Your opportunity to change your life is only "one" decision away.
The dictionary defines a consultant as
"an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual."
A consultant's job is to consult.
Nothing more, nothing less. It's that simple.
There's no magic formula or secret that makes one consultant more successful than another one.
However, what separates a good consultant from a bad consultant is a passion and drive for excellence.
And--oh yeah--a good consultant should be knowledgeable about the subject he or she is consulting in.
Today it behooves everyone to consider having some type of what I call "A Side Hustle".
Something you can begin slowly and grow over time while generating a profit in the process.
I want to give you 12 things to ask yourself:
that will either qualify or dis-qualify you in your decision as to whether or not becoming a consultant is for you.
12 Tips to consider before starting your Consulting Business.
1. Start with your own skill-building.
2. Check your experience level.
3. Determine your "Why".
4. Determine what "success" looks like for you personally.
5. Write a business plan.
6. Write a marketing plan.
7. Learn coaching skills.
8. Choose a focus or niche.
9. Decide if you are going to advise them, or do the work for them.
10. Systemize your own business
11. Be honest about your own areas of personal development.
12. Learn from other experts.
There are many advantages to having a home based business. A few of them are:
1. Low overhead expenses.
You don't have to worry about paying rent or utilities for an office;
you will appreciate this feature while establishing a regular client base.
There is little doubt that operating as a consultant at home gives you a great deal of flexibility.
You can set your own hours and take time off as you need it.
No rush-hour nightmares.
For anyone who has had to commute to and from a job during rush hour,
this will be a welcome change of pace.
3. Your home office space will most likely be tax-deductible.
The IRS has relaxed the rules for people who work at home,
but check with your account or income tax preparer to see if you qualify for this deduction.
I 've created several CD's also designed to help set up the foundation of your business.
I have over 700 videos on YouTube also designed to help set up your business.
I also have a Podcast Show I do once a week to talk about a variety of topics, below are some of the shows I created to date,
feel free to click on the link and subscribe.