How Long It Takes to Start a Consulting or Coaching Business and Make it a Success (Ep15)

More and more leaders are ditching corporate for the time freedom that having your own consulting and coaching business offers. Therefore, it makes sense that one of the biggest questions aspiring entrepreneurs have is around how long it will take to make money and have a profitable business.

I tackle this topic in today's episode and go over the answers to your time questions:

  • How long does it take to go from idea to launch?
  • How quickly can you expect to make money?
  • How long until sustainable and scalable profits can be achieved?
  • When is the right time to make a move?

This is the final episode of my Getting Started in Consulting and Coaching series. I ALMOST didn't do this episode! I nearly overlooked this critical time issue we all face as entrepreneurs. Tune in for answers.

Where To Dive In:

[00:58] Hear about the results of my LinkedIn poll (not scientific) asking why people quit their job in August 2021.

[04:20] How long does it take to go from idea to launch? Do you know what kind of business you're creating? Your business model is critical to creating a launch timeline.

[06:17] How quickly can you expect to make money? Tune in for some good news on how to bring in revenue and how I found success after leaving Disney.

[08:11] How long does it take to achieve sustainable profits? Get keys for setting profit goals.

[12:07] Hear the myth that makes me insane!

[16:42] When is the right time to make a move? Hear the accountant answer and hear what I have to say about it.

[18:33] The quick run down.

Next Steps:

  • Stop wasting time in analysis paralysis.
  • Set a smart and tangible goal for your business that you will accomplish in six months. Decide how you will efficiently achieve that goal that maximizes both time and money.
  • If a lack of clarity and what you offer is holding you up, go to, and let's talk about your goals - this isn't a sales pitch.  
  • Let's connect on LinkedIn

If you're ready to turn your career into a profitable consulting or coaching business, book an intro call to start working with me on your messaging and positioning strategy. This is a VIP experience where we uncover your point of differentiation in the crowded consulting and coaching marketplace. Along with your strategy, we will create the messaging that expresses it. The process includes us working together to comb through your life story, career highlights, and client perspective to identify the themes and your defining differentiator that makes your consulting and coaching unique and one-of-a-kind.  

About me: The Enough Already podcast is hosted by Betsy Jordyn. My marketing agency and mentoring firm helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand messaging and positioning, create a website presence that position them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Our mission is to help consultants and coaches monetize their best-at strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world. Check out our marketing agency services, mentoring programs and courses at


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