When we look at the internet, we are amazed at how many young talented artists embark on a road toward a future as an artist. One of the biggest problems is marketing for these young people. Where you used to sell yourself in your own city, people now embark on an adventure selling themselves in the entire world from day one. Marketeers are screaming that one should use 100% of ones time reaching as much people as possible.
I doubt this is the actual start. The biggest problem for the artist is self-promotion. We do not dare to do this anymore but it is the start of everything. Talk to your own network close to home and convince them to buy your art or even book you as an artist. Use whatever buzz you created to take it a step further, raise awareness and grow and learn.