If you don’t know who your ideal consulting clients are, how will you work with them? Not knowing your ideal client profile, and not therefore not being able to position yourself and your services to your ideal client, is the … Read More
Author Archives: Reuben Swartz
Ways to define your ideal consulting client
Calls to Action that Convert for Independent Consultant Websites
The job of your website is simple: to get leads. But how do you convert visitors to leads (and leads to conversations)? You present a Call to Action (CTA), so the visitor can take a natural next step. That CTA … Read More
What kind of restaurant is your consulting business?
What kind of question is that, anyway? Like a restaurant, you want to attract clients/patrons who will enjoy the experience, come back for more, and refer friends. You also may have to deal with people who peruse the menu and … Read More
Are we having fun yet?
As consultants, project work is usually fun (at least if you have the right clients), but business development can seem like a slog, or even, as I thought of it, a “necessary evil”. But if you’re not having fun with … Read More
How many seconds?
How many seconds does a visitor take on your site to figure out if they belong? If they are part of your tribe? If your offering is what they need? On mobile? Do visitors have to scroll to figure this … Read More
Do you get butterflies when a prospect asks for a proposal? I did, too. I knew the proposal was a necessary step, so I liked getting the request, I just didn’t like going off and writing the darn thing. That’s … Read More
Lead Links: Get leads without dealing with your website
Your website has one job: to get you leads. But you may not be a webmaster, and your webmaster may have just left for Costa Rica for the year. What to do? With Lead Links, you can now let Mimiran … Read More
Client Pre-Meeting Questionnaire
Before you schedule a consultation with potential clients, do you ask for some upfront information? I have, but not as systemically as I should. I want it to be short and sweet, not overly burdensome, but enough to give a … Read More
Are you a spy? doctor? consultant? or salesman?
Your title says Consultant on your LinkedIn profile, but what does the rest of your profile say? What about your website? Many consultants act like spies, hiding what they do, or doctors, who will tell you if you ask, but … Read More
Turn away bad consulting “prospects”: or else
If prospects are good, more prospects must be better, right? Not so fast. Most consultants don’t need more prospects, they need better prospects. (And it turns out that what you do to get better prospects, will lead you to get … Read More