How to be a consultant Data Scientist?



Hi all,

This is my first post in this forum. I am a Master’s student in Quantitative Economics, interested in making a career in data science/analytics. I was wondering of making some money, alongside my studies, by doing data science. What do you suggest I do?

As regards to tools and knowledge, I know a little bit of everything: Python, R, MATLAB, machine learning and some stats. My undergrad was in Math & CS, so I can pick up stats and necessary tech skills reasonably fast on-the-go.

I know about Kaggle, and I consider it a great learning opportunity - but I want to do something of a sort of “consulting”, something which can generate money in the short-term. How do I start off?

Thanks for your help.