As I transition from part-time to full-time computer consulting, I thought it would be interesting and motivational to interview other fellow independent techs who took their passion for computers and entrepreneurship from hobby to career. These folks took a big leap by throwing away a safe 9 to 5 existence for the chance to forge their own path. I enjoy reading about how others got started and became successful. No two stories are alike and something can always be learned from the journey others have taken.
Today I’m speaking with Randy Knowles. He owns his own computer consulting business and also writes the blog Randy the Tech Professor where he provides near daily tech tips, tricks, and news for novices and advanced troubleshooters alike. Randy has been running his business full time for a over a year now. I was curious what led him down this path and what techniques have helped him build a successful consultancy.