Whilst I was at Dublin Institute of Design I was given the task of developing a website for a pretend business. Instead of building a website for a pretend business I decided to look on www.volunteer.ie and that is where I came across Mary From Dungloe. They needed help redesigning their old website. So, I decided that I would help them.
End to end project ownership
Don't build a website and then show to potential clients. Ask them first if this would be something they would be willing to pay for.