Hi, eric talley!
I just titled and moved your question to a new that you had placed as a response to someone else's old thread so that your question will get recognized as being your own.
This place doesn't work the same way that a chat room does. So, if someone wants to post a new question that's not a reply to the original question that's at the very top of a page, then it's best to be starting a new thread.
Now, concerning your question, how much experience do you already have painting for others in order to make a profit for yourself, please?
I can help you a lot with how to market yourself. However, it really would help us to know how much experience you already have.