"You're a writer? Neat! Wait, on the internet? But that isn't really a job, right?" Weirdly it still seems like, at least some of the time, people think careers tied up with the internet aren't real.
The Oatmeal has a very long, and very good, comic about how making a living online—from drawing cartoons to making movies—and it's simultaneously damn funny and upsettingly accurate. Go read it. [The Oatmeal]