So, over the course of the past three weeks, I have submitted my resume to 3 companies.
Company number 1 posted a position which I applied for, but they told me they weren't actually hiring, they were just collecting resumes for future reference.
Company number 2 isn't hiring per se, but they are a local web design company. So I sent them my resume and an offer to work part-time or as a contractor with them for a while to let them preview my services before making a decision. I haven't heard back from them.
Company number 3, I just applied to today. They are apparently ACTUALLY HIRING, so we shall see how that turns out.
Also today I sent an inquiry to company number 4 asking who I could send my resume to.
I have made a commitment to myself to submit my resume to at least one company per week until I get hired. I am hoping that this will work out.