The jist of the matter is that I have potential work in Los Angeles. I am an Australian citizen living in Australia. I had the idea of moving to Tijuana and basing myself there, entering the US (California) maybe once a month to confer with the people I work for, for 1-3 days.
The way I look at it, I will be an Australian citizen, freelancing while holidaying in Mexico. On top of that I would be entering the US for short periods to consult with business associates (listed as an approved action under the visa waiver's business section)
The thing I am worried about is that this stack exchange thread mentions that time spent in Mexico or Canada counts towards the 90 days total allowed in the US under all these rules. Would this be the case for me even if I am only spending maybe 5-10 days in the US during this 90 day period? It hardly seems like I am 'trying to live in the US and circumvent the 90 day limit' if I am barely even in the US.
Any advice appreciated.