Here are some ways to get more customers:
1. Start by reaching out to your friends who own businesses and ask to doncome consulting work for them in exchange for case studies. You need to show credibility to give people a reason to trust you and work with you.
2. Create content. Either document your journey as a consultant or create a blog/vlog that will give you the ability to demonstrate your expertise.
3. Once you have content to work with, promote it via ads.
4. Lastly ask people to introduce you to people or businesses they may know could use your services.
Hope this helps! I'm available for followups if needed!
For me, I started a podcast answering those questions that I get asked the most. It helps listeners start to know, like, and trust me. I get feedback from the episodes that allow me to know what my target audience needs, and 80% of the people who sign up for my membership site use a coupon I only deliver in the podcast. Feel free to say I'm biased as I teach people who to podcast, but I see it work over and over.
There are a number of ways to get more consulting clients depending on whether you have existing clients or not. I will cover both options.
If you have existing clients that you’ve provided consulting for then I would recommend testimonials and word of mouth.
Ask your clients for testimonials as social proof that you can provide great consulting advice. You can then use this in your marketing to attract other clients. Ideally, you want video testimonials as they are more authentic. Ask your clients to give examples of tangible proof i.e ‘with John’s consulting I grew my business from £X to £X within X months’. You don’t want ‘X is a great guy and helped me’ as these testimonials are meaningless.
Next, word of mouth is a very powerful way to get new consulting clients as you have been vouched for by another client and have been recommended as an authority to consult on your chosen subject. You can encourage existing clients to recommend you by offering them a referral fee for every new client they send your way.
What if you don’t have any existing clients?
Then I would recommend offering a free trial consultation. A free consultation allows you to build a relationship with your prospect, allows you both to see if you’re a good fit to work together and takes any risk away from the prospect that your consulting advice is worth paying for.
Focus on creating a strategy that solves your prospects biggest problem, then outline a solution by submitting a written proposal with a series of steps to take in order to achieve the desired solution. You can charge for future consultations and assuming you’re able to help your prospect they shouldn’t be too hard to close and convert into a paying client.
There are many effective strategies to get more clients, but not every strategy works for every business. Here, I can only give you a roadmap that will help you to reach your goal. Here you go:
Try to build a strong brand in your network and ask for the recommendation. Happy clients or people in your network will recommend you which will be huge for your business.
Reaching your audience directly:
Email Marketing is a way to reach your targeted audience, straight to their inbox. People often check their emails to get any valuable update. If you have a strong message that gives your audience a value, then there is a higher chance of success.
If you need any assistance, contact me. I am open for follow-ups.
Hi, not sure what business area you offer consulting services. Attend local networking events if you can, people work with people, it always help to be able to put a face to the name. Blog posts & articles are also useful. Another option may be to sign up with an online freelancing agency; depending on where you're based, either a US based one or a UK based one. Happy to assist further if required. Best of luck and kind regards
Currently, I am involved with many shopify groups but I operate actively in three.
-know your ideal clients and go to where they hang out often, for me, it is Facebook groups.
You cannot just go and pitch your service, you must first give value.
-so I set a period of thirty-fifty minutes twice a day to appear in one Facebook group ,where I answer questions pertaining to marketing and advertising.
You need to commit to this daily to succeed.
I do this by commenting and creating post which are geared in answering questions in the area of my speciality.
I plan to craft my blogpost to address their concerns on marketing,when I am done,I publish it in the group and on my page.Boost the blogpost with Facebook ads.
I also plan help one of my ideal client for a full week day,to get him/her as a client.
Just one hour a day for this target.