Post an Hourlie! This is the best way to kick off your PPH experience and to get some short term work. An Hourlie is like an express Job. Once you have a Buyer you agree on a delivery date and start working.
A buyer may even purchase your Hourlie to see if you are right for a longer term Job. There is no commitment from either party to continue after the work for the first Hourlie has been completed.
You can list more than one Hourlie covering all the types of work you can do for buyers. Remember though, not to over-commit and pause your Hourlies if you have a lot of work on.
You can, of course, still complete your Profile, search for Jobs and make Proposals.