We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a    good living. No need to choose between loving your job and paying your    mortgage. The following profile, part of the BlackEnterprise.com Cool Jobs series, offers a peek into the nuts and bolts, perks and salaries behind enjoyable careers.

Unless you just so happened to have penned, say, the volumes that became the epic television series “Game of Thrones,” it’s a pretty accepted fact that most professional writers don’t make a ton of money.

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These days even successful freelance journalists and authors are finding it necessary to look to other streams of income as an increasing number of newspapers and magazines go the way of the dinosaurs, with many opting to teach, go into publicity or adopt other side hustles.

The harsh reality of the times makes being passionate about what you build your platform on that much more critical.

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