My horror comic Fouke got released on Comixology this week. I've noticed now the cover pops up along side more mainstream titles (Batgirl, Cable, etc.) within the Comixology display ads I get served across various websites. I didn't know Amazon could dynamically customize the content of ads based on cookies. They can do this, yet twice I've gone to Whole Foods in the evening for dinner and the hot food section had ONLY breakfast items. Try dynamically serving fish or chicken instead of pancakes when it's 8:30PM, Amazon.
If you show art on the internet other artists will message you about teaming up for projects. A smart person will give the project their best consideration before agreeing to anything. A really smart person will excitedly say yes while barely paying attention to the message.
Making something meaningful has two phases. First you shape it into being. Then you sell it into better groceries and a new house. A honest, profitable sale isn’t the only signal that your work has impact beyond its parts, but it’s a strong signal. For sure.
I don’t worry a bunch about competition. Wallace Wattles, author of The Science of Getting Rich, agrees that’s the best mindset to have. The idea sounds negligent at first if you really want to win. But walk around for a year with it and you’ll think, feel, and see the benefits.