Look, go into a neighborhood where you’ve already worked, and knock on some doors, using the customer as a reference. It’s easier than looking for a job, and pays better, too. My hook is to renew the sidewalk with ANY paid job. wash driveways, siding, brick, etc. and I’ll PW the sidewalk free. I’m not overloading my bank account yet, but I know that I am successful when I work. Selling my services is just part, and at the beginning, a very important part of my work.
Think about it: how much time will you devote to find a $10 - 15 per hour job. While you’re looking, you can sell enough jobs to earn a months pay in a week.