While you're at it let me know!
The only real paid jobs I've gotten so far is from people I met at university, or worked on other projects for. I'm not sure what your options are in the U.S but sometimes you need to slog it out and do some favours for free for people and once they start getting used to you and get paid work they may drag you along too since hopefully you do good work and are reliable. That's what I've found so far anyways.
What facilities do you have at home in particular?