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Chapter
9

Plan out your next steps

Now that we have combined...

  • Unique insights you’ve gained about your target customer

  • Competitive landscape opportunities

  • Your individual skills‍

We have identified your niche and your ideal client! This is the ideal—a great place to start from and gain momentum.

What comes next?

Now that we are at the end of the playbook, the path forward is in your hands.

Here are some next steps. Use the correlating organizer and timeline in your workbook to organize your ideas:

  1. Identify the first step you will take. Is it emailing someone? Doing another interview? Working with a client to test out a certain service?

  2. Create a timeline for the next 6 months. This is what we call your “go-forward plan”. Create simple milestones for yourself to aim towards. These are things like moving to full-time, getting your first client, and figuring out how to price your services.

  3. You can always go back to customer interviewing and learning about their pain points. You can also do this with your clients during onboarding or mid-project to see how you can better work with them.

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**1. Navigate to https://www.linkedin.com/**

**2. Click this icon.**

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**3. Upload your new header image. The recommended size for header images is 1584 x 396 pixels.**

**4. Click "Apply"**

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