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Graphic designing is a great niche and a lot of people are doing wonderful by offering services in graphic designing. You too can perform good and earn too much by selling your graphic designing skills.
I think, knowing all the people here and and knowing where do all live, would not help you to become a successful freelancer. The only thing that can make you successful here is, your commitment and quality of work. So, I would suggest that you do not bother about knowing every body.
I think, knowing this would encourage you to carry on your journey. You may know whats happening with all the people here and may talk with them by remaining an active forum user.
At last wish you best of luck in your journey.