Does anyone have any advice on how to be a freelance bicycle mechanic. I figured it would be a good way to expedite my professional development. I have a friend who freelances as a carpenter and he does everything by word of mouth. I also researched it on the internet and it seems like the strategy is to be on some database of mechanics; so I decided to get licensed as a race mechanic. They have a database of these mechanics. My plan is to build up a clientele of racers until I can afford to have my own location. If anyone has any ideas I'd love to here them.