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To offer your service as a consultant on the internet, can not only bring you money but also to get the most out of your knowledge and experience

To offer your service as a consultant on the internet, can not only bring you money but also to get the most out of your knowledge and experience which match your strengths and ideas and can be useful in terms of potential benefits.

Basically, your service is to listen to your clients, and to advise or consult them on how to solve any sort of problem. You use your expertise to help other people to solve or overcome their problems in any kind of reputable ways.

You can be an online consultant for any kind of field depending on your expertise and knowledge as well as experience. It can be project coordinator and site manager, programmer, application engineer, taxation expert, marriage expert, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) expert, entrepreneurship, public relations expert, an expert in accounting, mathematics expert, psychology experts, internal design expert, health expert, and so much more. All you can do is offering your service to help people to solve their problems or difficulties right in front of your computer from the comfort at your home.

Here are six tips how you can make money online by becoming a successful consultant on the internet.

The first and foremost is to build up a reputation and reliable image on the internet. You can set up a website or a blog and let the people know you are not only as a person who is an expert in some field but also as the one who is dedicated to help people to solve the problems and offers service of best quality. You can sell yourself by offering value for money service where your potential clients will pay lower fees to engage your service in comparison to offline or brick and mortar business consultants with the same quality of service or even better.

The second tip is to maintain a continuous communication with your potential clients. You can collect the details of your website visitors by implementing a list building campaign such as giving away a free e-report. Then you send weekly or bi weekly valuable and informative newsletter to your email list in order to maintain the relationship with them, build up your reputation and to sell your service.

As for the third tip, you can offer a free trial. If you are a beginner in this kind of making money you can offer your first session of consultation for free. People tend to grab an opportunity if it is risk free. So, you also can take this chance to prove your credibility and service value. If your service is good, there will be no problem for you to get them to engage you for further paid consultation sessions and you can start making money right away.

The forth tip is to choose the right niche of which you are going to offer your consultation and must be based on your expertise field. For example, if you are a wedding planner expert, you can offer your service by selecting a bachelorette party consultation as your niche. If you know nothing about the field, do not try to offer your service just because it is in a high demand or you will end up with a disaster and your internet business will ruin fast. You also will encounter difficulty to sell your service for something you have no idea what it is all about.

Next tip is to consult or give advice to your clients which is based on how you have done it or how you have solved your own problem. For example, if you are offering an online consultation on how to stop drinking, you can tell them your own past experience as an alcoholic and what you did that help you to stop drinking for life. This way your clients will gain more confidence in you as you also had faced the same problem like them and managed to solve it successfully rather than just giving some kinds of theories which may or may not be successful.

As for the final tip which is the obvious one is to drive targeted traffic to your website. You should choose a few of related keywords in your niche which are highly searched and at the same time have lower competition and repeat them throughout your website content for your on page search engine optimization. Next, for off page search engine optimization, you can build inbound back links with a variety of methods such as article submission, forum posting, blog comments, directory submission, and many more.


About the author

Nicole Berger has over seven years experience writing and editing for online and print media. She has held various editor and associate editor positions in some of forefront independent media publications. A consistently dependable team player, I thrive in a high-pressure environment, enjoy the challenges of meeting deadlines and managing a team, and am comfortable researching, writing and editing on a wide range of topics.
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