If you spend enough time in a particular career, you know enough to share knowledge with companies and get paid for it. You know how to build a profitable strategic plan, how to execute it, and how to insure your clients will see long-term growth from it. In short, you could be a consultant. If only you knew how to start your next career as a consultant. Here are five steps every new consultant should use to jumpstart their consulting career with social media.
#1: Start with a Blog
The best way to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise about a particular topic is to write about it as frequently as possible. The best way to do it is with a blog. There are plenty of free blog platforms available, like WordPress.com, Blogger.com, and Posterous.com.
Pick your consultancy niche, and focus almost exclusively on that. A single post should be roughly 350450 words, but shorter is acceptable. Write about all the news, thoughts, and developments within the niche, and then promote it to your social network including LinkedIn and Twitter.