Accounts on freelance sites, social networks and any relevant sites (beans, etc.). Your standalone website for start optional.
Well-designed examples in the portfolio. "Skill level" is defined and the only way.
Bad work hidden, a good display (better fewer, but better).
Very little work — draw logos for non-existent companies.
Competently and correctly formulated a proposal for freelance.
to impersonate a Russian or some European
Why impersonate someone? Are you a cat? :-)