Consulting work delivers excellent hourly wages, but is sporadic by nature. Freelancers, who want regular work, are well-advised to sign up with multiple consulting platforms. Here are some good options.

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Maven

Maven links clients who need consulting services with independent experts who can provide consulting work. Consultants are encouraged to sign up and create a profile, listing details about their background and experience. You also set your own rates. Maven suggests you set rates at two-to four-times your normal hourly rate. Clients pay your rate; or you may be asked to do micro-consulting tasks at a set rate. Learn more about Maven here.

Sign up for Maven here.

Zintro

Zintro plays matchmaker between consultants and companies with relevant needs. Consultants list their services, stating their detailed expertise and experience. The site will email you when it has a project that fits your skills, noting what the project entails and what it pays. Freelancers can’t set their rates here. However, a site spokesman says 90% of Zintro’s consulting jobs pay between $150 and $300 per hour. Learn more about Zintro here.

GLG

Gershon Lehrman Group helps you set your own consulting rate with an online calculator. However, GLG’s calculator is likely to simply divide your estimated annual salary by 2,000 hours. (That’s the average annual hours assuming a 40-hour week and two-weeks vacation.) GLG’s competitors suggest higher rates, but these rates may mean you get more gigs. Learn more about GLG here.

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