

Raising rates on existing clients may seem a bit off-putting to most consultants. First of all, you will need to have the nerve to ...

Every Freelance Consultant Should Use an Online Consulting Platform, Here’s Why

Are you a freelance consultant? If yes, then do you have a catchy LinkedIn profile and a well-designed independent consulting website? If yes, then ...

Quick Question: What do Digital Consultants need to succeed?

It’s a competitive world out there. Whether it’s management consulting or digital consulting, businesses now have more options than ever, and finding the right ...

The Fundamentals of Starting a Career as a Freelance Consultant

Consulting is one of those industries in which freelancing is not just possible, but it also could be a better choice in some cases. ...

How to Conduct Effective Client Meetings

What do you think about online meetings? Do they make you nervous or anxious? Or do you feel like you may not be able ...

Top 22 Consulting Books You Should Read – and Why

An online search will display multiple lists of “best consulting books.” They may all have merit, but there are so many on the market ...

4 Certifications for Consultants to Impress Your Clients

There are several reasons to consider certifications for consultants – and impressing your clients may well be one of them! The problem with management ...

The Best Software You Should Be Using as a Consultant

Smart consultants use consulting software to make their job easier. Fortunately, we are living in the age of apps and software. Developers, innovators, and ...

6 Examples of Great Top-Tier Consultancy Advertisements

Advertisements - some people like them, some people don’t, but they most certainly work. Consulting marketing strategies used by big consulting firms have helped ...

Should You Become an Independent Consultant? Here’s How to Tell

What is a consultant? Simply put, a consultant is an intelligent and knowledgeable individual who provides expert advice to companies. So, what is an ...

5 Qualities a Consultant Should NOT have

You’ll find a lot of articles on the internet about the strengths of a consultant, but today, let’s discuss some weaknesses that could affect ...

The Independent Consultant’s Essential Guide to Virtual Communication

The changes to how we communicate with clients have been extraordinary over the past year. They might have been forced on us by lock-down ...

How to Generate a Passive Income as a Consultant

2020 has taught us that having only one source of income may put us in a difficult situation financially. However, the economy is slowly ...

Consulting Terms that You Need to Know

Many articles take a lighthearted look at consulting terms, giving advice about learning “consultant talk” and fitting in at a consulting firm. This article ...

How to Use Consulting Platforms to Find Lucrative Projects

The consulting industry is not what it used to be before. The way consultants work and the way businesses hire consultants have changed. You ...

5 Types of Digital Tools Every Consultant Should Use

Tool (noun): A device or implement used to carry out a particular function. That’s the dictionary definition of a tool. In short, tools make ...

A Starter Guide to LinkedIn Social Selling for Consultants

Did you know that you could use LinkedIn to find more clients? Unlike other social media platforms that focus more on entertainment and news, ...

5 Steps to Starting a Freelance Consulting Business

Being a freelancer is very similar to running a small business. You have to find new clients yourself, you have to handle your accounting ...

Are You a Consultant? Here’s How You Can Use LinkedIn to Find More Work

Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn can help you skyrocket your career if you know what you’re doing. It’s a shame that not every ...

Highly Paid Freelance Consultants Have These 4 Qualities

Consulting is an exciting profession in which one gets to experience different challenges every day, meet awesome people, and travel to new places. But ...

The Art of Great Meetings: How to Wow Your Clients and Earn Their Respect

“Well, this meeting should have been an email.” Sounds familiar? If you scroll through your LinkedIn feed, chances are, you will come across posts ...

The Pros & Cons of becoming an Independent Consultant

Millions of professionals in every industry are now embracing the freelance lifestyle. Consulting is no different. A lot of consultants are now quitting their ...

Post-COVID: 4 Tips to Succeed as a Freelance Management Consultant

We are very fortunate to be using the term ‘post-COVID’ these days. Before, it was just COVID, and it was very frustrating. Although COVID-19 ...

Things You Can Learn From Management Consulting (and 3 Things You Can’t)

Management consulting is one of the most prestigious and rewarding professions in the world, and management consulting skills are usually very sought-after. If you’re ...

8 Quantum Leap Questions Consultants Should Pose to their Clients

Top freelance consultants add real value to their clients. This is why they win consulting projects even though these are trying and uncertain times ...

How to Find Management Consulting Work (Even When the Economy Is Down)

The economy is like waves of an ocean. Sometimes, it’s easy and manageable, but sometimes, things get out of anyone's control and all one ...

4 Unconventional Tips for Successful Project Management

What makes a project successful? Usually, you will hear tips like ‘plan in advance’ or ‘set achievable milestones’. In fact, you’ll find a lot ...

