I currently have a full time job and I don't really like it. That said, I love my career choice. I've been a software engineer for over 5 years. I think my forte is that I care about clean code and doing things the right way. I've had other coworkers tell me they've never seen someone write code as fast as I do that's as clean as it is. I recently read this great article on becoming a consultant and it really inspired me.
The scariest part about becoming a consultant is I don't know what the migration path should be. I don't want to quit my day job then start looking for consulting work (especially because I don't even know where to look). But, for all I know that's the best way to do it.
Can anyone give me advice on how to gradually become a full time consultant?