Perhaps these sites may not be your forte, however they have had great success with selling their comics online. One in particular - Yaoi911 - has instructions on how to get your own web comic started and Alex is great with advice. [link]
...and very few comic publishers deal with unknowns. Trust me here. Go to cons like MOCCA and SPX that specialize in guys like us, and pray you get some notice from the prize committee. I can't imagine anything I'd like better than to write "Ignatz Award Winner" right before my name.
They way i see it depends how good is your comic to people able to like... its pretty hard but I've seen underground comic like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac they use to sell in Hot Topic stores. then Boom the creator working for Nickelodeon making invader Zim. You gotta aim where the kids and people are at, but at this time the economy is harsh. i guess you can try to be aggressive and try
I've seen good artist here on DA trying to expose there stuff, yes they have good art but i sure you that there stories aren't that great if were to buy it. Also i seen Boob and Ass comic's that barely make it cause the guys be only buying that stuff. I'm a artist myself and i choose this to be my hobby or to make it fun .Cause there to much think about.
Also i heard stories companies see your stuff on DA and you get hired for something. i heard Kevin Smith in a comicbook convention he done comic books before it wasn't alot money, but he said making film is where its at. so if i was a good writer i be shipping script to film maker i guess idk. See this the season i stress myself in and i choose it to make fun for me. Maybe i should shut up now cause i said to much.
Taking your work to conventions and showing it to editors is a good idea. If you can get a publishing company to take you on, they can worry about the money part and you only have to worry about the art and the deadlines.
Hey there, you could try and get as many of the people to watch you to put it in journals on their pages for you. I'm sure loads of people would see it that way and I think it would help you get a fan base built up too. I think making a group is a good idea. You could try and advertise that in the same way I have suggested. Hope this was helpful.