When you're first starting out one of the biggest questions is how to get creative work. How do I find a job and get paid?
When I started out I tried everything. I wasted a lot of time and energy running on a treadmill and not going anywhere. Here are a few things that actually worked for me.
1. Made samples for myself.
People like to see previous work. If you're able to produce a sample it helps the customer know what they are getting. Making samples also gives you a benchmark of how long a particular project will take and how much energy will it take to get the job done.
2. Leveraged my contacts.
I contacted the people I already know to see if they were interested in getting my product. A lot of people will say that the're interested but its only official once they hand over the money.
My first few clients are important because they were my spokesmen. Treat them well and keep them happy. I always give more to people who refer me. It becomes a beneficial relationship where we can help each other.