Yes, You Actually Can Make Money off Art

Yes, You Actually Can Make Money Writing (or Doing Anything Creative)

For most of my life, I was told a certain story about what it means to be an artist, a title reserved for that special group of people who were talented but unlikely to succeed.

Whether that meant pursuing a career in writing, fine art, or music, the advice was always the same: don’t quit your day job. Always have something to fall back on. Creativity was a nice outlet, even a valuable skill, but you should never go all in on being an artist. Because, odds are, you’ll starve. You may have been told something similar.

But is that the truth?

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