In order to move away from the slave driving cesspool known as forum clientele, you need to have your own website. Not only that, but you need to market yourself and stay away from the job boards/forums.
My question to you is: How much business has having your own website brought you?
My Goal: To never have to look at job boards/content mills again just to fight over $1/$3 per 100 word assignments by people hoping to rule the internet with cheap content.
I'm currently looking into different themes and mapping out my own marketing plan and it's something I'm definitely going to do, but I want to hear from you if you have your own website for freelancing services. Tell me your story.