The Overlooked Expert: 10th Anniversary Edition: Turning your skills into a profitable company

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RPM Publishing, Jun 11, 2018 - Business & Economics - 215 pages

The Overlooked Expert is the person who has been passed over, let go or ignored, but is the lifeblood of the organization. Author Sarah Gerdes profiles 24 individuals who earned thousands of dollars using no more than their experience, knowledge and know-how.

Intelligence, drive and persistence; the common attributes of every person profiled in this book, including Gerdes herself. When she left the safety of a corporate job, she wasn't an expert or equipped with multiple degrees. She was a twenty-seven-year-old single mother who turned her knowledge into an internationally recognized and highly profitable consulting firm. Within a year, she was featured in Fortune Magazine, invited to speak at Harvard, hired by F50 firms and two foreign governments. By year two, her client list had expanded as had her position in the industry, where she was recognized for creating the consulting niche of outsourced partner development.

In addition to learning how to assess your skills, the market opportunity, competition, and establishing pricing for your services, you will also find:  

- Over 100 consulting vocations listed with descriptions

- Step-by-step lists to generate demand for your services

- How to organize and hold events to spread the word

- Hire and keep good talent 

- Pitch and negotiate fair deals with clients

- Leverage your services to products

- Recognize downturns patterns

The Overlooked Expert has helped individuals prepare for the worst but also realize future dreams of retirement, trips and savings through extra income. Other did it, on their own. So can you.


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Sarah Gerdes is an award-winning author of nineteen books that have been published in over 100 countries and four languages. Her themes of perseverance, determination, hope and overcoming the odds carry through all genres. Sarah's fiction books are considered clean and sexy, with suspenseful, non-graphic content. Her non-fiction work centers on success, entrepreneurship and those who have overcome challenges to achieve the unexpected. Before she began writing novels, Sarah established herself as a recognized expert in the areas of business management and consulting. Sign up for her newsletter at, or follow her on Instagram at sarahgerdes_author or Facebook & YouTube at Sarah Gerdes Author.

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