Not only will you keep your family in a stable situation financially by moonlighting, but also you will be giving yourself time to decide whether you really want to start a computer consulting firm.
During this moonlighting stage, you will discover how many billable hours you have against the number of non-billable hours you work. Non-billable hours include business building activities such as marketing, business development, paperwork, organization, billing and collections, and accounting.
After you moonlight as a computer consultant for a little while, you will be able to make an informed decision on whether or not you are really cut out to run a small business as a computer consultant. Since you only want to have a job you enjoy, take the extra time moonlighting to make sure that you want to run a computer consulting firm full-time.
To learn more about starting your computer consulting business, read the full article, Computer Consulting: Should You Moonlight While Starting Up? (link above).
Posted by Joshua Feinberg