There are three kinds of jobs: easy to obtain but with poor compensation, hard to obtain but with great compensation, and then there are writing jobs. Writing, as a profession, doesn't fit into either of the first two categories. It's both hard to master and difficult to secure steady work, and excluding the odd bestselling novelist, most writers don't strike it rich. Instead, it's a job about passion. Most writers write because they love to write. They can't imagine doing anything but writing. Sometimes that means foregoing the comfort of a 9-to-5 job with benefits in lieu of consistent freelance work.