5 Insider Secrets for Early‑Stage Consultants

Maximize your value, avoid the hustle, and work with clients that light you up!

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"Erin's approach is very direct and everything she says holds value."



"I now have potential to land clients worth far more than what I would have previously."



"Erin gives smart, practical advice and understands how to avoid common pitfalls in business."


You thought you left the overworked and overwhelmed version of yourself behind with your corporate job.

In fact, you started a consultancy (or are about to) in order to avoid burnout and work exactly when and how you want.

So why do you find yourself hustling every day to work on projects you don’t love at prices you know you’re too good for?

I’ll let you in on a little secret...

You don’t have to overwork yourself to build a premium consultancy.

Imagine a world where you...

  • Only work with high-ticket dream clients who pay top dollar for your services.
  • Enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and fun of working with clients on projects that you’re actually excited about.
  • Have the privilege of walking away from less-than-ideal clients that don’t agree to your rates or terms.

Consultants in any industry will benefit from this Masterclass.

How is it done?

In this free Masterclass, I’m letting you in on the insider strategies for building a premium consultancy -- without the constant struggle.

After learning how to apply these strategies, you’ll be on your way to growing your consultancy on your own terms and only working with clients that truly light you up.



Define what you do in a way that speaks to your future clients’ transformation to optimize your positioning.


Figure out your secret sauce—that special thing that draws in high-ticket clients and sets you apart from others in your space.


Maximize your pricing so you can start charging your worth NOW.


Clearly communicate your value to attract your ideal clients and command top dollar for your services.


Walk away from unaligned clients so you only work with clients that light you up (and pay your rates!)

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Created by Erin Halper

Hi, I’m Erin, founder and CEO of The Upside, an award-winning community and accelerator that helps consultants advance their businesses and thrive. 

My mission is to help ambitious professionals achieve the freedom, flexibility, and work-life integration that come with consulting.

After climbing the corporate ladder for almost a decade, I started my own consultancy business because I wanted the freedom and flexibility of working when, where and how I wanted. 

A year later when I was pregnant with my first son, what began as a “want” for flexibility quickly turned into a need when we received news that something was wrong with the baby. (Don’t worry, he’s perfectly healthy now!) 

I recognized right then and there how relieved and grateful I was to have a flexible business that allowed me to take care of my son and earn a high 6-figure income doing work that I loved.

I went on to grow my consultancy, spending the next 7 years providing marketing expertise to private equity firms, real estate investors and hedge fund clients, all while having the flexibility to manage my son’s health, have my second son, maintain a strong marriage, bury a parent and move homes twice.

Since launching The Upside in 2017, I’ve advised thousands of professionals on how to build a respected consultancy practice that generates consistent high-ticket clients and affords them the freedom and flexibility that come with being your own boss.


Hear what a few of my clients have to say:

"After learning and implementing Erin's strategies, I was able to land a 5-figure/month client right out of the gate. If you're looking to make the jump from corporate to consulting, there is no better teacher, guide and cheerleader than Erin Halper from The Upside."

Mia Swikard
Revenue Growth Strategist for Clean Beauty Brands

"Erin has given me the support and strength to believe in myself and take my business to the next level."

Erin Lopez
Retail & eCommerce Growth Consultant

"Erin is simply pro. She's great at taking concepts in your head, distilling it clearly for you, and helping you position yourself in a way that will generate business. To top if off, she is a wonderful human being and has your back!"

Julie Tran
Leadership and DEI Consultant and Founder-CEO of Leading AF

"Erin Halper is an expert who has directly impacted my business growth"

Shonté Parrish
Founder of Le Dotted Line, Government Contract Consulting

"Erin's support and insights have been a game-changer for me both personally and professionally."

Andrea Samacicia Mullan
CEO/Founder, Victory Public Relations

"Erin Halper is leading a powerful force within the consulting and solopreneurship realms...and with humility, transparency, kindness and unparalleled experience in the industry."

Carol Pak-Teng, M.D.
Consultant and Leader in the Emergency Medicine Field

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