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The start went like this:

Me: You need this database stuff done. I can consult for you.

Them: We are looking for a full time employee.

Me: Well I'm keeping an open mind here, let me just go through the interview process and see what we both think.


Them: OK we interviewed you and we want to hire you.

Me: After understanding more about the position, I need to be remote.

Them: We don't want to hire any remote employees. OK we'll hire you as a (remote) consultant.

Me: $$$

... time passes ... largest income year ever ...

At this point I failed to look for more clients, and it became a one-client consultancy and eventually died when they decided they wanted to convert me to a (remote) employee after all.

I like this approach (having been stuck in full time jobs for longer than I intended).

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