I have a 'brick and mortar' law office and a history
in web design. I get almost all my clients over the internet
and sometimes never even meet them in person. I use an e-fax provider for faxes over e-mail and could use that for anything I need to file with the courts. I'm pretty sure I could at least get some work as a virtual law firm, especially if I branch out into more non-litigious areas of law (powers of attorney, wills, etc), but almost all the money
I currently make comes from actions that eventually wind
up in court appearances. I don't know how much of the non-litigious part of my practice I can grow. I think it would be possible to mostly cruise
and work from the boat
if I stayed in the puget sound
though...go into court every Friday for hearings but aside from that I could do almost everything long distance.
I know at least one attorney who travels the san juan islands
helping people out with wills on the various islands where there aren't really any attorneys.
There are a growing number of "virtual assistants" who help out with various office tasks, answering phones, etc., all over the internet
basically. Same for virtual paralegals. A virtual paralegal can be a great deal for an attorney because they may only need a few paralegal hours a week and they don't want to pay someone to sit around surfing the net at their office. Anything the paralegal bills they charge to their client at a slightly hire rate, so they can ship off the work they don't want to do and still make a small profit. The clients like it because the rate is still significantly less than an attorney's rate.
Web design is definitely possible with an internet connection.
I have a client who breeds small litters of dogs
and has a long waiting list. Not a ton of money but would compliment other things. You'd have to drop in every few months to deliver puppies I guess, or switch the location on your web page to a new area now and then.