“What do clients pay for my type of services?”
“How do I find consistent high-paying clients?”
“How do I create a high-value offering?”
“How do I build credibility?”
“What are clients looking for?”
…These are just a few of the many questions that most early-stage consultants struggle to answer.
Whether you’re just dreaming of being your own boss or you’re already out on your own, you need to know:
Being a leader on the corporate ladder is very different than being the leader of your own business.
You’re smart, with valuable skills and networks under your belt…
…and leaving corporate doesn’t have to mean giving up what you’ve worked so hard to build.
The key to a successful consultancy is learning how to package your highest-value skills and leverage your networks to consistently generate premium clients.
…You’re in the right place.
Imagine being able to work from anywhere, on your own schedule, on projects that light you up, with the freedom to work fewer hours and spend more time with the people you love.
Sound like a dream come true?
It’s called work/life integration, and it’s what’s possible for you when you build your own premium consultancy.
When you follow the step-by-step blueprint inside The Upside Accelerator, you’ll learn how to consistently attract high-paying clients, which means less time hustling and more time focusing on what you care about.
…All of this and more is waiting for you in The Upside Accelerator.
Hi, I’m Erin Halper.
My mission is to help ambitious professionals achieve the freedom, flexibility, and work-life integration that come with consulting.
I learned firsthand how important this is when I was pregnant with my first son and we received the news no parent ever wants to hear: There’s something wrong with the baby. (Don’t worry, he’s perfectly healthy now!)
At the time, I was in a very demanding private equity job, and I knew there was no way I could continue working full-time and manage his surgeries and doctor’s appointments. Something had to change.
I went on to build my consultancy and spent 7 years providing marketing expertise to my private equity, real estate investor and hedge fund clients, making a high 6-figure income while having the flexibility to manage my son’s health, have my second son, maintain a strong marriage, and move homes twice.
Since launching The Upside in 2017, I’ve advised more than 1,000 professionals on how to build a respected consultancy practice that generates consistent clients and affords them the freedom and flexibility that come with being your own boss.
Now, I’ve put together the best of what I’ve learned so that you can benefit from my decade of experience in one complete system.
Ready to learn the most important strategies for building a successful consultancy from start-to-finish?
Let’s make it happen!
It’s time to own your life, own your time, and own your success.
If you want to reach premium clients that let you work less and live more, you have to start thinking in terms of ROI. Learn how to define your niche through our proprietary frameworks, map out which of your skills have the most value, and discover how to communicate this value with confidence and clarity.
How do you position yourself as an expert to premium clients? It starts with crafting your value story with specific power words (and learning how to avoid verbiage that weakens your positioning.) You’ll also learn how to power-up your LinkedIn strategy to amplify your value and have cold, inbound leads lining up to work with you…and ready to pay top dollar for your services.
Your ability to generate and close clients is 95% of the equation when it comes to building a successful consultancy. Unfortunately, although consultants are rockstars at the work they do, they tend to be intimidated by selling themselves…a skillset in itself that stops many consultants cold. But here’s the great news: This course can teach anyone how to do it! Discover our 3-Tier Strategy to plant seeds that grow into long-term, premium clients and learn the secrets to cold, targeted outreach that convert your dream companies into dream clients.
Do you know your worth? Do you know what clients are willing to pay for your services? It’s time to get into a premium pricing mindset and avoid pricing too high or too low, scope creep, and more common pricing mistakes that early-stage consultants run into. You’ll also get your hands on pricing structures, value-pricing strategies and market rates that you won’t find anywhere else!
Once you’re in the door, how do you close the deal? Knowing what to say, how to communicate your ROI, and how to exude confidence means the difference between walking away with a signed 6-figure contract… or not. Understand exactly how to navigate the conversation (with YOU in the driver’s seat) to avoid dreaded ghosting and ensure your client meetings end in “yes!”
With a deal in hand, buttoning up the details is something you want to get right, the first time! This process is often overwhelming for early-stage consultants, but with my decade+ experience in the space, I’ll show you how to keep it simple and streamlined. Learn how to close clients with confidence, including how to approach your contracts and SOWs, how to lay down client boundaries, what technology and resources to use to streamline your operations, how to handle client follow-ups, and even what red flags to look out for.
