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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Moonlighting Jobs for a Small Business Computer Consultant

Finding good moonlighting jobs can be difficult for computer consultants working ith small businesses because you are usually on duty when these companies are not. You need to be able to conduct moonlighting jobs in the evening and on weekends, and many small businesses will not respond well to that concept because they want you to work on their schedule.

The best way to get small business moonlighting jobs is to pick businesses that fit naturally with your schedule. Restaurants, health clubs and call centers can be perfect choices for you as a computer consultant as well as businesses that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and those that have second and third shifts.

The issue with this way of finding moonlighting jobs is that these clients may not end up being the best full-time customers, unless you are willing to often get called at 2 a.m. The only other option if you can’t work with this type of schedule is to work on your flexibility in working with small businesses.


You need to create a base of 9-5 clients while having a moonlighting job as a computer consultant because you will probably not want to give up nights and weekends once you get into the full swing of computer consulting. Because you are mostly available on nights and weekends, you have to start thinking creatively and flexibly about your moonlighting jobs. Start thinking about using vacation days, personal days and sick days to work with clients. If you can take long lunches, go in late and leave early, you will have better luck with your 9-5 moonlighting jobs. You can even work in a networking breakfast if you come in late to work. If your day job does not have the potential to be flexible, you will have a very hard time finding the ideal moonlighting jobs to grow your business.

Securing good moonlighting jobs in the small business arena means being flexible and persistent while making sacrifices that will help you create a good client base that can help you more smoothly transition into the world of full time computer consulting.

Added By: Computer Consulting Kit