There are all the normal bits of advice that go with most kinds of business, be polite, work hard, do the very best you can etc... they all go with out saying, its just common sense.
I think the 3 things that have got me to where I am now are these though...
- Shoot as often as you can
- Shoot what you want, how you want
- Look at other peoples work
I will be doing another blog post soon on the photographers that inspire me, and some of my aspirations and how I went from shooting photos on my dads compact to making money doing what I love...