Art for Money

Something I've been coming to grips with over the past year is that I can live off of my art.

I grew up thinking that if I wanted to make money, I had to learn an intellectual skill like computer engineering, or business management, or public relations. I was under the impression that art is a hobby and you can't make money off of it. But now, I'm realizing that you can. Not just art, you can make money off of whatever your passion is whether it be speaking, massaging, life coaching, or making beanie babies. The difference between a starving artist and a successful artist is their mental state. One operates under the notion that art is a hobby and the other operates under the knowledge that art is a business. The business of music makes a whole heap of money but the hobby of music makes chump change if any at all.