Ultimate Badass List of Productized Consulting Services

If you are looking to outsource specific parts of your business, you’ve come to the right place.

Productized consulting services allow you to outsource parts of your business without getting caught up in the hiring process.

I’m trying to provide you (and me) with a good overview of what is available online. If you find something missing here, please tell me: christoph@christophengelhardt.com

The User is Drunk

Ever heard that your website should be so simple that a drunk user can use it? Richard Littauer, an UX designer, offers to be that drunk user for your website – complete with video.

Website Teardowns

Let’s face it: We are woefully blind to the deficiencies of our own websites. We think we’ve got a clever headline, when in fact we have a non-descript headline. Dave Collins gives you straight talk on how visitors do see your website with a fresh pair of eyes. You can even get an SEO audit to go with your website teardown. Topped of with a sprinkle of British sarcasm.

The User is my Mom

Think a drunk UX expert is the worst challenge you can put your website through? You’re wrong. There’s one thing worse than that: Your mom. Here you can hire someone else’s Mom to torture your website.

Contentation

Complete management of your blog – from setup to content creation to content promotion – starting from $99 for the blog setup to $109/mo for the complete management package.

Podcast Motor

PodcastMotor offers three tiers:

  • the concierge service (editing, publication, social media, show notes, etc) for $495/mo
  • setup of your podcast (hosting, feed, cover art, etc) for $150
  • episode editing for $50/episode

I’ve personally tried the episode editing and the results were good.

CastingWords

CastingWords is a transcription service for your audio/video files. Prices start at $1 per minute of recording. They send you the transcription in HTML, MS Word and plain text and also offer different ways of integration with Dropbox, Zapier and more.

Scribie

Scribie offers the same services as CastingWords at a slightly lower price point.

PostPolished

PostPolished offers editing services for your content. Prices start at $39 for a one-time editing task or $139/mo for 1 blog.

GhostBlogWriters

Ghost writing for your blog. Prices start at $40 per post. Good quality and they come up with their own topics to write about. They also publish the post to your WordPress blog (if given access) – very easy to use

OptimizedPrime

The folks at OptimizedPrime create lead magnets for you. Lead magnets help you convert more visitors into email subscribers. Prices start at $49/mo for 1 lead magnet

WPCurve

Productized WordPress support (backups, security updates and small jobs) makes it much easier to host your own blog.

WPNexus.io

WPNexus is offering a productized service similar to WPCurve but at a lower price point

CodeMyViews WordPress Concierge

This concierge service for WordPress offers you complete peace of mind for your WordPress website. Starting at $599/mo they offer preventive maintenance, development, and marketing tasks.

WPSaaS

WPSaaS offers support as a service for your WordPress plugins so you can focus your time on developing new features. Prices start at $399/mo

ThemeValet

ThemeValet sets up your WordPress website for you – starting from $99

DrupalAid

Want a WPCurve-like service but don’t run WordPress? Well if you’re using Drupal there’s help for you: DrupalAid is productized Drupal Support – starting from $99/mo

WooGuru.net

WooGuru.net is a productized support service for WooCommerce.

SEOak

Productized SEO services for resellers. You pay them to do the SEO work for your clients. Ideal for digital marketing agencies. Starts at $125/mo

AppAftercare

AppAftercare manages and maintains your existing apps.

OutreachSignals

OK. This whole Productized Consulting thing is getting a bit meta. 🙂

OutreachSignals is a concierge prospecting & outreach service specifically designed for B2B productized consulting services. So it’s marketing for your B2B productized consulting service – starting at $495/mo

Rocking Book Covers

A productized design service for book covers; both eBook and print.

FunnelEngine

This great productized consulting service delivers funnels Done-For-You. Starting at $999 for a popup marketing funnel this is one of the greatest additions to the list. I love it.

Draft Revise & Draft Coaching

Nick Disabato is an UX / split testing expert and offers a monthly ongoing A/B testing service. Additionally you can hire him to help you grow your freelancing business.

My Content Sherpa

Philip Morgan’s “My Content Sherpa” not only creates a content strategy for you, but also executes it.

CreativeBoris

CreativeBoris helps you generate blog post ideas – including three different headlines per post and tweets. Starts at $99/mo

Bench

Productized book-keeping service that starts at $135/mo

Kudu

Kudu is a productized AdWords account management service – starting at $399/mo

BirdLeap

BirdLeap is productized Twitter Ads management. Starting at $299/mo (+$199 setup) for ad budgets up to $1,500 monthly this service makes it super easy to run successful ad campaigns on Twitter.

DoubleYourECommerce

Kai Davis is an outreach marketer who specializes in helping eCommerce websites get more traffic to their website. Prices start at $749 for the “digital outreach plan”

Undullify

Undullify offers unlimited design jobs (small jobs taking less than 30 minutes) for $69/mo.

Design Possum

Unlimited graphics and small design jobs for a flat fee – starting at $89.

Correlation

My friend Jane Portman is an amazing designer and you can hire her to give monthly creative directions to your designers.

