Captain’s log, stardate 20180517
Sent by Jonathan Stark on May 17th, 2018
In today’s group coaching session, we had a bunch of good questions that touched on topics like:
You can review the full list of questions here, but here’s a sampling:
I’m a bit stuck - my “generalized” consulting practice is approaching multiple 6-figures with only a handful of clients, and my foray into specialization is proving to be a big demand on time and mental bandwidth. My hunch is that I’m not solving an expensive enough problem and the road to profitability on that front is long. Should I focus on my more lucrative consulting and reconsider my vertical specialization? Or keep pushing on my daily emails until something clicks? (timestamp: 2m 11s)
My client paid for a project 6 months ago and never got around to doing the pre-requisite work. He is done now, can be very pushy and everything is urgent for him. I pushed back on him because I did not want to him to control my time even though the specific task was small. What’s the best approach for handling client expectations like this? I am having trouble organizing my time better with multiple clients. (timestamp: 27m 23s)
How would you structure content marketing if your product is technical but the purchaser is probably nontechnical? Example: I’m looking to provide backups for SaaS apps as a productized service. I could write about how I would back up a MySQL database, or how I would help you design a disaster recovery plan (understandable by nontechnical folks). Some people have said devs will refer you to their boss, others have said “that never happens.” (timestamp: 42m 4s)
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