About Tony Jay

For the last 19 years I have been a software consultant to major corporations and boutique businesses alike. I've consulted to Media, Utility, Banking and Aviation clients in Europe and Australia.

In my spare time I'm relaxing with the family, playing poker with my friends, and wondering what exciting things are around the corner.

Get Better At Anything Today

Yesterday I made a bit of a mistake. Not a life altering, never-be-the-same-again kind of mistake. Just a little mistake which I have made in the past and didn’t want to make again.

Today I have a couple of options. I can choose to look back on it in dismay, throw my hands in the air and beat myself up for it. Or I can choose to recognise the mistake and make a plan for handling it better next time.

“There’s no value in making yourself feel bad for the sake of it”

The real benefit of this approach is that you take the negativity of the mistake, and turn it into a positive.

So stop beating yourselves up, people. Recognise it, make a plan, and move forward. By doing that, you’re getting better at that thing straight away. You can apply this to anything, learning, fitness, music.

The key is just to get a little better every day. Stop making excuses. Suck it up – and move forward.



Ask Me A Question

I Love Questions!

Hey guys, if you have any questions, queries or comments, then please feel free to leave them here. I hereby swear that I will reply to you.


Becoming A Software Consultant

If you are a software developer, then you probably spend some time wondering how to write better software, what it takes to get paid more money or how to start your own software business.

Or perhaps you feel that in this environment where outsourcing is becoming the new normal, that your job is at stake.

Let me be clear, a permanent job is no longer financial security. Real financial security comes from being part of the flexible workforce.

If you’re:

  • wanting to start as an independent software contractor
  • looking to start your own software consultancy
  • transitioning into software development freelancing
  • often passed over for promotion and want to reverse this trend
  • want to know how best to climb the career ladder
  • want to write better software

Then we can guide you, because we’ve been there and done that.

Tony Jay, A Software Consultant

That’s me, I’ve been writing software since 1995 for banks, telcos, airlines and utility companies. Here’s my LinkedIn profile, check me out

I’ve seen it all!

Whichever of the categories above you fall into, I can help you through it. I have tools, resources and strategies that will help you
* make that career change
* stand out in the market place
* get paid more
* connect better and make sure of a constant source of income

And the best part is that I can do all of this without asking you to change who you are. Being great at this software game is only partly the technical challenges. In fact I believe that the tech is the least important ingredient to success!

The real value you bring is about your social connection, your business focus, and your attitude/mindset.

How Do I Start?


  1. check out the blog and start learning what we are all about
  2. sign up using the form below or to the right to receive our regular email updates which include special offers, training, tools and resources that we use to excel in this game

Thanks for your time, and if you have any questions please ask me by leaving a comment



Software Consultant Careers

The single more important thing that a software consultant can do is recognise the reason that you exist.

You fill a business need.

How successful you are with your career, how well you do as a software consultant, will always be judged by the people who are paying for your time.  The business is what’s paying for your time, so put their needs first. Great software isn’t about the best technical solution, it’s about fulfilling the requirements of the person who is paying for you.  This fact will never change.

From the perspective of the business that pays for your time, the software engineering principles that you have learned during the course of your education don’t rate. This is what a software consultant is all about.  Great software fits a business need, not what technologists would tell you is great software.

This is asoftwareconsultant.com.  We’ll teach you how to write great software by filling business needs, and how to make it in the world of independent software consultants.

Regards, Tony

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