Discover more from Dollars & Dragons
Consult like a business pro for D&D
Hey y'all! This week we're talking actionable steps for your biz.
Being A Consultant
The average marketing consultant is paid $100/hr. My rate is $175/hr for pro GMs and more for companies. Why is my time worth so much?
I cut through bullshit. Here's how:
Most clients shouldn't hire me starting out. I actively recommend people don't until they've been running their business for a while.
When you're new: You'll learn just as much from a blue belt. Put in the work first, I say -
Most of my work is about reducing things to the simplest action plan possible from what we CURRENTLY know. Business plans will change often, but making sure you're heading in one direction intentionally is what is most important.
When I was a tactical advisor in the Marine Corps we had a saying: "A good plan right now is better than a great plan tomorrow." Time is money - and choosing to extend your timeline for factors that don't net you a higher ROI is silly.
I want you to win ASAP.
3. THE NORTH STAR
A foundational guiding light is important to understanding your business. You need to boil down your entire LLC to one truth. What is it?
If you need more than 1 sentence, it's too complex for your small business. You can't follow more than 1 North Star.
4. REMOVE OBSTACLES
Automate your processes as much as possible so that you aren't doing busy-work over and over.
There's no reason for you to do the same thing more than twice.
Dollars & Dragons Podcast ep 4
Josh Simons from Demiplane We chatted about Twitter, business development, theology, upcoming Demiplane services such as Vampire Nexus, party dynamics at the table, compensation in the tabletop industry, Kickstarters, and more!
(The podcast is free! Support if you find it to be valuable.)
BackerKit is up & we have a preview PDF!
Check out our preview PDF by signing up here through BackerKit!
Our team’s last ask: It would help out the team immensely if you hit NOTIFY ME ON LAUNCH on our pre-launch page.