With the current problems in the economy, many companies are unwilling to commit to long-term projects. At a time like this, they are more likely to offer short-term projects to consultants. You can find lucrative short-term IT consulting projects if you employ the right strategies.
One of the best places to look for such projects is online. The internet offers a host of options through which you can land the projects you want, without going through agents.
Use online marketing
Online marketing is an effective tool for promoting what you can offer businesses. The results may not predictable. But, once you start promoting through online marketing, statistics can be measured quite easily. Nearly all aspects of an internet marketing campaign can be tested and traced. The easiest way to get started is to promote your resume through sites like Corp-Corp.com which matches IT consultants with projects.
Create a website
As an IT consultant, it is important that you have a website. It can give credibility to your IT skills and what you can offer. Also, a website increases your visibility. You can enhance this by using several simple methods like contributing articles to sites that your clients are likely to visit.
Leverage social media
Join forums and participate in discussions. Find out about good blogs related to the IT industry and add comments. You can expand on the topics being discussed and provide additional resources too. It also makes you quite reachable. If you have a website, there is a high likelihood that companies interested in hiring IT consultants on short term projects will reach you.
Close the deal
There are a few aspects that companies are likely to look for when hiring an IT consultant on a short-term project. How quickly you can learn about the new project and how fast your project turnaround will be, are two. Communicate this with the company you are interested in working with and try to close the deal.
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