It’s been a little over a year since I quit my job to start living the life of a full-time computer consultant. I had been running my business part time on the side for about three years and between changes at work and my growing list of consulting clients, I felt a year ago was a good time to make the transition. I had saved about 6 months worth of living expenses and figured between that and my established list of clients I’d be off to a good start.
Boy was I wrong!
I can say without a doubt this has been one of the toughest years of my life. But it’s also been one of the most rewarding.
I’ll walk you through my first year as a full-time consultant. I urge anyone who is planning on going from part-time to full-time consulting to read through this and learn from my mistakes.