The Overlooked Expert is the key to transforming your skills into revenue.
Today, job uncertainty is a reality. Individuals are looking to hedge their bets against unexpected job loss and economic shifts by earning extra income by starting businesses using little more than their experience, knowledge and know-how. This is the Overlooked Expert, the person who has been passed over, let go or ignored, but who is the lifeblood of the organization. Author Sarah Gerdes profiles twenty-four individuals who were classical overlooked experts, but who started earning thousands of dollars within three months with no money out of pocket.
Intelligence, drive and persistence; the common attributes of every person profiled in this book, including Gerdes herself. When she left the safety of a corporate job, she wasn't an expert or equipped with multiple degrees. She was a twenty-seven-year-old single mother who turned her knowledge into an internationally recognized and highly profitable consulting firm. Within a year, she was featured in Fortune Magazine, invited to speak at Harvard, hired by F50 firms and two foreign governments. By year two, her client list had expanded as had her position in the industry, where she was recognized for creating the consulting niche of outsourced partner development.
In addition to learning how to assess your skills, the market opportunity, competition, and establishing pricing for your services, you will also find:
- Over 100 consulting vocations listed with descriptions
- Step-by-step lists to generate demand for your services
- How to organize and hold events to spread the word
- Hire and keep good talent
- Pitch and negotiate fair deals with clients
- Leverage your services to products
- Recognize downturns patterns
The Overlooked Expert has helped individuals prepare for the worst but also realize future dreams of retirement, trips and savings through extra income. Other did it, on their own. So can you.
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About the Author
Sarah Gerdes is an award-winning author of fourteen books that have been published in sixteen countries and four languages. Before she became an author, she was an internationally recognized expert in the field of creating alliances, her successes featured in publications such as Fortune Magazine, Inc., Entrepreneur and the Economist. Her clients have ranged from the development groups of Ireland and Britain, Microsoft, IBM, HBO, Amazon, and many others. Gerdes' non-fiction work centers on success, entrepreneurship and those who have overcome challenges to achieve the unexpected. She has titles in the women's contemporary romance category and action/adventure. The common theme across all genres are perseverance, determination, self-reliance and hope. Gerdes is a firm believe in happy endings and realistic, but clean writing. “We have enough issues in this life without having to read about more in our fiction,” writes Gerdes. “I want my readers to feel the love, heartache, and very real struggles we all have in making the right decisions, hoping—but not knowing—that it will all turn out okay in the end.”