Growing Your Grant Writing Consulting Business
I was there too. You've hung out your shingle, ready for the flood of new clients that will be signing a contract with you and then....you wait. And wait some more. You've tried it all but nothing seems to work. It is so frustrating - I know! What's going wrong?
First and foremost, I want to question your enthusiasm. As you've undoubtedly heard, enthusiasm is contagious. Did you know that people are attracted to you and the services you offer because of your excitement? People who are truly successful live and breathe what they do for a living and can't seem to get enough of it.
Second, do the right people know about you? What kind of time are you spending marketing your grant writing expertise? And, are you marketing to the right people? If you don't let people know about you, they won't know where to find you. Get involved with organizations such as as the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (www.afpnet.org.) to get word of mouth going which inevitably is the best method of clients finding you.
Third, are you pricing yourself right? Make sure that you're aligned price-wise with others in your community that do what you do. You don't want to overprice yourself. At the same time, don't fall into the trap of underpricing. If you price yourself too low, others might not have confidence in you and question why you're not charging a more premium price.
If you're ready to step up your business, you'll definitely want to consider my consulting coaching program that I'm working on as we speak. I have so much great stuff for you that I can't wait to share. Details will be coming soon. Int the meantime, why don't you drop me a line and tell me what kind of content I can help you most with?