Odds of Getting In
The odds of getting in are iffy. Turning magic into a full-time career may prove difficult. You may have to moonlight in another career to pay bills. And no, not acting. We’re thinking something more secure than renting a boat and heading out in search of buried treasure.
There are about as many magicians making a living with magic as there are actors making a living acting, but your odds are better as a magician, since there isn’t quite the influx of newbies trying to break in as there are in Hollywood. The flip side is that there isn't the possibility of outrageous wealth like there is for an actor, albeit a pipedream for most.
Maybe you could get a side job helping to spay and neuter animals. You already have some experience making balls disappear.