TL;DR: We are offering a new course on Contextual Electronics about how to “go pro” as a technical design consultant. Apply below to be part of the early access program.
How To Create Electronics For A Living
There are a few different paths towards creating electronics for a living:
- Get recruited by a company out of a university
- Get hired into a company as a technician and work your way up to creating electronics
- Design your own electronics to create and sell
- Work as a contractor or consultant and design electronics to a customer’s specification
Many people join Contextual Electronics wanting to learn how to build electronics. They want to build devices for personal enjoyment or to solve a problem they have in their life. For instance, one of our members built a monitoring system for a friend’s farm, testing whether the fences were operational. The member was able to learn the underlying technology and enjoyed doing that, while also helping his friend create a valuable device for their business.
Technical knowledge has value
As the above example shows, CE members create things that have very real value in the world. Some members decide to manufacture products and sell them to others. But what about members who don’t want to take on manufacturing or sales piece of creating a product? It’s possible to offer design services for money. This is a very natural conclusion for people looking to build hardware full time. As Chris explains in the video below, there are many other considerations when getting started as a technical consultant.
Why “Technical Consulting”? Why not just electronics?
This course is broader than just electronics, because the knowledge is for anyone looking to build a technical consultant business. This might include software, mechnical, civil engineers.
Apply to be part of the Beta Consulting Course
We are seeking early members of the “Hang Your Technical Shingle Course”. They will give feedback on the existing and future content and be part of a group working together to build out their technical consultant businesses. If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the survey below
If you cannot see the embedded form below, please follow this link to fill out the form: https://forms.gle/9WEPKQJUiFG3CSLTA
Please click the link to the associated forum post below to discuss more with Chris and other members of the community.