The Business of Freelancing, Episode 18: How Mike Taber Funds His Software Company Via Consulting

By Brennan Dunn

A lot of freelancers — hell, just about every freelancer I’ve talked to — want to eventually create and sell their own products. But this is easier said than done. Usually something stands in the way: the immediacy of consulting revenue, lack of an idea, or the fear that they’ll build something and it’ll never sell.

In this episode, I chatted with Mike Taber, the co-host of Startups For The Rest Of Us and the founder of AuditShark. Mike is a high-value consultant; he bills himself out a premium rate. Because of this, he’s able to fund his lifestyle and the development of his software company through the money he makes consulting.

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Things we mentioned: