I think nearly all of us have online freelancing experience, whether it's through writing for content mills, selling articles, or providing SEO optimization or other services through sites like Fiverr and Upwork. I've dabbled in article and review writing in the past, but most of my time and effort is spent doing freelance work offline as opposed to online.
I do wedding video on the side, and I attend bridal shows, meet brides, grooms, and other vendors, and book a lot of clients that way. My services are typically booked anywhere from 6 months to over a year in advance, which can be kind of nerve-wracking at times. I've found that the amount of money I make offline far surpasses that which I make online, especially when you take into consideration the amount of time I devote to either avenue.
Online freelancing is nice to do in the comfort of my own home and is relatively stress-free (at least for me), but I much prefer the networking opportunities, and the money, that I gain from offline freelancing.
Do you have any experience freelancing offline? What do you do, and do you prefer one avenue over the other?