|TLDR; My main question if you needed emergency dev work to pay the bills how would you find it? Sob story alert below...|
I had a decent client back in May/June but on June 1st rent was due and the client hadn't paid so I let them know development would cease till I received payment. I then got an email I was removed from bit bucket and slack and then ghosted.
I've been trying to find a new client ever since but for some reason it's been hard going. Usually they find me and I've had to turn them down.
I've reached out to all previous leads and clients and nobody has any work right now.
We just moved into a cheaper apartment but spent all our savings on deposit, first and last months rent, one month of storage and a uhaul, and groceries and gas.
Today my Internet bill came due $247 for August and July plus a moving fee.
I'm flat broke, our credit isn't great. I don't have anyone to borrow money from. I even tried r/borrow on Reddit.
Without internet I can't even work on my side project I'm trying to build (a Reddit tool for scheduling across multiple accounts, view all inbox messages across multiple accounts, view all slack/twitter DM's, and a scrumboard that I can add leads to via one click and autofollowup with them in a few months. Basically it'll make managing job and freelance on slack and Reddit much easier.)
I just need one good client my hourly is $80 but I've even tried dropping back down to $50 and no takers. I'm almost 40 with two boys under 3 years old and at the end of my rope. I'm trying to fight back depression but it's getting harder each day. Imposter syndrome is starting to set in even though I know I'm a solid developer.
I know react, Vue, express, ionic, node and laravel. I can also get around in a rails app. What I don't know I can learn.
Willing to do weekly pay where I might work an average of 50-60 hours per week for 1800/week.