No matter where you live, contracting has the same common struggles and victories, the same annoyances and benefits. Share those experiences with others who know exactly where you are coming from.
Take a break in your day to shoot the breeze, get tips, or just mess around.
Find practical ways to boost your business, ask other contractors for advice, and become a better freelancer.
Find new potential clients, joint projects with other freelancers, and other creatives who are eager to make you and your talents a part of their team.