I emailed a health shop that has been open less than a year. I let them know I that they didn't have a website, and that I could put one together for them for about $300. blah blah blah....
Long story short, the owner got back to me within an hour saying:
"I wish you would have emailed me earlier.. we are launching our site in two weeks.." pretty much insinuating that my price was a lot better, and they would have taken my offer had I been there a little earlier. I'm waiting for a response from two other companies I emailed today, but the moral of the post is to just DO IT!
Though I didn't make any money, I can't tell you how happy I am just to have received an email back on my FIRST day!
Much success to you all.