I currently work as a independent contractor in Interventional Radiology Surgeries. I would really really like some direction as I want to move into working remotely and staying home/travel more...
You want someone to hire you. Do you want to be seen as a gig worker, someone who has side projects, or someone unemployed looking for their next job? Then apply for gig projects on the various job boards or reply to those seeking services on this site or those like it. Even Craigslist has gig or project based work. Do you have skills that will be desirable to those companies? Also check Federal and State or Regional laws... California for example has killed the independent contractor jobs (or at least is trying to). Companies aren't going to hire some random Californian anymore for side gigs or projects unless they are a legit business.
Or you do you want to be taken seriously *and paid seriously* as a BUSINESS OWNER? You need to have a niche solution. What is it that you can fix/solve/serve other people so that their needs are met? Then, create a business profile and a presence to attract people to you. Get an LLC or form a corporation. Network with people who have contacts with your ideal client base. (Do you even know what your ideal client base looks like?)
Working gigs might pay the rent. Remember - independent contracting for the most part is akin to working under the table -- no protections, no stability. But if you want all that life has to offer, you need to go bigger.