Offer to design or redesign a non-profit or other companies website for free
Be very sensitive as the one you contact may have been the one who built it.
Design Creative Commons templates for a popular CMS like WordPress or Joomla.
Have a well designed website that explains your services
Make it easy for people to contact you.
Offer very low rates to establish a profile and gain your initial clients.
Offer your initial clients the best service possible
Design above and beyond their expectations to begin generating referrals from them.
Get listed in web designer directories such as Webmasters.org