Looking for a job is a full-time job that does not come with pay or benefits. So why do we do it? Because it’s seemingly less risky to work for someone who is successful enough to pay us than it is to figure out how to work for ourselves.
The days of a ‘job’ in the regular sense are rapidly drawing to an end. Make sure you’re on the right end of the employment trend.
Whether you’re selling products on TPT, creating other digital products or courses, or still teaching in the classroom, there is someone somewhere that is willing to pay to learn from your expertise. Here are reasons all teacherpreneurs should position themselves as consultants.
- The term consultant trumps every other title, even CEO. Why? Because even CEOs need consultations from time to time. The great thing about assuming the title of a consultant is that you control your own credibility.
- Seeking work is anti-entrepreneurial. Being thought of as a job seeker makes one look like they are incapable of creating their own opportunities. It puts the power in the hands of people who have ‘openings’ and/or opportunities.
- Consultants have more opportunity to earn money. Consultants can charge for consultations that may only last 30 minutes or be hired by corporations long term. Consultants can work on special cases or speak at schools and commencements. Meanwhile employees are hired to do a job. Which type of work offers more security?
- Your resume makes you an employable consultant. Instead of using your past resume to entice HR departments, use your experience to advertise your wealth of knowledge that can be used by a number of companies.
- As a consultant, you don’t need to look for jobs. You simply network and explain why you are necessary to the success of others. Let them make their own decision. And when they do choose you, turn them into advocates for future clients.
We live in the times of creating opportunities. You never know, as a consultant you can soon be the one offering jobs to junior consultants at your firm. The choice is yours.