Finding your niche as a consultant


There are many people who dream of leaving their employees’ work lives and becoming mentors of some kind. So, to help these people in their dreams, I would like to share some common “mentor niche” or “discipline” that I have shared with all I have seen for years (being a mentor myself). This list includes the following:

Business consultant

  • Business Strategy Planning
  • Business roll out plans / strategy development
  • Business process design and business process re-engineering
  • Business Performance Consulting – KPI Metrics Development and Measurement, ISO Certification, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Business disruption plan / disaster recovery plan
  • Product planning, product design, product rollout planning
  • Financial planning, capital raising, investment planning
  • Public consultation counseling

Information Technology

  • Programming core application system
  • Website Development
  • Graphic Art – Website and social media (images, videos, logos, products, etc.)
  • Network and device management and support
  • Database development, management and support
  • Interface development and 3 Yes Develop the party interface
  • Develop data warehousing, data mining and KPI / statistics reports
  • Strategic planning and architecture strategy development (application systems, infrastructure, performance, etc.)

Financial advice

  • Outsourced / in-source book-keeping services
  • Tax advice
  • Government grant advice, preparation and submission (SRAID and grants etc.)
  • Payroll management, accounts payable, accounts receivable and banking
  • Marketing Tips
  • Development of marketing plans
  • Advertising development (direction planning, budgeting, partner definitions and contracts, target market definitions and profiling, etc.)
  • Create ads (ads, videos, news items, store displays, website displays, social media, etc.)
  • Product preparation (packaging, labeling, user guides, pricing research and pricing etc.)

Human Resources Advice

  • Organizational planning (business structure, resource structure definition, control definition span, etc.)
  • Resource / Skills Definition, Responsibility Metric and Required Plan
  • Staffing and recruitment, background checks, job board postings, etc.
  • Labor relations, contract negotiations, etc.
  • Benefits and compensation plans
  • Performance monitoring, salary / wage management, recognition and rewards
  • Conflict management and resolution, human rights abuses etc.

Travel Advice

  • Trip bookings and trips / travel plans
  • Booking flights, cruises, hotels and car rentals
  • Wardrobe suggestions
  • Destination planning
  • Package created by Travel Brochure, custom destination package
  • Preparing and submitting passport and travel documents
  • Lodging and Accommodation Services
  • Tour Development, Marketing and Management
  • Trips, timeshare, cruise, etc. – Telephone marketing sales authorized

In a nutshell, your earned skills will lead you to the potential path to start a life by consulting advice. However, before you run it, make sure you have everything you need for templates such as proposals, non-disclosure agreements, checklists, tools, deliverables, etc. The earlier you prepare, the better quality you can deliver for your clients. And making them will be less stressful for you, especially if you’re on a clay Limit time to get things done to the client or potential client.

Know your markets and target clients and understand in advance how much you can charge per hour for what you are doing and how much you can charge for travel and related expenses. Always try to negotiate travel expenses on your contract wherever you can. If you can’t make it a visible element of the negotiation agreement, make it available to the client at your charge out hour or day rate so you don’t end up working very cheaply.

If possible outside of town work, look for some records at the front for expenses. If the client doesn’t pay you, it’s much easier to disclose the time you spend with your credit card than you actually spend. If you find it necessary and don’t get it on the site until you get the money, make it in your contract.

Some paths may allow you to start slowly or part-time, and it may be convenient to complete the first or two bugs while you are still on paid leave, but as a consultation you may not be able to finalize for everyone. After all, keep in mind that when a consultant visits a client’s site, you are usually expected to know more about your chosen field of expertise than most internal employees!