Consulting Realities:
Most of Jason Cohen’s post on The unfortunate math behind consulting companies focuses on the difficulties / painful realities, but he ends with this quote:
Most consulting companies don’t make much profit, and it’s one in a thousand that has the discipline to launch a successful product during off-hours. If you’re going to make it happen, you yourself need to be serious, disciplined, and relentless.
But you can do it.
And if you do, you’ve just self-financed a startup, made a nice living, mitigated much of the risk of product-only startups, and built a great team in the process.