NETWORKING. get some business cards, leave a few with everyone you meet: cashiers, watiers, dudes, etc...
also, as you are in st louis, and have some cool work, contact the RFT (river front times), eleven magazine, sauce magazine, RAC (regional arts commission), and also randomly email stuff to local graphic arts agencies.
try the central west end, university city, maplewood, wash-u, sluh, cherokee street, webster groves, chesterfield, ladue, clayton, washington street downtown, locust on the 3000 block (between compton and garrison), etc...
and more... just get out there.
Use E lance|Com, Company|com Websites which is best for new comers to get work. And, Also advertise your work on top portals.