I am a web developer, but have never even been able to make money as a freelancer. I've looked into sites like peopleperhour.com and freelancer.com However, on sites like these starters have little to no chance since I have no portfoli to show for. I work as a full-time software engineer, however to be honest, I find the idea of completing a whole project from scratch to finish on my own a daunting and impossible task. Does anybody have experience with this where they started earning money building websites? I'd actually rather have projects where it was a "no website, no fee" basis. So I wouldn't have the pressure of completing their task or if I failed to do so.