Here is my step-by-step guide to becoming a professional photographer like me. Not as good as me though. You have to have an eye for it and that can't be learned. You're either born with it or you're not. Like soft silky hair.
1. How to become a professional photographer
Buy a digital SLR camera.
State, wherever you go, that you should have bought your digital SLR camera.
2. Tricks of the trade
Have a look on the camera, somewhere, probably on the top or back or somewhere on the front or sides, there will be a button or dial marked 'A'. This does not stand for 'Automatic' as some amateurs think but 'Awesome'. Leave it on this all the time.
You will need some light otherwise the photos will come out a bit too dark. Usually you can fix them in Photoshop but some light to begin with is good.
4. Subject Matter
Yes, it does. Don't take photos of girls leaving a high school from your car as the fine is $360.00 and twelve months probation.
Sunset from my rooftop.
Me on my rooftop.
View of city skyline from my rooftop at night.
A plant on my rooftop.
Clouds over my rooftop.
Some people that visited me on my rooftop. Or my toes. I'm not sure.