Originally Posted by Hampers
Bee seen and be present, both in the real world and online.
Attend tradeshows, networking events, community exhibitions etc. Meeting and greeting the people and doing the time connecting and actually reaching out to your clients and sometimes even getting to know the competition is all valuable.
Online, build links and leave as much of a linkable trail as to where you visit and what you read - try not to just be around and not leave an followable trail of links, comments, forum profiles and signatures.
And be consistent and regular and do not expect a short way or instant results.
A slow organic build is best for you to learn and will be more permanent.
Nice, getting out & connecting at different events is definitely the way to go offline. You can also create a facebook fanpage & add it on your business cards which should also include your website too!
Then you can share your business cards at different events with contact links to your fanpage & website. This will put you in a position where they can check out online to learn more about what you have to offer.