Consulting


Consulting is a unique “flavor” of freelancing in that you’re positioned even more as a trusted advisor vs. a straight hired gun freelancer.


234: Side Hustle Sales Coaching: What Do I Do and Who Do I Do it For?

Listen in on a real life side hustle coaching call with customer acquisition and retention strategist David Hutcherson (he’s the client), and sales pro Brendan Alan Barrett (he and I share the coaching duties).

On the heels of last week’s sales-themed episode, I invited Brendan on because of his sales background both with companies large and small.

We’re joined by our “client” David, who’s seeking to grow his freelance/consulting side hustle and build on his decade of experience in customer service.

183: Zero to $30k on the Side in 6 Months

Last fall, Chris Deardorff had a passion for startups and entrepreneurship, but wasn’t sure which direction to go. He had — and still has — a good job doing product marketing.

But as he studied the local startup scene, he noticed a common problem. Many startups struggled to gain traction for the products and services; a problem an experienced product marketer could solve.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Chris landed his first clients, the suite of services he decided to offer, and how he’s delivering the work in addition to his full-time job.

154: How to Start a Consulting Business: Your First $5k

Jonathan Stark says the key to side hustle success — for consultants, at least — lies in finding an expensive problem, and solving it.

Jonathan’s a pro at finding these expensive problems, having run a successful online consulting business for several years, focusing on mobile-ready web development.

At the recommendation of two-time Side Hustle Show guest, Kai Davis, he dropped by to share some of his insight on how to get a side hustle consulting business off the ground.

Clarity.fm: Start a $100 per Hour Consulting Business in 5 Minutes

So far this year, I’ve made $1338.96 consulting on Clarity.fm. This is one the many income streams I’m working on, and it’s an easy one to add to your repertoire.

Clarity earnings are incremental; it’s $1300 I wouldn’t have made otherwise. I say that because my “clients” don’t have a pre-existing relationship with me, but this platform brought us together.

Clarity is the marketplace to get one-on-one expert advice on a wide variety of business topics. The site makes it easy to facilitate quick Q&A-style consulting calls.

71: One Page Adsense Sites and Productized Consulting

If you’ve been in the “niche site” game at all over the past few years, this week’s conversation will open your eyes to a whole new world of possibility in the realm of making money with Adsense.

Kurt Elster is the co-founder of EtherCycle, an online marketing strategy and web design and development firm. But on top of that, his company also runs a plethora of one-page micro-sites that earn advertising revenue with Adsense.

59: How to Start a Side Hustle Consulting Business that Gets Paid, with Kai Davis

Consulting can be a beautiful business model because it transitions you from selling what you do to selling what you know.

So what do you know that other businesses might pay for? What could you consult on?

We cover all that and more with Kai Davis this week on The Side Hustle Show. We talk everything from landing more clients, increasing your rates, getting paid to do work you used to do for free, how to get clients on a monthly retainer agreement, and if you stick around to the end of the show — Kai lays out his exact one-hour-at-a-time plan on how he would get a new consulting business off the ground.