Career change needed

I’ve decided I want to change careers and be a freelance writer. Never mind that I don’t actually write, that’s beside the point. Really, I just want to do the kind of work that will let me set my own hours and work from home, the beach, a cafe, or wherever I happen to be. I want a job where I can stop and go outside on a nice day.

I’d love to do consulting if I could join up with someone who already has a customer base. Starting from scratch is too hard, I’d need to keep a real job while building my own clientele to the point where it could support me, which could take years if I’m only able to do it part-time at first. Especially these days when IT contractors are a dime-a-dozen.