Your money is in people’s pockets, but until you devote and position yourself to helping them find what they are direly looking for, that money ain’t coming into your hands. There are too many problems in the world, but always thinking about yours alone is the root of poverty. In this world, we prosper by productively thinking about other people’s problems.
Not being a designer is not a disadvantage. What becomes a real disadvantage is when you can’t identify what makes a good design. Even as a designer, I can tell you that the greatest and most technical skill to have is the ability to look at a design, scrutinize and accurately tell what’s wrong or right about it.