Factoring consultancy is quickly becoming a popular career in the country today. In our post ‘Factoring for Cash Flow Note Brokers’ we explain that factoring consultants fill a very lucrative niche in the current cash flow industry, helping organizations that focus on notes fulfill obligations such as structured settlement annuities, inheritance cash advances, and private business notes.
Most factoring consultants work freelance and operate from the comfort of their own homes. However, freelancing is not an easy task — sometimes, freelancers find it incredibly difficult to find clients, struggle to get a sense of job security, and fail to achieve a work-life balance. With that said, we list down some tips below that can help you find success as a freelance factoring consultant.
Create a Freelance Career Roadmap
Before you embark on your journey towards becoming a freelance factoring consultant, you should first set solid career goals. Doing so allows you to build a freelance career roadmap that details where you currently are, what you want to achieve, and the steps that you need to take in order to find success. An article about being a successful freelancer on HBR notes that freelancers need to be proactive and to plan ahead. With a freelance career roadmap, you can outline and track your progress, as well as address in advance any freelancing issues and risks that you may encounter.
Make a Good First Impression
As a factoring consultant, you’re required to build relationships with clients and other individuals on a professional level. Aside from having excellent communication skills, it’s also important to make a good first impression by making sure that you look polished and professional. In our post ‘Give Yourself a Personal Tune Up’, we discuss how it helps to build a professional image by spicing up your wardrobe, hitting the gym, and making sure that you always look well-groomed. This can give you extra confidence when facing new clients and help you easily network with individuals that can help you further your career.
Establish a Professional Website
To persuade clients and small businesses to employ your services, you should create a website that showcases your previous projects, achievements, and professional brand. A post about building your professional brand on LHH highlights how it is important for your professional website to contain a personal narrative. This contains certain information that can help convince clients to trust you, such as why you chose a career in factoring consultancy, the reasons why you chose certain projects, and how you successfully fulfilled your role. To make sure that your professional website entices potential clients, partner up with a good web developer who knows how to create an engaging and intelligently-designed website. Also, you can choose to support fellow freelance web developers by looking for them on freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Toptal.
You shouldn’t have to work too hard to become a successful freelance factoring consultant. By following the tips we’ve listed above you can be triumphant in this extraordinary industry and be a reliable partner for your clients and small business owners.
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by Jade Rowena