Joined: 01 Jan 10
29 Sep 11 2:22 pm
The answer is to get the word out and about that you are able to create a website for people realizing that not everyone would want a website or blog. I know many students whom have offered services for free only to receive the same rejection percentage as those people looking for a acceptable return on their time.
Something that one receives for free has little value to the recipient. For this reason, offering a service for free is unlikely to get acceptance by friends, acquaintances as well as out right strangers.
That being said your service abilities have not fully been established. This factor alone will make the perceived value of your services less than others that have an established track history.
There is an answer around this problem. Offering services tied to their ability to produce positive results for the business or organization. In this way you can create a portfolio as well as create potential future income by tying the sites monetary performance to a revenue percentage stream.
Either way it is going to require your getting out into the public to sell your services. Many people hate the idea of selling. However, we all sell at one time or another whether you are selling a service or just your personal opinion you are selling. If you really want to build a portfolio get busy; start advertising and selling your plan.