Instant Consulting Business
OPENING FOR BUSINESS
I will help clients
After hiring me, they will receive [core beneﬁt +
I will charge $ per hour or a ﬂat rate
of per service. This rate is fair to the
client and to me.
My basic website will contain these elements:
1. The core beneﬁt that I provide for clients
and what qualiﬁes me to provide it (remember
that qualiﬁcations may have nothing to do with
education or certiﬁcations)
2. At least two stories of how others have
been helped by the service (if you don’t have
paying clients yet, do the work for free with
someone you know)
There is no “consulting school” or de-
gree. You can start a new business as
a consultant in about one day, if not
Follow these two basic rules:
1. Pick something speciﬁc as op-
posed to something general. Don’t
be a “business consultant” or a “life
coach”—get speciﬁc about what you
can really do for someone.
2. No one values a $15-an-hour con-
sultant, so do not underprice your
service. Since you probably won’t
have forty hours of billable work ev-
ery week, charge at least $100 an hour
or a comparable ﬁxed rate for the ben-
eﬁt you provide.
3. Pricing details (always be upfront about
fees; never make potential clients write or call
to ﬁnd out how much something costs)
4. How to hire me immediately (this should be
I will ﬁnd clients through (word-of-mouth, Google,
blogging, standing on the street corner, etc.).
I will have my ﬁrst client on or before
Welcome to consulting! You’re now in business.