How best to market IT consulting skills?
I'm thinking of taking on solo indie projects, like helping people set up networks, servers, troubleshooting computers, making web sites, customing MS Office apps in VBA, writing 3-tier software, backend work. You name it--I can do it. Not to brag, but I am very good at it and people know it. As an aside, I'm bad at other things like dancing and chemistry. But I am a serious computer whiz. Isn't there some way I can spread the word and start doing jobs for people, then finally hire other people to work for me? Marketing seems to be the problem here. I might know computers, but I have no idea how to market. I've tried using friends/word of mouth, but it just seems like a dud. Any ideas? I don't want a consulting job. While that seems like an obvious answer, I just don't want to depend on others like that. I want to get in the driver's seat here.
Asked By: sideshot72 - 7/11/2006
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First, congratulations: you have made the critical analysis that marketing is the key to your success... More
Answered By: scott.braden - 7/11/2006
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I'll take some time (don't know how long) and get back to you on this,i'll have to study your Q/A's for greater insight-ktf.x
Answered By: tommy d. - 7/11/2006
I am not that expert but maybe u can start to have your website as one of the marketing tools. Get your domain name and webhosting from here: http://www.website.ws/powercontrol You can fully use this facility as u are an expert. My website is built from the same source but it's too simple as I have no IT knowledge at... More
Answered By: carmeehoon - 7/11/2006
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