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  • Writer's pictureLynne Spruill

Why is Independent Consulting a Logical Choice?

An Alternative Approach for Workers

By Lynne Spruill, COO for Automate 2 Inspire

It’s August 2022 and companies are now offering employees some of the flexibility that initiated the Great Resignation of millions of people. The compensation packages are very attractive, and some people will be tempted to accept these partial changes and remain with their chosen company. In this fashion, companies win because retention of employees is critical to operations and successful execution of their mission statement. Employees win because they are now having their issues addressed at least partially. However, for some this will not be enough. A partial response will not satisfy all. There is another way—independent consulting.

Independent consulting will be the right choice for millions because it’s the only option that will address all the concerns identified to their resignation. The ability to work remotely, become financially independent, and have true flexibility is a smart option for those who are ready to work for it in the independent consulting world. The entry into the market is minimal. Setting up a company can be done on the internet for less than $300.00 dollars today. Workers that create business entities for their independent consulting enjoy financial control as well. The independent consultant can setup a Solo 401K plan that allows maximum contributions of $64,500 for workers over 50 years and $58,000 for those under 50 years as of 2022. The normal 401K only allows a maximum contribution of $26,500. Every year the consultant can save 2.9 years more than the W2 employee. This is how wealth is built! This is how I did it. I will share my rags to riches story and how to setup a business entity in my next blog.

However, not all will be suited for independent consulting. Some people prefer the perceived safety of having a paycheck and benefits. The reality though, as witnessed by recent layoffs like Shopify who just laid off a bunch of people, there is no safety. We create our destiny. Thus, for those who can take the leap, independent consulting offers great advantages.

To be successful in this field, the worker will need to be highly motivated to take advantage of this business model. The catalyst for enabling workers to work remote is the shift to cloud technology and automation tools like Salesforce Marketing Cloud. The growth of these automation technologies is trending upward. Workers in all aspects of this technology are in high demand. Online training is replacing the traditional college degree for some. Why incur the cost of college today if you are highly motivated to train yourself online in a shorter amount of time? Our company hires on ability first, not degrees. The degree can wait.

The savvy consultant can train themselves today, advertise on LinkedIn and have multiple high paying gigs within a weeks after getting certified! The key enabler will be finding the most advanced online training that aids in providing an in-depth understanding of the technology skills required to design and implement solutions that provide ROI to customers. The entire lifecycle from design to implementation and support can be learned through the more advanced training tools. Workers can now be productive within months, not years, if they are serious about success.

As the leaders in this market space, AskNya executives are following this trend and are developing a solution. They will be launching a series of in-depth training videos. The goal is simple, design and provide online videos to “jump start” a worker’s career and increase the talent pool. This is a win-win for all. These training videos will be introduced at Dreamforce this September in San Francisco. Please come find us for a demo. #AskNya

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