it's very hard to get paid well doing something others do for fun.
40 years ago I had a passing fantasy of becoming a professional potter. That fantasy was brought to a sudden reality check halt when I walked into the classroom one day and saw the best instructor was over in the corner throwing many dozens of cups off the hump. I was bewildered why a guy I had seen do astonishing things was pretending he was a cup factory. I went over and asking why he was doing this. He looked up and said "that's what sells". I doubted that I could ever be as good as he was and I certainly didn't want to end up being a cup factory.