We absolutely hope you’re making money off your writing, if that’s your goal.
That said, author Ali Luke wants you to consider all of the other nonfinancial rewards that writing can bring.
This isn’t to suggest that you ought to write for free, of course — just to remind you not to give up if it’s not paying like you’d hoped.
You can read her full post on C.S. Lakin's website Live Write Thrive.