@SuperFloppies I used upwork and rentacoder and similar sites years ago.
And I hated it.
I barely made any money, and it took 2x as much effort as a regular job, or more.
But I did keep the lights on for a few weeks, and built up enough of a portfolio that I was able to spin that in to a more traditional freelance relationship with a couple of local clients.
That was much better, but still not perfect.
But that was solidly 9 years ago, maybe more, and ymmv.
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