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IT consultant desire Working From Home

By parkerjj01 ·
I have just completed a B. S. degree in Information Technology with a Business minor. I have 20 plus years doing mainframe development and maintenance.
I would like to focus on an area of IT that would allow me to work from my home office.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should focus my area of expertise to ensure I can get work/contracts and work from my home office. I willing to take classes if necessary.

I was thinking if people can work from India etc.
Why can't an independent American consultant work from home?

Ther must be some areas in IT that are in such demand that we could work from home.

Any and all suggestions welcomed

Independent Joe

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smaller projects work well

by BoulderRidge In reply to IT consultant desire Work ...

I've been independent for about 5 years and my niche is smaller projects on the MS Office platform, mostly building Access apps. My projects typically run for 3-12 months and I am usually the only or one of two hands-on developers on the team. Most of my apps have been pilots or prototypes that in the long term plan, if successful, are rebuilt on a more industrial strength platform by a much larger team. But because my team is small and my app is not tied to a corporate database, I usually do all the development work from home and just go into the office for meetings, which still gives me a nice working relationship with the rest of the team.

On my most recent project, the core team was seven people and only two members did not work from I think your goal is becoming a much more a reality than it was even a few years ago. Good luck!

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Work from home

by bentech In reply to IT consultant desire Work ...


Tech support from home.

Pays 50 cents a minute...

Good Luck!

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Work from home

by harlinseritt In reply to Work from home

How did you find this "gem"? How much do they charge you to get involved?

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