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

A podcast on the business side of WebComics

A podcast on the business side of WebComics

In this episode Jason talks about if you can fund your project on Kickstarter. It comes from a question he received from Jarett, a listener of the podcast. He recently ran an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign and wanted to know some tips on getting his comic crowd funded.

Jason covers why you should use Kickstarter, asses what it takes to reach your funding goals, how much money you will need, and lessons he has learned from his experience.


Thank you to the following for 5 Star Reviews:

Question came from Jarett who does a webcomic with his brother Josh at crasssophisticate.com

Kickstarter Projects Mentioned

Close up of payslipIt is tax time for those of us in the U.S.A.

It the Love family house hold, it is a time of darkness and dismay. It is especially torturous for me (Jason Love), as I have to go over my books, see how much money I am going to have to pay this year, cry a little, then hand the tear stained paper work over to my accountant.

I figure writing a blog post on taxes for webcomic creators would allow this day to feel more productive. So, I am taking a break from fishing receipts out from under my car seat to share with you my tax experiences.


I am required to say that I am not an accountant or a lawyer. My experience is specifically mine and not in anyway meant to be taken as advice. We are all in different states and different times with different situations. For answers to your questions or to ensure you do your taxes properly, please consult a professional.

Sales Tax

Sales tax is something you need to look into for your state or the state you are selling in.

Elements of a webcomic mixedThis post is part 2, you can read part 1 here.

So, far we covered the first half of the 6 elements of a successful WebComic. The first three are: You, the Story & Art, and the Stage. For this article we will talk about Propaganda, the Audience, and Revenue.

Before we jump into these elements I wanted to take this opportunity to mention you can check out my webcomic at www.madmanofmagic.com. If you enjoy it, please share it with your friends and those who might also enjoy reading it.


Now back to the last 3 elements of a successful WebComic.

4: Propaganda

This is what brings an audience to your site. It is technically marketing, but I like the idea of not promoting your webcomic, but instead spreading propaganda. In my mind propaganda has more of a viral feel to it (technically it’s supposed to be on more of a political a political nature, but lets ignore that for this article).

I’m not sure how I end up finding these random videos.

I guess this is a sign that I am spending too much time surfing the internet instead of working on my comic book like a good little WebComic creator, but I found this video.

It could be considered political but doesn’t have any real call to action or push an agenda. It is more informative than political.

Warning! This is not directly related to making webComics, so feel free to skip reading this article and come back for tomorrows article on something cool related to something cool related to webcomic creating.

Web ComicOf all the things I have covered in this blog about web comics, the one thing that seems to be asked the most is “how to start a webcomic“.

Since I have a blog about learning to be an independent comic book creator and starting a web comic is an important part of the independent comic world, I’ll go ahead give you a simple checklist to get started.

Read then ACT!

Before I jump into the list I want to give you a little heads up on most people reaction to this post.

Many of you will read this and never act on it.

I am Currently reading Never Get a “Real” Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Brokeby Scott Gerber. The book itself isn’t great, but Mr. Gerber does have some great points and some easy to follow techniques to help start a business.

The reason I am not impressed with the book is most of the writing feels like filler and a lot of long drawn out rants. As I already said, there is some great stuff in the book, but if all the fluff was taken out the book would be half the size.

The One Paragraph Start-up Plan

One of the great things that is brought out in the book is the idea of the one paragraph business plan. I have taken entire courses on business plans while getting my MBA. They are long, boring, and really mean nothing.

Side Note:
Even with that said, I hope to create a series of posts in the near future that is basically a business plan for web comics that all of you can read.

So, lets get to it!

The One Paragraph Start-up Plan for my Web Comic