Billable at the Beach® Articles

Valuable articles about starting and running your 6-figure consulting business.

About Me

My name is Amy Rasdal, and I’m the founder of Billable at the Beach®. I traded my corporate job for consulting 15 years ago and make more money than most executives. The advantages are freedom, flexibility, control, interesting work and excellent pay.  Work when you want, where you want and how you want.  I have been running my own multiple 6-figure consulting business for more than 15 years.  I have helped hundreds of people start their own successful consulting businesses through speaking, workshops and various programs over the past 10 years.

Proposals are Hard!

Proposals are Hard!

Proposals are hard! I remember my first proposal.  It was for a 100-hour market research project and it took me 40 hours to write the proposal!  40 hours to write a proposal for 100 hours of work???  Houston, we have a problem…Proposals are really hard at...

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Never Work for Free!

Never Work for Free!

NEVER. WORK. FOR. FREE. PERIOD. It doesn’t pay the mortgage or the health insurance or the college tuition.  As soon as you become a consultant, smart people with good ideas will come out of the woodwork looking for your free expert help.  Make a rule now that you...

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Billing for Travel Time

Billing for Travel Time

I am frequently asked how to bill for travel time. There are several factors to consider: How much travel will be involved in the project? How far will you need to travel? What is the total value of the client project?…

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