The Vault is full of articles, summaries, references, primers, manuals, and bulletins on marketing your business as a freelancer or consultant to get more clients. This is vital information for freelancers and consultants.
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Welcome to The Vault, a premium resource center for you and your business.
Here you’ll find links to all of my best resource, guides for freelancers and consultants.
You're about to unpack a wealth of information, resources, and knowledge to help you grow your business.
The "Quick-Start Resources" are hand-selected videos, articles, dispatches, and primers to help you run and grow your business. Start here if you're pressed for time.
The "Complete Vault" is the complete collection of resources included in the vault. Dive in here to grow your business.
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— Kai Davis
You're a busy person. Here are the top four resources in The Vault. Start with these.
The Ultimate Guide to Client Testimonials
Wondering how to get a good testimonial from a client instead of the ol':
"They were great to work with! I recommend them!" — Your contact
In "The Ultimate Guide to Client Testimonials" you'll get direct, specific instructions on how to get high-quality, powerful testimonials from your clients.
Get More Clients With Outreach Marketing
In this guidebook, you'll learn the fundamentals behind running a successful outreach campaign. Use these principles to stimulate conversations with decision makers, prospects, and clients
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The Complete Vault: Guides, Findings, Reprints, and Primers for Freelancers and Consultants
Guide on Value-Based Pricing Prospecting Questions
This guide contains my recommended questions on Establishing Business Objectives, Measures of Success, and Value and Assessing Your Personal Contribution To The Project.
Podcast Tour Primers and Cheat Sheets
How To Write A Pitch To Guest On A Podcast
If you're approaching podcasts as a guest, then the strength of your pitch is often the key element.
In this guide, you'll learn a simple process you can follow to refine and strengthen your podcast pitches.
Growing Your Consulting Business
Prospecting Phone and Email Swipe Scripts
You can use this collection of swipe templates (including the Prospecting Email Script and Prospecting Phone Script) as you identify, interview, and qualify your prospects.
Quick Start Guide: Setting Up A Client Intake And Application
Are you struggling to set up a client intake and application system?
This guide is for you.
It's a quick start guide on how to set up a client intake and application. My video training program "Application Systems" is a more detailed training on setting up your client intake, but this quick start guide will help you get started.
Promoting Your Best Content With Outreach
Video Q&A on Outreach Marketing
In this video Q&A, you'll learn the exact steps you can take to pitch and promote your best content (60-minute viewing time)
How To Find Anyone's Email Address
If you're working on an outreach campaign, you most likely have stumbled once or twice trying to find the email address for the person you want to reach.
In this guide, you'll learn the different strategies, tactics, and tools that I recommend to find anyone's email address.
Content Promotion Manual
Become a master at promoting your best articles with the Content Promotion Manual. This guide will show you the best steps to take to promote your best content.
Content Promotion Checklist
Once you've created your content, there's the challenge of promoting the content.
Excerpted from the "Content Promotion Manual," this checklist will help you promote your next piece of content.
The Freelancer’s Guide To Delegating Your To Do List
I'm a bit of a productivity geek (my copy of Getting Things Done is heavily annotated).
The Freelancer's Guide To Delegating Your To Do List is a collection of the lessons, tips, and tactics I've found most useful when managing and delegating to-dos.
Content Creation Blueprint
Creating content — writing articles, tips, emails, etc. — can be a struggle. What are you supposed to write about? How do you know if it's working?
In this short guide, you'll get a blueprint for your content creation process.
Video Guides, Briefs, Interviews, and Tutorials
Is Your Consulting Website Making These Mistakes?
In this presentation from the Double Your Freelancing Conference (2015), Kurt Elster and Kai Davis discuss the top mistakes that we see freelancing websites make.
Kurt Elster on "Podcasting as a Consultant" and "Getting over 'The Fear' of Guesting"
In this conversation with Kurt Elster, we discuss:
- The value of appearing on podcasts as a guest as a freelancer or a consultant
- How podcast guest appearances have helped Kurt Elster grow his consulting agency, Ethercycle
- How to get over 'The Fear' of appearing on podcasts as a guest (Hint: You aren't alone, my friend!)
Nick Disabato on "The Podcasting Experience"
In this conversation with Nick Disabato, owner of the design agency Draft, you'll learn about the experience of appearing as a guest on a podcast.
Mojca Marš on "Podcasting as a Consultant"
In this conversation with Mojca Marš, you'll learn about the benefits of appearing as a guest on podcasts as a freelancer or a consultant.
Mojca is the owner of a Facebook Marketing Agency and speaks directly to the benefits she's seen from appearing on podcasts as a guest.
"Standardizing Value Through Products" on The Art of Value
"Introduction to Productized Consulting" on The Freelancer's Show
"Sit On The Same Side Of The Table As The Client" on Pricing Power
"How Kai Davis Became A 6-Figure Consultant" on CopyHour
Pipedrive Sales CRM 45-Day Gold Trial
If you need a Sales CRM, I strongly recommend Pipedrive.
Pipedrive is an excellent way to:
- Track your ongoing deals
- Manage your relationships with your contacts
- Remember who to follow-up with, when, and why
- Know exactly what activities to take each month to reach your goals (https://kaidavis.com/activity-based-selling/)
You can sign up for Pipedrive here: