I think it is fair to say the business sucks in professional photography these days. I know a lot of photographers out there and generally those I chat with mention that they are busy trying to make money.
You know how it works; while one might be really slow this month, someone else is having a busy month. Next month or soon thereafter the situation will be reversed, but I think it is fair to say that “it aint like it used to be.”
So what are you gonna do about it?