Practical guide to becoming a consultant!

Learn how to monetize your knowledge and experience.
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  • Lectures 46
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

Want to join the lucrative world of consultants? Sure you do. 

This course will give you all tools and tricks of the trade to set up your successful consulting business. The business environment is changing and more and more businesses are looking for 'outside perspective'. This course enables you to be the person with that much desired outside perspective.

This is what existing students have to say!

'Great lecturer and an excellent course. It has provided great insights into the field of consultancy.'

'It is a very clear course with outstanding information. Qaiser is a great tutor and I already feel passionate about launching my new consultancy business.'

As an entrepreneur, you should have an ambition to start your own consultancy but you need practical knowledge to launch and make your business successful. This course does just do that for you. In over 40 lectures you are set to learn everything you need including

  • finding your niche
  • Marketing
  • Completing and delivering cases
  • Much much more

Although this course is mostly aimed at the aspiring consultants, the established consultants can also pick a thing or two.

Enrol today and be fully equipped to launch a successful new career in the lucrative world of consultants.


What are the requirements?

  • Just be open minded and be prepared to take notes.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Launch own consulting business
  • Find best niche for their new business
  • Market their new consulting business on budget
  • Aquire work from the market
  • Manage multiple projects

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for aspiring consultants who want to fiind a way into the lucrative world of consulting. No speacial skills are required to join. I only ask you come with an open mind. This course is probably not for you if you are looking to upgrade you skills in a particular consulting filed such as management consulting.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:48
Course Structure
02:41
Section 2: What is it all about?
01:11

This lecture outlines the chapters of this section. It will help learners prepare to take relevant notes.

02:35

Upon completion, the learners will be understand what is a consultant's job.

02:33

This lecture outlines the benefits of becoming a consultant.

05:27

This lecture explains the market for consultants.

02:22

This lecture explains how consultants can earn money.

00:43

This chapter presents a summary of all the discussed topics in this section

Section 3: How to do the job
00:52

This lecture outlines the topics of this section

04:21

This lecture provides learners with a perspective to find a suitable niche

03:43

This lecture explains a simple yet very effective way to identify problems.

07:09

This lecture explains the importance of time and tools to manage time effectively.

04:07

This lecture explains second aspect of project management, the cost management. It will help students understand the importance of cost management.

02:18

This lecture explains the third aspect of project management, the quality management. The learners will be able to understand the meaning of quality and how to manage it.

00:40

This lecture revisits the section.

Section 4: Tricks of the Trade
00:30

This lecture introduces the discussion topics of this section.

02:25

It takes a long time to learn how to deal with clients. This lecture explains how to do it in a simple way.

02:44

This lecture explains the importance of contracts and a cost-effective way to form them.

03:35

This lecture provides a charging method that will help learners determine how much they should charge their clients.

00:46

This lecture explains different types and scales of charges usually applied.

01:56

This lecture outline the pros and cons of hourly charge.

02:57

This lecture explains the pros and cons of daily charge.

02:54

This lecture explains the pros and cons of fixed charge.

07:05

This lecture explains the importance of having a resource goldmine and some examples of it.

02:05

This lecture explains how work load should be managed.

Section 5: Setting up the consultancy
00:39

This lecture introduces the topics of this section.

02:41

This lecture explains different launching strategies. By the end of this lecture, the learners should be able to make an informed decision as to launch as a solo or as a company.

03:52

This lecture will enable the learners to understand the importance of business planning and will also give the learners a resource to plan their business effectively.

02:44

Enabling prospective clients to contact the business is a vital exercise. This lecture explains the need of professional contact means as well as the difference between individual consultant contact means and that of an organisation.

01:50

Website is a vital tool and it can act as 'Make-it-ot-break-it'. This lecture will enable the learners to understand the 'language' of the website and how it should stay in line with overall strategy. The lecture also explains how to get a good quality website without breaking bank.

02:33

Logo is one of the most important aspect of marketing. This lecture will enable learners to decide the right type of logo for their business.

00:56

This lecture summarises the discussed topics of this section.

Section 6: The marketing side
01:00

This chapter outlines the topics covered in this section.

02:11

Active marketing makes the real difference to the business. This lecture emphasises the need of good marketing, particularly, what makes marketing effective.

01:27

'Your net worth is your network' may have become a bit of cliché, but it remains very true. This lecture emphasises the need of exploring learners' own personal network.

02:26

This lecture discusses how to put the website to a good effect in the context of marketing. 

02:36

Discussion on social media marketing is no longer optional. This lecture will enable the learners to understand the marketing details on Facebook and Twitter.

02:58

Blogs are great for web traffic. In addition to that, they also help consultants establish themselves as an authority in the sector. This lecture will help learners to source good and relevant content and use it for their purpose.

02:37

Video marketing goes part and parcel with modern marketing methods. This video explains how the learners should use Youtube and Periscope for their consulting business.

02:10

Cost needs to be kept down and the visitor engagement on the website/social media must be maintained. Content curation is a great method to achieve this. This lecture will enable learners to use this method to help achieve marketing goals and become an authority in their sectors.

01:15

Paid marketing is a useful method to target a particular niche. This lecture will explain paid marketing on Google and Facobook etc.

01:43

Pro bono means doing something for public good - free of charge. This is great way for learners to establish themselves as consultants. This lecture explains how to use pro bono work to enhance professional reputation.

01:08

Business cards are one of the must-haves. This lecture explains the cost-effective ways to get the business cards designed and printed.

01:22

This lecture revisits the topics discussed in the section.

Section 7: Next Steps
01:51

Knowing is one thing and putting the knowledge into practice is another. By the end of this lecture, the learners will be able to set a direction from for themselves in order to put their knowledge in practice.

Section 8: Helpful Tips
Helpful Tips
05:24
Section 9: Quiz Section
Who sets the fee for your work as a consultant?
4 questions

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Instructor Biography

Qaiser Raja, Consultant, Entreprenuer, Business Coach

Qaiser is an entrepreneur, a teacher, an assessor, a consultant and a business coach. He graduated in Law (LLB) with First Class Honours and earned his place in top 15% of students for the year. His attainment had been rewarded by the prestigious Jubilee Award (scholarship for Masters). He then completed MSc in Information Systems and Business Management. His research work is also published in the New Journal of European Criminal Law.

In the professional sphere, he has worked with leading firms in the professional development training sector and now also works with real estate and security firms. He runs a successful consultancy which offers business processes designing, turn around consultancy, acquiring statutory accreditations, acquiring ISO 9001, recruitment, new business launch and business performance enhancement.

His consultancy work is recently endorsed by the auditors of one of only five auditing firms chosen by the United Kingdom security regulatory body.

Qaiser's portfolio include industry leading clients with work force in Asia and Europe. Only one client (for whom Qaiser designed business processes) has recorded the turnover of just under £6 million. He is constantly approached by new clients to secure his offerings in the UK. 

His personal interests include football, anthropology, music and flat horse racing.

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