Today, we're proud to unveil our new no-cost Find a PR Consultant feature that will help those seeking assistance from a solo PR pro locate the help they need. It's also the last day for independent consultants to get in on the beta Solo PR PRO Premium membership. In preparation for our soft launch tomorrow, we’re taking this opportunity to release an additional PRO-only feature, as well as a new ebook – details below.
Many of us are contacted by companies looking for PR assistance, and we find they aren’t a good fit for our own businesses. In the past, when you didn’t know where to send them, it could create a sticky situation. Or perhaps as a solo PR pro yourself, you’re looking for a collaborator in an area where you don’t have any current contacts.
A new solution is here: the Solo PR Pro Find a PR Consultant public form, and the associated PRO member New Business Leads feature. The fact that new business leads submitted through this form are posted exclusively for the savvy Solo PR PRO premium members provides a key benefit to those using it – it means the organization (or you) won’t be bombarded by every Tom, Dick and Harry looking to make a buck.
There’s no fee for either the submitter or the consultant, and Solo PR PRO does not act as an intermediary. This service is simply provided as an easy way for organizations and independent PR consultants to find each other and begin the discussion/proposal process (both sides are encouraged to do their due diligence).
The Show Me the Money! course now includes almost 80 pages (and counting) of detailed, specific advice on how much to charge and how make your business as profitable as it can be. In the fourth installment, released today, we look at how to move beyond hourly billing to more lucrative arrangements. Checkout the Learning Center to see all the educational materials now available – more added each month.
Some of you may be thinking this is a weird way to do a launch (even a soft launch) – providing all the announced features and a ton of content while there’s still a day left to get in on the beta. Of course, you’re right! We just wanted to make sure our regular readers and community members have every opportunity to see what’s available and take advantage (you can cancel any time).
We have a lot more planned for the membership site in the coming months, so stay tuned and please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions in the comments below!