Sales Consultants – Independent Consultants Vs In-House Consultants – Which is Better?

Many people, particularly Americans, have lost their precious jobs during the recession. Most of these people are now thinking about the things that they can do that are recession proof. Aside from building your own business, you can also consider sinking your teeth into the field of sales consulting (you must have the needed skills and experience). This is one lucrative job that doesn’t need initial investment.

Before you get yourself into this endeavor, you need to decide first if you want to become an in-house or independent sales consultant. Both have pros and cons. Be sure to weigh them first so you can make well-informed decision. Here are the things that you need to consider:

For in-house consultants:

1. Fixed monthly salary with benefits (medical insurance for example).

2. For your work schedule, you’ll most likely to report to your office from 9am-5pm 5 days a week.

3. You will not have the liberty to choose the projects that you will be handling.

4. You will need to drive to and from your office everyday which can take 1-3 hours of your time.

5. You’ll have a boss who’ll tell you what you need to do and when.

For independent consultants:

1. Salary will depend on the number of your clients. You might not earn especially during the first couple of months until you establish your expertise in this field.

2. It will be your responsibility to promote yourself and your services.

3. You can work at the comforts of your own home.

4. You will have direct control over your working hours.

5. You will get to choose the projects that you’ll work on.

6. You’ll have yourself as your own boss.

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