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Are you a network professional? Feeling unappreciated and underpaid? Fantasizing about going out on your own? Stop fantasizing. Do something about it. From Serf To Surfer: Becoming A Network Consultant helps you decide once and for all whether the leap is right for you. And if it is, Matthew Strebe shows you how, step-by-step.
This is the first book written specifically about network consulting—and designed for folks with no business experience (if you've got some, that's gravy). Strebe shows you how to build a network of contacts while you're still employed; create a viable business plan, develop an image, market yourself, set pricing, and write watertight contracts.
Now that your time is truly money, Strebe proffers invaluable project management guidance. He also offers pointers on effective communication, a skill everyone can use help with, even the pocket-protector crowd (grin).
You'll learn the fine art of finding clients and keeping them so happy they'll pay you more money for less work than you're doing now. (If you're any good, you'll still be swamped—but it'll feel a whole lot better!)