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Discussion on: What's the most readily-available temp work for a developer between jobs and looking for an IT-related paycheck?

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Another suggestion: Reach out to agencies and ask if they have any contract work. Not one at a time, more of a shotgun approach.

I have a friend who's uses this as his entire business model and has been doing well for himself for years now as an "agency that supports agencies". He says that most marketing/digital agencies contract their web development and are always looking for new contract developers. He also says that many prefer to work with a developer they can have a relationship with and feel that the freelancing platforms don't allow for this.

The work isn't always exciting -- lots of WordPress, Drupal and the like -- but it's solid and pays.