You have a few options here.
1. Get to know successful portrait/wedding photographers in your area and ask to be a second shooter. This may not work because they might already have a couple dozen, but ask anyway. Don't be discouraged because often times photographers can be dicks. Which is why...
2. Get to know art directors! Every magazine has a photo editor or an art director. Just about every marketing company, advertising...you name it and they probably have an art director. Be this guy's friend (like everyone else) because he could seriously help you out in getting your stuff noticed. But then again, these guys can be dicks too. So you should probably...
3. Rent out gallery space. Have a cohesive body of work that emphasizes your talent and rent out gallery space. Have a graphic designer (not you) make up flyers and while you're at it, make some business cards too. While you're there, get to know the art director. See if they have any educational programs they run so you can teach those and maybe earn some $$.
4. Stock photography. This one is hard, and its becoming harder. But I'd still go for it. Get really good at shooting photos that you think people/companies want, and maybe they'll find your photos and buy a royalty-free license from Getty which pays 35% on RF licenses so you'll be left with about $21.57. The trick with stock photography though is that you have about 4,000 licensable quality photos (that have model/property releases) and you could earn quite a bit of money from it. Very hard, takes a lot of patience and most of it is outside your control.
That is not an exhaustive list by any means, but it's a start. Whatever do decide to do, don't half-ass it or just be in it for a quick buck. Photography is very hard (just like running a business because it IS running a business) but there are definitely opportunities out there. Best of luck man. Don't be afraid to ask photographers either. Dan Carr (who I do not know) was nice enough to review my portfolio before I submitted it to a company. He was very helpful in his critique.
One more tip. If you know any professional athletes, shoot them using their sponsors gear. Have them approach their rep or team manager and maybe you can get in like that. Writing a photography blog about something interesting can gather a large audience but again, that is going to take patience.