When people hear the word “consulting,” they often think of Harvard MBAs advising enterprise businesses on corporate strategy.
They think that being a consultant means obtaining difficult degrees and certifications from prestigious universities in order to land a competitive job at a top consulting firm.
They envision a fancy office with thousands of impeccably dressed staff members, each with a packed suitcase ready for yet another international flight.
But in reality, this isn’t an accurate picture of consulting.
Not even close.
The true picture of modern consulting is a lot closer to home, and you probably know someone right now making great money as a consultant. 36% of the US workforce is currently engaged in some form of independent consulting and contract work, and out of this group, nearly 20% of those working full-time are earning north of six figures.
In this guide, we’ll discuss the definition of consulting, explore