So you’ve decided to branch out and do some freelance consulting, or you’re just adding it as an offering to your already-thriving side hustle. You’re ready to consult, whether it’s about interior design or—in the case of Payable user Antenna Man—the best antenna for your television setup. Maybe you’re planning to do in real life consults, virtual consults or even video or written consults based on information your client provides. You may even be thinking about consulting as a side hustle for your business: For example, if you’re a freelance writer making a good living self-publishing books, you may want to consult with other first time authors to help them avoid your early mistakes! Adding consulting services is a great way to extend your product offerings without creating an entirely new product category—and it can be fun! But while you may have a great idea for a way to turn consulting with clients into cold, hard cash, you’re not entirely sure how to make booking in with you a simple but professional-feeling process. Enter the Google Form and the Payable Add-On.
With this solution, your Form lets you ask your clients all the questions you need—even including uploading photos or videos if you need images of their space in order to provide interior decor advice—and then, the Payable add-on lets you take their payments at the same time!
We made it even easier for you with a free template that lets you get started in minutes:
All you need to do is copy the Form, install the Payable Add-On in the Google Marketplace, tweak the Form to suit your business needs, connect a payment provider to Payable, and you’re ready to start taking payments!
When you’re first getting started with a business, your priority should be finding clients and making sure your consulting service is fulfilling their needs—not spending hours trying to figure out how to make a website, particularly if your consulting service is best showcased on social media rather than by building out your own website.