Working As A Writer: Is It Lucrative?

These days, anyone and everyone hopes to find a job with the most pay for the least amount of work. However, it is obvious that finding such a job is not as easy as one thinks. More often than not, jobs require the complete opposite; a large amount of work for very little pay.

Although may do expect to find the most convenient job, it is true that everyone has a career pathway that they are passionate about; how far would an individual go, in the modern day, to follow their dreams no matter how financially unprofitable?

Universally, writers have long been seen as intelligent and talented individuals. Famous writers that have changed history and ideals include William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Alexander Pope, and John Donne, amongst many others. Modern-day writers that have garnered themselves many fans due to their writing prowess and success include J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jeffrey Archer, Richard Dawkins and Michael Crichton. These writers have caused a sensation with their brilliant stories and ideas, and have taken the world by storm.

However, these are the writers that sit upon the highest rung on the success ladder; many writers never get to see this top in their lifetimes. In fact, many earlier greats have only been appreciated posthumously and lived their lives in destitution.

One may ask then, how lucrative is writing as a profession? And more importantly, is it worth pursuing one’s writing dream even if it does not leas to success, simply to be given the chance to write anyway?

Although many different writing jobs may be available commercially, such as offering copywriting services in Melbourne, these are merely a means to an end for most, and is not considered as a career choice.

Others may pick up freelance work by providing content writing services while their career-based writing is still in a development stage.

However, every writer at heart is willing to pursue their ultimate goal, no matter how difficult it is to get there, merely to be able to spend their life doing what they love the most.

One hears many stories and sees many movies about passionate writers that live in run-down apartments and work for just above minimum wage. They are seen as obsessive and driven at the same time, and will go through anything to meet their dream goal. However, their resilience and determination makes for beautiful work that the work can enjoy one day, even if it after the creator’s demise.