Is it on topic to ask about how to find freelance UX gigs?
I haven't been in the UX world long (since I graduated, roughly 9 months ago) and my title at my job is "UI/UX Developer". Despite working on various projects for work, my company technically owns everything, so none of it can go into my portfolio which leaves me no work showing what UI/UX related work I have done.
I'm looking to build a more UX relevant portfolio and have been looking for opportunities on sites like Elance, but I always get beat out by a company or someone with more portfolio pieces to show. Other than that, I don't know really know where to go.
Is this an appropriate question to ask on UX.SE or is it too off-topic?