What actionable steps do you take to land a app/web contract in your local city? What things do you look for in particular that has yielded a consistent client base? I look on craigslist but it's often hit or miss. I end up doing meeting people for free and giving them free consultation and then have them back out at the last minute.
I don't mind following up on leads but it's just so sporadic, wondering what channels I should be looking into besides craigslist to find app/web contracts that I can work on after my day job.
Essentially I will have about 5 hours after work each day and I don't want to charge by the hour and prefer to a project based on deliverables.
Update: The problem with craigslist is that there it's hard or I don't know how to find descent contract jobs. What other sources do you recommend that is NOT odesk,freelancer,guru etc.?