What not to do to be a successful image consultant

10 years ago, I had already been an image consultant for 4 years.

I had just obtained CIP (Certified Image Professional) status with AICI ( The Association of Image Consultants International) and I had been awarded the rising star award by my local AICI Singapore Chapter.

From the outside it looked like I had a flourishing image business and I was a success.

In reality, I was scraping by and trying to cover expenses every month.
4 years in, I was still struggling to make ends meet.

All I wanted to do was help my clients and to stop worrying about money.

Like many image consultants in the early years, I had no idea how to actually scale or grow my business so that I had a consistent and steady flow of clients and a predictable income.

My main method of getting clients was to stand up and talk in groups, often times free of charge. While this method did get some clients, it was very hit and miss and required a huge amount of time and energy.

I ended up taking a break from my image business when my second boy arrived and I worked with my husband for several years.
We managed not to murder each other and I learnt key business skills during those years. I learnt that to have a successful and profitable image business, I needed to be a business woman first and an image consultant second.

When I restarted my business in 2017, I went in with my eyes wide open and I was focused on business this time around. I created an online business model that is scaleable and that I can operate from anywhere in the world.

I have made it my mission to help image consultants to take their colour and image business online and to be financially independent. I am passionate about this because I’ve experienced how liberating and fulfilling it is to work as an image consultant from anywhere in the world. I am on a mission to help others overcome their fears and give them the tools to make this a reality.

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