Access our air-tight consulting contracts, including a robust menu of cut-and-paste legal sections, and time-tested contract language you won’t find anywhere else.
Entry to our private Facebook group of Accelerator participants for 12 weeks of community and accountability.
6 weeks of live Q&A sessions with Erin for troubleshooting and clarity.
or 4 payments of $347
The Upside Accelerator comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you begin the course and decide that it’s not right for you, simply submit proof that you’ve completed the coursework thus far and you’ll be issued a refund, no questions asked.
The course is delivered in 6 weeks of easy-to-digest modules designed to let you go at your own pace. Each weekly module contains between 45 minutes – 90 minutes of content, and you’ll also be encouraged to attend the weekly live group sessions (60 minutes each) to ask questions, receive support and connect with others on the same journey.
We respect your busy schedule and only want to provide you with the most essential resources you need to be successful.
This program was designed for early-stage consultants in the first year or so of their consultancy, or folks who are still in their corporate jobs looking to take the leap.
I’ve included everything you need to know to build a profitable consultancy, while also keeping it simple so as not to overwhelm you. You don’t need fluff, you need results.
If you want to make sure your consultancy is set up for success using a time-tested, step-by-step action plan, this program is for you.
100% yes! Although we use the word “consultant” to describe this business model, there are many terms people identify it as, including advisor, leadership coach, solopreneur and freelancer. Each has their own slight nuances, but the foundations for success overlap significantly.
If you want to package your skills into an offering that companies, founders and business leaders will line up to buy, then this program will work for you.
Although some Upside frameworks are relevant across every sector, industry and function, we know from experience where and when the action plan needs to be adjusted. That’s why throughout The Upside Accelerator, we break down the different nuances across all sectors and functions so that you have a customized plan for your unique offering.
If you’ve tried to launch a consultancy before and didn’t get the results you hoped for, chances are you were missing some of the foundational elements and proven, tactical strategies that this course — and only this course — provides.
If you’re committed to being your own boss and building a consultancy that works for your lifestyle, the knowledge that you’ll find within this program will help you replace your corporate salary and become a highly-respected (and high-demand) consultant in your niche.
If you have a strong network, a track record of results from your previous roles, and a strong desire to build something for yourself, you are likely ready to go out on your own.
You’ll also need to have confidence in your skills and capabilities, and project that confidence in meetings with prospective clients (don’t worry, we’ll show you exactly how to do this!).
With all of the above and the step-by-step action plan provided in this course, you’ll be able to build the type of business that breathes new motivation into your career and has you excited to wake up each morning to start your workday!
Let’s face it, 2020 has been a year that has defied expectations on so many levels.
Along the way, many professionals like you have seen their lives deeply touched and discovered that the need for flexibility was greater than ever before.
In other words:
There’s never been a better time to redefine the 9-5.
I believe in a cultural shift towards more flexible, high-impact work…
…I also believe we should be so much more than just cogs in a corporate machine.
Launching your own consultancy allows you to build something for yourself while holding onto your most valuable skills.
With the expert-level advice and training you’ll receive in The Upside Accelerator, you’ll find that this career path can be less stressful, more fulfilling, and yield more stability than any traditional corporate job out there.
Join The Upside Accelerator and let’s breathe new excitement and motivation into your work!
If you are looking for the “expert” resource and mentor in the consulting space – Erin Halper is your go-to. She has inspired and led me to revamp my consulting business to narrow my focus and target a niche market, which enabled me to gain top-notch client and partnership opportunities. Erin is the perfect storm – a true professional, a pleasure to work with, a brilliant leader and is at the forefront of the future of work.
Founder, DMY Marketing
“Erin is a powerful ally for anyone launching or building a consultancy practice. At the beginning stages of my consultancy, I saw immediate and significant ROI from her advice and frameworks.
From optimizing LinkedIn, to crafting a professional website, to concisely communicating your value offering to clients, Erin distills the most important elements you need to build a successful business with her practical, actionable and highly-effective strategies and toolkits.
