Have you ever felt like you're all alone?

When you got a job, you could rest easy knowing that when you went to work, you'd receive training on how to do your job. A supervisor would both give you guidance and hold you accountable. But you hated having a boss, and knew you could do better out on your own. So one day you quit your job and put out your shingle.

And that's when you discovered the terrible truth– being on your own can be hard and scary. There's no one to turn to but yourself for help. Sometimes it just feels wrong, like it's all going to collapse at any moment. One month you can't possibly keep up with the workload. The next month you're worried about paying bills.

What if instead you could work 30 hours/week & make six figures–with no employees & almost no overhead?

Remember why you quit your safe 9-5 job in the first place?

It was probably to...

And then the reality set in. You got caught up in a never ending carousel of client projects, all while not knowing where your next paycheck may come from. And that sucks.

But it doesn't have to be that way. That dream you have is real. I know it because we — each of us — are living it now. And it isn't because we're lucky. It's because each of us have spent three, five, or ten (or more!) years trying (and often failing) to build a consulting business that fulfilled the dreams that all of us want. Your dream is real, and as a business owner, you can make it happen.

Build a business that fits the life you want

The Independent Consulting Manual has all you need to know about building a successful high-profit consulting practice that fits the life you want.

Whether you're just starting out as a freelancer, running a small agency, or even just using consulting to fund a SaaS business, the Independent Consulting Manual has what you need to know to build and grow a successful consulting business. A roundtable of expert authors, all of whom have built six-figure consultancies in the last five years, share the lessons they learned and what you need to know to succeed.

Take a moment and ask yourself: What would you do with 10%, 20% or even 50% more money than you are currently making? Now look through this list of topics included in The Independent Consulting Manual to help you make that dream a reality.

The Independent Consulting Manual will teach you how to:

  1. Say no to bad work
  2. Handle overdue invoices
  3. Better qualify your clients
  4. Travel as a business owner
  5. Automate your sales pipeline
  6. Effectively use facebook ads
  7. Write proposals using options
  8. Transition to value-based fees
  9. Grow an audience using podcasts
  10. Cope with entrepreneurial stress
  11. Run your business from anywhere
  12. Faster fulfillment with processes
  13. Master consulting’s emotional game
  14. Start and run a professional Slack
  15. Use winning email & phone scripts
  16. Multiply the value of your services
  17. Use social media to get new clients
  18. Send effective cold outreach emails
  19. Plan actual minimal viable products
  20. Maintain a healthy work/life balance
  21. Productize your consulting offerings
  22. Properly structure your sales website
  23. Establish your fool-proof positioning
  24. Avoid late payments & get paid on time
  25. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to make more money.

Plus, learn from these roundtable video panels covering...

  1. Pricing and Money
  2. Work / Life Balance
  3. Productized Consulting
  4. Sales, Sales, and Sales
  5. Marketing and Promotion
  6. Hiring and Firing Clients

Are you ready for the life you want?

Whether you're looking to level up your existing business, or quit your job tomorrow, The Independent Consulting Manual is the shortcut to success, because it's based on the real life experiences of design, development, and online marketing consultants just like you.

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Learn the insider secrets of these world-class consultants:

“This sounds great, but can I really do this?”

We want your success, but we can't want it for you. You're going to have to put the work in. Beyond that, there's no other requirements to build a successful consultancy. If you're reading this, you have a computer with internet access, what else do you need? You can do this if you give yourself permission.

Why wait? Download now with a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Why put off building the business that gives you the life you want? You can download the Independent Consulting Manual and start today. Plus the book comes with a 100% guarantee of your satisfaction. If you're not happy for any reason, we'll refund your money within 14 days of your purchase, and you can go back to doing what you always did (and you'll get what you always got.) That's our promise to you.

  1. The book!


    You’ll get...

    • The Independent Consulting Manual in PDF and ePub formats

  2. The videos!


    You’ll get...

    • 6 expert video roundtables loaded with insider knowledge

Praise for the Independent Consulting Manual:

Reading the Independent Consulting Manual, it's like the whole world (or a dozen very smart and kind folks) is conspiring to help me succeed with my business. :-)

Brandon Walowitz

Quick note — love the ICM book! The round table videos are the perfect companion, I just wish there were more. Its like putting a tap to your brains!

Mark Brown

I would whole-heartedly recommend this book to freelancers and consultants because it not only understands the difficulties of running a consulting business but it gives you proven strategies to grow your business with better clients, whilst working on better projects, and being happier throughout the daily turmoil of working for yourself.

Charlie Irish, Startup Clarity

Reading "Avoiding Late Payments" by Julie Elster equipped me with useful tools for aligning incentives for timely consistent payment and minimizing risk of financial exposure in terms of unpaid work.

Most of all, I enjoyed the specific, practical advice that Julie shared on attracting qualifying worthwhile clients and remaining confident in the abundance of the market. Reading "Avoiding Late Payments" helped equip me with:

  • A set of clear questions for understanding your client's relationship to their project
  • An understanding of the importance of practicing conversation and negotiation involving money before talking with clients
  • A focus on the value of your service as a basis for price (as well as guidance in illustrating specific ROI and positive outcomes for clients)

Over the course of many years as a consultant, I've made several of the missteps that Julie describes — and encountered many of the same challenges she addresses in this chapter! In my experience, the guidance Julie and the rest of the authors provide is simple to apply and consistently effective. Thanks for showing a clear and attainable path to success!

Cory Flanigan, Executive Software Consultant

Stress is a very real hazard of running a business — and if left unchecked, will lead to a lackluster personal and professional life.

After reading the chapter "Don't Adopt Anxiety: Coping With Entrepreneurial Stress", I have a solid, focused understanding of the tactics needed to evaluate and eliminate stress while running an independent business.

The chapter of stress reduction not only gave ways to reduce stress, but explained how to identify stresses. I'm looking forward to:

  1. Proactively eliminate stress from my life
  2. Increase my performance and happiness from reduction of stress

I'm happy to recommend this chapter — and the entire Independent Consulting Manual — to other independent business owners who are looking for actionable, specific advice.

Aaron McCarthy
  1. The book!


    You’ll get...

    • The Independent Consulting Manual in PDF and ePub formats

  2. The videos!


    You’ll get...

    • 6 expert video roundtables loaded with insider knowledge