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In frustrated moments, many professionals long for the independence and income that come with being a consultant or coach.
Starting a coaching practice can be an exciting career move, but to make it a sustainable business, you’ll need to build a roster of clients. When you’re starting out, don’t dismiss low-paid or even unpaid work that builds your credibility and connections.
If you’re asked to speak for a small honorarium or coach someone at a discount, for example, think carefully before you say no. Those experiences may help you get future work, especially if they’re with highly regarded organizations. And don’t be shy about reaching out to your network to land early clients.
Tell people that you’re looking for referrals — but don’t pressure them or put them on the spot. For instance, your message might say, “I recently started a new business to coach people on [insert the topic you focus on].
If you happen to know anyone who might be a fit for that, I’m always looking for great clients to work with.”