Erin is different than anyone else out there. She is dynamic and encouraging–the ideal person to support and empower professionals on the journey to building their own highly-successful consultancy business. If you’re a consultant looking to create the type of business that not only survives but thrives, then investing in Erin’s programs is a no-brainer!”
Retail, Merchandising, Planning Consultant
“You can always be confident that any advice from Erin comes from a deep understanding of the most up to date best practices. Her advice is sound and elevated my business immediately. She was able to focus my offerings, give honest feedback, and ask the right questions to direct me to concrete improvements.”
Advisor, Speaker and Founder of APA EMerge
“Before I learned about Erin Halper and The Upside, I was traveling around the country doing ad sales and struggling to find my purpose as a new mom. I knew if I wanted to expand my family, something would have to change. Finding Erin was like finding my fairy godmother! She provided me with actionable advice on how to take the leap out of corporate and into the entrepreneurial space. I personally had financial doubts about matching my corporate salary and being a small business owner. However, Erin gave me the confidence to build something for myself and I haven’t looked back since. Because of Erin and The Upside, I’ve been able to build a niche consultancy firm that allows me to control my own schedule and even withstand a pandemic. If you’re on the fence about leaving corporate or you’re in your first year of building your practice, there is no one better than Erin Halper to give a pathway to success.”
Founder & CTO, SSR Digital Group
“Erin is like a friend that is going to tell you how it is. Erin has an eye for clarifying your unique value propositions to attract clients; regardless of industry or size, and shares it in a way that resonates and is actionable to create change.”
Fractional CFO and Founder, Abingdon Square Advisors
Erin is the secret weapon that you want to have if you are looking to start, grow and build a thriving consulting business. Her knowledge, expertise and the ability to connect the dots and help you create profit is incredible—I learn something new every time I am around her. If you are looking to get focused, make money and create impact in your business—hands down I highly recommend Erin!
Leadership Coach | Stress Management Consultant | Speaker
When seeking advice from my consultant colleagues it was difficult to uncover insightful answers. It seemed to be a mixed bag of anecdotes. However, when I met Erin, she was an authority on what can improve your consulting business. Through Erin, I learned how to rewrite my bio to have gravitas and measurable results, gaining impressive views. She also taught me how to create a new offering that is more accessible to clients, as well as new strategies to approach the funnel that is less intimidating. I’m so glad I have Erin as my go-to resource with invaluable experience in growing successful consulting businesses.
Marketing Consultant & Author
“Erin helped me define a vision for the future of my consultancy and inspired me to launch a collective which has helped me pitch for larger projects and greater impact. Wherever you are in your consulting work, learning from Erin is a must. Her experience and expertise will help provide the clarity needed to take your work to the next level.”
Creative Strategy & Trend Consulting
“Erin is no nonsense! I love her ability to cut right to the point and share insights that get me out of my head and ready to take actionable steps. I find that with my own business, it’s hard to always have an objective perspective. Erin’s an incredible sounding board and offers smart and strategic advice.”
Founder, The Brazen Corporation
“By following Erin’s step-by-step process, I felt supported in my decision to build my practice. I’ve been able to close the clients that lined up with my social impact goals, and now have an advisory and consulting practice that is making a difference to others.”
Advisor, Marketing & Operational Strategist | Angel Investor
“Every session with Erin teaches me something I can immediately apply to my business. Erin cuts through the fluff and keeps me focused on what will move the needle. What I appreciate most about working with Erin is how she leads me to insights that connect the dots, inspiring a–ha moments that create deep understanding, way beyond the rote fact sharing of other business coaches and advisors.”
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or 4 payments of $347
If you’re ready to stop playing small and start achieving the career and lifestyle you’ve always wanted, I’m holding out my hand waiting for you to grab on.
I can’t say for sure when in 2021 we will launch The Upside Accelerator program again. If you’ve been dreaming of building the type of thriving consultancy practice that earns your corporate salary or more and affords you the freedom of working when, where and how you want, I invite you to make this single best investment in yourself, and your future.
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