Snap by Copyhackers

The folks over at Copyhackers offer a productized copy-writing service – either one-off or monthly recurring. A bit pricey, but they are regarded as world-class copywriters.

LittleAds

LittleAds helps you by crafting the copy for your Facebook ads ($65/mo) or even setting up and managing your Facebook ad campaigns ($495/mo)

Calibrate Rapid

Calibrate Rapid by Nathan Powell is a one-off report with actionable design improvements to increase your website’s conversion rate. Priced at $920.

AudienceOps

AudienceOps offers the creation and execution of your content marketing strategy. Starts at $950/mo

RecapMail

RecapMail keeps your existing mailing list warm and engaged. Starts at $79/mo

DripConcierge

This service sets up your drip email campaigns with GetDrip.com for you. I personally love, love, love GetDrip.com and this makes using it even easier. Wish I had come up with that idea. Prices start at $500

WebsiteRescues

This productized service helps you generate more revenue with your Shopify store. They do walkthroughs of your store and dissect the user experience of your shop.
Additionally, they also offer Shopify SEO packages starting at $894

Rails as a Service

Rails as a Service provides maintenance (e.g. installing security updates) and even upgrades it from Rails 2.3 or 3.2 to Rails 4.2. Prices start at $495/mo

WorkNice

WorkNice provides a virtual workplace happiness consultant that helps you improve the culture in your company. Costs $100/mo per team member

Black Light

Conversion Optimization services for membership websites. Prices start at $750

WPTheory

WordPress website setup and launch done in just one day. Priced at $999

Reactive Ops

DevOps-as-a-Service starting at $6,000/mo.

Here comes the Airplane

OK… I’m not going to say anything about the name. If you live in the Bay Area this offer takes care of your meals. You sign up for a year and they deliver a fixed amount of meals per month to you. I just hope it’s not as bad as most airlines’ food.

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About Christoph

Christoph lives in Munich, Germany and is bootstrapping his own SaaS application as a part-time entrepreneur.

He likes to write on this blog about anything of relevance to single-founder bootstrapped software startups.

Comments

  1. Productized Drupal Support – https://www.drupalaid.com/
    Starts at $99/mo

    • Christoph says:

      Hey Bob,

      thanks for letting me know. I’ll add it to the list shortly!

      Cheers,
      Christoph

  2. Great list, I’ll definitely check them and learn how the other guys are doing their “productization”.

    I recently launched WooGuru.net which is a productized service specializing in WooCommerce services.

    • Christoph says:

      Hi Kalo.
      Thanks for letting me know! I added your service to the list.

      Cheers,
      Christoph

  3. Great list Christoph, thanks for posting it 🙂

    Feel free to check out https://wpnexus.io. We offer productized WordPress support just like WP Curve, but we feel we solve a lot of the pain points that they fail to address (such as outsourcing jobs, QA testing etc) at a lower price point. Would be cool to hear your thoughts if you have any!

  4. My productized service is called SEOak – white label SEO strategy and implementation for digital marketing companies to resell to their clients. I’d love it if I could be added to the list.

    Also, landing page in a day put a banner at the top saying they are no longer doing 1-day projects. I wonder what happened.

    • Christoph says:

      I didn’t ask him, but my guess is it was still too much overhead to win a client to be profitable at the price point

  5. Hey Christoph, great list!

    I’m doing ThemeValet (https://themevalet.com) which is ‘WordPress website setup for busy people’, basically setting up WordPress themes for new business (or side project) ideas from $99.

    Great to see WP Curve, WooGuru and WPTheory on here too.

  6. Hi Christoph,

    Hope that all is well. We met at the inaugural MicroConf Europe. I launched http://wpsaas.net some months ago. We offer a productized WordPress tier one support service. Allowing you to spend more of your time developing your WordPress plugin instead of providing support for it.

    • Christoph says:

      Hey Kyle.

      Thanks for your comment. I just added your offering to the list!

      That’s a really interesting idea for a productized consulting service.

  7. Great list Christoph!

    I love “The User is Drunk”. I also use Bench for our Productized Service = Tribe.

    We provide productized WooCommerce support and management. Check us out: http://madebytribe.co

  8. Hi Christoph, great to have all those cool services together, makes me wonder if this is the way employment is going. I have started my own productised service, focusing on creativity for content. I help bloggers get ideas for what you write about, for those who are too busy to do it themselves. http://www.creativeboris.com

    Would love it if you could add it to the list, thanks.

  9. Our WordPress concierge service for Enterprise site support: https://codemyviews.com/wordpress-concierge

  10. Same as CastingWords, but cheaper, https://scribie.com

  11. At https://www.ReactiveOps.com we do productized DevOps (in addition to continuing consulting work). We have a platform (sort of like your own heroku running in your AWS account) and we use consulting services to onboard you to the framework, then you pay for ongoing platform updates, support, and new features. Would be honored to be added to your list!

  12. Awesome list! Would love to add my company to the list: Experiment Engine (www.experimentengine.com) which has on-demand A/B testing design & development which helps our customers scale to 1000s of tests per year. Love all these technology-enabled service co’s.

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