Within the last couple of months, I'm finally seeing profit as a freelance photographer! Yay! I swear, it was the toughest thing to do, but once you take the plunge and get over the initial period of hardship, it is the best decision I could of made for myself. Anybody considering photography as a profession should really consider the freelance route. In the short-term it is extremely hard, and I had to scrape pennies to survive. But it is paying off nicely now. Every shot I take, gives me satisfaction knowing that I'm working for myself. Everyday, is great day to go to work knowing that I'm going to work because I want to. I'm even hiring my own employee! And my goal for 2006 is double my profit margin! Anyways, there are many niches in our profession, you will never win competing with the big boys, but if you find your niche like I have...push your advantages and exploit the weaknesses of your competition. That is the only way to make it in this business! Oh it helps to have a few screws loose in your brain! hahahaha!