Freelance Cyber Engineers: Do you consult?

roninkaironinkai Senior MemberSan AntonioMember Posts: 305 ■■■■□□□□□□
Just curious how many have full time IT/cyber jobs, but also do some form of consulting on the side.

Is it doable? How are you finding clients? Do you automate the services? What model do you charge (1 time, or recurring monthly for maintenance related tasks)?
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  • NightShade03NightShade03 Member Posts: 1,383 ■■■■■■■□□□
    The best to break into consulting for info sec is to consult for a larger companies on different projects. It will give you a feel for the types of clients to look for, who to avoid, what types of services are being offered, where you can do it better, the rates you can charge (and what the larger org charged them), etc. As you build some experience you can start to reach out to the right type of clients on your own, which isn't easy but certainly doable once you are better armed with the right information.

    The challenge with consulting is steady work and benefits. If you consult on the side that can help, but at some point you need to take the leap of faith or stop the side thing in order to avoid burnout.
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