Quit the Rat Race. Be your Own Boss. Start Consulting Today

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Quit the Rat Race. Be your Own Boss. Start Consulting Today

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Quit the Rat Race. Be your Own Boss. Start Consulting Today

This is an introductory class for every one who's looking to quit the rat race of a full time job, long commutes, unrewarding long hours on the job to having your own consulting business based on your years of experience and the wealth of skills you've built over the years.

Making the jump is not easy let alone starting a small business based on your own expertise.

I will share with you the critical success factors and steps to get started.

Learn how to get started in consulting

- First steps to take

- What it means to be a consultant vs a full time employee

- How to market and sell your services

- Critical success factors you should adopt as you start your consulting practice

- How to manage client expectations and stay several steps ahead of those around you.

- The key critical service action items that will help you retain clients, ge...

Quit the Rat Race. Be your Own Boss. Start Consulting Today

This is an introductory class for every one who's looking to quit the rat race of a full time job, long commutes, unrewarding long hours on the job to having your own consulting business based on your years of experience and the wealth of skills you've built over the years.

Making the jump is not easy let alone starting a small business based on your own expertise.

I will share with you the critical success factors and steps to get started.

Learn how to get started in consulting

- First steps to take

- What it means to be a consultant vs a full time employee

- How to market and sell your services

- Critical success factors you should adopt as you start your consulting practice

- How to manage client expectations and stay several steps ahead of those around you.

- The key critical service action items that will help you retain clients, get multiple referrals and repeat business

The course consists of 12 modules:

Module 1: Brief Introduction
Module 2: Defining your Service Offering
Module 3: Getting Started: Pitching your Services
Module 4: Marketing and Establishing your Expert Authority
Module 5: Getting your First Opportunity: Contractor vs. Consultant
Module 6: Getting Real: First Client
Module 7: Demonstrating your Consulting Skills
Module 8: Managing the Backoffice
Module 9: Wrapping up your First Engagement
Module 10: Reading Recommended Books on Consulting
Module 11: Finding Online Networking and Freelance Marketplaces
Module 12: Bonus: Taking Next Steps

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4 years, 12 months ago
Terrific course for anyone who wants to get a down to earth overview of what it means to be a consultant. No fluff here. I have gone through all modules and they are all relevant. Two modules also show you how to go out and network effectively to grow your consulting business.
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