Eheheh! I had the (very sad) experience of working as a door to door seller. from all the dipshit I "learnt" from the company, only one thing was really valuable:
"The only think better than selling to the client, is selling to the client and getting from him two more clients."
I found this bit of advice quite useful as a freelance worker.
people tend to like to be able to scream to you face-to-face, or have you in their office for the occasional totaly irrelvant chit chat
Ok, just kidding, but I find it totaly irritating that employers don't see the oportunities arising when having net emploees. Of course, many look to the traditional drawbacks, but the lack of specific laws for net-empolees makes it an employer's heaven... Practicaly, they have full right to fire anybody without even compensation...
Or maybe I'm wrong, and I've just under-estimated the market
Working online, needs a bit of luck.
You know, you do a work for somebody for a good price and the side note to tell others about. It happens that he has a few good contacts, and suddenly a chain reaction occurs. Or you get the same luck I had as a salesman and give up after a single month...
(Yes. Yes. yes. I admit. I am not the right person to send in a house to sell anything but free stuff...XD I am TOO honest, even for a normal person...XD)