sales

As a solo consultant, you don’t have time for a wide sales and marketing funnel

If you’re worried about where and when you’ll find your next client, the natural reaction is to look in more places– to go broader, and create a wider sales and marketing funnel. Unfortunately, this is like the snowboarder who starts … Read More

Consulting positioning math

As a consultant, nailing your niche is hard, but consulting positioning math can make it easier. I think we’re wired by evolution to fear “scarcity”, even when it’s not “rational” for us to do so. We seem to hate niching … Read More

Convert Consulting Visitors to Leads and Conversations

Your consulting website has one job: to get you leads. But once you have those leads, it’s your job to have a conversation to see if and how you can help the lead. We looked into having a Call to … 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

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

Introvert's Edge Guide to Networking

The Introvert’s Edge to Networking

If there was something I hated more than “selling”, it was probably “networking”. Now, Matthew Pollard, author of The Introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone, is back with a new book, The Introvert’s Edge to Networking. … Read More

The most valuable page on your consulting website?

What’s the most valuable page on your consulting website? And how would you know? Wouldn’t it be nice to know which pages convert visitors to leads who go on to buy your services, and how much they buy? Now you … Read More

Mimiran Peer Conversation Leaderboard

Just because you’re solo, you don’t have to sell alone

One of the hardest things about being a solo consultant is selling solo. People joke about sales reps being “coin operated”, but it’s more accurate to say that are motivated by competition (in addition to compensation). If you’re a solo … Read More

stand out with positioning

Consulting Positioning: 4 techniques to nail your niche

Positioning your consulting practice is perhaps the most critical sales and marketing decision you can make, but it’s also hard, so a lot of consultants don’t really do a great job with it. This leads them to struggle unnecessarily. Why … Read More