Ep. 125:3 Key Questions To Ask Before Making The Leap From Employee To Self-Employed Consultant With Nitish Verma

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business with your host Trudy Rankin. 





For a lot of people, making the leap from employee to self-employed consultant is a huge, scary step to take.

Because of that, many never make that leap, instead preferring to remain in the safety of their current job, even if that job is boring, unsatisfying, or worse, exposes them to a toxic working environment.

In this episode, I talk with Nitish Verma from Essence Networks, who took a carefully considered, step-by-step approach to making the change from government employee to self-employed consultant.

We talk about:

  • The transition journey Nitish took while still an employee in order to get himself ready to make the leap
  •  The 3 key questions he asked himself (and his network) that helped him position himself so he was ready at the right time
  • The value that stable governments add in enabling anyone to start their own business
  • Why a learning mindset was critical to Nitish’s success
  • Why having a process for getting feedback from people he’s worked with, helped Nitish get testimonials
  • How Nitish has been successful in focusing on a niche within a niche and use his experience and skills to bring value
  • Nitish’s open invitation for further discussion



Trudy Rankin is the host of the Online Business Launchpad Podcast, Director of West Island Digital and the founder of the Online Business Lift-Off program.


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The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Today's Guests


Nitish Verma

I am passionate about helping decision makers achieve sustainable results. I take a multi-disciplinary approach to opportunities and problems and focus attention on building capability for individuals and organisations. I enable organisations to maintain a future focus and a strong ethical position.

Corporate governance, public policy support, professional risk management, business architecture, IT enterprise architecture, mentoring in-house teams, assurance for large/complex business process and business transformation.

I support organisation resilience objectives through specialist Business Continuity Management Systems design and implementation.

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