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Is Consulting Right for You?

Look before you leap

Thinking about starting a consulting or business coaching practice? It’s a great line of work, yet it's not for everyone. This free guide can help you think through whether it's a good move for you.

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Don’t spend months discovering the hard way that being an independent service provider isn’t for you.

Life as an independent consultant /coach is really different than working for an established organization.  Many people find they love it and wouldn’t ever go back to working for someone else.  Others find that it just isn’t for them, and wish they could have found out immediately before they invested time and money that would’ve been better spent on another career option.

Fortunately, many people can get a good sense upfront if it’ll work for them.  We have learned some fundamental questions you’ll want to ask yourself, and pros and cons to consider in advance.  In our free resource, Is Consulting Right for You? we’ll share a self-assessment tool that can help you think it through.

Is Consulting Right for You? Product Benefits

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Learn from experienced consultants and coaches what they like about their work and lifestyle… and some of the drawbacks, even for those who love this life.

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Understand the three things you must be – or become – good at, in order to succeed.

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Reflect on your past jobs, and what your likes and dislikes tell you.

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Get a sense of the financial aspects of consulting and coaching, including upfront costs and ongoing expenses.

1

Learn from experienced consultants and coaches what they like about their work and lifestyle… and some of the drawbacks, even for those who love this life.

2

Understand the three things you must be – or become – good at, in order to succeed.

3

Reflect on your past jobs, and what your likes and dislikes tell you.

4

Get a sense of the financial aspects of consulting and coaching, including upfront costs and ongoing expenses.

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Testimonials

I wish Rainwerks existed when I started. My experience didn’t adequately prepare me for the challenges I faced as a consultant/entrepreneur. I dealt with many issues via trial and error. Rainwerks would have accelerated my success.

Dennis Bailen

Principal - Core Strength Marketing

Rainwerks’ program helped me think holistically about my competition and the needs of prospects and clients. It’s a structured way of thinking instead of simply giving away my value-add as a means to get repeat business!

What You Get

Our Is Consulting Right for You? tool consists of an article and a questionnaire for your self-assessment.

  • Learn the advantages of being an independent service provider
  • Consider the risks and disadvantages as pros see them
  • The eye of the beholder
  • Learn the three requirements of successful “rainmaking”
  • Develop processes for delivering excellent services, efficiently
  • Run your business in a simple, professional way
  • How to learn from your past experience to define criteria for yourself
  • Define what you’re really good at that you love doing
  • Figure out what affirms you… and judge if going solo will do it
  • How to figure out what people and companies will pay you well to do
  • Learn how much money you may need to invest to start and launch your business

Pros and Cons

  • Learn the advantages of being an independent service provider
  • Consider the risks and disadvantages as pros see them
  • The eye of the beholder

Success Essentials

  • Learn the three requirements of successful “rainmaking”
  • Develop processes for delivering excellent services, efficiently
  • Run your business in a simple, professional way

Know Thyself

  • How to learn from your past experience to define criteria for yourself
  • Define what you’re really good at that you love doing
  • Figure out what affirms you… and judge if going solo will do it

The Money Aspects

  • How to figure out what people and companies will pay you well to do
  • Learn how much money you may need to invest to start and launch your business

Product Developer

Bob Sherlock

Bob is a creative, strategic marketer who helps companies to create more value, get their value recognized by customers, and collect for it in their pricing.  Bob is the author of Daring Caution: The Executive’s Guide to Pricing Improvement and an engaging speaker and workshop leader.

Earlier, Bob was founder and CEO of Delivery Station, a venture-funded logistics service provider for distributors serving contractors, service technicians, and other mobile personnel. Bob previously served as VP – Marketing for Wickes Inc. and held increasingly responsible management positions at General Electric Company (on GE’s Corporate Staff, and in three of GE’s operating businesses).

He is a member of the Marketing Executives Network Group, Professional Pricing Society, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  Bob has an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and a BA in Economics from the University of Maine.

How to Order & Utilize this Free Tool

When you place your order for this free resource, you’ll get access to Is Consulting Right for You?   in the form of a downloadable PDF file and a Microsoft Excel questionnaire.  You’ll have an individual, private license to use these tools indefinitely.

Ordering is simple — just click the “Request Free Product” button below.

Get Your Free Resource Now

It’s time for a simple step toward knowing whether independent consulting and coaching is right for you.

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Look Before You Leap

Take the time to consider how well you line up with what's required as an independent consultant or coach.

A Free, Yet Valuable Resource

We’re very confident in the value you’ll receive from this free article and self-assessment questionnaire.

What do you have to lose?

Still Have Questions?

Ask any question about Is Consulting Right for You?  Once you submit your question, we will contact you to provide answers about this product.

Phone: (866) 204-0432
Email: info@rainwerks.com

Legal Note:
Every effort has been made to accurately represent this product and its potential benefits. Testimonial claims made or examples of results can be verified upon request. The testimonials and examples used may be exceptional results, and are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her capabilities and commitment.

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