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Institute of IT Trainers - Freelance Trainer of the Year 2006 & 2009
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A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: R is for Risk

For one to be a successful freelance IT trainer one must take on board risk.

I am constantly asked by other trainers, “Is it risky being a freelance trainer?”  Risk

To which I reply,  “No more than being any other trainer”

I would even go as far to say, that currently it is riskier being an employed IT trainer, as I have known weeks and sometimes months before when certain IT training companies were going to the wall.

In the past I have taken risks that have paid off, and risks that have ripped me off, but this is part and parcel of the fun and experience of being a freelance it trainer.

One has to fully be aware and take full responsibility for the risks that are inherent in everyday life, but unlike the full-time employed IT trainer, the buck fully and squarely stops with you.

Whether one does or does not do something there is always an element of risk, and there will always be consequences of the action or inaction.

The trick is to use ones’ resources effectively, to provide a good and wide perspective view of the action and/or proposition, to at best, reduce the risk or take a calculated risk.

Being a freelancer means taking onboard and fully owning ones’ choices and decisions, if it works great, if not learn from the lesson, brush oneself down and move on.

I would like to hear your comments, experience, opinions and thoughts about this subject, please drop me a line or two below:


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