Have you ever considered making the shift from a full-time, permanent employee to a contractor or consultant? How do you know if it is the right move for you? If you have never been a contract employee, there is a lot to learn and many questions to ask yourself:
1) Do you have a skill set in high demand or do you have a skill set that is rare?
If you are highly skilled in your area of expertise, that’s a good start.
2) Do you want to work as a W-2 contractor or corp to corp/1099?
If you want your employer to continue handling pay roll deductions and taxes, W-2 is the way to go. This is perhaps the safest route if you are contracting for the first time. To work as a corp to corp, not only do you need to…
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