20 Best Consultant

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in 2024

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Top Independent

Rajan Dave


Webflow Expert & Web Designer

Recommended 5x
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Top Independent

Artyom Aghinyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Crafting visuals that make an impact.

Recommended 8x
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Top Independent

Cecilia Reusch

Vancouver, Canada

Social Media, Newsletter & Community Strategist.

Recommended 5x
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Top Independent

Pius Henry

Los Angeles, United States

Digital Marketing Manager

Recommended 2x
Carmel Kundai Makaya's avatar
Top Independent

Carmel Kundai Makaya


I'll help you clarify and share your story online.

Recommended 1x
Ethan Alfrey's avatar
Top Independent

Ethan Alfrey

United States

Social Media and Community Specialist

Recommended 4x
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Adara Mitchell 🌟

Washington, United States

📍sprinting towards your business growth goals

Recommended 6x
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Rodrigo Lamadrid

Monterrey, Mexico

You Think It, I Write It

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Florian Heysen

Paris, France

Design, Code & Launch: All-in-One Freelancer

Recommended 5x
Kalann Washington's avatar
Top Independent

Kalann Washington

Los Angeles, United States

Salubrious StorySelling || Copy & Brand-Voice Adze

Recommended 3x
Iulia Ghevrea's avatar
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Iulia Ghevrea


Pinterest Marketing Specialist

Recommended 9x
Top Independent


Chesapeake, United States

Positioning Your Brand to Occupy & Dominate

Recommended 9x
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Zac Nielson

Las Vegas, United States

Expert Web Designer and Framer Developer

Recommended 12x
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Aishwarya | Brand Therapy


Unlock your brand's 2.0 ⚡️

Recommended 6x
Kristina Lopez's avatar
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Kristina Lopez

Florida, United States

Helping your business help people with words✍🏽🌟

Recommended 2x
James Seykot's avatar
Top Independent

James Seykot

Philadelphia, United States

Consultant, Data Scientist, Marketer

Recommended 3x
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Top Independent

Gabriela Yanez

Mexico City, Mexico

Art Director & Brand Identity Expert

Recommended 4x
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Erika Carpio


Crafting Iconic Websites & Digital Content ✨

Recommended 1x
Jacey Vi's avatar
Top Independent

Jacey Vi


UX Designer driven by innovation & storytelling.

Common projects for Consultants

Developing a strategic business plan

Conducting market research and analysis

Creating a comprehensive marketing strategy

Providing financial planning and analysis

Advising on operational efficiency improvements

Guiding organizational change management

Tips for working with and hiring Consultants

Define your goals

Before reaching out to a consultant, ensure that you have a clear understanding of your project or business needs. This will help the consultant to provide targeted, effective advice.

Check their experience

Review the consultant's previous work and expertise. Make sure they have experience in the specific area you need help with, whether it's business strategy, marketing, financial planning, or another specialty.

Establish clear communication

Regular, open communication is key to a successful consulting engagement. Make sure you discuss your expectations, timelines, and deliverables up front and maintain ongoing dialogue throughout the project.

Make use of the Contra platform

Contra's platform makes it easy to manage contracts, payments, and communication all in one place. This helps keep your project organized and ensures a smooth working relationship.

How to hire Consultants

Define your needs

Clearly articulate the problem you're trying to solve or the goals you're aiming to achieve. This will help you identify the type of consultant you need and communicate your requirements effectively.

Post a detailed job

Provide as much detail as possible about the project in your job post on Contra. Include information about your organization, the project scope and timeline, and the skills and experience you're looking for in a consultant.

Review applications and profiles

Take time to review the applications you receive and the profiles of potential consultants. Look for relevant experience and skills, and consider reaching out to previous clients for references.

Conduct interviews

Use the interview process to assess not only the consultant's skills and experience, but also their communication style and their understanding of your project and needs.

Agree on terms

Once you've selected a consultant, use Contra to agree on contract terms, including the scope of work, timeline, payment schedule, and any other key details.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Consultants

1. Can you describe a project where your advice led to measurable improvements for a client?

2. What is your approach for understanding a new client's business and identifying their needs?

3. How do you handle disagreements or differing opinions with clients about the best course of action?

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Grounded Insights
UX Research Consulting Firm

I used to waste hours trying to find talent. Switching to Contra was 10x on my time, energy and money as an Entrepeneur and Creator. Lauren was a perfect fit from day one, and I couldn’t have found someone of this calibor without Contra.

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Creator Store

I can vouch for Contra that it is a great hiring tool. I shoot my shot and the candidates I keep seeing are incredible.The process took minutes and the support I always get from their team is 10/10.

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Cecilia Reusch
Community Strategist

Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.

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Career Consultant
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Frequently asked

A consultant is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area such as business, education, law, regulatory compliance, human resources, marketing, finance, health care, and many other specialized fields.

A consultant is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area such as business, education, law, regulatory compliance, human resources, marketing, finance, health care, and many other specialized fields.

A freelance consultant is an independent professional who provides expert advice and guidance to businesses on a project or contract basis. They help organizations solve problems, improve performance, and achieve goals.

Hiring a consultant on Contra gives you access to highly skilled professionals from a diverse range of industries and specializations. With Contra, you can manage your projects, contracts, and payments all in one place, making the process seamless and efficient.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Consultants who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through profiles of consultants and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Consultants can be helpful for a wide range of projects, such as developing business strategies, marketing plans, financial analysis, operational improvements, change management, and many more.

The cost of hiring a consultant on Contra can vary based on the consultant's experience and specialization, as well as the scope and complexity of your project. On average, consultants on Contra charge between $85 and $150 per hour.

Depending on their specialty, consultants might use a wide range of tools. These can include project management tools like Asana and Trello, data analysis software like Excel or Tableau, communication tools like Slack, and many others.

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