I’ve been working towards funding my survival entirely online for the past ten years. While I have been able to make money with services, I still struggle with making all my from digital products, affiliates, & advertisements. Just from the amount of research and time I’ve spent looking through sites, I have three that I come back to again and again.

But first, for the new readers,

What is Internet Marketing?

The simple answer is that Internet marketing is using the Internet to promote something.

It has a broad scope of activities that fall under this definition. Some of these include email marketing, Google Ads, social media, viral content creation, search engine optimization, and more.

It is also known as digital marketing, online marketing, and web-based marketing.
There are a lot of synonyms for internet marketing.

The List

My Biggest FearMy biggest fear is choosing the wrong business.

With all my choices, I worry that the option I choose will not be profitable and I will spend all my time trying to keep my business afloat while my family surfers.

On the other side of that coin, I also worry about finding myself in a successful business that I don’t enjoy. For example, I have been performing for over 10 years and within the first few years I realized it isn’t what I want to do with the rest of my life. I enjoy performing but wanted to do other things and I hate the stress.

If I choose the wrong businesses and it isn’t successful, I could put my family in a financially awkward situation. On the other hand, success in something I grow to hate would mean creating a job for myself instead of something I am proud of…. These are my biggest fears.

How can I overcome this fear?

I’m working on Labor Day to write this blog post.

Rarely will you find me trying to persuade anyone against creating art, webcomics, or an online business; this article will be the closest I get. Don’t take this article as an excuse not to get working on that project that you just need to complete. Instead I want you to be aware that following your dreams and creating things you can be proud of is a lot of work.

Want a Successful Online Business?

You’ll never have a Vacation Again

Want to make a living doing webcomics? Then you need to stop thinking of yourself as a cartoonist. You are now a business person, which means you need to think of your webcomic as a business and not just as something that brings you pleasure.

One of the draw backs to making webcomics your career is that you rarely get a vacation. Even when I do get a vacation I find myself constantly thinking about the work I could be getting done or even making time to do those things (which my wife really hates).

How to overcome this fate


Your missing out on a great image

I had a wonderfully delightful interview with…

John Allison

John Allison is a British writer and artist of the webcomics BobbinsScary Go Round, Bad Machinery, and Giant Days. He has a long list of awards and has recently partnered up with Oni Press.

“What would Columbo do?”
WebComic Business Logo for Podcast

A podcast on the business side of WebComics

In this session of The Jason Loves Life Podcast, I’m excited to have a chat with the co-founder of Checker Book Publishing Group and owner of Devil’s Due Digital,

Mark Thompson

Devil Due Digital focuses on the digital end of comic book publishing and has such famous titles as X-Files, Star Trek, Hell Raiser, Dr. Seuss, and more.

 In this episode we cover:

-What is the best digital platform/store to sell digital comics.

-Should you print your comic or just sell digitally.

-Does a college degree help in the Comic Industry.

-Why Mark has his Kickstarter campaign set for 60 days instead of the 30 days Kickstarter recommends.

Mobile phone and computerWhen I first launched the Madman of Magic comic book I received several congratulations for finally launching (I had been hyping it for a month) and people wanted to let me know they loved the webcomic. In one of those emails I received the dreaded, “the comic book looks great, but the site doesn’t work on my phone”.


I had forgot to make sure the site was mobile friendly before launch. I quickly did some adjustments to the WordPress theme and did a little bit of adjustment on the coding, but I have it to a level where people can now read it on their phones. It isn’t the best mobile friendly user experience but I plan on fixing this sometime in the near future.

Why such a big deal about mobile?

It’s not often you get the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new trend, but it’s important to realize now that having your WebComic mobile friendly is still new enough to make it a bit of a novelty.

But beyond the novelty factor, it just makes good marketing sense.