Do things, tell people.
are the only things you need to do to be successful. You can get away
with just doing one of the two, but that's rare, and usually someone
else is doing the other part for you.-=-=-
If you don't have any marketable skills, learn some. It's the future.
We have Khan Academy and Wikipedia and Codecademy and almost the entire
world's collective knowledge at your fingertips. Use it.
Then make something that you can talk about. Make something cool.
Something interesting. Spend time on it. Go crazy. Even if it's the
least useful thing you've ever made, if you can talk about it, make it.
This part is easy, because you're doing something you think is cool,
and interesting, and if it's useless, great, because you won't need to
support it much either!
Next, find events where the people you want to work with are. Then get
a drink into you (or don't) and talk to them about it. Relax. It's
probably interesting to them too. Even if it's not, because you've made
it, you sound like you know what the hell you're talking about. That's
the important part. This is easy, too, because you're talking about
something you've made that you think is cool and interesting. As an
added bonus, many people go to these events just to talk about cool and
interesting things, so you'll fit right in.
You would not believe how much opportunity is out there for those who
do things and tell people. It's how you travel the entreprenurial
landscape. You do something interesting and you tell everyone about it.
Then you get contacts, business cards, email addresses. Then you get
contracts, job offers, investors, whatever. You make friends who think
what you do is cool. You make a name for yourself as "the person who
did that cool thing." Then, the next time someone wants to do something
in any way related to that cool thing, they come to you first.
A DREAM written down with a date becomes a GOAL
A GOAL broken down into steps becomes a PLAN
A PLAN backed by ACTION becomes REALITY