As you grow in your career as a software developer, a natural next step is to jump into independent consulting. You have greater control of your time, can make more money, and have the freedom to pick and choose the projects that you work on. But when I talk to people who are ready to quit their job and start consulting - the number one question I get asked is:
"How do you find consulting clients?"
I wrote about this in the First Client Checklist, but I wanted to give some more real, concrete advice about what to do, and what NOT to do, to find your first clients.