How do you become a freelance web developer/programmer when you don’t have connections?
Every person I’ve gone to for advice has basically said “just do some work for free for your family or friends or your network connections”. I don’t have any family or friends who want or need a website (yes, I’ve asked), and I don’t just have “network connections” to badger about it. So what now? Is it impossible to begin as a freelancer unless you have a convenient way to get client testimonials?