Working as a consultant from home is a great home based business opportunity, but it does require some knowledge or skill. There are a lot of individuals and bussiness that will pay dearly for the expertise or knowledge that you have and that they need. This is a lot like freelancing, and it basically works the same way. You find business, or clients, that are looking for skills that you have. This is in software or operating systems mostly, but there are times when consultants are used in fields other than computers and technology. If you were the smart one in school, or you have vast computer knowledge and experience, or even if you are great with one software system like Microsoft Office, there are business who need you to teach them or explain what is needed to use these systems and software. If a business upgrades their computer systems, there may be new programs that are not familiar to employees or management, and a consultant is brought in to figure out what is needed to integrate the new technology into the business. Consultants are used at all levels and for all the needs of business and personal uses. Whether it is as simple as teaching something you know to someone, or as complex as telling a new home business owner how to build a successful website and business on the Internet, consultants are paid well to help people who do not have the knowledge or skills necessary. Some websites for medical and dental plans hire consultants to answer phone calls from people who are looking for more information. These are easy because the people call you, and you simply answer their questions and tell them about the product or service. This home business may get varied results, depending on the service or product you are consulting on. Starting a home base business as a consultant can be lucrative if you have knowledge or skills that are in demand, and some consultants even find work as speakers on motivation or other business concerns. There are consultants needed on almost every aspect of business and personal life, and finding something that you know or have skills in is simple. Then you have to find a market for your specific skills, and market your home business to maximize exposure and get more customers. No matter what the subject is that you can be a consultant on, someone in the world can use your knowledge and skills. Why not put them to good use in your home business as a consultant. Copyright © 2007 Joel Teo. All rights reserved.