Getting started as a private counselor

People often ask our Collegewise counselors about the best way to get started as a private counselor. Here’s a recent podcast, and some past posts of mine, that should help any committed professional take productive first steps to get started.

On this 1-hour podcast, marketing expert Seth Godin recently shared the steps he would take if he were starting a new business today. His insight about marketing with—not at—people works very well in an industry like ours where trust is so essential.

Here are a few past posts of mine:

Some advice, here and here, on getting started.

And an early-stage marketing idea can be found here.

My thoughts on certificate programs in college counseling.

Some recommended basics on which to build your business.

And finally, some advice on how much to charge.