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This Semester… – I’m Going to Expand My Blog Consulting

Class Action - This Semester

Are you interested in making some side money with your blog? Who isn’t? OK, maybe some people. But blogging is a great way to increase your income, whether it be through new clients for your main business, ad sales, or freelance writing.

I just wrote about the awesome success I experienced in January. Now it’s time to ramp up the effort. Here’s my plan for this semester: expand consulting work.

Thus, for my contribution to the “class action,” I’m going to explain my “business plan.” Hopefully it will provide you some ideas as well.

Build a consulting webpage

The first step is to actually promote myself as a blog consultant. I don’t claim to know everything, but I think I can help some people with their blogging efforts.

The most logical place to begin promoting consulting work is right here on my blog. Thus, I plan to add a page or two, explaining services, showing examples of other work, and providing ample contact information.

[Update - February 4, 10:35 PM - I just added a basic consulting page. I'll definitely be tweaking that in the future.]

Seek out new clients

Since I really only have one consulting client, I need to find more. The upcoming months should produce more work from my current client, but I should still diversify.

It’s always good to scatter your eggs around the playground. You don’t want to keep all your toys in one basket. Wait, I think I mixed metaphors there. You get the drift.

Contact local businesses

I plan to draw up a list of ten local businesses. I will select businesses that might benefit from a blog, especially ones that are client-centered. Due to my legal background, they might be ten law firms. However, I would like to try to gain clients from diverse industries as well.

Once I have this initial list, I will send each of them a proposal. It will include several things:

  • background information on me, my blog, etc
  • simple explanation of blogging
  • description of how blogging can help their business
  • offer of work to perform for them (setup blog, optimize, etc)
  • request for a free thirty-minute, in-person consultation

I will follow-up the proposals in about ten days with a personal phone call to each recipient. Hopefully, I will schedule in-person consulations at this time. After all, they have nothing to lose, right?

Consult away!

I’ll definitely think of more things as time goes on. And I might find the initial ten-company proposals to be ineffective. But I’ll surely learn as I go. That’s what life’s about.

If you have any thoughts, ideas, or questions, I’d love to hear them. Just leave a comment or drop me a line.

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5 Responses to “This Semester… – I’m Going to Expand My Blog Consulting”

  1. The Frugal Law Student
    February 3rd, 2007

    I’m happy to see that you’re going forward with expanding your blog consulting. I think you’ll do a great job. Keep us posted on your progress!

  2. Andrew Flusche
    February 3rd, 2007

    Thanks a ton for your vote of confidence. We’ll just have to see how things go. I’ll absolutely keep all you readers updated. Hopefully we can all continue to learn from one another.

    Thanks for commenting,

  3. Kian Ann
    February 4th, 2007

    Hey there Andrew,

    Glad to see you are reaching out too! Keep it up! :) I haven’t made as much $$ as you directly from my blog yet, but at least my workshops are getting somewhere.

    A collaboration for a digital project sometime maybe? Our blogs are “about the same generation” right?

  4. Andrew Flusche
    February 4th, 2007


    Thanks for your encouragement. Honestly, I’m incredibly impressed with the success you’ve had with workshops. It just goes to show that different things work for different people. That’s one cool thing about blogging: there’s something for everyone.

    I’d love to do a collaborative project with you. I’m not sure how something like that would work, but I’m game to try!

    We’ll talk soon,

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