I've been doing quite a bit of consulting recently for some businesses and something happened recently that really made me think.
You see, I was under the impression that if you're doing consulting you should be doing everything you can to make that business profitable even if it means not pleasing your clients. I mean you're not there to blow smoke up their a** but rather tell them upfront on what will work and what won't.
But there's this client of mine who wants me to make his idea work when I know for a fact that it won't. It may, but we'll be settling for chump change compared to what he'll get if he followed my instructions.
So my question is, since technically they are the ones paying me, should I follow what they want or should I do what will bring them the most profit even if it's not what they want?
I mean I want results as much as having good relationship with my clients.
I would appreciate thoughts of those already doing consulting (part time or full time).