Brad - we are all glad you cleared that up! Sounded like you were a FSBO wanting us to work for free like so many people out there do! Best way to advertise yourself is to start with your circle of influence and expand. Make sure you drum into everyone's head that you know that you are now an agent and seeking clients. Don't be embarassed to check with family and friends as to whether or not anyone they might know has a need for your services. When I left my previous 25 year career, it took members of my own family a good year to remember I was now a Realtor. They were so used to thinking of me in a different light. Face to face contact is the best. When you check out at the grocery store, hand the cashier your business card. When you go to the mall and shop, hand the sales associate your card. Order a couple thousand of them, keep a handful of them in your pocket with your charge card/cash and every time you reach into your pocket for your card of cash, hand them a business card, too. When you send a greeting card to anyone in your circle of influence, include your business card too!
Also, add a signature to all of your emails with your name, company, website, phone contacts, etc and even a motto if you have one. Every email you send - whether to your Mom or your old college roommate will automatically include your info regarding your new business venture.
Join some community and civic organizations. That will help expand your network and keep handing out that business card. Send postcards to your neighbors to let them know they now have a neighborhood expert in the business. I use a website that has a great Marketing program so I can create emails, postcards and flyers with no cost and send them out to all of my contacts.
Grass roots is the best way to get started in the business.