Have you ever wondered what the difference between a hobbyist and a professional songwriter was?
It’s pretty obvious: the professional songwriter considers songwriting to be their profession. It’s their main source of income, and they simply see this activity as their job. They engage in it on a daily basis.
The hobbyist, on the other hand, writes when they get inspired. This is the kind of person with great musical talent, but with another main profession. They may have a job in any field and write a song whenever they feel like it.