Should I Become a Consultant

Should I become a consultant?

Should I become a consultant? Before you decide to become a consultant, ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I a leader?
  • Am I self-confident?
  • Am I organized?
  • Am I a self-starter?
  • Am I competitive?
  • Do I have lots of energy?
  • Can I work long hours and unconventional schedules for an unknown length of time?
  • Am I a risk taker?
  • Can I sleep at night without knowing when I’ll see revenue?
  • Do I have a safety net? Can I afford to take this risk? Can I recover if I don’t win?
  • Am I in good health? Can I manage without a benefits plan at first?
  • Do I mind doing administrative tasks by myself at first, like answering the phone, stuffing envelopes, answering email, typing letters, and managing the books?
  • Do I have skills, knowledge and experience that companies will pay for?
  • Will my family support my decision?
  • Do I have the interpersonal skills to make sales, manage clients, and negotiate with stakeholders?
  • Do I have a decent credit rating?

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