How to Choose a Professional Online

Are you in need of a coach, trainer, adviser, consultant or nutritionist? You can find and book a session with these professionals online. I work online with professionals and service providers throughout the world and have found this method very effective. I have also created an international online consulting platform were women can receive one-to-one advice from trusted professionals across a growing range of specialized niches.

But how do you go about finding the right online professional to trust?

To help, here are seven simple tips to help you make a good choice.

1. What do want to achieve?

First things first, have a clear idea of what you want your chosen professional to help you achieve. So take some time before you begin your search to think through your needs:

  • What results do you want to achieve?
  • What’s your budget?
  • What questions and concerns do you have?

2. Ask for recommendations

A really simple way to find an expert is to ask around your community of trusted contacts.

For example, put the question out there on social media or ask in your networking groups. It’s also worth considering the way that you ask for suggestions. That way, you can start to get a feel for whether or not your expectations are going to be met and if you’re likely to be a good fit.

3. Make up your short-list

Next, make a list of suitable candidates along with their contact details and websites. With this information in hand, you can get cracking with some research to whittle your list down even further.

4. Check credentials

OK, so this one sounds really obvious, but when you stumble upon an individual who appears to be the perfect match, it’s easy to get excited and overlook the essentials. Therefore, If you’re selecting an expert (such as an accountant, a financial advisor, or other profession where qualifications are required to practice), always check that the individual is qualified to practice.

5. Check out their online presence

Next, have a quick browse through the professional’s online footprint.

For starters, Google their name and see what comes up. In addition, check out their social media profiles to see what they’re talking about and who’s interacting with them

Check out their website too. This will allow you to see how the professional presents themselves. What’s more, if they write a blog, you can discover their perspective on their specialist subject, as well as reading more about their background.

6. Quiz them

Next up, make contact with the professionals who you think could help you. Many experts offer an initial chat for free so take advantage of that where possible.

When working with a professional, it’s all about the relationship. You have to feel comfortable and reassured or you’re never going to get the results you need.

7. Trust your instincts

Finally, when making your final decision always trust your gut instinct.

Sometimes, instincts defy logic and are unexplainable. For example, you may speak with someone and know instantly that they are perfect for you – for no clear reason. And in much the same way, you may speak with someone who is exceptionally well qualified, but it just feels all wrong.

Trust your inner wisdom to help you make the right choice – and don’t allow others to undermine your decision.

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