First, Quit Nickel-And-Diming Yourself To Death
With Designs That Lack Substance!
Do you really think your clients are saying, "Oh, I want to hire you because of a pretty website"?
It's time to stop wasting money on bits and pieces of the bridge. That's like investing in paint; a very small part of the goal, that has little or nothing to do with the actual objective. Hence, when I design One-Page Websites™ I aim to understand the WOW factor of your business first and that informs your design aesthetic.
Second, Stop Beating Around D' Bush, And Get Online With A Goal!
Direction and objective are two separate things online. "Wanting to foster relationships", and "greeting potential clients with the quality of your work" is fine, but it's also unambitious!
After an ideal client have gotten a feel of what you're capable of—but then fall away, its because your design wasn't built with an objective in mind.