I've been in PM for 10 years and IT for 15.
Between contracts in 2007 I formed an LLC to do independent consulting (PM, Support, WebDev) hoping to bring in some cash and become self employed.
Its panned out like this:
Project Management: The SMB market (my target) doesn't see the value, or simply can't afford, a PM.
Systems Support: Eliminated. Not enough profit to make it worthwhile.
Web Development: I can do it, but it?s not my best skill and I'm slow to produce. Time = Money = its not working for me.
I realize that my value add comes from sales, managing work and customer relationships.
The problem is, the gigs I'm finding are so small that I can't afford to outsource.
That leads me to the idea of becoming a Freelance PM, which seems impossible to sell in the SMB market.
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