Hi Matthew, welcome to SteemIt. Good luck on your Steem journey and I wish you the best.
Let me share with you the things that helped me when I was also starting just like you.
Use Partiko App from your mobile phone to post content, comment, and upvote content in SteemIt to earn points which you can use to boost your own content.
If you’re into games, you may wanna try playing Steem Monsters, a blockchain game based on Steem. If lets you compete with other players around the world with creature cards which you can sell and/or convert to crypto.
Get rewarded for staying fit and healthy with ActiFit - a Steem-based app which rewards you with tokens (which you can eventually use to boost your content) for being physically active.
If you have other social media accounts with considerable amount of following, why not re-post your content using Share2Steem and get upvotes and free boost to your postings.
Invest your Steem Power at Smart Steem and get daily rewards and earn more Steem
If you need help, I am just a message away.