@latoyale Thanks for the great info!
A question I do have for you: What types of “first gigs” should I generally be looking for? Making a simple page for someone? Helping fix a problem on their site? I’m just not sure how comfortable I’d be charging someone to do a complete project since it would be my first one… But with that mentality, I’ll never get started either. I do feel like I could throw together a basic website, and I do have the knowledge to even work with a DB but I’d rather stick to basic sites first. But like as far as deadlines go, say someone said they wanted me to make them a 7 page website in x amount of time with y images and z theme… At this point, I don’t know an exact time estimate for that since I don’t have the professional experience yet.
Any Tips on overcoming those things? Thanks again and unfortunately I am not in NY! It seems like most of the helpful people come from NY and I’m way over here in CA.