I feel you there too Jheelam. As a writer and freelancer there’s been a few times I’ve been asked that. Still I have faith in my own abilities and I know I can get something out of it.
I think the biggest thing is a lot of people view certain occupations in low regard. For example a lot of people think the arts aren’t highly lucrative jobs. They buy into the whole notion of the starving artist. The truth is they actually are quite well off if you know what you are doing. I’ve started to use the example of Michelangelo who at the time was sitting on about 49 million dollars in today’s money. He was far from starving like many others from that time period.
Still, the window of acceptance is widening as time goes on. All we need to do is press forward and believe in our skills.