My friend once described my penchant/ability to make money as “Ben Franklin-like”. To give you an idea of where that came from, in addition to making over 100 pieces of art (paintings, drawings, digital stuff) in the last few years, here’s a glimpse at the other sort of stuff I’ve done in that time to make money:
- I wrote nearly 350 articles for two websites (Primer and Bundle).
- I wrote nearly 30 articles for a local bank’s triannual newsletter.
- I was a substitute teacher at a private middle/high school.
- I was a secret shopper for a national program designed to ensure that clerks checked for ID when selling tobacco and alcohol (no badge, no gun… no fun).
- I was a driver for a US Congressman.
- I was a driver for assorted other people (usually for one-time events).
- I did videography and photography for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
- I sold things on eBay for other people.
- I sold things on eBay for myself (note: if you want to unload DVDs, CDs, and books in bulk, I also recommend Abundatrade).
- I painted assorted rooms and furniture.
- I cleaned out and organized my parents’ attic and garages (this sounds kind of miniscule but… I assure you, it was not — I made more money in two weeks in that attic than I did in a month at almost any of these other gigs).
So, no. As it stands, it’s not all art, all the time. But it IS slowly starting to turn that way. Or at least, it seems to be.
Oh, and your question is incredibly invasive. How dare you.