It's certainly not easy to make money in photography, and if you're trying your best to do so and still not succeeding, it can be very frustrating. This helpful video examines some reasons you might be struggling and what you can do to correct them.
Coming to you from Evan Ranft, this great video essay talks about things you might want to examine if you're not currently financially successful in your photography work. Of the many great points, the most salient for me has always been the importance of hustle in tandem with skill. There are a ton of talented people in the world, but time and time again, it's always the people who hustle the hardest who tend to be successful. Of course, that's not saying that talent and working to improve your technique and creative skills can fall by the wayside, but rather that we should never rest on our laurels simply because we've got some ability, particularly in a market inundated with competition. Generally, the people with skill and unstoppable drive are the ones that find the most success in a creative field. Check out the video above for more insightful ideas to explore.