A storyteller-explainer-knowledge wrangler by trade, native Austinite and temporary time traveller
Learning, from self-directed to instructor-led to elearning and virtual to blended learning; Instructional Design: crafting learning solutions that help people learn what they want and need to know; Curriculum development: educational and training materials from print to classroom to video to interactive media to blended learning solutions
Graphic design, web-authoring skills, business development, self-marketing
Not so much advice but, my dad (twice an independent consultant in the 60s and mid-80s), when I first told him my plans to freelance (video, late 80s), smilingly said: "Lemme tell you something about working for yourself: some months you eat chicken and some months you eat feathers."
Sowing creative confusion & reaping re-visioned horizons