Have you ever wanted to make a career change or to start a new career? Have you ever considered Consulting as a career? There are easy ways to get started in reaching that goal. Seeking professional advice is easier than you think. There are companies that are ready to help you reach your goal.
According to Source Global, 2016 was a strong year for the US consulting market and saw a growth of 7.1%. It reached a value of 58.72 billion. The digital market transformation played a big role in that, as did cyber security.
Of course, consulting covers many different areas of expertise. It isn't only about marketing. Consulting can cover many different areas. There are design, career and strategy consultants. There are Human Resource, Financial and IT consultants. There are consultants that cover so many different areas.
You can start a profitable consulting business which is lucrative and enjoyable to do. You may be wondering how consulting can be lucrative? I am going to touch on a few points about consulting which you may find interesting to know.
You do not need a large team, big fancy office and luxury suite to be a good consultant. You don't even need a huge staff. The only thing you really need to do is engage in the business of giving expert advice to people who work in specific fields.
So basically, all you really need to do, in order to build a successful consulting business, is focus on helping a specific group of people solve problems they may be facing.
Problems come in all sizes. Some problems are small or minor and don't require much work to solve, but there are also important problems that people are willing to pay large amounts of money to solve. The key is to find your target audience in the field that you excel in. Be the solution to their problem.
Everyone is an expert in something. Find your niche and create a brand. My niche is writing. I love to write, I love to be expressive and I love to bring new and exciting things to people that they may not have ever known of or even thought of.
According to Consulting.com you only need 4 things to start a consulting business. Those things are
1. A compelling offer that provides value.
2. A well-populated niche of potential clients.
3. A repeatable system for attracting clients.
4. A rewired mentality.
If you ever wanted to be in business for yourself, consider a consulting career.