I know the whole “just make websites” mantra and that’s what I’m doing, but I am really stuck on what to do next. Basically, I’ve run out of friends who have businesses that need websites. And I’ve run out of friends of friends, etc.
I’ve checked out elance, but it seems like the people on there want a site for super cheap. I’ve looked at craigslist and tried for some things, but no response.
Contact local design agencies and enquire about any work overflow and offer to do the first for very little / free to prove yourself.
I did two jobs for next to nothing for a design agency (one rather large intranet design) afew years ago and now I run their creative department.