Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
It takes more than just a good portfolio go succeed.
There have been numerous Flickr photographers who've scored commercial commissions. A young girl from my county in fact did an album cover for a chart topping band - Flickr was her platform for that and other subsequent high profile jobs.

Of course, the pictures are completely cliche ridden, but with a consistent online presence and a certain type of work, 'rags to riches' tales on Flickr aren't that uncommon.
However... what helped in her case was the scantily clad self-portraits, of which the album cover was one.