Do you want to be a freelance Microsoft Dynamics AX expert or build a promising Microsoft Dynamics AX Career path? Well, then this article will brief you about the basics of getting started in this field, and if you’re someone who likes the freedom to work as he/she likes, then you can become a freelance consultant.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Microsoft Dynamics AX Consultant
A consultant can work from anywhere he/she likes and can adjust timings accordingly. Everyone has their own active hours during which they can work effectively as compared to other timings.
Being a freelancer has a number of perks and benefits. But, in this era when everybody wants to work as a freelancer, getting success can become tough. Here are a few points, which can surely help you in succeeding as a freelancer.
- Build Your Brand: If you want to excel in your field of Microsoft Dynamics, the most important thing that can give you a boost in your freelancing career is building yourself as a brand, so that potential clients trust you and agree to outsource work. And, this means working a bit creatively than others in your field. Being a freelancer, all the work has to be done by you. It should appear to the others that no one in that field is as advanced as you, especially your understanding of Microsoft Dynamics AX. You can practice steps like creating a powerful social media account or getting involved in topic discussions related to your field.
- Be Creative & Advertise Your Achievements: Creativity is something that a person needs to have when we talk about freelancing. Being creative is all that it requires as today everyone wants something new and creative. Moreover, you need to learn how to highlight your past achievements and domain understanding to be able to get shortlisted by potential clients and/or recruiters.
- Never Get Left Alone: Freelancing is a career path, in which you just have to do what is told to you, unlike the blue collar corporate jobs wherein you work with a larger team. But being social helps you a lot to get to know different freelancers and it also helps to understand what problems they are facing. If you ever face a specific problem, they can help you too. So, just try to socialize with people like you and understand their method of working. If possible, share your experiences too, because Mid to Senior level functional consultants often get to learn new things on daily basis.
- Find Multiple Sources of Income: Being a freelancer means that you can have as many projects as you like. But the only factor you should keep in mind is not to quit a project half way. It has a very bad impact on the client. So, take up only those projects, which you have confidence to complete on time, and with complete efficiency.
- Build Your Career
The best part about being an independent consultant is that you can always go back to a corporate MNC at any point, if you’ve the right expertise, and restart building your Microsoft Dynamics AX Career even after working for 2-3 years as a freelance consultant.