Today, I’ll talk about how to get into consulting, what the skills and expectations are, and what can cause you to get out.
What is Consulting?
Consulting in the Flash/Flex world usually consists of 3 tasks that may be related:
- Offer your architecture expertise.
- Offer your code mechanic expertise.
- Augment an existing team.
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I made a new years resolution to double my rate this year. If you take a look at the current Flex Consulting Rates, and think double or triple, youâ€™ll have an idea of what Iâ€™m trying to do.
In the past 8 months I’ve found three challenges to reaching my goal. First, I had some misperceptions of what level of quality of software businesses want. Second, I have been distracted from the truth by the echo chamber I participate in, specifically the Twitter followers and blogs I read. Finally, and most importantly, while I’m good at marketing, I’veÂ completelyÂ failed in selling the value of my services. Â The following lists the failings in detail with my new goals to fix those problems.
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In contracting and consulting, pricing projects can be very challenging. Even if you are a good coder, there are a lot of things other than code that affect cost. The following article describes what different types of project pricing their are, how to effectively price a project, and what hybrid approaches you can take.
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While it’s fresh, here is what I learned at Flash and the City 2010 (blog). Â It was a Flash & Flex conference in New York City that brought together developers from around the world. Â The reasons for me to attend were (beyond being invited, duh):
- You don’t attend conferences, you speak at conferences.
- I like smaller conferences.
- I love Manhattan.
- One of my current clients is there.
- My wife had never been to New York.
- You don’t get many eastern conferences (east in the USA).
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