When I got my start in comics in 1998, the money stunk. I worked for small publishers but I understood I was still learning and needed that experience--which was true. I left comics for a while (cause I thought selling phone services and insurance were such a great ideas) and came back years later when I started freelancing for Marvel Comics as a colorist.
Working for a major comic book publisher was my dream job. I worked from home and I loved my job. Years later after I had my second child I ran into a new problem. I was running out of disposable income and I was running out of available time. I needed more money but I couldn't work more hours to earn it.
I eventually started drawing live caricatures which does pay better than coloring comics, but I still ran into the same problems. I was stuck. I came across a Tony Robbins interview and he said something that changed my life. He said most people think they own a business but in reality they have a well paid job. He said if you own a business the business should support you, not the other way around.
I thought I was doing everything right. I wasn't, so I changed. I started studying wealth, marketing, sales, franchising, network marketing, and business systems. I love drawing and painting comic books and caricatures but I had to figure out how I could do what I love to do, make the kind of money I wanted to make, and not be a slave to my art career.
As I made big changes in my life, I shared what I learned with other artists and they gained more control of their lives and businesses too. In 2017 I decided to start coaching artists and developing classes so artists have more control over their business and their lives.
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