From the blog "A Singer's Life" by Michelle Bennett
You'll enjoy this insight into the life of a professional singer:
Do you want to be a singer? Consider this first:
1. Absolutely no guarantee of appreciation, recognition or work. Guarantee of criticism and numerous failures which are sometimes very public.
2. Filling out endless applications for money, schools, competitions, auditions and jobs with little or no success. Rejection.
3. Perpetual lack of money. Having to scrounge to pay for coachings, lessons, travel, sheet music, language training, body work, etc. Sometimes having your telephone turned off, health insurance cut, with no way to pay the rent. Or else making the decision to prostitute your soul and life time in a day job in order to pay for the things which fulfill you on the side.More here.