These days there is more interest than ever in home based businesses. With unemployment at record high levels, many people are reconsidering what it means to ‘make a living’. And many of them turn their attention towards the possibility of a home based business. After all, there is no hiring involved, no interview hoops to jump through and no sweating whether you’ll get the position or not.
The current crop of unemployed people is made up of many people with experience in management and/or technology fields. Consultants can practice in just about any field, but the bulk of opportunity is in these two areas. Experienced people from these fields might be able to create a business from their expertise.
And good news is that a home based consulting business really doesn’t cost that much to start assuming you have the experience already. A business license, a bank account, some business cards, and a website can give you a good starting point. You can start out small, marketing via free resources like CraigsList and Backpage and eventually evolve into more advanced marketing strategies.
Here is a great free online resource if you intend to pursue this. It’s called Think Like a Consultant.
If you have some management or technology specialization, a home based consulting business can help you build your future without having to depend on what seems to be an eroding job market.