Why Become a Consultant
Why become a consultant?
Why become a consultant? Become a consultant and change your life.
When you become a consultant, you’re saying goodbye to the predictability, normalness, routine and safety of a regular job. You’re venturing out on your own, into unknown territory. From here on out, you’ll need to survive by your wits, not a paycheck that appears every two weeks without question. The hours may be long and the pay may be meager as you start out.
But, in the long term, your decision to become a consultant may be the best thing for you. You’ll call the shots (well, except when your clients do). You’ll be in charge of scheduling your time. You can refuse projects, dump clients, and focus on work that interests you. You set your rates.
Moreover, you can become a consultant without spending much money. Often, all it takes to become a consultant – at least on paper – are a computer, business cards, a telephone and an Internet connection. Of course, to truly become a consultant, you’ll need clients, expertise, experience and other important pieces of the puzzle. But, unlike starting a restaurant or a store, you can set up your consulting business with minor costs.