When you meet someone, tell them who you are and what you do. Then, ask them who they are and what they do. Remember what they tell you, especially their name. Use it, often.
Keep doing this and keeping rocking out at what you do. People will talk positively about you behind your back, and hopefully to your face as well.
There will come a time in different forums where you no longer have to introduce yourself. The epitome of this is obviously becoming a household name, yet this is unnecessary to achieve amazing things, in fact, the people who are the most successful in the world are usually unknown to at least the public.
The point is, if you are being heard, you will be known. Perhaps you are shy or anxious maybe even outright antisocial, but if you're so good at avoiding people then get online and talk about that. Find a medium and smash it. It starts with just one person knowing who you are, so that's a fantastic place to begin, get one person to know who you are and then add another and so on. It's better than just having a bunch of followers - it's having a bunch of supporters.
I can make it even easier for you - I'm happy to be your first, drop me aline, tell me who you are and what you do. Just like that.
The Firelight Creative 🔥