Well, I'm officially a business now. I have my trade name registered with Maryland and have a new business bank account and credit card.
At the beginning of the year I decided to do web design as a freelance side job. I'm keeping the day job working for the man, but I really enjoy working on the web, so I decided to branch out a little. Basically I am looking at this as an opportunity to learn, get more experience and play with things on the web that I can't do in my day job and make a little money in the process.
My rates are really low right now while I build a portfolio so if you know anyone who wants an inexpensive site, give me a holler. I am in the process of redesigning the site to give prospective clients a better idea of what I am offering. I actually already have a backlog of clients so finding time to work on my site is hard to do, but I hope to have the redesign done in the next few weeks.