If we had to get old, then we aged at the right time. Telecommuting allows us to nail down assignments around the world without ever meeting the client in person. We transmit the finished product via email. And that's that. PayPal does the calculations about currency differences. Then we transfer the funds to our checking account. All is well with the world.
If an interview is required for the job, it can be handled via SKYPE, which is a free service. Since its video capability is not quite ready for Hollywood, SKYPE doesn't pick up the wrinkles.
During the past 10 months, I have only met with prospects and clients in-person twice. They really wanted to confer face-to-face, so I billed back the traveling expenses. Because more of us are doing that, those using our services have become satisfied to a total telecommuting relationship. No, they don't want to pop for travel and meals along the way.
I plan to stay serving accounts for about 10 more years, working 80 hours a week. And, thanks to telecommuting I am pulling that off, at least so far.