Lets start by saying...IMO...
1. Never Release poor quality music on your music page(SC/YOUTUBE): There's always a place for small beginnings and never neglect them! ever.... However....Why don't you wait,? instead of releasing less than awesome stuff that people will then hear.. and never wanna come back to check you out. I know your pumped to show your freinds, but get some real opinions first and be honest with yourself. I see guy really aspiring to make it and build a fan base and its LITERALLY WORKING AGAINST THEM, when he releases WIP, and below production quality all the time... If you do, start again, change your name .Don't waste time with music related things and distractions. Spend time producing and getting better in your DAW. Get songs on some labels that help with that work.
2.Never play in your local Club... or maybe very rarely, less you quickly become local guest DJ ( thats actaully really good) but no one cares too much, if anything it will hinder your name for people ever being excited to see you again..If you MUST do it for experience then do. Try and get away from using your best alias/Dj name. If your actually doing it for XP, then you won't need and arn't there for your name and promotion. Go big! start with a Bang! So you don't have to reverse a... mediocre first impression, those can be tough to kick.
3. Don't copy other peoples sounds and styles exactly or too closely. I know it's good to have similar synths and sounds because they are actually great sound, but if it's so much like the others, It's just not the real thing then and people and listeners, may as well just listen to the REAL thing. Have some personality and unique flavor to it in some way.
Do I follow these steps? : Yes to the best of my ability.... Am I there yet?..... No..... Will I get there?..... Yes, Quite possibly in a few months... Where is there? Significant Label Single or EP release. At least More than my current 250 measly followers on SC, more then 6000 youtube views on my remix... Not that only significance comes from followers or plays but....If you start getting a few hundred thousand and on labels, you can start travelling a bit Djing a bit and making some money so you can continue doing what you absolutely love doing! and what you've done for many years anyway because you love it and are passionate about it.