3 Easy Steps to Becoming a Successful Independent Computer Consultant

In today’s world of inexpensive remote computer support and network monitoring, starting a small business as an Independent Computer Consultant can be one of the most rewarding career choices a computer support professional can make.

Fortunately, the road to success as a successful Independent Computer Consultant can be an easy one… PROVIDED that you’re armed with the right information.

With so many wonderful perks that come with being your own boss, such as an unmatched level of job security, an unlimited income potential and fantastic professional and technical growth opportunities, why do so few computer consultants ever attempt starting a small business of their own, when they likely have all of the qualifications they need to succeed?

Achieving success as an Independent Computer Consultant can actually be quite easy today, providing you know the steps to take, the pitfalls to avoid, and the tools to use to make the journey easier.

Assuming you already have the technical skills needed to maintain a small business network, then there ares only THREE remaining requirements for Guaranteeing your success as an Independent Computer Consultant:

1. You need to operate on the correct business model of flat-fee, proactive maintenance and remote computer support. Monitor your customer’s systems to minimize the risk of unexpected downtime and lost productivity. No more waiting for things to break and billing by the hour to fix them. Build your business around preventing problems from happening in the first place.
2. Use the right tools for the job. To succeed as an Independent Computer Consultant, you’re going to need to find a few clients to support, and then you’re going to have to have to support their networks well.
To find new clients, you’ll need to use tried and proven sales and marketing materials. If you use the correct materials, you’ll be able to quickly land new clients without hiring (or becoming) a salesman.
To support your clients, you’ll need to use the correct applications and utilities to minimize the effort you have to put in, while maximizing the performance of your client’s systems.
3. Desire! While starting a small business as an Independent computer consultant can be easy and done with little risk if done correctly… make no mistake. Running a business of any kind requires dedication. As with any venture worth pursuing, there will be obstacles that you’ll need to figure a way around, over or through. The better equipped you are though, the fewer and smaller the obstacles you’ll run into.

For almost any computer professional that has the basic skill set to maintain a small business network, a career as an Independent Computer Consultant is well within reach.

I hope that if you have the basic technical skills needed, that you’ll consider starting a small business of your own. Becoming your own boss can be an incredibly rewarding career experience.

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