I recieved several responses to my Who Are You? question and thanx to everyone for letting me know who you are.
1. Either about 7 people visit the site several times a day or quite a few people would rather just lurk and
2. I didn’t find a single response from anyone who I would call an Independent Excel and/or Access developer. By Independent I mean surviving exclusively on Project oriented piece-work or who at least have more than one client paying their bills. It seems everyone has a day job as well or works for somebody doing internal development – all of which is great but concerning ! Hmmmm.
Could it be that in the U.S. you need a day job to get Health Insurance so being an Independent is dangerous (unless you have a spouse with bens) ? That would make sense, tragically :-(. But what about everywhere else? If there aren’t any independents out there what does that say about this sector? I know of several Independent Access developers in my city alone (300k pop.). Surely you’re out there (??)
Maybe I have to reach further to find more of us…. I am going to work with a friend to use Twitter to draw more of our “peeps” here.. I’ll let you know if it works.
In the meantime I REALLY appreciate that you guys are here. It gets pretty lonely out there doesn’t it?