Some lessons, though, you just have to learn yourself. If you’re a technology consultant, or if you’re considering branching out on your own, take a few tips from my experience of supporting hundreds of companies of all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 things I’d wish I’d known before becoming an IT consultant.
By Erik Eckel
1: Some people are never happy
2: Not all IT pros make good consultants
3: Some clients never intend to pay
4: Vendors abandon you
5: Clients expect a know-it-all
6: And one more thing…
7: Immediate service, but 60-day payment terms
8: Clients only remember what didn’t work
9: You’re almost always working
10: Follow-up is not optional
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