Every solo professional eventually has to make a decision. Do you scale up by hiring staff? Or do you stay solo and find other ways to grow?
The default path used to be hiring staff. But there’s another option that’s becoming more common. Many consultants are opting to stay solo (or at least very small) and grow their bottom line by selling productized services and products such as books and courses.
Nick Disabato is one of those people. Nick’s popular A/B testing service, Draft Revise, is often the go to case study in the productized consulting world. But outside of Draft Revise, Nick has a host of other offerings — including books, courses, and even a paid newsletter — that diversify his revenue and create demand for his core service.
In this interview, Nick and I pull back the curtains on how he built Draft into what it is today. You’ll pick up some battle tested tips you can use to grow your own service business, whether you choose to stay solo or not.