If I only pick up my camera when its time to make money then that shows I don't really love what I'm doing for real. I spent years following my kids around and taking photos of my wife before I started calling myself a professional. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY and I LOVE MY CAMERA. Every day I take a photo of something or someone that I don't make money off of. Beware of people who just want to make a quick buck and only practice their craft when they are making money. Be passionate about your craft, no matter what it may be.
Check out some of your favorite successful photographer's social media pages and see if you notice any photos that are more personal or seems to just be for fun. That will show how much they love what they do. Be passionate about your craft.