There are so many benefits to working as a consultant. You get to be flexible with your own hours. You get to choose which companies and clients you work with, and you can offer services you feel confident providing. When you work as a consultant, every day is different, so life does not grow mundane as it sometimes does with a typical job.
If you're interested in working as a consultant, the first thing you need to do is learn. You can start to do that here. Check out these articles to learn the basics about consulting, and then move forward with finding your first clients.