Levels of Consulting (100 – 400+)

by Kai Davis | Last Updated: March 31, 2020
Levels of Consulting (100 – 400+)

So, when it comes to consulting what exactly are levels 100-400?

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For your business, what levels 100-400 are depends on what’s important in your target market.

In a minute, you’ll see an example roadmap of ‘Level 100’ to ‘Level 400’ for all 7 of the key areas we’ve been discussing.

But first, a note: advancing along any level in any area of your business comes down to one thing: a focus on studying that skill through deliberate practice.

You want to become a better freelancer? Figure out where you’re weak and then make that area strong.

Do you go through a self-assessment and discover that your pricing a weak area? Great! That’s the area you should focus on.

How you practice in order to level up depends on a few things and there are a number of choices. We’ll cover that shortly.

Right now, let’s take a look at a 100 → 400 roadmap for an example consultant:

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Market Research:

Service Offerings

Pricing

Specialization

Sales

Marketing

Automation

The Most Important Part

Growth as a freelancer or consultant is achieved by identifying the area(s) where your business is weak and then focusing on improving those weak areas.

The specific tactical element (“start using a CRM” or “Switch from Weekly Pricing to Value Based Anchoring”) will differ depending on your business.

What is important is that to get better at any of these 7 key areas, you apply yourself, study the area, and implement the lessons you learn into your business, keeping what works and discarding what doesn’t.

Excelsior!

Kai

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