When you made an account at DeviantArt it is hard to start with your profile, getting notice and find people who want to watch your art.
I think it is really cool that a lot of people made guides for those newbies, and I want to show the ones that helped me the most.
After making some art, this journal from Mouselemur (https://www.deviantart.com/mouselemur) is what you need:
Promote your art (on DeviantArt) from DamaiMikaz (https://www.deviantart.com/damaimikaz) This is a real eye-opener, even for the older members.
This one is very helpful too, from brennennn (https://www.deviantart.com/brennennn)
And this one from CoolKaius (https://www.deviantart.com/coolkaius)
What to do with unwanted contact? Well, Astralseed (https://www.deviantart.com/astralseed) has some answers for you:
Have a great time at Devi