Being a consultant

Being a consultant — I’ve said a lot about becoming a consultant, but what about just being a consultant? What’s it like to be a consultant? Well, I’ve been a consultant for 10 years. During that time, I’ve reflected on my role. And it’s not quite the same as having a regular job. Obviously, I prefer being a consultant or I’d have a job working for someone else. But what keeps me going?

The benefits of being an independent consultant:

  • flexibility — I work when I want
  • money – I set my consulting fees, rather than being dealt a salary
  • variety — I work with several clients on several projects
  • home — I work from home, avoiding a commute or extra time spent away from family
  • fun — I wouldn’t consult if it wasn’t fun!

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. See "The big list of reasons to become a consultant" for more about being a consultant.

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