Yes, Freelancers Sometimes Struggle But…

Posted: January 13th, 2009

I know I’ve had my fair share of rough times in freelancing. Who hasn’t had to wait for that late payment to pay the already late rent? I’ve been stiffed here or there, too.

Then from ChrisDiclerico.com, I came across a story of Corey, a 21 year old homeless computer geek working night shifts at a New York City Kinko’s:

He bathes in churches, spending $20 a week on mouthwash, shaving cream, and other necessities. The self-taught Midwestern transplant earns money by helping people with their computer problems at Kinko’s come nightfall. During the day, he uses the ghetto-tech computer equipment, he discovered in a dumpster, to surf the Internet at Starbucks (picking up free wireless waves from the neighborhood). Is he surfing monster.com for a job? “No. What’s the point? No one will hire you if you don’t have an address.” Instead, he’ll navigate local news and spend most of his time in Yahoo! Chat rooms trying to find his soul mate. “I have to admit, I have quite a way with the ladies. Especially the big ones. I like mine big.”

I think I’ve seen it all now. I’m off to find my sugar momma!

More on the author, Johnny Spence
Johnny is the founder of The Freelance Rant and a freelance web programmer with 8 years in the business. Have a visit at his company Oscarrr!web or see what he's up to on Twitter.

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