I am working on my website to promote my new website design business. I notice that most designer's sites include a portfolio of their projects. Being new at this I don't have much to show. Currenlty I have my own site (under reconstruction) and 2 client's websites online. Not much of a portfolio.

How important is an online portfolio? Should I incude a portfolio page even though theres not much to it? How did other designers address this issue when they first got started? Any advice is appreciated.