I have been freelancing for quite a few years now and love the reaction I get from most people when I tell them what I do for a living. Apart from being a WordPress guru, I also make Apps for the Apple AppStore and Google Play – and this revelation usually leaves people amazed. “But, you’re….” they start, then think better of finishing off that sentence with “…old?” “…not nerdy?” “…blonde?”.
I try to encourage friends and acquaintances who are looking for work to strike out on their own, make your own business, work for yourself and enjoy the freedom that brings. I can work from anywhere with just a laptop and a half-decent internet connection. I travel a lot and can easily fit my work commitments in with my travel plans.
There are a number of Freelance sites such as oDesk and Elance that you can sign up for and create a profile. I haven’t applied for a job for a long time – I get invitations and can decide which projects I want to do, and am kept busy by my old clients. I have built up very rewarding working relationships with clients from all over the world!