Do you want to take on consulting work while still having a full-time job? It is possible to do so, as long as you are not in a situation where there is a conflict of interest. Many companies are open to the idea of part-time consulting, so it can be a great way to start out. However, it is important to evaluate your situation before making the switch to full-time consulting. When you are a consultant, you often have more autonomy in your work than when you are employed full-time.
You may also have the benefit of having multiple clients at once, so if one or two leave you, you will still have others. On the other hand, if you were to be fired from a full-time job, your entire salary would be gone. It is also much easier for companies to fire consultants than full-time employees. Some consultants may be looking for more regular hours, benefits, team collaboration, or a leadership position.
A side job can be a great way to test out your business and consulting skills and can help you break free from the "business hell" that many entrepreneurs find themselves in. If you are considering making the switch from contract work to full-time consulting, there are some things that you should keep in mind. Make sure that this is really what you want and that you have a trusted consultant who can fill in for you if needed.