Chase Jarvis has always been an inspiration to us and many other photographers. I had the opportunity to do a meetup with him a few years back and he shared his knowledge freely for everyone who attended. This is a great article for your photo daydreaming pleasure.
“I think it’s more of the ten-year-overnight success syndrome. There hasn’t really been any one break by my counting, just a lot of small successes combined. Two steps forward, one step back—head down to the trenches, make stuff and put it out there in the world to get cheered or jeered. I can’t speak for other artists, but I think the “making it work” part just takes a hell of a lot longer than most people expect or want to give.”