I’m spilling the beans on…

How much money I make from my art

Once upon a time…

…a friend told me that I’d never earn a living drawing pictures. This was at a time in my career when I was deciding to leave my ‘well-paying’ work as a software engineer and pursue art.

That was 10 years ago!

I was completely burnt out in the I.T. industry and I wanted to pursue something that filled me with joy rather than dread.

My friends’ words fuelled my fire and desire to succeed and I often wonder if I still would have created this career without his comments.

So today, I’m putting myself out there and being completely transparent in the amount of money I earn and how I earn it. It’s certainly not megabucks, but it’s enough and most importantly, I enjoy getting up every morning to do what I do.  I really want to inspire and help others to do the same and I believe revealing something that most like to keep hidden, will help someone in some way.

You see, I still get people asking how I do it.


There really isn’t any magic formula. There is no right or wrong way. This is just the way I do it and every week, month, and year it evolves and changes.

Drawing pictures and creating art as a career doesn’t just involve creating gorgeous art. There is a huge business aspect to it. Spending time analysing what is working and what isn’t is so important. What was working for me 5 years ago, is not what is working for me in 2022.  And what is working now, may not be working in a couple of years time.  I’ve had to adapt and change to stay in a good financial position.

I mean, we all have to pay the bills right?

Diversifying the areas in which you earn money is something I feel is very important for financial security. So if one happens to disappear all of a sudden, which they do, you have other income streams to depend on.

So if you want some insight into how and what I earn have a watch of my new YouTube video here or below.  I hope it inspires you to keep going at pursuing that career you dream of.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.  Or if you have a burning question, please do let me know as I’m always happy to answer and help in any way I can.

Happy creating!


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