Re: But how do you get started?
> Most of my contributions are literally
> invisible - I did my job right, so you
> don't see these things. (Well, the
> shopkeeper sees 'em, but it's
> something I can't easily show off.)
> I'm very good, but I'm not great. I
> admit that.
But in this case you do have somehing to show a potential employer, at least if you are looking for a programming or systems integration position: Point people at the web site that you and your associate set up and tell people exactly the same as you said here: You did this together with your associate, you did all the gruntwork and then tell exactly which parts you were responsible for.
Now you've just told your prospective employer that you already have three months of experience, that you can be trusted with the responsibility for a small project, that you do have the technical insight to do systems integration and that you don't mind doing the not-so-glamorous stuff when it is necessary. Don't worry, if your application gets through the screening process done by the HR department to someone who has a technical background, then they will be able to appreciate what you have done.