First, you have to stand out. Everyone and their mom has a camera now so you are competing with pretty much everybody. And if you think life is going back to normal after Covid, guess again!
So what do you do if you want to establish yourself as a photographer? What do you do if you want to start photographing stuff?
It's easy and requires no money out of your pocket or deciding what camera to buy. All you have to do is to train your eye and use your imagination.
I go into it more in this blog post.