6 Growth Hacks for Great Consultants. Do you have what it takes?

The best management consultants know that being busy every day is not necessarily a sign of business growth. In fact, it might be a ...

What makes you stand out as a ‘Digital Consultant’?

Despite the growing number of digital consultant platforms, I was surprised to see how little understanding there seems to be of what a digital ...

How to Become a Freelance Management Consultant (4 Easy Steps)

So, you have decided to become a freelance management consultant? Maybe you want to take on bigger responsibilities without getting involved in the corporate ...

How to Join the League of the Best Digital Consultants

Are you ready to become one of the best digital consultants out there? In recent years, more and more businesses have been relying on ...

Stepping into the World of Independent Management Consulting: Do’s and Don’ts

It's no secret that freelance consultant platforms have made independent management consulting more accessible. Independent consultants are now firmly part of the gig economy, ...

How To Become An Independent Consultant – The Complete Guide To Profitable Independent Consulting

The consulting marketplace has been transformed by the move to online systems and the rise of freelance consulting platforms. Opportunities for independent consulting have ...

How to Become a Well-Paid Digital Consultant (4 Actionable Tips)

Do you feel like you should be making more money with your consulting work? Do you often quote your age-old beginner rates because you’re ...

How to Raise Your Consulting Fees the Right Way in 2021

Hello!? Are you still quoting your age-old beginner rates to new clients? Well, then for this new year, let one of your resolutions be ...

10 Questions to Ask Yourself before Starting your Consulting Project

There are more freelance consulting projects available than we might have believed possible just a short while ago. To a large extent, the COVID-19 ...

Is Making Millions as a Freelance Management Consultant Possible?

Is it conceivable to make an enormous income as a freelance management consultant? Like hundreds of thousands of dollars, or maybe even a million. ...

Making Change Happen: Five Keys to Driving Successful Initiatives as a Digital Expert

Anyone who has been consulting for any length of time will know that recommending changes is one thing. Making them happen is far more ...

Management Consultants! Here Are the 5 Tips to Get Hired More Often

As a freelance management consultant, when one project ends, you have to be on the hunt for another one. It can be both exciting ...

Consultants, Are You Charging the Right Amount for Your Consulting Work?

Let’s talk about money. Wait, let’s be more specific. Let’s talk about the money that freelance consultants make for their freelance consulting work. If ...

4 Growth Hacks that McKinsey and BCG Consultants Use

For those of you who are wondering, growth hacking is about strategies for growing your business. It is about acquiring customers quickly while spending ...

Behind the Scenes: Mindsets of Top Management Consultants

What is it that sets the best management consultants apart from the rest? In essence, all consultants do the same thing – they provide ...

If You Had To Define “Consulting” in Under 100 Words, What Would You Say?

If you ask 100 people to define the term “consulting”, you’ll likely get 100 different answers. None of them will be wrong, because each ...

Best-Practices – Why Management Consultants FAIL

Failure is not something that is limited to freelance management consultants, or even to freelancers in general. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor ...

Let’s Be Honest – Should You Become an Independent Consultant?

Maybe I was jaundiced, or perhaps I’d been in the consulting game for too long? But the somewhat breathless promises about the benefits of ...

How to Become an Independent Consultant – The Answer In Technology

Some people’s strategy for becoming independent consultants is to quit their jobs and look for their first clients! Unless this is thrust upon you ...

Expand your Horizon – 5 Tools Every Independent Management Consultant Should Know

As a freelance management consultant, you’re not only responsible for client projects, you’re also responsible for your own “business side” of things – including ...

3 Issues You Must Accept to Win Projects in Uncertain Times

It won’t be news to you that the work environment has changed a lot since coronavirus kicked in. Not only has the world of ...

How Top Consultants Effectively Apply the “Less is More” Approach

The motto “Less Is More” was adopted by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to describe his minimalist aesthetic. However, the concept is one ...

How To Create A Winning Pitch Deck – 10 Do’s and Dont’s

As a freelance consultant, you only get one chance to make a first impression on a potential client. Even if you’ve worked on dozens ...

How to Make Your Client Love You

Keeping clients happy is a huge part of what makes a good consultant. As you move from business to business, the chances are that ...

The Essential Skills that Every Freelance Consultant Should Develop

How much time do you spend developing your consulting skills? As a freelance management consultant, it can be tempting to focus your attention on ...

Landing your first freelance consulting project made simple

If you’re brand new to freelancing, finding your first freelance consulting project can feel like a daunting task. With so many options for promoting ...
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