One way to start working from home is to take up a telecommute job. Even established consultants may enjoy the regular cash flow, structure and stability of a telecommuting position. And, if you’re just starting out, a telecommute job lets you build up some savings and try out working from home. Once you’ve got your feet wet, you can take the plunge to full-time consulting.
By working at a telecommuting position, you’ll have flexibility and independence. You may be able to move your work hours so that you can meet with clients for your consulting business. You can see if you even like working from home. (And, if you don’t, you can save up to rent a desk elsewhere!)
Even though I do consulting on a full-time basis, I hear great things about telecommuting from my friends who do consulting as a side business. So, if you aren’t at the point where you have enough clients to go full-time, check out telecommuting jobs.
"Should consultants try telecommuting?" from Become a Consultant at ConsultantJournal.com.