Whether you're an amateur or a new professional, money from photography will likely be on your mind. This video follows a photographer as he goes out and tries to do just that. (Warning: some strong language.)
When I first started out trying to make money from my photography, I went the brute force route that North Borders, the YouTuber behind this video went too. That is, contacting as many companies as possible, talking with the owners, and seeing what's available. It's a hard method to mentally withstand as you are going to receive rejections left and right. However, you only need one job to come in from a stint of canvassing for work to make it worth it, generally speaking.
In this video, North Borders goes around local cafés asking if they need any photography done for their social medias. You'll see straight away that people reject you as almost a knee-jerk reaction. Eventually though, these guys get a small job (and then an unrelated bigger one). You might look at how much they earned and wonder if it was worth it, but I can assure you, the value often exceeds the money that initially crosses palms. You grow your network with local businesses, and open the door for repeat work.
I think North Borders did well in this video, but I'd have changed a few things if I were them. Firstly, I would have had a business card with me. People old and young will ask you for them, and while he offers his Instagram instead, I think a card with his details and Instagram would have been far more valuable. Also, and this is simply because I have a background in sales, bowing out at the first "no" someone gives you is seldom necessary or a good idea. It's most often a failure on your part to demonstrate your value or the value of your product.
Nevertheless, these guys went out on a Saturday morning and ended up securing two jobs and some connections. Perhaps you could do the same.