I just wanted to share my 11 current income streams, all online.
All of them have to do with art or writing, or both.
I don't make much money on any of them yet, but I am trying daily to make a living online, with my writing, blogging, and artwork.
Here they are, in no particular order:
Medium- Medium is probably my favorite, because I make the most money there. And we all know I love money. But I am stepping away for a bit. I am still going to make one post daily for now, but I'm no longer going to spend hours every day on there like I usually do. I want to spend more time creating art,and working on my other streams of income.
Vocal- I'm relatively new to Vocal, so I don't really have an opinion yet.
HubPages- I've been on HubPages the longest-13 years. I only started monetizing this year.
YouTube- I have about 20 videos up, mostly art related, and a few of my dog being silly. I love YouTube, it's really fun.
Patreon- A mostly ignored site, but I plan to spend more time there and get to know it.
Society6- I've spendt a lot of time creating designs and uploading to Society 6. I have 100 designs currently. I've sold a total of three designs, so I plan to put up a lot more when I have the time.
kofi-Another site I neglect quite a bit. I'm going to start spending more time on these sites I neglect, to see if I can get some traction and an income flowing.
eBay-I just sold two paintings, so I'm pretty happy about that. I would sell more often, but I am stuck right now at a 5 listing limit, until my feedback grows larger. It just seems to take forever. In November I am going to list some higher priced items.
Etsy-I've spent a ton of time trying to set up Etsy with digital products of my own artwork, sold as junk journal and scrapbooking pages for download. So far, nothing. I am going to start selling journals as soon as I start to actually finish some.
Substack-Not sure about this site, and I'm not sure how it really even works. I need to spend more time here.
MyLot-Not a real potential money maker, but I enjoy it.
I would like to add Amazon KDP to the list. I am currently researching how to start KDP, and it looks pretty difficult. I don't know if I want to start with notebooks with my own artwork as the covers, or fiction, or non-fiction books.
I'm hoping that in a year or so, with a lot of hard work and dedication, I can see some real money coming in from at least some of these sites. I've been working extremely hard at it.
I suppose I could be stretching myself too thin, but I will have to see what happens. I am thinking about working on every site daily, except for eBay, which I can only do once a month, when I list my five items.
Doing a little each day will push me forward on many different fronts, and as I go, I can determine which sites are the best for income streams to continue to work on.
I am only making money on about half of these sites currently. And not very much. I am doing best on Medium, but I do spend quite a bit of time there. But it's become boring and tedious, and I want to do something else for a while.