said 10 months, 4 weeks ago:
Thanks for the replies, everyone! It is much appreciated. I’ve printed the responses to keep things in mind for future.
In response to Cindy @outtatheboxmktg I have only started freelancing social media. The one major client I have now is amazing and we both mesh very well. For me, we had an initial meeting where she spoke about what she wanted done with her website and from there, I also spoke to her about getting on board with social media. I gave her a few reasons why it’s important to be on social media, what it would mean for her business, etc. It didn’t take long for her to get back with me to agree to jump on the social media train. She hired me for both positions. The thing with this client is, although I give her tips and advice on how to best utilize social media, I pretty much manage it all for her and she likes it that way.
Now, I’m at a point where I need to start getting more clients. I”m in the middle of finishing my website (adding a blog component, e-newsletter, etc) but still having difficulty finding clients. This is why I asked the question about what might potential clients look for in a consultant.
Many thanks for all of the responses.