If you want to take up bingo on a serious basis then you have to take the game very seriously indeed. This means planning and ensuring that you have a strategy to win. The differences between an amateur and a professional can be quite striking. Likewise there are differences in earning potential for these two genres. It all depends on where you want to be at a particular time.
I personally would not recommend taking bingo too seriously because it will take away the fun element of the activity. It might then become a drag and you could end up giving up on bingo altogether.
Planning for bingo does not mean having endless spreadsheets of the activities that you plan to do and those that you do not intend to do. Rather it means having some sort of game plan as to what you are going to do once you reach the bingo hall. If you are playing for just leisure you can just walk in and hope for the best but if you are playing for real money, you have to adjust your thinking accordingly. You have to consider some of the things that you would normally ignore such as the profit and loss equation of what you are doing.
I think that it is generally difficult to have bingo as a fulltime career. It simply does not have the income to sustain such a situation. The next best alternative is to play it on a part time basis whereby you can switch on and off depending on what you want to achieve at any particular time. If you take this attitude then even when you lose you will not be completely devastated. However if you have put all your eggs in the bingo box, a loss will be a painful experience.
Of course you will find that there is absolute shock on people’s faces when you tell them that bingo is your profession. Do not be discouraged because it is well known that people always start off with resistance to new things. Eventually they will accept your chosen career and they might even join you if you are really successful. I for one will not be joining the ranks of professional bingo players soon. Perhaps I am still too rational and old fashioned for the game.