Day Two Cloud 084: So You Want To Be A Consultant

Consulting is the type of job that can really push your abilities to the limit, and independent consulting does that while also making you an accountant, marketer, and HR. In episode 84 of Day Two Cloud, Ethan and I talk with Anthony Nocentino and Michael Jenkins about their experience working as consultants. We all share how working for yourself as an independent consultant can be incredibly rewarding and also soul destroying.

The episode is a long one – just over an hour – and honestly we could have kept going for another hour or two! There is just so much ground to cover when it comes to being a consultant by itself. But we also talked about running your own business as an independent entity, which is a whole other can of worms. There’s got to be another ten episodes here to expand on each of these topics in detail, and I plan to do so eventually. Here’s just a short list of things I’d like to cover in more detail:

  1. Time management
  2. Pricing engagements
  3. Structuring your business
  4. Building a pipeline
  5. Marketing yourself
  6. Working with hostile clients
  7. Project Management
  8. Writing a good SOW
  9. When and how to say “No.”
  10. Practicing self-care

There’s some overlap between each of those topics, but I think each could be a show unto itself. Do any of these tickle your fancy? Would you want to be a guest, or know someone who wants to talk about one of these? Please let us know! We always looking for great guests to come on and talk about their experiences in technology and the cloud.

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