How Do You Make Money From Writing?

‘Money’ is always a difficult subject

I’m living at home with my parents in Sheffield at the moment, and every day my Mum comes home from work and asks ‘Have you had any £1,000 commissions today?’. I wish, Mum. While I secured a €1/word commission before Christmas last year, this is sadly not the standard sort of rate you can expect as a journalist.

If your parents are anything like mine then their understanding of ‘freelancing’ is…