Hello fellow creatures!
My name is Roman, I am from Germany (unfortunately) and it's a mighty big pleasure to join you nice folks.
On my quest to find a meaningful occupation in life I have now turned to writing after studying biology.

I was wondering if you guys are actually able to do your "own thing" for a living? So far I have often read that you are supposed to create value as an ebook author.
Value being in mosts cases defined as writing books on how to get money or how to be sucessful in blogging/marketing.

Currently I am writing a non-fiction book, actually more of an article collection, but I am worrying that nobody will see the value in that.

What have your experiences been with publishing stuff outside of the mainstream niches?
Any hope of finding monetary success or will I have to settle with prestige?