I work from home and writing is my full time career. It takes a long time to become financially successful at writing. It is maybe the last industry left where you have to write, and market, and promo, and write some more and present yourself, and learn how to submit work, and write some more to even look like getting a foot in the door to any money.
I do believe that there are genuine buyers out there for genuine providers, and Get a freelancer helps to nurture that. It might take a while to find each other, but once we do, it will be worth the wait.
Good luck to everyone, and may business be booming.