I'm not having great success on free lance job boards, for every job I bid for I have 20 more people with high profiles and tons of cred on the site, not necessarily more skilled then me and they get picked every time I must of bid for hundreds of jobs but haven't been chosen for any. I think its time for a new approach, I've accepted that I'm not gonna get picked unless I have tons of work on my portfolio and also high rankings on the websites. I read an article that said people sometimes contact small businesses and other freelancers who might have some extra work that they could throw your way apposed to just bidding for jobs. This seems like the "go getter" more hands on way to find work. Can I get some insight on this approach? and has anyone been successful doing this?