Why you shouldn’t be bitter about all the online design websites...
What are these online design websites doing that you aren’t? They saw the opportunity in the marketplace and ran with it. It may not last, it may in some capacity.
There's lots of ways to blog. And while you could just share images of your pretty designs there's something to be said for writing content rich interior design blog posts. Badass interior design blog post ideas that will get people hot and bothered to comment, share and fall in love with you.
Selling interior design online is here to stay. I've got to tell ya though that it isn't about just slapping up a website and just hoping that people will just buy your services from you like you're the Amazon of Interior Design. It just don't happen that way, and I know that I had that pipe dream right there.
You could spend all this time educating clients on every detail you must handle to try and show them why your rates are what they are. Sure, there are some clients who don't understand everything a designer does or how a designer will be a big benefit to redoing their home. They usually just don't care about the details which doesn't mean they are clueless. They just want you to sell them on "the dream".