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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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[Day 2/4] Answers to your toughest consulting questions on getting clients

get your consulting questions answered

I’m getting a lot of great consulting questions, and we’re going to dive into your toughest questions over the next few posts. And in one of today’s questions, you’ll see how an attempt to get clients backfired. Your consulting questions answered Since “how can I get clients?” is one of the most common consulting questions […]

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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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How to get clients: a step-by-step walk-through for identifying a profitable consulting niche

Consulting niche

I’ve been writing a lot lately about mistakes I see people make that prevent them from getting clients. Chances are, you’re probably already making at least one of the mistakes I’ve talked about. And chances are that you’re struggling with figuring out how to get clients for your consulting business. Probably the most common mistake I […]

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How to get clients: Mistake 6 (you aren’t solving a big enough problem)

Elephant

When Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C., his empire was divided into 4 kingdoms, one of which was ruled by Ptolemy I, one of Alexander’s generals. Ptolemy’s kingdom was located in what’s now northern Egypt, and like some earlier kingdoms in India, Ptolemy used elephants in battle, to great success. In fact, elephants were […]

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