chapter  7
On your Own
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Many people are attracted by the idea of becoming an independent consultant, often without thinking too hard about what it is, or what it would involve. Perhaps they have been in the same job for a long time, and feel in a bit of a rut, or they may have been made redundant and are looking to fill in time and make some money until a ‘real’ Job comes along. On cold winter mornings, the idea of a cosy home office can be very appealing! With information and knowledge management higher on political and organisational agendas than they have ever been, there are certainly tremendous opportunities for the skilled information professional-but you do need to be very clear about what you can offer as a consultant, and what the implications (financial and otherwise) are of going it alone.