Many people are eager to escape the stress and unfulfillment of climbing the corporate ladder, but fear that they may not have the same income and level of impact. What they might not realize, is that consulting is a great way to make the switch from employee to high-value entrepreneur. What are the advantages of consulting over having a corporate job? How do we get a steady stream of clients? How does consulting differ from coaching?
On this episode, business consultant and founder of Billable at the Beach® Amy Rasdal, shares on getting started in the consulting world and how to turn consulting gigs into a steady business.
“To build a successful consulting business, you have to break beyond your circle and immediate network, and start developing the outreach to build new relationships.” -Amy Rasdal
Things We Learned From This Episode
1. A consulting business is only as healthy as its pipeline (07:08 – 08:23)
Many consultants are able to find success early, but the work starts to slow down because the circle of people who know you have already hired you. The key to keeping the business growing is a steady pipeline, which we build by going out of our immediate circle, developing an outreach strategy and following through on it.
2. Being a present parent and a successful professional are not mutually exclusive (17:29 – 19:04)
It often feels like we’re forced to pretend that we don’t have children in order for us to be able to excel professionally, or that they have to be invisible. More people need to see that we can have both children and a great mind.
3. Consulting can be an impactful and a more lucrative alternative to the corporate ladder (25:07 – 29:07)
Becoming a consultant allows us to have more impact than we would as employees, while we also get to earn more money with more time freedom. People often feel like the only way to advance is through the corporate track, but consulting opens us up to more opportunities.
Amy is the founder of Billable at the Beach®. She has been running her multiple 6-figure consulting business for 15 years. Amy liberates 6-figure earners by empowering them to build 6-figure consulting businesses through Billable at the Beach®. She has helped hundreds of people over the past 10 years.
For more information, visit https://www.billableatthebeach.com/.
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