I'm going to go ahead blame being an N also , but it's easy for me to get swept up in ruminating over ideas instead of DOING stuff. I have to see some possibility for something to lead to something to have motivation; it seems Se types enjoy the doing more for its own sake, and so DO more. I'm always waiting for inspiration to strike me...and then the focus to follow through on something that doesn't immediately appear to go anywhere else.
But my main challenges with the freelance thing are just what you touch on & what I mentioned before:
- little to no direct interaction with clients/customers, no schmoozing or butt-kissing
- work comes to me/is given to me, don't have to seek it out or be good at "networking" & all that hassle
- paid enough & fairly without hassle
The first two are major weak spots for me also. I too need some kind of manager/go-between, but I once trusted someone with a similar task and they majorly screwed me over (don't mean to scare you, but be careful if you go that route!).
But it does give me hope that it's possible to be able to support yourself in such a way.