I really appreciate your honesty here. I just started my freelance business and I’m hesitant to take work from sites like Upwork for exactly this reason. Good advice, too, on not accepting jobs paid by the word. I’m focusing my business on editing rather than writing and I find pricing to be the hardest thing to nail down. Well, besides trying to get my name out there in an overly saturated market. Yes, passion is a definite must in this field!