Category Archives for "Income"

The most common consulting mistake people make, and how to prevent it (Client Pipeline Mastery excerpt)

I’m excited to show this to you because it includes some of the deeper material from the Client Pipeline Mastery course — specifically, on selling. And though I reveal the power behind an ideal client profile, I also show how to prevent making the single biggest consulting mistake I see people make. In short, you […]

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Should you offer free consulting? (part 2)

Consulting Questions and Answers

I got some interesting responses to my earlier post asking, “Should you offer free consulting?” In this post, I’ll reveal my paradigm shift compared to when I first started my consulting business to my current thinking, and the results I’ve gotten. Before we get into my answer, if you’ve struggled to get clients, I want […]

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Still struggling with feast or famine? (Or is it a myth?)

feast or famine

Have you ever struggled to get enough clients or consulting work? Chances are, your answer to that question was yes of course! hell yes–and I could use some help! OK, but let’s get a little more specific. Are you struggling to get your first client? Do you have just 1 or 2 clients, but can’t […]

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The experiment that boosted my consulting rate 70%, and what it means for you

Consulting revenue chart

One of the things I emphasize on this blog is the benefit of experimentation. Without experimenting, I wouldn’t have been able to do things like raise my consulting rates over the years, or tap into new marketing channels which have brought me some of my biggest clients. Experimentation is one of the best ways to […]

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Ask the readers: Is it realistic to double your consulting rate?

If you’re just starting out consulting, going from your salaried rate of, say, $30/hour, to a consulting rate of $60/hour–or even $80/hour or $125/hour–usually seems crazy and unrealistic. If you’ve been consulting for a while, doubling your consulting rate may still seem insane–you don’t want to lose clients and/or business. After all, if the price […]

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Quit your job this year (or just make money on the side)

Escape

Every January, I fail miserably. Like most people, I’ll make New Year’s resolutions with good intentions, but other things get in the way, and by the end of January, despite my best intentions, I’ve already failed. Hell, I usually fail within the first few DAYS of the new year. The problem is, despite the best […]

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