You might consider setting yourself up as a self employed business but keep it part time until it takes off.
You haven't mentioned any knowledge of SEO. I have a lot of graduates from tech schools/community colleges contact me looking for work but every one of them knew nothing about (white hat) SEO -- simple things like unique titles, and avoiding duplicate urls, duplicate content, etc. (I'm beginning to think it's not taught in colleges).
It doesn't matter how beautiful your designs are if you don't know SEO you are doing a grave disservice to any potential clients. Most of the sites I redesigned were crippled due to a lack of SEO.