I can give you the bet tip I recieved when I started out. Go out and beat the streets. Knock on doors, hang flyers, put ads in the paper, make phone calls, do whatever you have to do to get people to know you are in business.
Yes, a person's track record speaks volumes.I know folks that use a variety of methods but for me it was WORD OF MOUTH.
beating on doors
there are a variety of methods.