Today someone very special to me said:
"If you always do things for nothing, you will always be at the start."
I think these are very Wise Words, which I felt compelled to share.
Yes, I have often done a lot of things for nothing - usually for the enjoyment I get out of doing them. It is true you have to start somewhere. But, it is also true, you cannot work for nothing all your life as you will never be considered a professional.
So thank you David Brown for your words of inspiration. I have taken them to heart.