Show your work, and become part of a community. The work you show connects you to your niche. Try to share something every day, no matter how small. We all have a growing collection of things we are interested in, so share them with the world. Tell clear stories that entice readers emotionally and teach what you know. Share, but do not overshare. Be ready for trolls, focus on the positives and criticisms instead. Once you can, monetize. The best thing you can do, is never stop. To stop is akin to death in my eyes. Slowing down is a different beast though.