I have been thinking about this quite recently. I want to become a professional magician so that I could earn extra money at the same time hone my craft. Well I stumbled into this article that gives advice on how to become a professional magician.
Earn Money by Going Professional
This article is really a big help specially to those who are still planning on going professional. It gave me a better insight on what being a professional magician meant. Also it inspired me to do magic not simply for the money but for the love of it.
Well here is a video on youtube showing OJ Simpson doing magic.
Honestly I think he did a good job but tell me your opinions otherwise.