Plus, I think there's one more person here besides you and me that's also interested in this occupation.
Are you talking about me, Sabr?
Actually, the reason that I've been so absent (at least since summer has started) is because I'm fully pursuing Voice Acting. It's taking up a lot of my time these days, and I have yet to do anything that's professional, but I'm working on a few original projects, which technically speaking makes them "official". It's pretty cool being an official voice for something, I've gotta say. It feels pretty weird though that my first post on the Unicron.com Forums is about VAing after that's all I've been doing lately, lol.
Anyway, a lot of what has been said is truth. VAing is great, but it's pretty much always a part-time job. The way that I am pursuing the field is I am studying Film and Speech Communications in college (only one more year to go!), all the while, I don't hide the fact that this is what I want to pursue. My professors know it and I'm known for doing voices around school. An Important thing to realize is that ANYBODY could be a contact.
I have a lot more advice I could give, but my post is already getting kinda long. If this is SERIOUSLY something you want to pursue and put yourself through, feel free to send me an email and we can discuss some of the finer details. But, yes, definitely practice acting and get good at it. That's probably square one.