Become a house flipper — after my post on consulting as a side job, Marc wrote in to ask whether house flipping counts as consulting. House flippers are speculators who buy homes with the intention of selling them quickly for profit.
Professional house flippers draw from their specialized knowledge of real estate, design, home renovation and market conditions. However, in bubbly markets, amateurs often get into flipping houses and may have no expertise at all. So I wouldn’t consider most house flippers to be consultants. And, even in the case of professionals, the focus is more on delivering a finished product for an unknown buyer, so that’s not really consulting either. However, that doesn’t mean that professional house flippers couldn’t also provide consulting services or that they don’t have specialized skills.
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