I just wanted to say this for all the artists out there who are struggling. I was trying to find a job for about a year. Nobody would give me the time of day. I was talking about starting my own business a few years down the road, when I had more experience under my belt, but it just so happened that a good friend of mine encouraged me to do it now. He even helped me get started and gave me a great deal. I paid only $500. I guess it usually costs more like $5000, but don't let this deter you. It sounds like a lot, but I make about 5 grand in a month now.
It's not as hard as you might think. Sure, there's some paper work and you don't have the benefits you would get working for an established company, but it's a ton of fun! I don't even think my stuff is that good, but I'm constantly getting more clients.