Have you managed to successfully establish yourself as a writer? If so, how long has it taken? Personally, I've been writing for seven years now and I've found it incredibly difficult. I'm not making anywhere near a full-time wage from it and to be honest I don't think I ever will and that's writing about a very niche topic which attracts a lot of attention online. I get a monthly payout each and every month from my online content but it's minimal compared to the amount of work I've put into it.