For a long time, most of my income came from services that I would provide to my clients; mostly helping them rebuild their brand, constructing a branding package for them from scratch (with just a name and purpose-statement to go on), or consulting with individuals on how they could tweak or take control of their personal brands.
I spent the better part of of the last 7 years working in some aspect of branding, and I’ve worked with clients big and well known (Procter & Gamble) as well as small and boutique (Charmoné). These clients worked with me because of my unique approach to branding and telling their story, but also because I helped them deliver results; returns on their investment.
This isn’t something I do much any more – it’s tricky to provide a service that requires clear, timely communication from different time zones, from locations that may or may not have reliable Internet – and I only have a few clients that I’ve been working with for years that I continue to consult with regularly.
But now I find myself in Reykjavik, with a solid connection to the Internet and a lifestyle that is (for now, at least), a bit more stationary. Seems like a good opportunity to open up the phone lines for a bit more consulting work than I’ve been doing.
I’m not looking to make this my full-time gig again (I’ve got other projects that are occupying that space in my life), but I do want to give some people who missed out on the last time I did consulting a chance to have a chat and get access to what assistance I can provide.
I also totally love the hell out of talking about this kind of stuff, and seeing people and their projects evolve, so getting to play some small role in that makes me happy. It’s a thing.
So here’s the scoop:
My usual price is $500/hour for a branding consult, with the price declining a bit when clients commit to more than 2 hours.
What I want to try out is consulting on ANYTHING for $250/hour, and offering this up to ten different people. After that I’ll decide whether or not to do another round at this price. It’s a bit of an experiment, and I’m curious to see if the types of clients I get are different at a different price-bracket (and if I like those clients better!).
When I say I’ll consult on anything, I mean absolutely anything you think I might be able to help out with. The point of being a consultant is to pass on knowledge that you have to someone who doesn’t have it, and to make sure they’re able to apply it correctly to their lives/businesses/whatever.
For the uninitiated, a consultation call usually starts out with me sending you some questions to ponder beforehand, and then hopping on the phone (video or not, recorded or not, your option) and figuring out exactly what you’re looking to get done and how you can get to where you want to be.
I give broad, long-term advice coupled with short-term, actionable actions you can take so that you have the knowledge and resources you need to get to the next level (wherever that level happens to be).
If you’re interested in being one of these ten people and snagging an hour (or more, though I can get a lot done in an hour, so you may want to wait before deciding on more than that), fill out the form below and I’ll hit you back lickity-split.
UPDATE: All slots have been filled and I’m not taking any new clients at the moment. Thanks folks! :)