Just an idea that I had. How difficult would it be to get an assignment or maybe sell some photos without any formal training or anything, just by actually using your equipment and learning on your own? I don't mean a fulltime job or anything like that, just occasional work for extra cash on the side. What about getting paid to edit other people's photos? Is there any real market for that? Don't get me wrong, I am not interested in photography for the money, far from it, something in another post sparked my curiosity.