I'm basically unemployable due to my age and work history. I spent 11 years in IT working up the ladder from Tier1 support ->tier2 -> NOC -> web development(vbscript) -> database dev(SQL, RDBMS, ODBC) -> coding(c++)

I got replaced by cheap H1-B workers from India so I started my own company consulting for small-medium businesses installing networks, servers, firewalls, etc. I was last active in that in 2005 when I got replaced by one-click installations, wifi, etc.

So anyway it's not hard for me to jump back into things, refresh my memory, maybe learn a new language. I'd prefer something I can do remotely and I'd prefer to bypass the HR Karens by being a contractor. So what do I need to do for that in this day and age given my background?