Second job ideas, like those mentioned in my post on second jobs, can be a great source of comfort to new consultants. Having regular contact with other people, earning a regular income and simply having a bit of structure in your life can really help if you’re the sort of consultant who sometimes feels isolated, depressed or lacking in motivation. If you’re someone who struggles with these sorts of issues, having a second job may allow you to hang on to your consulting business and ramp up to success. And, if you’re someone who’s really thriving as a consultant, having a second job can simply be a great way to keep in touch with the rest of the world. Sometimes, our greatest inspiration comes from the connections we make with other people.
So, if you feel a bit frustrated with your work, recognize that it takes time to build up a great work from home business like consulting. But once you establish yourself, you’ll have many rewards, like flexibility and autonomy. It’s worth the work to become a consultant. Picking up a second job may be the best answer if you need a little help in getting there.
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