Conditions have never been better for independent recruiters. Economic conditions and social tools have shifted the competitive environment in your favor, making it possible to take on any client and solve any client need. Businesses no longer need big consulting. They need you. In this talk we list economic conditions which are driving work to you. We explain how LinkedIn and other networking sites have greatly reduced the value of consulting firms and staffing agencies. Clients receive value from individual recruiters, not a company or brand. They need you as a social connector. We wrap-up with discussion about how your role as independent recruiter fits in the future of work and our project-based economy. By the end of this talk you will have a complete roadmap to thrive and increase earnings as an independent recruiter.