Finding consulting jobs

Scott writes in with this question:
I am new to the consultant business. I have no idea if anyone has had any success with consultant /headhunter sites or consultant job search sites.

I’m looking for assignments up to 12 months. I am in the business/tax/management areas. Does anyone have any suggestions where to start? I would consider pay sites also.

As I mentioned in my post on Rentacoder, many consulting and freelance gig websites seem to be dominated by low bidders. I’m not sure they’re always a great way to go, although it may be worth considering something like eLance or Flexjobs.

I usually find my best work through leads that come to my website or through referrals. However, do you readers have any ideas?

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Tony says:

I agree with Andrea on this one. Sites such as Rentacoder will not be very effective because you are typically competing with consultants from other countries who do work VERY cheaply. Another site, that I know of, but haven’t really used is www . sologig . com.

Best source is potential clients coming to you via website or referrals.