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Learn more about becoming a Strategy Freelancer with Expert360 with our community guide.

Here at Expert360, we are the place where strategy talent come to explore a different way to work. 

We are seeing an avalanche of demand for freelance strategy professionals across Australia and New Zealand, particularly for talent from Bain, McKinsey and BCG. Thinking of doing the work you love with choice, diversity and flexibility?

We’ve put together all the stuff you need to know to help you explore life as a strategy freelancer. 

Let’s start with the top trending question we get asked from new members of our community…

Money | How much can I earn?

Depending on your experience and level, here’s a guide into what you can expect to earn as a Strategy freelancer:

Junior < 2 Years Experience
$1000 - $1400 AUD Per Day
Mid 3 - 5 Years Experience
$1400 - $1750 AUD Per Day
Senior 5 - 8 Years Experience
$1750 - $2200 AUD Per Day
Leader 8+ Years
$2200+ AUD Per Day

The good news is we transparently share client budgets in every opportunity on our platform giving you visibility before you even consider a gig. 

How soon will I find my first project?

If you’re an MBB Consultant transitioning from a permanent role it is important you connect with Expert360’s Strategy Expert Relationship Manager, Bec Joyce, during your resignation period so that our team can support your transition and start sourcing for available projects. In comparison to traditional recruitment agencies, our projects turn around in a week.

What is the typical length of projects I can expect? 

In the Strategy Practice area there are a mixture of short term (6-12 weeks) and longer term (3-6 months) projects. You have the power to choose the length of projects you engage in. 

How and when am I paid? 

Expert360 manages the payment process for you. This includes invoicing the client and following up on payments. All of our Experts have access to a service that allows them to be paid within 14 days, or the use of our next day payment product.

Why do Strategy Consultants freelance?

There are a number of reasons why a Strategy Consultant would decide to freelance

  • As you are aware from the day rates above, freelancing is a lucrative career
  • The flexibility to choose the projects you work on 
  • To accelerate your career growth by working with a range of clients from different industries
  • To work a mixture of full-time and part-time and travel when it suits you
  • Work flexibly while starting your own business or using the injection of cash to start your own business 

What does the downtime between projects look like?

There is an insatiable appetite for Strategy Consultants which means the downtime between projects for our Consultants is minimal. Towards the end of your project, our team will follow up with you and understand what your ideal next project looks like.

Our team will also advise you on when it is best to start applying for your next project. You can also continually browse the platform and apply to projects. 

Just double checking, am I insured? 

Expert360 offers insurance coverage for our community of consultants at zero cost to our Experts. Head to our insurance page for more info on our partnership with CGU Insurance.

It is important that you know exactly what you’re covered for. This helps to speed up hiring time and avoid confusion due to last minute on-costs or the risk you’re not covered. Some clients require you to have insurance, and others do not so it’s always best to find out at the start of the project. 

Do I need to look after my Super? 

Unlike full-time employment, the onus of contributing amounts to a superannuation fund falls back onto the freelancer. Expert360 have partnered with Future Super and Grow Super to make superannuation easy to understand and navigate as an independent consultant.

What does it feel like to be part of the Expert360 Strategy Consulting Community? 

  • The Strategy Practice team is at your service, to give you the support, information and tools to get the most out of Expert360
  • You will be invited to exclusive Strategy Community events where you can connect with like minded individuals and grow your network
  • Access to a number of resources on the platform
  • A place to work from when you need the space and infrastructure on those days you just want to be around people and have a cup of tea and use a printer
  • A place where payments and invoicing is all taken care of for you
  • The access to market research and industry insights when you need it 
  • A place to learn and develop yourself personally and professionally

What types of clients can I work for via Expert360?

We work with some pretty awesome customers who come to Expert360 for freelance strategy talent including:

  • ASX Listed Enterprises 
  • Consulting Firms and Private Equity
  • Super High Growth Startups

What are Expert360 Strategy Freelancers saying?

Meet Bastien.

“Expert360 has offered me awesome strategy gigs for really cool organisations like Mad Mex and Metcash. Working this way has allowed me to travel around Australia and do the other stuff that I love like running marathons and paragliding”

- Bastien Missud, Former AT Kearney Strategy Consultant

If you are ready to join our Strategy community and explore opportunities, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to understand what we can do uniquely for you, we have a dedicated Strategy Practice here for you.

Join our community and do the best work of your life.

Be part of our elite community that gives you the tools, information, connections and confidence to do the best work of your life.

More Questions?
Get in Touch With Our Dedicated Strategy Team
Bec Joyce
Expert Relationship Manager
Nick Winterton
Director - Strategy, M&A and Corporate Finance - ANZ
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