Well I've got a possibility for freelance illustration work, just need to do a test piece to show what I can do, see if the company wants what I can do and to see if it's really the kind of work that I want to pursue. That's all I'll say for now because the boss of the company knows about this blog and I only want to say nice things about them.
Big thing to do now is networking, both through various communities/forums and (e)mailings. Will have to order up business cards and postcards to start sending out.
Watched the Dirty Jobs:The Dirty Truth (25 years of Discovery episode) and Mike Rowe has a series of "motivational posters" that are variations of standard ones and wisdom culled from over two hundred dirty jobs. A lot of them seem to be very applicable to the modern job market, especially for someone like me (The fact that the people on the show are people who have jobs in this economy is certainly something to take note of).