1. I made my account. Had to include that.
2. I wandered around towns 2 and rally and just talked with people. I was nice from the very beginning. I didn't be all I just walk up to people, say hi, whats up? and a little while later I ask them if they wanna be my friend. It's that easy.
That's how I made my friends. Just tell them hi, start a conversation, if you're in rally ask if they wanna race, stuff like that. Hope this helps!
I might not be at the top yet, but I know I'll get there someday. You will too.