According to your profile we are a similar age, I'm 48. I'm not a web designer, though. Is Web Design your main passion, and or source of income? I notice your address on the site says University, etc.
I'm just curious. I wonder if you have any ideas as to where you want to be.
Hang in there mate. If times get tricky emotionally, enjoy going outside into nature and seeing the bigger picture and endless possibilities. Sorry, I like to focus on the important things.
Talking about outside, have you tried visiting smaller shops, restaurants and companies and offering to make them a simple, clean and low cost site? Tell them about the benefits of an online presence, etc. Maybe you have a tablet on which you can show people your ideas and work and how their site would immediately highlight their location on Google maps, etc. Those kinds of customers could help keep things ticking over.
I am a little shy about adding my own photo at this age, but on your site (which I think you should properly name in your sig) you should (in my opinion) add a higher resolution photo and smile in the photo. You look a little serious or reluctant in the photo you have chosen, and on a monitor it looks a little low res. Nice T-shirt. You could try different color T-shirts, too.
I like the simplicity of your website GreyLizard. The nice but strong background color is instantly apparent, yet unexpected given the site name.
Smile in a higher res photo and that alone will give a friendlier impression. Maybe other people can back me up on this (or not).
Edited by Grant Barker, 09 May 2017 - 04:07 AM.