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Suman Agarwal
7 Sep 2015 . 4 min read

The time is right to become an Image Consultant


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In India the need for Image Consulting is looming large and people are realizing the need for projecting the right Image in order to have a better personal, professional and social life. People have started realizing that whether one gets hired or not, one’s first business meeting progresses to a second one or not, one’s first date goes on to second one or not, one gets the desired life partner or not, it all depends on the first impression that  one creates and that is one’s Image. India being the youngest country in the world today and statistics saying that by 2020, the average age of India is going to be 21, the competition and the need to be one up is going to be more than ever before. More and more people will look for an Image Consultant to enhance their lives.

With this the demand for Image Consultants will grow exponentially. This provides an excellent opportunity for become to take up Image Consulting as a career. This is a career which pays well and also creates a tremendous sense of achievement as one is able to make a difference in lives of many people.

Benefits of becoming an Image Consulting

Growth industry

Image Consulting is reported on consumer trend lists and in business books as one of the fastest growing businesses in today’s service economy. So many people are not satisfied with their Image and don’t know where to start to make improvements. People value their time as much as their money. They are willing to pay for you to save them Image anxiety, time and effort. The sky is the limit.

Independence and Flexibility

If you decide to start your own Image Consulting business, you will enjoy the independence and flexibility of being your own boss. It’s your own business and you can work full-time or part-time. You set the goals. You can take or turn down work when you want to, including to refuse to work with difficult people.

Home-Based

Operating a home based business is easy to set up and supports your independence and flexibility. You don’t have to travel any distance to work. There are no fixed monthly liabilities like rent, salaries and utilities etc.

Potential to expand

You never have to become bored or get stagnated working in Image field. You can always expand on your work and your target market. If you crave personal and professional growth, this is a field that provides exactly that.

Financial Gain

90% of India needs Image Management and Soft Skills. The industry is similar in potential to the medical field wherein sooner or later everyone falls sick and needs medical treatment. With competition growing fiercer by the day the need is felt by everyone and training and development is one of the biggest industries in India in the next few decades. Image Consultants charge anywhere between Rs. 1500 to Rs. 10,000 per hour for personal consultation work and Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 50,000 per day for corporate training assignments. Many of them conduct open workshops on various Image topics charging between Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 9,000 per participant. For the serious and passionate Image Consultant sky is the limit to earning. Again, it all depends on you, your passion, your preparation and your perseverance.

Respectability

No profession brings as much social respectability as that of teaching, coaching and mentoring. The Image Consulting profession is all about that. People will look at you with renewed respect and will often take your advice in trying to change their lives for the better.

You Can Start Now

You don’t have to be super genius to become an Image Consultant. Clients have different existing skills levels and for every Image Consultant there is a market. Any kind of consulting business is all about relative development level of the client and the consultant. Passion about helping people change their lives is the most desirable trait in an Image Consultant.


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Suman Agarwal
Suman Agarwal, Director of ICBI holds a Masters Award in Image Consulting. She is a Master Image Consultant, MFIPI from Federation of Image Professionals International (FIPI) - UK. This makes her the Senior-most Image Consultant in the Indian Sub-continent. Suman carries a strong service, image and quality ethic, bringing meticulousness and great dedication to the profession of Image Consulting.

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