The best thing you can do is be active on social media. Promote yourself through a Facebook page and invite all of your Facebook friends to "Like" your page. Send out weekly updates and showcase your work regularly. Instagram is a great way to push some photos out there and always look at hashtags to see people's best work. Depending on what you like to photograph, get in the know of what's trending. Camera bodies aren't necessarily has important as your glassware, but you need to know what you want to shoot. A nice cheap lens is the 50mm 1.8 and you can use it for a lot of different bodies. I use Nikon which is great and the decision is up to you. Typically, the equivalent Nikon Body is cheaper than that of the Canon's, but the Canon Lenses are normally cheaper. The best thing you can do is just research what you think would work well for what you want to shoot.