There was a time when being a professional photographer procured images of someone taking wedding pictures or family portraits. Most professional photographers were historically reduced to capturing other people's significant life events.
With the advent of the Internet and digital communication, professional photographers have an exciting avenue to travel. Most businesses and government agencies publish websites and blogs. Their online presence is enhanced, of course, by relevant photography. But businesses and government agencies are busy managing their operations. They don't want to hire an occasional photographers.