Power up and grow your business

You’ve laid the foundation — now it’s time to grow your business. If you’re looking to move beyond the hourly billables and pave the way to making your solo venture a longterm success, these articles are for you!

In this section we cover everything from subcontracting, to recurring income, to scaling your business in to-the-point articles that will help you assemble the growth plan you need to achieve your specific career aspirations (and kick some serious tail in the process!).

The Best Marketplaces for Independent Consulting Jobs

The Best Marketplaces for Independent Consulting Jobs

Based on the headlines, many people assume that the gig economy is all about service level work on on-demand apps. But most freelancers work in independent consulting jobs that use high-level skills and extensive professional experience. The bulk of the gig economy is...

Get More Freelance Consulting Jobs By Saying “No”

Get More Freelance Consulting Jobs By Saying “No”

It sounds counterintuitive, but the best way to win high quality clients and get more freelance consulting jobs may be to convince them not to work with you. This thought flips the general psychology of business owners on its head. Usually you talk to a prospective...

Demystifying Consultant Pricing Models (Finally)

Demystifying Consultant Pricing Models (Finally)

Last time we discussed how to figure out the value you provide to your clients with four simple questions. Once you understand your own value, you can approach your work for your clients and your negotiations from a position of confidence. But consultant pricing can...

The Email List Builder: A Lead Capture Strategy That Works!

The Email List Builder: A Lead Capture Strategy That Works!

It's pretty unusual to stumble upon a blog or consulting website that doesn't offer some kind of resource to its readers. Productized services show no signs of losing popularity and they can be extremely helpful to the long-term success of a freelance career -- often...

The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Subcontractors

The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Subcontractors

Feeling a little swamped? Outsourcing pieces of your workload to other trusted freelancers and colleagues means more clients, more billable hours and less grunt work (if you’re doing it right). If you’re looking to take the next step in growing your consulting...

5 Signs Your Gorilla Client Has You Locked In A Cage

5 Signs Your Gorilla Client Has You Locked In A Cage

The solo’s gorilla client is truly a product of our time. Before the days of the booming gig economy, we didn’t need to think about the amount of income we generated from one client to the next. If you were an employee in a standard office place the most you probably...