Are you unhappy with your current profession? If this is the case, you are certainly not alone. There are many people around the world who get out of bed every day and go to jobs that they can’t stand. You deserve a better life than this. You owe it to yourself to find a career that you can be proud of. One of the jobs that you might not have considered is that of an author. There are a number of reasons why you should seriously consider getting involved in this line of work. Here are a few of the biggest advantages of making a living as a professional writer.

1. You will be able to make your own hours and set your own schedule.

One of the main reasons that people hate their job is that they are forced to get up early and be at work at a certain time. They must then stay at the job for a specified period of time before they are allowed to go home. However, authors do not need to worry about having a clock dictate their work schedule. You can do your writing at any time of the day or night. You can write for six hours consecutively or only 20 minutes. It is completely up to you. You just need to make sure that your book is completed by your deadline so your publishing company can ship copies of your book to stores by the release date. Being a professional author allows you to do things during the day that you would not otherwise be able to do if you were working at a typical office job.

2. Successful authors can make a significant amount of money.

Another reason why many people around the world are fed up with their jobs has to do with the fact that they are not able to get a promotion because there is no room for advancement. However, there is no limit to the amount of money that a professional author can make. The more books you sell, the more money you can make. You can also license the characters in your books so that merchandise can be created with your characters on them. Of course, you will get a sizeable cut of the proceeds since you own the copyrights on all of the characters. Daniel Handler has been able to make a good living for himself because of the popularity of the books he has written. Authors as successful as Handler can become quite wealthy.

3. You will be able to become your own boss.

Far too many people have an overbearing boss who is extremely cruel to them. These people have to endure a terrible experience every time they go to work because their boss is a tyrant. Professional authors do not have a boss they need to answer to on a daily basis. The closest thing to a boss that an author will encounter is an editor. However, an editor is a necessary person in the writing process. Being your own boss and controlling your own destiny is something that every person should be able to experience.

4. You can work from home.

There will not be a need for you to battle rush hour traffic ever again.