I would argue that it is in fact difficult, but the process is one of those Sisyphean-tasks that our disciplines require of us. Unlike some of those tasks, however, this one has some pretty useful purposes.
In my field, History, unless you are writing a textbook, you are writing as a single author.
I would go with the following tips/strategies.
1) Overshoot. What is the pie in the sky journal in your field? the Journal of Sweet Sociology? Awesome Anthropology? Go through the hoops of setting your article for their submission guildelines (which is a useful exercise in and of itself), and submit it. You'll be rejected, but the notes you'll get can be useful. Or, you'll be accepted, and your next 6 months are planned for you.
2) Conferences. Go to them--and if you can get into the proceedings, awesome. These get published from time to time, and sometimes become pretty prominent pieces. Since it is a conference paper, it often will not really hamper you publishing a similar paper in a "proper" journal later on, but builds you up.
3) Lean on your advisor. Can your advisor get you a leg up into any journal? This, for better or worse, might foreshadow how your job search is going to go.