Thanks for the tip, @Noreht I think one of the first mistakes I made was not fully completely filling the profile form. It was very long and felt to me like it was 'work work', if you know what I mean LOL At the time, I just needed to put space between me and conventional work, and needed to take a step back. But it's been a while, and I think sufficient time has passed, so I think I'll re-visit the freelance sites and see what they're all about. I remember I still have an account with UpWork and they keep sending me emails to complete my profile. So I may try your method and see how I get on Which one are you with at the moment?