Spier & Company isn’t a law firm. We can therefore not share in depth advice on how to become a contractor. There are companies (and website) far more specialized in the technical aspect of how to become a contractor.
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First of all, think about why you want to become a contractor. Is it because of the higher income or more about the freedom to choose where and when you want to work and who you want to work for? There are many reasons why being a contractor can be appealing and there are no wrong reasons as long as you make a considered choice.
- Think about what you have to offer – what skills & experiences do you have to offer a potential client?
- Think about potential clients that you would like to work for
- Assess the potential risk of not finding a contract job within 1-2-3 months
- Talk with agencies specialized in placing contractors to find out what the demand is for your specific qualities
- Think about your financial situation – if you are just about to buy a new house it might be better to wait with the start your career as a contractor until after the purchase
- Think about your personal situation – does your partner approve, can you handle the potential stress of not having a job or going on many interviews?
- Do the math – make a business plan and see if the numbers add up.